Casting Call for Short Film “Scrounger” [Greensboro, NC] #casting
Posted September 9, 2019
PLOT SUMMARY: A scrounging vagabond is treated as an inhuman homeless man by society, as he assembles materials (trash, roadkill, etc.) for a shrine which has possessed him. After being scorned around town he returns to his “home”, an abandoned mill which houses the shrine known to him as “The Masterpiece” to which he confides his own views towards society. He goes out the next day to get the materials necessary for the completion of “The Masterpiece” but upon finding the so-called “final piece” he is chased back to the mill and shot down by a police officer (Officer Carnegie) who thinks he’s stealing and trespassing. The police officer finds “The Masterpiece” and is immediately enraptured by its “beauty”. Two police officers discuss a missing officer and when we return to the mill there is a new scrounger who has adorned “The Masterpiece” with Carnegie’s badge.
TYPE: Independent Film
CATEGORY: Short Film
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
NOTES: Short Film approx 10-15 min length
COMPANY: Last Resort Filmworks
DIRECTOR: Myles Lazarou
WRITER: Myles Lazarou
PRODUCER: Myles Lazarou, Thayer Lazarou, Michael Lazarou, Charisse Lazarou
CASTING: Myles Lazarou
PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATE: Sept 30 – Nov 15 
LOCATION: Greensboro, NC (Piedmont Triad Region)
White Male age 33+. A mangey, bearded, homeless man, who despite having an expressive voice, moves through the town like a dirty, lifeless, ghost focused on nothing more than it’s daily objective and minimum self-preservation. But he is more than just a human apparition. Like us all, he has hopes, dreams, ambitions, and needs, only his have been co-opted by a mysterious force, a force which may not have his best interest in mind, despite what he may think.
White Male age 27-45. An initially clean cut, fit, and ambitious officer. He has a wife, kids, and a golden retriever, none of which we ever actually see, but he’s an everyman, someone we wouldn’t mind cracking open a cold one with, he has limitless potential, or at least he should.
Buckley and Cotswold
Any race officer 25+. These two nonchalantly discuss the disappearance of an officer (Carnegie). They are completely ignorant to the true nature of the mysterious occurrences around their town and don’t really understand the gravity of their situation. They do however appreciate a good cup of coffee and a danish. All’s well that ends well right?
OTHER: Film Credit, Copy of Film, Meals, Snacks/Beverages
NOTES: Low Budget. Transportation/Housing not covered.
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: October 5, 2019
SEND EMAIL TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Regular photo okay, Reel file, Reel link
NOTES: Video Audition also welcome.