The Film School
at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in Metro Center
Thanks to all who responsed to the general casting call on 9/21 for Fall 2013 productions. Projects still looking for actors are listed below.
Note: The next general casting call will take place in late January/early February, for Spring 2014 films. Check Watkins.edu for updates, beginning mid-January .
Auditions: Thursday, 9/26
THE GOOD STUFF
Director: Catherine Derryberry = [email protected] = (615) 481-5615
Auditions: Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 to 9 pm
Room 705 at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Shoot dates: October 25-27, 2013
Synopsis: Autumn is scheduled to attend her grandfather’s 80th birthday party, but after a long night of partying, she comes home determined not to attend. Her brothers, Steven and Derek, pay her a surprise visit and try to convince her otherwise, wherein certain family secrets are revealed.
- AUTUMN - Lead (20s): A misguided, outgoing party girl who loves to be the center of attention. Comes home drunk and is confronted by her older brothers.
- DEREK - Supporting (20s-30s): The good cop brother, who will do anything to help his sister realize that she needs to take life at a little slower pace and enjoy the love that family brings.
- STEVEN - Supporting (20s-30s): The outspoken older brother who isn’t scared to say anything in order to make points and prove himself right.
Still casting; contact the directors if you wish to be considered
Director: Christopher Roman = [email protected]
SAG-AFTRA Signatory/ Non Union
Student (Production II) With Dialogue
Short Film (10 minutes)
Shooting Location: Hermitage, Rivergate, Nashville
Shoot Dates: Sept. 27, 28, 29
Compensation: SAG-AFTRA deferred payment. DVD copy, digital file and meals.
Synopsis: First episode of a webseries based on retail. A sales associate has aspirations to do more with his life, but no motivation or drive to do it. But one day it changes as he gets a wake up call and figures it’s time for him to change his life.
- Role is cast - DARREN – LEAD: A man in his mid 20’s. He’s a player and a burnout. He wants to be an actor. He wants fame and glory to come his way, but he has no drive to go and get it. So in the meantime he works a simple retail job that he hates but needs whatever money he can get to survive on.
- Role is cast - RILEY – LEAD: Darren’s best friend. Mid 20’s, lanky. Riley is the jerk friend of the group. He’s funny, pulls pranks but is very brash and straight forward. He is content where he is, and he’s good at his job but knows how to work the system to his advantage.
- Role is cast - HAILEY – LEAD: Early 20’s, tomboyish, but naturally pretty, blonde. She likes Darren, but her dilemma is she can’t seem to get him to notice her outside of being a friend. She’s always been one of the guys, and normally hangs out with guys than girls anyways.
- Role is cast - VINCE AKA VINNIE– SUPPORTING: Late 20’s to mid 30’s, kind of overweight, slicked back hair. Very cocky and arrogant. The car salesman of the store. Knows he’s good, and will rub it in at any chance he can get.
- Role is cast - ZOEY – SUPPORTING: Early 20’s, possibly a teenager, pretty, petite, with dark hair. She’s attached to Darren because of a couple overnight flings. One track minded. She knows what she wants and won’t let go of it. Kind of crazy. A stalker.
CASTING NOTE: Below this point are characters not yet cast
- THE MANAGER – SUPPORTING: A strict but fair boss who calls you out when he needs to, but is a bit forgiving. Is always on Darrens case. Mid to late 30’s.
- BRENDA– SUPPORTING: Mid 20’s, large built, red hair, likes the color green. Desperate for a good night, so likes to hook up at parties with drunk guys. (Hair preferably red, or if can be dyed a reddish color that would be fine too)
- [CASTING NOTE: Girls must be prepared to be hit on with terrible and vulgar pick up lines]
- GIRL #1 – SUPPORTING: 20’s, pretty, wears sexy clothing.
- GIRL #2 – SUPPORTING: 20’s, pretty, wears sexy clothing.
- PARTY GUESTS – SUPPORTING: 5 guys, 10 girls
Director: Sydney Hood =
Union / Non Union: SAG-AFTRA Signatory
Student (Production II with dialogue)
Short Film (9-11 mins)
Shooting Location: Nashville
Shoot Dates: November 8-10
Synopsis: In this dramatic action, James Wayd is being interrogated for a murder he doesn’t remember if he committed or not. Flashback memories come back to him randomly revealing his own secrets as well as the Officers.
- JAMES WAYD – LEAD: A man in his mid 20’s who, because of a head injury, can no longer remember the events that happened earlier that day or his own name. He is frustrated and confused as to why he is being questioned for murder. He has reached his low point and is determined to redeem himself.
- OFFICER TYLER – LEAD: Power-hungry man in his early to late 30’s. He is personally attached to the victim and therefore aggressive towards James Wayd. He seeks power and authority over everyone around him. His hot headedness turns into threatening Wayd for the crime he saw happen.
- BROOKE – LEAD: A woman around her mid 20’s. She’s the type of girl who can handle herself. She is powerful and strong, but she has a weakness for James Wayd. She is his romantic interest and eventually the victim.
- DR. PRESTON – SUPPORTING: A composed and proper man between his late 40’s and early 70’s. He is a very serious and stern character. Used to his routine of evaluating patients, he shows little to no interest in individuals; however, James Wayd catches his attention.
- LIEUTENANT STEPHENSON – SUPPORTING: Male or Female mid 30’s. The Lieutenant is calm but effective. S/he gets work done in a quick manner and actually listens to James Wayd. A very collected person who has plenty of years in the police force.
- SWAT LEADER – SUPPORTING: The leader of the Swat Team. Early 30’s- late 40’s. He is in control of the drug bust.
- SWAT TEAM – SUPPORTING: The Swat Team varies in ages from 20’s- late 40’s. They are stern, highly trained shooters who follow the SWAT Leader into a drug bust.
- CRIMINALS – SUPPORTING: The Criminals are all ages. They are dirty and filthy from packing drugs all day. They oppose the SWAT Team in a shoot-out action scene
SPRING 2013 AUDITIONS = TBD January/February
Directors of more than two dozen Film School productions will conduct ageneral casting call (actors age 8 and up) for their Spring 2013 shoots. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script (with on-camera readings at the discretion of each director). Schedule [according to age and gender], project synopses and casting breakdowns will be posted on the Watkins.edu site as they become available in mid-January, and will be distributed onsite, so that actors may choose the projects for which they’d like to be considered.
Please bring headshots and résumés. (If no photo, one can be taken on site.)
***Student films are being made under the SAG/AFTRA student film agreement and therefore all current union members are allowed to participate.***
Film shoots generally take place over a 3-day/Friday – Sunday period, but consult productions for specific scheduling and locations.
Watkins is located at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in Metro Center (across from the Looby). Free parking is available in the campus lot.
For questions, email [email protected].
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is a four-year baccalaureate college offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Photography, a Bachelor of Arts in Art, and a Professional Certificate in Film. The faculty and staff are committed to a learning-centered environment that challenges students to engage the mind, train the eye and cultivate talent and skill into an active realization of creative potential. Established in 1885 as a community-based learning institution, Watkins became a baccalaureate college in 1997. It continues to shape and positively influence the cultural horizon and economy of our community through art, design and film instruction in an academic setting, as well as through the Community Education program for youth, teens and adults. Watkins is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
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