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Project: Unconditional - ZOOM (or remote) audition

Suzanne

Pay: Custom Cut Reel Footage. Festival Submission. IMDB Credit. Meals. | Union or non-union | Project: Unconditional - ZOOM (or remote) audition | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: SUPPORTING | Gender: Female | Age: 40 - 55 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 08/07/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
Bella’s mother, Religious, caring, appears judgmental at first, but we soon learn how compassionate she really is toward the end.

Project description
When a religious young teen finds herself pregnant with nowhere else to turn, she finds comfort and support in the last place she would expect. Custom Reel Footage, Trailer, Festival Submission, IMDB Credit, Meals.

Project: The Knock - Zoom Casting/Remote Auditions

Sergio Cromwell

Pay: Meals, IMDB credits, festival submission, custom reel edit. | Union or non-union | Project: The Knock - Zoom Casting/Remote Auditions | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: SUPPORTING | Gender: Male | Age: 45 - 65 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 08/07/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
Having just been in a mental hospital for the past 2 years mourning the loss of his wife, he is now almost a blank slate of sorts. He can’t seem to function very properly yet and is trying to readjust back to playing music since he was a modestly successful pianist beforehand.

Project description
Just out of the hospital, a heartbroken old man attempts to readjust to life at home again, although a persistent knocking haunts him in the night. Custom Reel Footage, Trailer, Festival Submission, IMDB Credit, Meals.

Project: When It Comes Knocking

Ms. Anne

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: When It Comes Knocking | Filmmaker/Production Company: SDGills Productions | Project type: Feature Film | Role type: Supporting Character | Gender: Female | Age: 50 - 60 | Ethnicity: African American | Filming begins: 07/13/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
Sasha’s mom, 55years old, African American

Project description
You Never Really Know Your Neighbors... With so many young women being Trafficked, Sasha, fears she may be next and reacts off impulse, was she right?

Beauty

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: When It Comes Knocking | Filmmaker/Production Company: SDGills Productions | Project type: Feature Film | Role type: Main Character | Gender: Female | Age: 40 - 50 | Ethnicity: Caucasian | Filming begins: 07/13/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
Caucasian, Southern Accent, Blonde or willing to go blonde, The Mother Of It All, Beautiful, Aging, She sees everything and has men to do anything she wants.

Project description
You Never Really Know Your Neighbors... With so many young women being Trafficked, Sasha, fears she may be next and reacts off impulse, was she right?

Greg

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: When It Comes Knocking | Filmmaker/Production Company: SDGills Productions | Project type: Feature Film | Role type: Main Character | Gender: Male | Age: 33 - 39 | Ethnicity: African American | Filming begins: 07/13/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
Handsome,Tall,Dark or can make it theirs, Eye Candy, Appealing to the Eye, must be comfortable with hot and heavy sex scene.

Project description
You Never Really Know Your Neighbors... With so many young women being Trafficked, Sasha, fears she may be next and reacts off impulse, was she right?

Project: For the Love of God (Remote/ZOOM Casting)

Annie

Pay: Copy, IMDB Credit, Reel Footage. | Union or non-union | Project: For the Love of God (Remote/ZOOM Casting) | Filmmaker/Production Company: HCandF Studios | Project type: Short Film | Role type: LEAD | Gender: Female | Age: 18 - 33 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 07/15/2020 | Filming location: CHICAGO

Character description
Annie is a sweet, compassionate young lady who about to get married into a culture that she is not familiar with. She's someone who like to "roll with the punches" - a free spirit.

Project description
A young couple with differing family backgrounds has just decided to get married, and now has to contend with breaking the news to their parents. While preparing to prepare for the blow-back, tensions arise between the future husband and wife, illuminating the inherent differences between them. *** This project will hold a ZOOM casting on 05/12/2020 and 05/15/2020 (Please submit to get an audition invitation, make sure to download the ZOOM APP before your audition) and also remember that remote auditions are always an option so if you cannot make it to the ZOOM casting, please submit a self-tape. ***

Project: Another Planet

Sawyer

Pay: $75 | Union or non-union | Project: Another Planet | Filmmaker/Production Company: Russell Mullane, Aliyah Kiesler | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Lead | Gender: Female | Age: 20 - 39 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 06/15/2020 | Filming location: Chicago, IL

Character description
Compassionate and intelligent- Sawyer tries to talk her friend out of suicide.

Project description
A friends contemplates ending his life. Another friends tries to talk him out of it, and a conversation about the meaning of existence ensues.

Derek

Pay: $75 | Union or non-union | Project: Another Planet | Filmmaker/Production Company: Russell Mullane, Aliyah Kiesler | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Lead | Gender: Male | Age: 20 - 39 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 06/15/2020 | Filming location: Chicago, IL

Character description
Reckless, Suicidal, and overly philosophical young man with a death wish.

Project description
A friends contemplates ending his life. Another friends tries to talk him out of it, and a conversation about the meaning of existence ensues.

Jed

Pay: Copy, IMDB Credit, Reel Footage. | Union or non-union | Project: For the Love of God (Remote/ZOOM Casting) | Filmmaker/Production Company: HCandF Studios | Project type: Short Film | Role type: LEAD | Gender: Male | Age: 19 - 33 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 07/15/2020 | Filming location: CHICAGO

Character description
Young, hip, loving- Jed loves his fiance but fears the reaction he'll get form his mother from proposing to someone outside of his religion and culture.

Project description
A young couple with differing family backgrounds has just decided to get married, and now has to contend with breaking the news to their parents. While preparing to prepare for the blow-back, tensions arise between the future husband and wife, illuminating the inherent differences between them. *** This project will hold a ZOOM casting on 05/12/2020 and 05/15/2020 (Please submit to get an audition invitation, make sure to download the ZOOM APP before your audition) and also remember that remote auditions are always an option so if you cannot make it to the ZOOM casting, please submit a self-tape. ***

Project: True Odysseys (Remote/ ZOOM Casting)

Scott

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: True Odysseys (Remote/ ZOOM Casting) | Filmmaker/Production Company: Dianne Baumgartner | Project type: Short Film | Role type: lead | Gender: Male | Age: 25 - 50 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 07/15/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
A wise and almost telepathic barista. Knows his customers well.

Project description
A couple of strangers get into a impromptu discussion about life, nostalgia, and loss. This project will hold a ZOOM casting on 05/06/2020 and 05/13/2020 (Please submit to get an audition invitation, make sure to download the ZOOM app) and also remember that remote auditions are always an option.

Noah

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: True Odysseys (Remote/ ZOOM Casting) | Filmmaker/Production Company: Dianne Baumgartner | Project type: Short Film | Role type: lead | Gender: Male | Age: 25 - 60 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 07/15/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
A man deeply reminiscing about the loss of a family member.

Project description
A couple of strangers get into a impromptu discussion about life, nostalgia, and loss. This project will hold a ZOOM casting on 05/06/2020 and 05/13/2020 (Please submit to get an audition invitation, make sure to download the ZOOM app) and also remember that remote auditions are always an option.

Project: SIREN (remote/ZOOM casting)

ERIN

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: SIREN (remote/ZOOM casting) | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: LEAD | Gender: Female | Age: 18 - 30 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 07/15/2020 | Filming location: CHICAGO

Character description
Erin is driven but when she has a hard time believing in herself with anything she does. Sweet but yet insecure.

Project description
Siren is about a cellist who slowly deals with her grief after being in an accident with her best friend, mentor, and lover. This story is loosely based on true events. Erin is driven but when she has a hard time believing in herself with anything she does, she normally she turns to her cello or Candace. Little did she know that she'd need to move forward without one of them. *** This project will hold a ZOOM casting on 05/08/2020 and 05/11/2020 (Please submit to get an audition invitation, make sure to download the ZOOM APP before your audition) and also remember that remote auditions are always an option so if you cannot make it to the ZOOM casting, please submit a self-tape. ***

Candace

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: SIREN (remote/ZOOM casting) | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: SUPPORTING | Gender: Female | Age: 18 - 30 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 07/15/2020 | Filming location: CHICAGO

Character description
Mid 20’s. Put together and radiant, she knows what she wants, honest and curt

Project description
Siren is about a cellist who slowly deals with her grief after being in an accident with her best friend, mentor, and lover. This story is loosely based on true events. Erin is driven but when she has a hard time believing in herself with anything she does, she normally she turns to her cello or Candace. Little did she know that she'd need to move forward without one of them. *** This project will hold a ZOOM casting on 05/08/2020 and 05/11/2020 (Please submit to get an audition invitation, make sure to download the ZOOM APP before your audition) and also remember that remote auditions are always an option so if you cannot make it to the ZOOM casting, please submit a self-tape. ***

Project: A Father's Duty - REMOTE / ZOOM CASTING

Julian

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: A Father's Duty - REMOTE / ZOOM CASTING | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Lead | Gender: Male | Age: 18 - 20 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 07/15/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
18-year-old male. Julian is the protagonist, he is a caring father but very weighed down by his circumstances and unsure if he's willing to do what it takes to provide for his son.

Project description
The script focuses on the plight of teen dad JULIAN, who must find a way to provide for his toddler son before his mother, LAUREN, has his son taken away from him. Julian's drug-addicted friend RYAN offers him a job selling a new, experimental drug to other high schoolers, and Julian must make a decision when the drug's manufacturer, classmate ANA, puts pressure on him. ****This project will hold a ZOOM casting on 05/07/2020 and 05/14/2020 (Please submit to get an audition invitation and you will also receive the MEETING ID and PASSWORD TO ENTER IN ZOOM, make sure to download the ZOOM APP before your audition) and also remember that remote auditions are always an option so if you cannot make it to the ZOOM casting, please submit a self-tape. ****

Ryan

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: A Father's Duty - REMOTE / ZOOM CASTING | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Supporting | Gender: Male | Age: 17 - 20 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 07/15/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
18-year-old male. Ryan is Julian's friend who is addicted to drugs and also interested in selling for Ana. Ryan is a very careless individual, not considering the consequences of his actions.

Project description
The script focuses on the plight of teen dad JULIAN, who must find a way to provide for his toddler son before his mother, LAUREN, has his son taken away from him. Julian's drug-addicted friend RYAN offers him a job selling a new, experimental drug to other high schoolers, and Julian must make a decision when the drug's manufacturer, classmate ANA, puts pressure on him. ****This project will hold a ZOOM casting on 05/07/2020 and 05/14/2020 (Please submit to get an audition invitation and you will also receive the MEETING ID and PASSWORD TO ENTER IN ZOOM, make sure to download the ZOOM APP before your audition) and also remember that remote auditions are always an option so if you cannot make it to the ZOOM casting, please submit a self-tape. ****

Newt Adams

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: A Father's Duty - REMOTE / ZOOM CASTING | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: SUPPORTING | Gender: Either | Age: 12 - 15 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 07/15/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
14-year-old brother of Julian. Newt is reserved and a little stand-offish, especially toward his brother, but he's affectionate to his nephew.

Project description
The script focuses on the plight of teen dad JULIAN, who must find a way to provide for his toddler son before his mother, LAUREN, has his son taken away from him. Julian's drug-addicted friend RYAN offers him a job selling a new, experimental drug to other high schoolers, and Julian must make a decision when the drug's manufacturer, classmate ANA, puts pressure on him. ****This project will hold a ZOOM casting on 05/07/2020 and 05/14/2020 (Please submit to get an audition invitation and you will also receive the MEETING ID and PASSWORD TO ENTER IN ZOOM, make sure to download the ZOOM APP before your audition) and also remember that remote auditions are always an option so if you cannot make it to the ZOOM casting, please submit a self-tape. ****

Coop Adams

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: A Father's Duty - REMOTE / ZOOM CASTING | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: SUPPORTING | Gender: Either | Age: 2 - 6 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 07/15/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
2-year-old son of Julian. Playful, smart, creative.

Project description
The script focuses on the plight of teen dad JULIAN, who must find a way to provide for his toddler son before his mother, LAUREN, has his son taken away from him. Julian's drug-addicted friend RYAN offers him a job selling a new, experimental drug to other high schoolers, and Julian must make a decision when the drug's manufacturer, classmate ANA, puts pressure on him. ****This project will hold a ZOOM casting on 05/07/2020 and 05/14/2020 (Please submit to get an audition invitation and you will also receive the MEETING ID and PASSWORD TO ENTER IN ZOOM, make sure to download the ZOOM APP before your audition) and also remember that remote auditions are always an option so if you cannot make it to the ZOOM casting, please submit a self-tape. ****

Ana Carpenter

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: A Father's Duty - REMOTE / ZOOM CASTING | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: SUPPORTING | Gender: Female | Age: 18 - 20 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 07/15/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
18-year-old female. Ana is a cold, stand-offish young woman, but she is not necessarily a villain. She's focused on running her abusive father's drug trade, simply because she knows there will be repercussions if she doesn't.

Project description
The script focuses on the plight of teen dad JULIAN, who must find a way to provide for his toddler son before his mother, LAUREN, has his son taken away from him. Julian's drug-addicted friend RYAN offers him a job selling a new, experimental drug to other high schoolers, and Julian must make a decision when the drug's manufacturer, classmate ANA, puts pressure on him. ****This project will hold a ZOOM casting on 05/07/2020 and 05/14/2020 (Please submit to get an audition invitation and you will also receive the MEETING ID and PASSWORD TO ENTER IN ZOOM, make sure to download the ZOOM APP before your audition) and also remember that remote auditions are always an option so if you cannot make it to the ZOOM casting, please submit a self-tape. ****

Reese Carpenter

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: A Father's Duty - REMOTE / ZOOM CASTING | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: SUPPORTING | Gender: Male | Age: 30 - 65 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 07/15/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
Adult father of Ana. Reese is a wealthy businessman but has a violent, short temper. He is very abusive to Ana as he pushes her to run his drug trade.

Project description
The script focuses on the plight of teen dad JULIAN, who must find a way to provide for his toddler son before his mother, LAUREN, has his son taken away from him. Julian's drug-addicted friend RYAN offers him a job selling a new, experimental drug to other high schoolers, and Julian must make a decision when the drug's manufacturer, classmate ANA, puts pressure on him. ****This project will hold a ZOOM casting on 05/07/2020 and 05/14/2020 (Please submit to get an audition invitation and you will also receive the MEETING ID and PASSWORD TO ENTER IN ZOOM, make sure to download the ZOOM APP before your audition) and also remember that remote auditions are always an option so if you cannot make it to the ZOOM casting, please submit a self-tape. ****

Lauren Adams

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: A Father's Duty - REMOTE / ZOOM CASTING | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: SUPPORTING | Gender: Female | Age: 30 - 60 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 07/15/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
Adult mother of Julian and Newt, grandmother to Coop. Lauren is a loving but stern mother, willing to go to any length to force Julian to step up and be a good father.

Project description
The script focuses on the plight of teen dad JULIAN, who must find a way to provide for his toddler son before his mother, LAUREN, has his son taken away from him. Julian's drug-addicted friend RYAN offers him a job selling a new, experimental drug to other high schoolers, and Julian must make a decision when the drug's manufacturer, classmate ANA, puts pressure on him. ****This project will hold a ZOOM casting on 05/07/2020 and 05/14/2020 (Please submit to get an audition invitation and you will also receive the MEETING ID and PASSWORD TO ENTER IN ZOOM, make sure to download the ZOOM APP before your audition) and also remember that remote auditions are always an option so if you cannot make it to the ZOOM casting, please submit a self-tape. ****