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Project: Gemini

Lucille

Pay: Meals, Copy, IMDB Credit, Movie Poster, Festival Submissions | Union or non-union | Project: Gemini | Filmmaker/Production Company: Diana Baumgartner | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Supporting | Gender: Female | Age: 35 - 50 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 09/01/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
Stoic and professional. She’s kind, engaging, and personable but knows when to be objective.

Project description
Rhea, a young mom and struggling actor, works hard to make a career for her and her son, and only one person could potentially get in her way: her own reflection.

Project: YOU GO GIRL! Episode 4

Roberta Mancini

Pay: Deferred | Non union only | Project: YOU GO GIRL! Episode 4 | Filmmaker/Production Company: Dream Team Productions | Project type: Web Series | Role type: Featured Role | Gender: Female | Age: 35 - 55 | Ethnicity: Caucasian | Filming begins: 08/22/2020 | Filming location: Chicago, Illinois

Character description
Corey's mom. Hardcore mama bear type who spoils and is over protective of her adult son. Boss like homemaker, a little rough around the edges. 

Project description
Based in the 90s, two sisters move out of their parent's house and are figuring out life living on their own.

Connie Mancini

Pay: Deferred | Non union only | Project: YOU GO GIRL! Episode 4 | Filmmaker/Production Company: Dream Team Productions | Project type: Web Series | Role type: Featured Role | Gender: Female | Age: 16 - 25 | Ethnicity: Caucasian | Filming begins: 08/22/2020 | Filming location: Chicago, Illinois

Character description
Corey's sister. Goth like vibes, dry, emotionless, and monotone.

Project description
Based in the 90s, two sisters move out of their parent's house and are figuring out life living on their own.

Project: ID & EGO

Heather

Pay: Meals, IMDB credit, Copy for reel | Non union only | Project: ID & EGO | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: LEAD | Gender: Female | Age: 20 - 30 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 08/15/2020 | Filming location: Milwaukee, WI

Character description
Confident in her skin, Flirty/Fun energy. Sarcastic at times. Comedic skills are a plus.

Project description
A funny, cheeky short film about a young couple finally getting an intimate moment together. Little do they know they are not alone. When two ex lovers pop into the scene serving as the "Angel" and "Devil" type to the young couple. Things get awkward, but another surprise comes into the mix when the audience finds out this whole thing is a poorly pitched condom commercial.

Derek

Pay: Deferred | Non union only | Project: ID & EGO | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: LEAD | Gender: Male | Age: 20 - 30 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 08/15/2020 | Filming location: Milwaukee, WI

Character description
Self-centered, arrogant guy, just trying to get some. Thinks he's cool.

Project description
A funny, cheeky short film about a young couple finally getting an intimate moment together. Little do they know they are not alone. When two ex lovers pop into the scene serving as the "Angel" and "Devil" type to the young couple. Things get awkward, but another surprise comes into the mix when the audience finds out this whole thing is a poorly pitched condom commercial.

Phil

Pay: Meals, IMDB credit, Copy for reel | Non union only | Project: ID & EGO | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: LEAD | Gender: Male | Age: 40 - 50 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 08/15/2020 | Filming location: Milwaukee, WI

Character description
Good-intentioned but snippy. Blunt with a good heart. Secret romantic. A bit Stubborn. Clean Cut. "Angel on the shoulder type." - This actor will also play the role of PHILIP the businessman at the end of the script. - Philip: well-dressed, professional, reserved.

Project description
A funny, cheeky short film about a young couple finally getting an intimate moment together. Little do they know they are not alone. When two ex lovers pop into the scene serving as the "Angel" and "Devil" type to the young couple. Things get awkward, but another surprise comes into the mix when the audience finds out this whole thing is a poorly pitched condom commercial.

MARK

Pay: Meals, IMDB credit, Copy for reel | Non union only | Project: ID & EGO | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: LEAD | Gender: Male | Age: 40 - 50 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 08/15/2020 | Filming location: Milwaukee, WI

Character description
Reckless, with an edge. Has a hard exterior, but a softer, secret inside. Cunning. Ex-Boyfriend of Phil. "Devil on the shoulder type."

Project description
A funny, cheeky short film about a young couple finally getting an intimate moment together. Little do they know they are not alone. When two ex lovers pop into the scene serving as the "Angel" and "Devil" type to the young couple. Things get awkward, but another surprise comes into the mix when the audience finds out this whole thing is a poorly pitched condom commercial.

Clay

Pay: Meals, IMDB credit, Copy for reel | Non union only | Project: ID & EGO | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Supporting | Gender: Male | Age: 25 - 40 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 08/15/2020 | Filming location: Milwaukee, WI

Character description
Young, nervous, ambitious, a bit too involved in his coworker’s personal lives.

Project description
A funny, cheeky short film about a young couple finally getting an intimate moment together. Little do they know they are not alone. When two ex lovers pop into the scene serving as the "Angel" and "Devil" type to the young couple. Things get awkward, but another surprise comes into the mix when the audience finds out this whole thing is a poorly pitched condom commercial.

Project: Don't Be A Menace in South Chicago While Eating Your Pineapple in the Hood

Cop 1

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: Don't Be A Menace in South Chicago While Eating Your Pineapple in the Hood | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Lead | Gender: Male | Age: 19 - 30 | Ethnicity: ambiguous | Filming begins: 08/21/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
A young cop who just graduated from the academy. He was a marine before. Probably suffers from PTSD and is quick to pull out his weapon.

Project description
This short plays off the Wayans spoof, "Don't Be a Menace to South Central while Drinking Your Juice in the Hood." This comedy follows two cops who face their prejudice when they pull over a group of teens. A comedic commentary on racial bias in society.

Cop 2

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: Don't Be A Menace in South Chicago While Eating Your Pineapple in the Hood | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Supporting | Gender: Male | Age: 30 - 50 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 08/21/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
A middle aged cop who has been on the force for 10 or so years. Is the level-headed one of the two cops.

Project description
This short plays off the Wayans spoof, "Don't Be a Menace to South Central while Drinking Your Juice in the Hood." This comedy follows two cops who face their prejudice when they pull over a group of teens. A comedic commentary on racial bias in society.

Isaiah

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: Don't Be A Menace in South Chicago While Eating Your Pineapple in the Hood | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Supporting | Gender: Male | Age: 16 - 25 | Ethnicity: African American | Filming begins: 08/21/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
A kid who is not afraid to stand up for himself. He is outspoken and bold which sometimes can get him in trouble. Good friends with Zeek and Sasha.

Project description
This short plays off the Wayans spoof, "Don't Be a Menace to South Central while Drinking Your Juice in the Hood." This comedy follows two cops who face their prejudice when they pull over a group of teens. A comedic commentary on racial bias in society.

Zeek

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: Don't Be A Menace in South Chicago While Eating Your Pineapple in the Hood | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Supporting | Gender: Male | Age: 16 - 25 | Ethnicity: Caucasian | Filming begins: 08/21/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
A young pothead who's always looking for a good time. *For this character please memorize your own 1-2 minute monologue for auditions that you think fits the character*

Project description
This short plays off the Wayans spoof, "Don't Be a Menace to South Central while Drinking Your Juice in the Hood." This comedy follows two cops who face their prejudice when they pull over a group of teens. A comedic commentary on racial bias in society.

Sasha

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: Don't Be A Menace in South Chicago While Eating Your Pineapple in the Hood | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Supporting | Gender: Female | Age: 16 - 25 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 08/21/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
She is a tomboy, who knows how to have a good time. She can be a bit of jokester and can sometimes take it too far. When things get too rough, she is the first one to dip. *For this character, please come prepared to auditions with your own 1-2 minute monologue that you think fits the character of Sasha*

Project description
This short plays off the Wayans spoof, "Don't Be a Menace to South Central while Drinking Your Juice in the Hood." This comedy follows two cops who face their prejudice when they pull over a group of teens. A comedic commentary on racial bias in society.

Tina

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: Don't Be A Menace in South Chicago While Eating Your Pineapple in the Hood | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Supporting | Gender: Female | Age: 19 - 29 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 08/21/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
A minimum wage worker at a pizza shop. She's learned to tolerate her boss's off-the-wall antics.

Project description
This short plays off the Wayans spoof, "Don't Be a Menace to South Central while Drinking Your Juice in the Hood." This comedy follows two cops who face their prejudice when they pull over a group of teens. A comedic commentary on racial bias in society.

Manager Bob

Pay: Deferred | Union or non-union | Project: Don't Be A Menace in South Chicago While Eating Your Pineapple in the Hood | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Supporting | Gender: Male | Age: 27 - 45 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 08/21/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
A manager that takes his position of power very seriously even though he's not much older than the staff he manages. He tends to micromanage and go off on rants/tangents that sometimes get away from him.

Project description
This short plays off the Wayans spoof, "Don't Be a Menace to South Central while Drinking Your Juice in the Hood." This comedy follows two cops who face their prejudice when they pull over a group of teens. A comedic commentary on racial bias in society.

Project: The Zoom Room Breakup (Remote Zoom Audition.)

Kelly Carter

Pay: Copy, IMDB Credit, Food, Reel Footage. | Non union only | Project: The Zoom Room Breakup (Remote Zoom Audition.) | Filmmaker/Production Company: Leilani Downer / HCandF | Project type: Short Film | Role type: supporting | Gender: Male | Age: 21 - 38 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 08/01/2020 | Filming location: TBD

Character description
Kelly’s the guy next door. Dependable, affable, and the kind of guy you’d be happy to bring home to meet your parents or show off to friends. He’s been in a committed relationship with Johanna for over five long years. But lately he feels like he wants to be committed. In his polite, do the right thing way, he’s looking for a way out.

Project description
*STAFF PICK! The second part of our Director's Series: The Zoom Room Breakup is a short film written and produced by former Fresh Prince of Bel Air writer/producer and current Netflix feature film writer Leilani Downer. The short is about a friendly Zoom Room chat session that takes a turn for the worse, when an unexpected breakup between a long-time couple occurs, for all to see. NOTE: IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING A REMOTE AUDITION, PLEASE READ THE LINES OF YOUR CHARACTER, OPPOSITE ANOTHER CHARACTER OFF SCREEN.

Deanna Scott

Pay: Copy, IMDB Credit, Food, Reel Footage. | Non union only | Project: The Zoom Room Breakup (Remote Zoom Audition.) | Filmmaker/Production Company: Leilani Downer / HCandF | Project type: Short Film | Role type: supporting | Gender: Female | Age: 21 - 38 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 08/01/2020 | Filming location: TBD

Character description
She’s desperate to fit in. If something needs doing, like babysitting a sick cat or holding seats at a concert, call on Deanna. Promptness is her love language. At her core she’s a peacemaker, which isn’t always heavenly. She’s also as awkward as hell.

Project description
*STAFF PICK! The second part of our Director's Series: The Zoom Room Breakup is a short film written and produced by former Fresh Prince of Bel Air writer/producer and current Netflix feature film writer Leilani Downer. The short is about a friendly Zoom Room chat session that takes a turn for the worse, when an unexpected breakup between a long-time couple occurs, for all to see. NOTE: IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING A REMOTE AUDITION, PLEASE READ THE LINES OF YOUR CHARACTER, OPPOSITE ANOTHER CHARACTER OFF SCREEN.

Lucas Guy

Pay: Copy, IMDB Credit, Food, Reel Footage. | Non union only | Project: The Zoom Room Breakup (Remote Zoom Audition.) | Filmmaker/Production Company: Leilani Downer / HCandF | Project type: Short Film | Role type: supporting | Gender: Male | Age: 21 - 38 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 08/01/2020 | Filming location: TBD

Character description
A cool guy with a musician’s vibe, he’s interested in Molly, and can’t understand what went wrong between them. They were initially set up by Johanna and Kelly, thinking they’d hit it off. One month later they were done. He never intended to dedicate his life to Molly… he has trouble committing to paying his monthly electric bill. His first love is his music, but he sure would like to share the beats with someone.

Project description
*STAFF PICK! The second part of our Director's Series: The Zoom Room Breakup is a short film written and produced by former Fresh Prince of Bel Air writer/producer and current Netflix feature film writer Leilani Downer. The short is about a friendly Zoom Room chat session that takes a turn for the worse, when an unexpected breakup between a long-time couple occurs, for all to see. NOTE: IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING A REMOTE AUDITION, PLEASE READ THE LINES OF YOUR CHARACTER, OPPOSITE ANOTHER CHARACTER OFF SCREEN.

Molly Simonson

Pay: Copy, IMDB Credit, Food, Reel Footage. | Non union only | Project: The Zoom Room Breakup (Remote Zoom Audition.) | Filmmaker/Production Company: Leilani Downer / HCandF | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Supporting | Gender: Female | Age: 21 - 39 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 08/01/2020 | Filming location: TBD

Character description
Johanna’s best friend, she’s ambitious, hardworking, focused, and a little leery of the opposite sex. She’s waiting for “Mr. Right,” and not just anybody’s “Mr. He’ll Do.” She dated Lucas for a month, and currently lives to regret it. She swears she won’t make the same mistake twice, no matter how hard Lucas begs.

Project description
*STAFF PICK! The second part of our Director's Series: The Zoom Room Breakup is a short film written and produced by former Fresh Prince of Bel Air writer/producer and current Netflix feature film writer Leilani Downer. The short is about a friendly Zoom Room chat session that takes a turn for the worse, when an unexpected breakup between a long-time couple occurs, for all to see. NOTE: IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING A REMOTE AUDITION, PLEASE READ THE LINES OF YOUR CHARACTER, OPPOSITE ANOTHER CHARACTER OFF SCREEN.

Anthony Roberts

Pay: Copy, IMDB Credit, Food, Reel Footage. | Non union only | Project: The Zoom Room Breakup (Remote Zoom Audition.) | Filmmaker/Production Company: Leilani Downer / HCandF | Project type: Short Film | Role type: supporting | Gender: Male | Age: 20 - 38 | Ethnicity: ambiguous | Filming begins: 08/01/2020 | Filming location: TBD

Character description
He is Kelly’s one phone call should he find himself in jail (and he has… because of Johanna). The guys met in college. Anthony does not like Johanna because Johanna doesn’t like him. He thinks Kelly can do better and has told him as much.

Project description
*STAFF PICK! The second part of our Director's Series: The Zoom Room Breakup is a short film written and produced by former Fresh Prince of Bel Air writer/producer and current Netflix feature film writer Leilani Downer. The short is about a friendly Zoom Room chat session that takes a turn for the worse, when an unexpected breakup between a long-time couple occurs, for all to see. NOTE: IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING A REMOTE AUDITION, PLEASE READ THE LINES OF YOUR CHARACTER, OPPOSITE ANOTHER CHARACTER OFF SCREEN.