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Project: Untitled Short Film

Male 1 (as a teenager, voice role)

Pay: $50 | Union or non-union | Project: Untitled Short Film | Filmmaker/Production Company: twoforthewild | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Supporting | Gender: Male | Age: 12 - 15 | Ethnicity: Caucasian | Filming begins: 09/26/2020 | Filming location: Chicago, Illinois, US

Character description
12 to 15 years old, male, preferably with an unbroken voice, to roughly mimic the voice of Male 1 and portray him in his early teenage years Male 1 Voice: https://clyp.it/2wvrw15k This is a voice role, but we will still need the actor in person for recording and filming.

Project description
Two boys meet in a park. They become best friends. They grow up together. As they become adults, they start to want different things in life, and go down different paths for the first time in their lives.

 

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Male 2 (as a teenager, voice role)

Pay: $50 | Union or non-union | Project: Untitled Short Film | Filmmaker/Production Company: twoforthewild | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Supporting | Gender: Male | Age: 12 - 15 | Ethnicity: Caucasian | Filming begins: 09/26/2020 | Filming location: Chicago, Illinois, US

Character description
12 to 15 years old, male, preferably with an unbroken voice, to roughly mimic the voice of Male 2 and portray him in his early teenage years - Male 2 Voice: https://clyp.it/jevmunsa - This is a voice role, but we will still need the actor in person for recording and filming.

Project description
Two boys meet in a park. They become best friends. They grow up together. As they become adults, they start to want different things in life, and go down different paths for the first time in their lives.

 

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Male 2 (as a teenager, voice role)

Pay: $50 | Union or non-union | Project: Untitled Short Film | Filmmaker/Production Company: twoforthewild | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Supporting | Gender: Male | Age: 12 - 15 | Ethnicity: Caucasian | Filming begins: 09/26/2020 | Filming location: Chicago, Illinois, US

Character description
12 to 15 years old, male, preferably with an unbroken voice, to roughly mimic the voice of Male 2 and portray him in his early teenage years Male 2 Voice: https://clyp.it/jevmunsa This is a voice role, but we will still need the actor in person for recording and filming.

Project description
Two boys meet in a park. They become best friends. They grow up together. As they become adults, they start to want different things in life, and go down different paths for the first time in their lives.

 

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Project: Strings Attached

Jay

Pay: IMDB Credit, Custom Cut Reels, Festival Submissions, Meals | Non union only | Project: Strings Attached | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Lead | Gender: Male | Age: 30 - 45 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 11/15/2020 | Filming location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Character description
Tall, athletic build but with the years beginning to catch up to him. He starts off clean shaven and warm in the opening scene, but by the time he makes it to the trail he has a scruffy and haunted look as if the guilt has kept him awake for some time. He comes across as distant, tired, and reserved, a result of his guilt.

Project description
Two estranged friends attempt to reconcile their broken relationship during a weekend hiking trip. But as the two journey deeper into the trees, they soon realize there is more to fear for than just their friendship.

Eric

Pay: IMDB Credit, Custom Cut Reels, Festival Submissions, Meals | Non union only | Project: Strings Attached | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Lead | Gender: Male | Age: 30 - 45 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 11/15/2020 | Filming location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Character description
A shorter and more average build than Jay, he is the more exuberant of the two. But as the truth comes out and he begins to more or less accept his fate, his outlook and his tone becomes more bleak. It is later learned that his livelier personality may be the result of deflection brought on by his knowledge of Maude’s affair.

Project description
Two estranged friends attempt to reconcile their broken relationship during a weekend hiking trip. But as the two journey deeper into the trees, they soon realize there is more to fear for than just their friendship.

Maude

Pay: IMDB Credit, Custom Cut Reels, Festival Submissions, Meals | Non union only | Project: Strings Attached | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Supporting | Gender: Female | Age: 30 - 45 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 11/15/2020 | Filming location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Character description
Maude has a melancholy appearance to her in middle age caused by her realization that she is no longer happy with Eric. This feeling is both assuaged and exacerbated by Jay’s presence, and these mixed feelings lead to her insistence on telling Eric.

Project description
Two estranged friends attempt to reconcile their broken relationship during a weekend hiking trip. But as the two journey deeper into the trees, they soon realize there is more to fear for than just their friendship.

Project: Hedges

Darren

Pay: Meals, IMDB Credit, Custom Cut Reel Footage. | Non union only | Project: Hedges | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: LEAD | Gender: Male | Age: 25 - 33 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 11/15/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
late 20's/early 30's, clean-cut, short hair, preferably tall.

Project description
“Hedges” is the story of a charismatic businessman who keeps a watchful, yet sinister eye on a neighborhood woman.

Lyla

Pay: Deferred | Non union only | Project: Hedges | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: SUPPORTING | Gender: Female | Age: 25 - 33 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 11/15/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
late 20's/early 30's, polished, go-getter, eager to please.

Project description
“Hedges” is the story of a charismatic businessman who keeps a watchful, yet sinister eye on a neighborhood woman.

Brian

Pay: Deferred | Non union only | Project: Hedges | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: SUPPORTING | Gender: Male | Age: 20 - 25 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 11/15/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
early 20's, slightly disheveled, anxious.

Project description
“Hedges” is the story of a charismatic businessman who keeps a watchful, yet sinister eye on a neighborhood woman.

Cashier

Pay: Deferred | Non union only | Project: Hedges | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: SUPPORTING | Gender: Male | Age: 40 - 49 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 11/15/2020 | Filming location: Chicago

Character description
Judgmental; like the kind of guy who tries to guess the life of every person who comes into the store.

Project description
“Hedges” is the story of a charismatic businessman who keeps a watchful, yet sinister eye on a neighborhood woman.

Project: Followed (remote online casting)

Emma

Pay: Credit. Copy. Food. Reel Footage. Festival Submission. IMDB Credit. | Non union only | Project: Followed (remote online casting) | Filmmaker/Production Company: Lewis Doung | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Lead | Gender: Female | Age: 21 - 36 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 10/31/2020 | Filming location: Chicago/Milwaukee

Character description
Although she may appear to be a "girly girl," she has some "fight" in her. She does scare easily but she'd never allow herself to be a damsel in distress and will fight when she has to. She's not scared to speak her mind when insulted or offended and she doesn't like to be objectified. She's a tough girl with a girly girl's appearance.

Project description
A movie goer named Emma is watching a horror movie. Next thing you know, she's in her car, seeing the same monsters, and watching the same scenarios play out that she just witnessed onscreen. Is she seeing things? Is her mind playing tricks on her? Followed is a story about what happens, when fiction meets reality. A remote Zoom casting- a zoom link will be sent to confirmed actors a few days before the audition.

The Stranger

Pay: Credit. Copy. Food. Reel Footage. Festival Submission. IMDB Credit. | Non union only | Project: Followed (remote online casting) | Filmmaker/Production Company: Lewis Doung | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Supporting | Gender: Male | Age: 21 - 36 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 10/31/2020 | Filming location: Chicago/Milwaukee

Character description
The Stranger has an overconfident personality as he doesn't just think he's attractive, but he knows he's attractive. Because of this, he thinks he has the ability to hook up with any girl he desires. He clearly objectifies women. Behind closed doors however, he has a dark side. A much more sinister side where his confidence doesn't allow him to let certain desires go.

Project description
A movie goer named Emma is watching a horror movie. Next thing you know, she's in her car, seeing the same monsters, and watching the same scenarios play out that she just witnessed onscreen. Is she seeing things? Is her mind playing tricks on her? Followed is a story about what happens, when fiction meets reality. A remote Zoom casting- a zoom link will be sent to confirmed actors a few days before the audition.

Frank

Pay: Credit. Copy. Food. Reel Footage. Festival Submission. IMDB Credit. | Non union only | Project: Followed (remote online casting) | Filmmaker/Production Company: Lewis Doung | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Supporting | Gender: Male | Age: 32 - 46 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 10/31/2020 | Filming location: Chicago/Milwaukee

Character description
The nice guy that popular girls tend to overlook in favor of the "bad boy." Genuinely a sweet and thoughtful guy that tries his best to make the person he's with happy.

Project description
A movie goer named Emma is watching a horror movie. Next thing you know, she's in her car, seeing the same monsters, and watching the same scenarios play out that she just witnessed onscreen. Is she seeing things? Is her mind playing tricks on her? Followed is a story about what happens, when fiction meets reality. A remote Zoom casting- a zoom link will be sent to confirmed actors a few days before the audition.

Project: I Hope So

Tom

Pay: IMDB Credit, Custom Cut Reels, Festival Submission, Meals. | Union or non-union | Project: I Hope So | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Lead | Gender: Male | Age: 25 - 35 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 10/03/2020 | Filming location: Cincinnati

Character description
The eldest of two brothers, he was assumed to be the intelligent and creative one. He doesn’t understand why he hasn't lived up to expectations and blames the world for it. His two biggest disappointments are his brother Derrick and himself. He thinks about suicide far too often and has reached a point that he wants to reach out to his brother. He isn’t sure whether that means telling his brother goodbye, or somehow finding a reason to live.

Project description
When a late 20s man is visited by his slightly older brother, after not hearing from him for four years, he struggles to find a way to talk him out of suicide.

Derrick

Pay: IMDB Credit, Custom Cut Reels, Festival Submission, Meals | Union or non-union | Project: I Hope So | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Lead | Gender: Male | Age: 25 - 30 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 10/03/2020 | Filming location: Cincinnati

Character description
Is in his late 20s and somewhat simple. He believed in so much of what his older brother taught him, but felt it was time to try something new. He’s a steady worker and person, who doesn’t necessarily understand his brother’s anger and frustration, and certainly not his suicidal thoughts.

Project description
When a late 20s man is visited by his slightly older brother, after not hearing from him for four years, he struggles to find a way to talk him out of suicide.

Project: A Father's Pride and Joy

Marcus

Pay: IMDB Credit, Custom Cut Reels, Festival Submission, Meals | Non union only | Project: A Father's Pride and Joy | Filmmaker/Production Company: Marcus Forman | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Leading | Gender: Male | Age: 28 - 40 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 11/15/2020 | Filming location: Chicago, IL

Character description
Marcus has lived a life of promise that has turned into disappointment. He is at a point where he questions his value to the world. His quick temper hides his true compassion for others.

Project description
As Marcus sits at a bar stewing over the job he walked out of and his life in general, his father joins him and tries to reassure him.

David

Pay: IMDB Credit, Custom Cut Reels, Festival Submission, Meals | Non union only | Project: A Father's Pride and Joy | Filmmaker/Production Company: Marcus Forman | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Leading | Gender: Male | Age: 50 - 70 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 11/15/2020 | Filming location: Chicago, IL

Character description
David has lived a somewhat simple though challenging life. A single father who's worked the same working class job his whole career, he tries to be there as much as he can for his son. Understanding to a point, but not a push-over.

Project description
As Marcus sits at a bar stewing over the job he walked out of and his life in general, his father joins him and tries to reassure him.

Project: Surgery Suzy

Stacy

Pay: Deferred | Non union only | Project: Surgery Suzy | Filmmaker/Production Company: LOONERS | Project type: Short Film | Role type: a confident girl | Gender: Female | Age: 7 - 10 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 09/19/2020 | Filming location: CHICAGO

Character description
the confident older sister

Project description
Commercial Parody for a monthly subscription box. Surgery Suzy is the only doll that you can perform surgery on. Disclaimer: Parts of this project contain mature subject matters.

Lisa

Pay: Deferred | Non union only | Project: Surgery Suzy | Filmmaker/Production Company: LOONERS | Project type: Short Film | Role type: a confident girl | Gender: Female | Age: 7 - 10 | Ethnicity: Any | Filming begins: 09/19/2020 | Filming location: CHICAGO

Character description
a younger, less confident sister

Project description
Commercial Parody for a monthly subscription box. Surgery Suzy is the only doll that you can perform surgery on. Disclaimer: Parts of this project contain mature subject matters.

Project: The 30th Year

Mackenzie

Pay: IMDB Credit, Custom Cut Reels, Festival Submissions, Meals | Union or non-union | Project: The 30th Year | Filmmaker/Production Company: Hollywood Casting and Film | Project type: Short Film | Role type: Lead | Gender: Female | Age: 25 - 35 | Ethnicity: African American | Filming begins: 10/03/2020 | Filming location: Chicago, IL

Character description
Sporty, Spunky, no nonsense type of girl. Sensitive but doesn't like to show it.

Project description
Following the death of her twin brother right before their 30th birthday, Mackenzie struggles with the ups and downs of grief.