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- Shoots early December in NYC.
- Seeking submissions from: New York, NY
Casting "Short Film About Dreams" (working title), a narrative short film structured as four different individual stories that shows and documents the flow of dreams and their interaction with the conscious psychological activity of several individuals.Nov 15
- Shoot will be this fall in Las Cruces, NM.
- Seeking submissions from: Las Cruces, NM
Casting "Smoking Kills," a non-paid, independent short in the dark comedy/crime genre. Project description: "At the peak of their violent killing spree, Nathan and Tahlia encounter a victim that forces one of them to rethink their actions."Nov 15
- Shoots dates TBD, but production will commence and wrap by Thanksgiving weekend in Houston, TX.
- Seeking submissions from: Houston, TX
Casting "The Hour at Hand," a short student film for Texas Souther University. Synopsis: While battling a weak heart condition, Lauren finds new joy.Nov 15
- Shoots Jan. 10-16 on Long Island, NY.
- Seeking submissions from: New York, NY
Casting "Berlin Wall" (working title), a student film taking place in Berlin, 1972. A young man, Josef Zelig, travels across the West to the East side of Berlin, aiding his friends who face oppression on the East. Together, they must team up to find a way to fight back and ...Nov 14
- Shoots Jan. 12-20, 2016 in NYC.
- Seeking submissions from: New York, NY; New Jersey, NJ
Casting "Lullabye," a student film for NYU. Synopsis: "Lullabye" is the coming-of-age story of a stubborn teenage girl who spies on her father in order to prevent him from cheating on her mother and to keep the family intact.Nov 14
- Shoots after the winter (to bypass El Nino) in Santa Monica, CA.
- Seeking submissions from: Santa Monica, CA
Casting a short test film which will be used as a proof-of-concept for a later feature film. The feature will be an unofficial live-action adaptation of Disney's "Pocahontas" (1995). This is an Art Institute of California project.Nov 14
- Rehearsals: Wednesday November 25th Production: Friday November 27th
- Seeking submissions from: Los Angeles, CA
Set in a SoCal local comedy joint, Gautreaux is a short drama. It focuses around the title character, a reserved fish-out-of-water whose regular attendance has been surprising because he’s yet to laugh or even smile. But his reasons become apparent when a beginner comedienne from Louisiana steps on stages for ...Nov 14
- Shoots some time between Dec. 1-23 (dates negotiable) in the Stamford, CT area.
- Seeking submissions from: Stamford, CT; New York, NY
Casting "Super" (working title), a short student film for Sacred Heart University. Synopsis: "Super" is the story of an aging superhero's attempt to reconnect with her acrimonious son.Nov 14
- Shoots in Feb. in New Orleans, LA.
- Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide
Casting "Elnora," a short film. Synopsis: Phoebe, an aspiring artist, is traveling though rural Louisiana when she wanders into the life of Elnora, an older photographer, who is deeply rooted to her rural landscape. The two form an unlikely friendship, until Phoebe represents Elnora as a character in her art. ...Nov 14
- Shoots this December in Chula Vista and San Diego, CA.
- Seeking submissions from: Chula Vista, CA; San Diego, CA
Casting “Julia,” a narrative 10-minute short. Synopsis: In “Julia” a troubled teen develops a romance with the boy of her dreams, all while her relationship with her mother spirals into disaster.Nov 14
- Shoot dates are TBD in Cleveland, OH.
- Seeking submissions from: Cleveland, OH
Casting a spec tv pilot pitch to Nickelodeon, "BlueShift." Producer states: "The show is a kids adventure show about a spunky girl who loves having fun and getting into a little trouble in the process. In the spirit of Scott Pilgram vs. World meets Pee Wee's Big Adventure (and a ...Nov 14
- Shoots Jan. 22-24, 2016 in NYC.
- Auditions: Nov 30 in New York, NY
Casting "Real Pain."Nov 13
- Rehearses Dec. & 25; shoots Jan. 15-20, 2016 throughout North New Jersey, Newark, Little Falls.
- Seeking submissions from: Newark, NJ
Casting "Heavy Nimbostratus Clouds," about four adopted brothers and sisters who are brought back by a series of events. As a storm lurks outside, clouds form together as there reason for being there grows more and more stationed on there past relationships with each other. As the drama between the ...Nov 13