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- Table read and B-roll filming TBA; shoots Jan. 12-17, 2015 in NYC.
- Seeking submissions from: New York, NY; Brooklyn, NY; Queens, NY; Bronx, NY; Staten Island, NY
Casting "Light and Power," a narrative sci-fi thriller sizzle exploring the legacy of Nikola Tesla's inventions and impact in the near future. Upon the death of the world-renowned scientist during WWII, one of Tesla's assistants learns that the federal government (and perhaps others) are trying to confiscate all of the ...Oct 28
- Rehearsals TBA in L.A.; shoots one day TBA in Death Valley.
- Seeking submissions from: CA
Casting “The Expedition," a video performance staging a group of musicians and actors who compulsively play music in the middle of the desert.Oct 28
- Shoots Dec. 5-7 in Orange County, CA.
- Seeking submissions from: Orange County, CA
Casting "Distress," a Saddleback College student film. Synopsis: Two brothers break into a house to collect a debt from a client. They search for her money, but find her dead instead. At first it doesn't affect their plan--until she starts making herself known.Sep 28
- Shoots Dec. 1-15 in Denver, CO. Dates are flexible.
- Seeking submissions from: Denver, CO
Casting "It Is I," a short film that deals with a murder and the subsequent eyewitness testimony of a key witness. The film is socially aware and deals with the topic of racial bias.Oct 27
- Production is scheduled to last 3 DAYS depending on the character. Shoots in FEBRUARY. Locations: --Cresskill, New Jersey. --Providence, RI
- Seeking submissions from: Providence, RI; New York City, NY
Short film titled "SPINK" is looking to cast two roles. Actors must be able to commute to NEW JERSEY and PROVIDENCE. Travel expenses are covered. Roles: --GRUNDIE (20's) A dim witted fellow. Spink's lab assistant and neighbor. --BEN (Late 20's, 30's) Must look enough like man below to convincingly play ...Oct 27
- Shoots through Nov. 15 at the University of Houston in Houston, TX.
- Seeking submissions from: Houston, TX
Casting "sloG," a student film for the University of Houston about a man who tries to gather his nerve while hallucinating at work.Oct 25
- Shoots January 2015 in the NYC area.
- Seeking submissions from: Yorktown Heights, NY; New York, NY
Casting an untitled romantic comedy. Synopsis: In the near future, a young office-worker laments a failed relationship and orders a sex robot to fill her voids, with mixed results.Oct 25
- Rehearses one or two days TBD before the shoot dates; shoots Dec. 6 & 13, with a possible third day (Dec. 7 or 14) in NJ, about twenty minutes outside of Manhattan.
- Seeking submissions from: North Bergen, NJ
Casting "The Furies," a short teaser to be used to crowd-fund a feature-length horror film.Oct 25
- Rehearses in December; shoots end of January-beginning of February (select days) in NYC.
- Seeking submissions from: New York, NY; Westchester, NY; Fairfield County, CT
Casting "Thoroughly Watered," a short film for SUNY Purchase. Synopsis: A young women begins to turn into a plant after accidentally swallowing a seed from a mysterious pear left in the fridge at work.Oct 24
- Rehearses in Atlanta December 11th and 12th Shoots in North Georgia December 17-23rd Actors must be based in the Southeast
- Seeking submissions from: Atlanta, GA
"Better Butter" is short film about the clash of two Southern generations on a North Georgia Chicken Farm.Oct 24
- Shoots Dec. 13 & 14 in the New York tri-state area.
- Seeking submissions from: NY; CT; NJ
Casting "Moment," a short film. Synopsis: The film is as simple as a conversation between a granddaughter and her grandmother during her last hours of life. Tender-hearted, full of depth and emotion.Oct 22
- Rehearses throughout November; shoots Dec. 5-7 in NYC.
- Seeking submissions from: New York, NY
Casting a short film for NYU, "K545," which explores the passage of time in a woman's life from a young girl to a old woman, tied together by Mozart's Sonata No.16, K545.Oct 22
- Shoots in Bayside Queens, NY and Heapstead Lake Park. This is gonna be a big short! Big for festivals! And almost every casting director and directors will be looking at it i got alot of connects in L.A and N.Y
- Seeking submissions from: New York..Queens..Long Island, NY
Casting "Shock," a dark comedy short film. Synopsis: A guy named Jack dates girls and get rid of them quickly because he suddenly snaps....and Megan has no idea what she's in for. Coordinator states: "We will have a great editor attached and will have a premiere spring 2015."Jun 25
- Travel to Arizona on Jan. 3, 2015; rehearses Jan. 4, 2015; shoots Jan. 5-8, 2015 in Sierra Vista and Willcox, AZ; travel back Jan. 9 or 10, 2015.
- Seeking submissions from: Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY
Casting a humorous short, "Learning to Drive," inspired by the true story of a spirited man with Down syndrome who is determined to convince his caring but controlling brother, Red, to teach him how to drive. Casting Director states: "Script has won two screenplay awards (Life Fest Film Festival and ...Oct 21
- Shoots early 2015 in Birmingham, AL. Producer states: "Depending on who is cast, this could be shot elsewhere."
- Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide
Casting "Know This." Producer states; "All Lauren knew that day was that her lover, Rachel, was taking her hiking in the woods for some kind of surprise. In a relationship that she's had difficulty fully accepting, Lauren's journey into the woods parallels with remembrances of where these difficulties have come ...Oct 20