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- Rehearses in March in NYC; shoots on a Sat./Sun. in April in Brooklyn, NY.
- Seeking submissions from: New York, NY
Casting "Side Effects May Include," a dark comedy film about a voiceover actor who develops strange side effects after taking on a new job.yesterday
- Shoots Spring in NY.
- Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide
Casting "The Beginner," where in Texas pine country a young girl learns to read under the shadow of her reclusive father.yesterday
- Shoots March 5-6 (& 11-12, if necessary) at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Florham Park, NJ.
- Seeking submissions from: Florham Park, NJ; Madison, NJ; Morristown, NJ; New York, NY; Parsippany, NJ
Casting "Endurance," a student film about man's goal to better himself, one step at a time.yesterday
- Shoots March 6 (full day) in Brooklyn, NY.
- Seeking submissions from: New York, NY
Casting "The Barrons," a short film showcasing Bebe and Louis Barron, early electronic music pioneers, and their involvement in the West Village Avant Garde scene.yesterday
- Shoots Apr. 15-16, and 23 in Montclair, New Jersey.
- Seeking submissions from: Montclair, NJ; Clifton, NJ; Little Falls, NJ; Cedar Grove, NJ
Casting "Folded Things," in which a widowed old man left with an origami bird folded by his late wife fills his house with paper creations but can’t recreate the bird. Synopsis: "Norm bides his time putting on origami shows at the park for children but he is tested when an ...yesterday
- Shooting March 5 (with a rain date of March 12), in Deltaville, VA.
- Seeking submissions from: Richmond, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; Hampton, VA; Newport News, VA; Norfolk, VA; Charlottesville, VA; Fredericksburg, VA; Alexandria, VA
Casting a promotional video for a refugee advocacy nonprofit group. Production description: "The video will dramatize the journey that refugees from the Middle East and Africa take by boat to reach Europe and seek to raise awareness of the challenges refugees face in reaching safety."yesterday
- Shoots Feb. 18-20 in Montclair, NJ.
- Seeking submissions from: Montclair, NJ
Casting "Devil in a White Room," a student film for Montclair State University. Synopsis: Deandra is a young hospice nurse who goes from deathbed to deathbed aiding the sick and dying. On this particular day, she is haunted by strange occurrences in the apartment of an elderly woman that throw ...yesterday
- Shoots Feb. 13 (multiple times available; group 1, villagers, shoots 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; group 2, "wealthy class," shoots 3 or 4 p.m. to 6 or 8 p.m.; actors may be a part of both groups) at Dill's Tavern in Dillsburg, PA.
- Seeking submissions from: Mechanicsburg, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Dillsburg, PA
Casting "Oak Bones," a short film for Messiah College. Synopsis: A woman is carved from wood by a lonely carpenter. But she finds that the world outside her window is too exciting to resist.yesterday
- Shoots mid-April in Chicago, IL.
- Auditions: Feb 22 in Chicago, IL
Casting "Off Book," an offbeat comedic short film about living a scripted life.yesterday
- Shoots March-April (exact dates TBD based on actor availability) in the Oswego and Syracause, NY areas.
- Seeking submissions from: Oswego, NY
Casting "Sweetie Pie," a dramatic student film about a girl who is recovering from an eating disorder, but relapses after her grandmother goes to the hospital.yesterday
- Shoots in March in Dover, NJ.
- Seeking submissions from: NJ; NY; PA; CT
Casting "Fire May Be Subtle," a short film. Synopsis: Mae has a nervous breakdown after her boyfriend's death. Her psyche splits the events leading up to his death into a fantasy version of their last day together and the memory of what actually happened. She sees herself as two distinct ...yesterday
- Shoots early March (one-two days) in NYC/Brooklyn, NY.
- Seeking submissions from: Brooklyn, NY; New York, NY
Casting "The Mediocrity Principle," a short film about a nervous young woman who, in a moment of boldness, reaches out to a stranger she sees crying on the subway.Thursday
- Rehearses March 1-30; shoots April 1-4 in Arlington, TX.
- Seeking submissions from: Arlington, TX
Casting "Ball is Life," a shot student film. Synopsis: A female high-school basketball star’s college dreams are placed in jeopardy when she discovers she’s pregnant and battles with the decision of whether to keep the baby or continue her basketball career.Thursday
- Shooting in PA.
- Seeking submissions from: Philadelphia, PA
Casting the short film, "Obsession."Thursday
- Shoots Feb. 27 & 28 in Central L.A.
- Auditions: Feb 13, 14 in Los Angeles, CA
Casting "Adoption Day," a short student film. Synopsis: At the age of seventeen, Daniel has already met the love of his life...a beautiful cat named Ashanti. After months of negotiations, he finally convinces his mother to sign off. But when Daniel arrives at the Berkeley Cat Cafe on Adoption Day, ...Thursday
- Shoots in March in the Greater Costa Mesa, CA area.
- Seeking submissions from: Costa Mesa, CA
Casting "Reality," a short film in which a girl who struggles with anxiety and depression struggles with her will to live when her father dies in war overseas. Her anxiety kicks in and she cannot tell what is truly real anymore.Thursday