Noel Henry, prod. mgr.; “T” Tinbete Daniel, dir.; Ralph Semilla, prod.; Kirsten Nygaard, casting dir.
Casting "Shellshock," a short student film shot on HD for The University of California, Santa Barbara. Synopsis: Joe is an Iraqi war veteran who has returned home after ten years. He tries to reintegrate back into society, but his nightmares from his time at war severely complicate this process. Joe finds a solution to his problem, but it means going back to Iraq to confront his demons.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Shoots early-to-mid Nov. and Jan. 2014 in CA.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
No pay, but copy, credit, meals, and travel provided; lodging provided when shooting in Jan. SAG Student Film Agreement.
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Joseph “Joe” Tigyul (Lead):
Male, 25-33, Caucasian, Hispanic
athletic build, quiet demeanor, hardened by his time in war, constantly plagued by his nightmares and is desperate to find a way to get rid ...
Dr. Michelle Beauvoir (Supporting):
Female, 30-36, Caucasian
Joe’s psychiatrist, has a wide variety of patients with issues ranging from marital problems to thoughts of suicide. Well-mannered, patient,...
Allison Tigyul (Supporting):
Female, 19-25, Caucasian, Hispanic
Overly protective of her older brother, witty and playful graduate student studying psychology, can come off as sarcastic and mean-spirited,...
Alvaro Pesadillas (Supporting):
Males & Females, 25-30, Hispanic
naive and oblivious about the realities of war, hard-headed and foolish, does not understand the full extent of the situation he has put him...
Commanding Officer (C.O.) (Supporting):
Male, 35-45, All Ethnicities
intimidating, yet commands respect, not afraid to give out orders that may compromise the integrity of his unit, career-minded and would do ...
Soldier 1 (Background / Extra):
Male, 22-27, African American
Soldier 2 (Background / Extra):
Males & Females, 30-34, Caucasian
Soldier 3 (Background / Extra):
Male, 20-25, Hispanic
Man (Background / Extra):
Male, 42-49, Middle Eastern
may have a few lines.
Veterans (Background / Extra):
Males & Females, 27-37, All Ethnicities
Counselor (Background / Extra):
Male, 40-45, All Ethnicities
genuinely wants to help the soldiers that come to the meetings, has one scene.
Sarah (Background / Extra):
Female, 20-31, All Ethnicities
wants to understand her PTSD before it gets out of control, has one scene.
Jennifer (Background / Extra):
Female, 30-35, All Ethnicities
desperately trying to save her marriage, has one scene.
Veteran 1 (Background / Extra):
Males & Females, 40-50, All Ethnicities
constantly troubled by events that he witnessed while in the military, has one scene.
Seeking submissions from: Los Angeles, CA
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