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AKip Productions, School of Visual Arts
Alex Kip, prod.; Bernardo Garcia, dir.; Jeff Newman, writer.
Casting "The Catalyst," a School of Visual Arts thesis short film intended for feature-length expansion. Synopsis: "A grad-level film student realizes he's really a character in a cliché-ridden movie and resists engaging in any of the hackneyed inciting incidents continually thrown at him."
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Shoots Feb. 28-March 3 in NYC.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
Pays $100/day for the lead roles of John, Buddy, and McGee. Catered food provided on set, copy of film provided upon completion. SAG Student Film Agreement.
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Male, 18-27, Caucasian
24 years old, a seemingly average "vanilla/white bread" fellow, decent, bright, friendly, pleasant-looking, has a good amount of gumption, l...
Professor Magee (Lead):
Male, 49-64, Caucasian
in his late 60s/early 70s, craggy-faced, passionate about his subject, scholarly but cantankerous and given to fits of anger; one scene.
Female, 19-29, African Descent, African American, Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic
25 years old, an attractive, pleasant waitress/college student; two scenes.
Old Lady (Supporting):
Female, 60-95, All Ethnicities
at first she seems like a stereotypical/cliché sweet little old lady/granny; two scenes. Producer states: "In the short, she is a featured e...
Man in Black (Supporting):
Male, 34-48, African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African American, Caucasian, Hispanic
a rough-looking guy with criminal ties; two scenes.
Kid with Basketball (Supporting):
Male, 9-20, African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African American, Caucasian
looks 15, articulate.; three scenes.
Male, 36-54, Caucasian
a middle-class dad who is fed up with supporting his mid-20s dreamer son; one scene.
Female, 38-53, Caucasian
a middle-class mom who sides with husband over their son; two lines, one scene.
Exhausted Man (Supporting):
Male, 35-46, All Ethnicities
a guy on-the-run who collapses, wounded, dressed in a business suit; one speech, two lines.
Federal Official (Supporting):
Male, 29-41, African Descent, African American, Caucasian
a federal law enforcement agent dressed in a business suit; one speech, two scenes.
Tough Woman (Supporting):
Female, 28-42, African Descent, African American, Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic
a spy or mercenary; two lines, two scenes.
Male, 18-28, African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African American, Hispanic
sociable, a jovial confidante/mentor, talkative, fun sense of humor, a loyal friend.
Seeking submissions from: New York, NY
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The Catalyst - Poster
About the Director
Bernardo Garcia has 14 years of cumulative experience in short films, commercials, television shows for Brazilian ‘Globo TV,’ as well as social documentaries and corporative videos. For more info, visit www.BernardoTeixeira.com.