Film: Short Films

'The Exurbs'

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One Man Marathon
Justin Linton, dir.

Production Description

Casting 'The Exurbs," the stories of several individuals, who live in or around a small city, soon to be enveloped by a wildfire. The characters have varying degrees of concern about the oncoming catastrophe, and spend most of the film contemplating (or ignoring) their fates.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses Oct. 27-30 in Novelty, OH; shoots Oct. 4-8 in Cleveland, OH.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $75-100/day, plus travel and lodging. Catering included.


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Casting Information

This is an open casting call for "The Exurbs," which begins TONIGHT and ends this MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD. We will be in production on October 4th through the 8th. All roles will be paid. Below are some brief character descriptions.

List of characters:

THE FATHER -- A fireman, lean and muscular, in his thirties. Short hair. He is an individual wrought with a guilt over his inability to relate to his daughter, a quiet 7 year old. We get the feeling that he was once a confident young man, who has been too soon worn down by regret.

THE MOTHER -- Twenties, thirties. She has the poise of a woman who has survived the trauma of relationships with domineering men. Having found THE FATHER, she seems more contented, but we also sense in her a disappointment in his apparent lack of empathy for her child, which she mistook at first for shyness.

THE YOUNG GIRL -- 6 or 7. She is shaken and confused. She is without a consistent parental figure, and she rarely speaks out of turn. She is constantly being shepherded from place to place, and has no agency of her own.

THE SCENE GIRL -- She is young, early twenties. Into the drug scene. Drunken dancing. Self-destructive, she uses the city and its attractions for her personal amusement, but goes home alone to a cat and a futon.

BARFLY -- Thirties, fourties. He is alone most nights in an apartment that smells like weeks-old laundry and ammonia. Some women don't mind the smell, but most just choose to ignore him. He is charming enough. Handsome enough. But also desperate for affection and terrible with words.

To try out for any of these roles, please submit a video of your audition to You can read anything for your audition. If you'd like a copy of the script to read, message me, or send an email to (You can also use the script in your audition.) If you have nothing else to read, go to and read an excerpt from "bobrauschenbergamerica," a play available there.

Callbacks will be announced when casting ends. Thanks, and I look forward to your submissions.

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