Daniel Benhamu, dir.
Daniel Benhamu (dir.) is casting "The Fifth Column," a student film for The New School based on Ernest Hemingway's play of the same name. The story is set in the early 1940's Spanish Civil War era when people were widely slandered for being involved in espionage. Phillip Rawlings is a secret agent that wakes up one morning to news that his two guards lost his captured culprit while he was partying around the hotel. He sends them to jail, worries about keeping people safe, and orders a new guard all the while hotel guests desperately want him with both loving and fighting intentions.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearsals begin ASAP; shoots for one weekend in May.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
SAG-AFTRA Student Film Agreement
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Phillip Rawlings (Lead):
Male, 33-43, Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
charming yet serious, Hemingway type. Wants a simple happy life with Dorothy but is committed to his moral obligations. Bilingual in Spanish...
Dorothy Bridges (Supporting):
Female, 30-39, Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
A tall, handsome, blonde war correspondent. She genuinely adores Phillip and hopes he'll leave his playboy lifestyle for her.
Hotel Manager (Supporting):
Male, 46-59, Hispanic, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
Dark, plump little Spanish man who collects stamps and speaks extraordinary English.
Preston (Day Player):
Male, 30-40, Caucasian
A very square man, raised wealthy and dependent on certainty's in life like job-security. Was dating Dorothy, but she left him for the uncer...
Petra (Hotel Maid) (Day Player):
Female, 50-64, Hispanic, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
Sweet little Spanish woman, speaks fluent Spanish, not very fluent in English.
Comrade Wilkinson (Day Player):
Male, 18-23, African American, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
A dark, serious-army type.
Seeking submissions from: New York, NY
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