Casting Call for Short Narrative Drama
Production Company: Luckystory Productions, LLC and PsychDesert Productions, LLC
About: Luckystory Productions, LLC and PsychDesert Productions, LLC are holding auditions for actors for a dramatic narrative short film to be filmed in Las Cruces, NM this October, 2021. Actors must be non-union, and be willing to work local hire to the Las Cruces, NM or El Paso, TX area and be available from 4pm -8pm on October 14, and from 8am -6pm on Oct. 15 and 16 for the entire day. Travel and hotel will not be covered.
The Short is a story about a highly successful Wall Street stockbroker and atheist, Bill Stewart, who is permanently injured from a previous accident while driving intoxicated. Two years later, Bill attends his first Alcoholic Anonymous meeting at a church at noon in the Financial District of Manhattan, NY after having caused the death of the driver of another vehicle. Bill is forced to grapple with his past, which now haunts him, and challenge his current life philosophy — or accept a higher power that might save his life.
AUDITION DATES: August 1 -7th, by self tape only
CALLBACK DATES: August 14th, as necessary, in person, Las Cruces, NM
PAY: YOUNG BILL: $100/day FRANK, JILL $125/day Must be local hire to Las Cruces, NM.
Director: Jordan P Jordan/Randy Messersmith
Producer: Randy Messersmith
ROLES NEEDED: We are seeking BIPOC actors for Jill and Frank. Young Bill is Caucasian.
FRANK APPLEMAN: Identifies as male, mid 30s -early 40s. Frank has worked at Goldman Sachs in New York City as a Finance Associate for 5 years after jumping around in between many different firms due to his alcoholism. Grew up in the Bronx. He wears an old suit, tie, wrinkled dress shirt with a stained and frayed collar. Looks tired. While all ethnicities will be considered, Asian-American, African-American and people of Jewish descent are encouraged to apply. Works all three days.
JILL( JILLIAN) CARTER: Identifies as female, late 20s, single, 4 cats. Jill works for JP Morgan Chase at Westfield World Trade Center in New York City as an Automated Trading Associate. Corporate attire. She is dependable, practical, hard-working, studious and conservative. Although she has a facade of calm, her anxiety( why she drinks heavily when not at work) reveals itself in nervous tics like shaking a foot or fingers that are constantly moving. Grew up on Long Island. She is of mixed ethnicity and could be Syrian/Lebanese, Italian, Ashkenazi Jewish, or Latino or Latinx. All ethnicities will be considered. Works all three days.
YOUNG BILL: Identifies as male. Caucasian. Looking for an actor 18 + years old who looks younger, 14 years old. Tall. slender build, dark hair. Comes from a wealthy family in NY, goes to boarding schools in NYC. Intelligent, but unhappy. Sweater vest, nice pants. Works the first two days.
STEP 1: Please email a headshot( if you have one) or a picture of just you from the shoulders up and a resume of your film/TV experience and acting training.
STEP 2: Please email a SELF-TAPE ( see SELF TAPE TIPS below) of you performing a 1- minute monologue of your choosing OR a short scene between you and another actor. If you have a short demo reel of your acting experience from other film projects you may include that as well.
STEP 3: Include a slate of you talking to the camera that includes the following: Your name, height, and 30 seconds of a little about yourself.
****IMPORTANT NOTE: We will ONLY accept Vimeo, YouTube, or Google Drive Links (they can be private links). Any other type of submission will not be accepted.
The DEADLINE for receipt of the picture and resume, self tape audition, and slate is: 3pm on August 7th.
ALL OF THESE ARE TO BE EMAILED BY THE DEADLINE TO: Natalie Streander, UPM firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: August 1-7, 2021
Location: Las Cruces, NM
La Vida Ademas
About: Set in the enchanting arteries of New Mexico’s cuisines, cultures and landscapes, La Vida Ademas is a film about the possibilities of second chances and the people who enlighten us along the way.
Additional Info: La Vida Ademas is an independent feature film.
Visit elorafilms.com (the American film company) for all casting and audition information.
Please visit the website before sending questions via the email address listed below.
Dates: Filming begins this fall.
Location: New Mexico
Bill Marinella invites you to submit for these paid background positions:
⭐️ Casino Players (Upscale Clothing)
⭐️ Casino Staff (w/real experience)
Dealers, Servers, Bartenders, Security
⭐️ Vegas Pedestrians
Tourists, Locals, Business Travelers
⭐️ Hispanic/Latino Church Member
⭐️ Cigar Bar Club Member
⭐️ Cartel Bodyguard
⭐️ Kids (6months – 17yrs)
Filming starts in Mid August 2021 through Fall 2021.
Work Date(s): TBD Please have a flexible schedule!
Age Range: Open to All
Gender: Open to All
Ethnicity: Open to All
Rate: $ You are compensated for the dates you are booked to work / Covid Test Rate: $ You are compensated for the time it takes you to attend COVID tests.
Location: TBD Albuquerque, NM Area
Call Time: TBD (Please keep a full 12 hour day without any other obligations)
🚙 Vehicle: Transportation not provided. You must have reliable transportation to and from Covid testing and set.
🦠COVID Testing Date(s): TBD Starting in Mid July.
Minors: If you are a parent, you must create an individual email for each minor to apply. Everyone must have their own email for their specific profile to be managed.
Click here to learn about the NM requirements for Child Actors.