Set in a poverty-stricken small town near Savannah, the film follows the life of Shelley MacDonald, a naive little girl with big dreams of going to college. But one dreadful night, the unimaginable takes place that spirals her innocent world into mayhem, rips her family apart, and catapults her on a self-destructive journey into womanhood as the barriers to a better life stack against her, and going to college becomes an elusive goal.
The film's casting directors are holding open casting calls for lead roles, supporting roles, day players, and extras in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Production is seeking ALL nationalities and ALL ages. Principal photography for the film is scheduled to begin in May/June of 2011.
LEAD AND SUPPORTING ROLES:
No previous acting experience is required, however must have outgoing personality and great energy.
[SHELLEY] - Female 20-25 (will perform as 13-19) (Lead): African-American. Unschooled. Tough exterior, yet feminine. Savannah accent. script sides
[GLADYS] - Female 30-40: African-American. Shy. Warm-spirited. Unschooled. Savannah accent. script sides
[PHIL] - Male 40-50: African-American. Authoritative and mean. Savannah accent. script sides
[DIMITRI] - Male 35-45: Italian-American. Extremely handsome. Charismatic, but can be controlling. Posh Savannah accent. script sides
[MICHELLE] - Female 25-30: Caucasian. Likable. Street smart. Posh Savannah accent. script sides
[JACKIE] - Female 40-50: African-American/Gullah/Geechee. Angelic and caring. Gullah accent. script sides
[GREG] - Male 20-25: African-American. Athletic. Rough edges. Savannah accent. script sides
[DERRICK] - Male 13-16: African-American. Athletic. Rough edges, yet compassionate. Savannah accent. script sides
[DOROTHY] - Female 20-25: African-American. Shy. Quiet, yet bitter. Savannah accent. script sides
CLICK HERE for a list of DAY PLAYER ROLES.
Open Casting Call Details
● Email recent headshot and resume to email@example.com, In the subject line please put "ROLE"/"AUDITION LOCATION" (e.g. JUANETTA - Female 50-60/Los Angeles).
● You will receive an email from Onyx Pearl providing you with a time slot and meeting room location. You will receive your confirmation email no later than Friday of the week in which you are to audition.
● Bring non-returnable headshot and resume with contact information to audition.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
9:00am - 12:00pm
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 31, 2010
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wyndham Garden Atlanta Airport South
5010 Old National Highway
Atlanta, GA 30349
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Time slot and meeting room location will be emailed by Friday, October 29, 2010.
Note #1: The Producer and Director of the film project will hold an event at the same location to discuss the project on Saturday, October 30, 2010, 12:30pm - 2:00pm. This event is free and open to the public and all talent interested in this film project is highly encouraged to attend.
Note #2: If you are traveling into Atlanta for the audition and need hotel accommodations, the Wyndham Garden Atlanta Airport South is offering discounted room rates, $69 per night, group rate code = ONYX PEARL (Reservations: 877-999-3223).
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, November 13, 2010
9:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 14, 2010
9:00am - 8:00pm
Los Angeles Marriott Downtown
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Time slot and meeting room location will be emailed by Friday, November 12, 2010
Note: The Producer and Director of the film project will hold an event at the Hyatt Summerfield Suites (810 South Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA 90245) to discuss the project on Friday, November 12, 2010, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public and all talent interested in this film project is highly encouraged to attend.
TO SUBMIT AS AN EXTRA:
Email recent headshot (this can be a photo taken on a phone camera) and contact information (name, phone, email, city) in the body of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org, In the subject line please put "Extra/YOUR LOCATION" (e.g. Extra/Atlanta)
If you wish to specify a preference from the roles listed below, include the role in the Subject of the email as well (e.g. Extra/Atlanta/Prison Guard). It's not mandatory to specify a role as an extra.
Extras are needed as:
Church Congregation, Church Choir, Praise Dancers, Flag Holders, Sports Fans, Gullah/Geechee Town Residents (African-American), Newborn Babies, Toddlers, Elementary School Kids, Teens, Adults, Night Club Patrons, Bouncers, Pole Dancers, Indian Belly Dancers, Asian Nail Technicians, Police Officers, Prison Guards, High Class Female Escorts, News Media, Photographers, Housing Project Residents, Homeless People, and Pool Party Patrons.
For media inquiries, please contact Joseph Humphrey at email@example.com