VSM Casting has been asked to help solicit talent for an independent feature film from Tracking Shot Productions and Embark Visuals, to be shot in the Kentucky area in late May, early June. Auditions will be held in March for non-union actors. This micro-budget feature tells the story of a cult leader who struggles to cling to his faith and keep his community together, after his end-of-days prophecy does not come to pass. Here is the information:
Director: Joshua Overbay, has directed fourteen films and won twenty-three cinema awards. Associate Producer: Nathaniel Glass. Casting Director: Luke Beavers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open casting calls will be held in Louisville and the Lexington area. We are seeking actors of various types and ages. Auditions will be held March 3, 10, & 17.
March 3 & 10 (9 AM-5 PM)
Andrew S. Miller Communcation Arts Building
1 Macklem Drive
Wilmore, Kentucky 40390
March 17 (9 AM-5 PM)
716 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40202
David - Lead, 30-40. Relatively clean-cut, tall, trim. Leader of the cult, formerly a foster child, homeless when found by the cult, close to former leader, Edward.
Eamon- Major Supporting, 22-30. Raised by his parents in the cult, sort of naïve, only just coming into his own, becomes involved with Abiela
Naomi - Major Supporting, 35-40, Attractive, voluptuous, vixen. Right hand “man” to David, wants to lead with him, tries to keep everything together, everything moving forward
Abiela - 18-25, Very young, innocent, pretty but still plain. Brand new recruit to the cult, very unsure about everything, fearful, becomes involved with Eamon
Deb, 20-28, Mother to toddler, Mae, has been with the cult for a couple of years, protective of her child
Azra, 55+, Older but still healthy, wrinkled but lively, grey hair. Owns the house and land the cult live on; close to Deb and Mae, very faithful and determined
Steve, 40+, Eamon’s father; devoted to the cult and to David, but not 100% with him at all times
Carmella - 40+, Eamon’s mother; also devoted to the cult, trying to keep Eamon connected to the group
Daniel - 28+, Been in cult for a few years, not entirely sold on what David teaches, grows more suspicious as time passes, in love with Lilly
Lilly, 25+, Quiet, only close to a few within the cult, follows but isn’t always on the same page as the others, in love with Daniel
Joy - 28+, Very faithful, committed to the group and to David; one of the more exuberant ones, very close with Grace, like sisters
Grace, 28+, Also faithful and committed, exuberant, very close with Joy, like sisters
Ben, 25+, Skinny, awkward. Devoted follower, more of a loner, sort of socially awkward.
Officer McGahey - 40+, Loyal, hard working cop, suspicious of David, determined to find out what’s going on
Edward, 60+, Old, frail, withered. Former leader, passed away years before; very faithful, traditional, compassionate
Mae, 1+, Deb’s daughter, could be infant or toddler age
• Travel expenses to casting calls will not be provided or reimbursed.
• If cast the roles are for credit only. Food will be provided on set during shooting days however.
• To sign up for a casting slot at either location, please email email@example.com with name, preferred date & time range, phone & desired role.
• Come prepared with a short, dramatic monologue and be prepared for a cold read from the script.
• All auditions require an 8x10 headshot with name and contact info on the back (no exceptions).
• Walk-ins will be auditioned (time-permitting) if a headshot is brought, but will have to wait for an opening.