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Casting Call for Edmonton Feature Film - Alberta

Alberta, Canada

HUGE Opportunity for local talent

Casting Call for Edmonton Feature Film - Alberta

Casting complete. Applications are now closed.

My name is Shaun Lang and I am an Edmonton filmmaker currently prepping my first feature film:

ANYTHING, BUT NOTHING ELSE

The story centers on twenty-something Becky Forrester who is tired of living in the rut of working for her overbearing mother’s clothing store and just wanting one day of R&R; decides one bright and sunny July morning to skip work and take the day off.

She convinces 4 friends: Jillian, Jared, David, and estranged childhood companion Tyler, to join her and explore the city where they’ve lived their entire lives, but never really got to know.

Along the way, there is laughter, excitement, discovery, conflict and ultimately resolutions as the 5 friends discover more about themselves, each other and where the next years of their lives will ultimately take them….

I was inspired to take on this project when I realized the immense lack of movies that are in fact set in Canada even although many are shot here, Edmonton included.

The film will be shot on a micro-budget ($2500CDN) from an 85-page screenplay over approximately 12 shooting days beginning on July 28, 2012.

The film will primarily be shot on weekends and while I can’t offer any direct compensation for this project, I can buy lunch for all those participating on each full shooting day.

Auditions will take place on Monday July 2 from 2-4pm, please apply for the address.

I realize this may be short notice so all those who can’t make it, but are still interested, may feel free to contact me and arrange a meeting thereafter.

Payment details: no pay

Applications to this casting call require:
  • A phone number
  • A profile photo

Becky Forrester (Protagonist)

A young woman whose life is now stuck in a rut. A college dropout now stuck working for her mother’s clothing store, Becky craves something better, or at least just one day of solid fun. However she lacks the courage to take action; until one day…….

Females, aged 22 to 27 from Alberta, Canada

  • Height: 149 cm / 4ft 11in - 177 cm / 5ft 10in
  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Accents spoken: Canadian

Sheryl Forrester (Becky's Mother)

Becky’s overbearing workaholic mother, Sheryl runs her store; Neval; with an iron fist. She is disappointed that her daughter’s lack of ambition and direction and firmly believes that some structure will set her daughter straight. So when Becky skips out on work claiming to be sick, Sheryl is on the hunt….

Females, aged 45 to 55 from Alberta, Canada

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Minimum Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Accents spoken: Canadian

Tyler Hoffman (Becky's Childhood Friend)

Once Becky’s constant childhood companion, the two have since drifted apart as Tyler has found a successful career as a (fill in the blank). He’ll never let himself admit it, but he see’s Becky as a lost opportunity that he’ll never get back. Little does he realize that Becky feels the same way about him…….

Males, aged 22 to 29 from Alberta, Canada

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Previous unpaid speaking roles
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Accents spoken: Canadian

Jillian Fairweather (Becky's BFF)

Becky’s best friend since elementary school, Jillian is delighted to see a renewed spark in her BFF. She’s loud, opinionated, and unafraid to speak her mind, but it’s her compassionate side, which ultimately helps her friend to come out of her shell.

Females, aged 21 to 26 from Alberta, Canada

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Previous unpaid speaking roles
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Accents spoken: Canadian

Jared Paxton (Jillian's Boyfriend)

Jillian’s’ boyfriend of three years, Jared doesn’t know Becky as well as the others but is content to ditch his job of guarding the local mall in order to tag along. A little rough around the edges, Jared nonetheless proves a loyal friend and even helps Becky learn what she thought was impossible: to drive a car without causing chaos!

Males, aged 21 to 26 from Alberta, Canada

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Previous unpaid speaking roles
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Accents spoken: Canadian

David Lewis (Fifth Wheel)

An avid geek of-all-things pop culture, David still lives with his parents and like Becky, lacks direction in his life. He has spent his whole life following others and once, maybe just once, he’d like to take the lead….

Males, aged 22 to 27 from Alberta, Canada

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Previous unpaid speaking roles
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Accents spoken: Canadian

Previous audition:
Two actresses required for horror feature to shoot - Manchester

Next audition:
Photographer for a fashion blog - London

Listing created: 26 June 2012

Applications closed: 22 July 2012

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