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Three Actors Required for Main Roles in Thriller Short Film

Three Actors Required for Main Roles in Thriller Short Film

Florida, USA
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Title: Death Match

Plot Summary:
James and Jill wake up in a dark warehouse chained to their chairs with a chessboard on a table in front of them. The kidnapper appears holding the both of them at gunpoint and forces them to play a dangerous game of life or death. With twists and turns as the game begins, James and Jill must play against each other, determining who will live or die after this dangerous game of chess.

This will be a psychological thriller short film that will debut online once the film is edited.

My Experience:
My name is John Thomas and I am an independent filmmaker located in Tampa, Florida. I have always had a passion for filmmaking and graduated from film school with many short films and one feature under my belt. This next short film is a story that I am eager to bring to life and but I want to make sure that i have the right actors that are able to sell this story.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Independent Short Film

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.


James is an average blue collar working man that is unhappy with his life and attempts to resolve the depression with alcohol every night. One day, James decides to drive back home from the bar and is severely intoxicated. He gets into an accident that takes the life of a little boy and cowardly leaves the scene. Because of the immense guilt, James becomes increasingly submissive to his alcohol addiction, unable to face his demons head on and ask for forgiveness.

Male, aged 30 to 40

Applications closed 1 October 2021.


Jill has had problems with drug use in the past and having an abusive husband that didn't make anything better for her life. She was a mother of a boy who had great aspirations for being such a young child and was always tried to make his mother happy. She became a recluse after the loss of her child who was killed in a hit and run accident. Jill could not forgive herself due to not watching her child more carefully.

Female, aged 25 to 30

  • Languages: English

Applications closed 1 October 2021.

The Host

The Host is the antagonist who has kidnapped both James and Jill, pinning the both of them in a classic chess match to determine who will live or die. He is an eccentric and impulsive person who seems like he can snap instantly, but also has some self control when needed, spewing philosophy of human nature and challenges our two protagonists. He is passionate and curious to see the truth of what happens when people’s lives are threatened by bringing out their true selves.

Male, aged 25 to 33

Applications closed 1 October 2021.

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Listing created: 30 August 2021
Applications closed: 1 October 2021
Casting #1142351