Title: Casting Call For Short Film in Charleston, SC
Date: 2017-11-08 00:13:52

Casting Call For Short Film in Charleston, SC

Synopsis:

A single, struggling mother embarks on a journey of becoming a homeowner. After being rejected multiple times, she finds solace in a nonprofit organization that helps people find affordable housing.

Character Descriptions:

Jade (Lead): Early thirties, single mother of one. She is hustler, a gladiator; she wants to make a better life for her daughter, and for herself. She didn’t grow up with things handed to her. She has a deep-rooted desire to be better than her parents; however, she doesn’t necessarily know where to start.

Bianca Richardson (Supporting): Female, Loan Officer, 40-45 years of age. A kind- hearted woman who has been given the task of being the”
bearer of bad news”. She is good at her job but she also exhibits a dynamic sense of compassion.

Olivia(Supporting): female, 8-10 years old, a smart ray of sunshine that has an edgy toughness, instilled on her by her mother.

Shooting for late November, early December in Charleston, SC, but schedule/dates will be finalized in the oncoming weeks.

Unpaid, nonunion. Copy, credit, meals on set will be provided.

If interested, please email reel, resume, and headshots if you have them.

Also attach a video audition based on the character you would like to audition for. If auditioning for Jade, please read the audition for both Jade/Olivia and Jade/Bianca Richardson sides.

No specific instructions for the video audition; just make sure you’re well-lit and give us your take on the character(s). Upload it as an unlisted link on YouTube, private link on Vimeo, and send us the password, or attach the video file to an email – whatever is most convenient. You can also send a GoogleDrive document or use Dropbox to send your video audition.

Deadline for the video auditions is Monday, November 13th.

Jade / Bianca Richardson Audition Side:

INT. PRIVATE OFFICE – DAY
DOLLY around a cubicle to reveal JADE, early thirties, in a chair sitting across from BIANCA RICHARDSON, mid-forties, a loan officer, disheveled papers and files strewn across her desk.

BIANCA RICHARDSON
(remorseful)
Sorry ma’m, you don’t qualify
for this home.
JADE
Well, what are my options?
BIANCA RICHARDSON
Your credit could be better and
you just need more collateral.

Jade / Olivia Audition Side:

INT. JADE’S HOUSE – AFTERNOON
Cluttered, claustrophobic. Little flower pots line the window sill. Jade’s young daughter, OLIVIA, eight to ten years old, is overtop the pots watering the flowers. As she comes to the last pot, it is a wilted flower. She grows sad and turns to her mom.

OLIVIA
It’s dying, Mom.
JADE
Not enough sunlight, sweetie.
OLIVIA
I wish we had a backyard.
JADE
Me too, Liv.

Jade looks down at the messy kitchen table, bills scattered, going through the mail, one by one.

INSERT: SEA ISLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FLYER
CU Jade – Hope in her eyes.

Please email at seaislandshortfilm@gmail.com.

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