Title: Casting for Civil War Era Short Film. Nashville, TN
Date: 17 April 2017 12:25 pm

Casting Call

Casting for Civil War Era Short Film


Auditions will likely be on May 6, but will make other times available as needed.  See the attachment for description of the project and the roles.

All correspondence to chris@bolderpictures.com


Set in 1863, Across is the story of a slave boy’s attempt to escape to freedom with his family.  This 30-minute short is also the first act of a feature film that we hope to complete in 2018.  Shooting July 8 – 15, primarily in Nashville.  Low-pay, but full deferred rate is guaranteed for all the cast and crew of the short when feature goes into production.


RUSS – Bright 11 year old African American slave boy with tons of determination.


CHARLEY – 12-year-old African American slave boy in sickly health.


MARTHA – 34 year old pretty African American mom – sharp but nervous


PETER – 35 year old slave and dad.  Tough, bitter, but gentle with his kids


GEORGE – 30, plantation over-seer.  Smooth exterior over cruel heart


  1. ELLIOTT – 50, portly – plantation owner – jovial, a little clueless


MRS. ELLIOTT – 40 prim and proper plantation owner


MEN – various smaller roles for men 18-50


Please send in cover letter expressing your interest, along with headshot and resume.  For child actors, a simple picture and description of any acting interest/experience will suffice.


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