‘Sollers Point’ open casting call for speaking roles in Maryland
Indie and award winning filmmaker Matt Porterfield is now casting for his upcoming feature Sollers Point and is seeking SAG actors for a feature film shooting in Baltimore in July and August of 2016.
Sollers Point is a film about one man’s return to society after incarceration and eight months’ home detention. As Keith, 26, reenters a community scarred by joblessness, drugs, and deeply entrenched segregation, he pushes back against these obstacles in a search for meaning and the means to build a life.
Matt Porterfield A native of Baltimore, Matt Porterfield has written and directed three feature films, Hamilton (2006), Putty Hill (2011) and I Used To Be Darker (2013). In 2012, he was a featured artist in the Whitney Biennial and the recipient of a Wexner Center Artists Residency. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Harvard Film Archive and has screened at Centre Pompidou, Walker Art Center, Cinémathèque Française, and film festivals such as Sundance, the Berlinale, and SxSW. Since 2007, Matt has taught film production and theory at Johns Hopkins University.
To audition for a role on Soller’s Point, check out the casting call details below:
Sollers Point Casting Call
Positions are paid; the film is a SAG Modified Low Budget Scale.
JESSIE – 19-26, Caucasian Female – a stripper with a metal or electro-punk vibe, maybe a few tattoos
KELSIE – 19-26, Caucasian Female – on the young side, probably blonde, a little strung out
BUSY – 18-24, Caucasian Male – Tall, tough, quiet, slightly intimidating
GARY – 28-32, Caucasian Male – Well built; thuggish, a bit scary
HOLLYWOOD – 40-50, Caucasian Male – Older, overweight biker; not nimble; John Goodman/John Candy-type
RICK – 32-48, Caucasian Male – Fit, working class; likes to hunt; wears a baseball hat; average height; an everyman
SECURITY GUARD – African American Male – on the young side, not very threatening, doesn’t want to work too hard
TATTOO – 35-45, Caucasian Male – Looks like he’s been in jail for a long time/hardened; salty dog; LOTS of tattoos
CARL – 45-60, Caucasian Male – Greasy old perv, maybe a little overweight, baseball cap, white hair or balding
JOE – 40-60, Caucasian Male – a classic daytime drunk: a wisp of a man with longish hair
JEFF – 40, Caucasian Male – Blue collar Baltimore guy, slightly weathered
KARA – 6–12, Caucasian or Mixed Female – confident young girl with a good singing voice (some choir experience)
KENNETH – 26-29, African American Male – Tall, tough, intimidating; but funny when you get him started
JUICE – 23-30, African American Male – A big bouncer
JACK – 6-9, Caucasian or Mixed Male – Quiet, athletic, a little feral
BUD – 65, Caucasian Male – Baltimore accent, blue coller biz owner
RIHA – 60-78, Caucasian or Black – Old hillbilly type, feral but acts like the city mayor
JEHOVAS’ WITNESS – 45-60, African American Male – Proper, religious, tall and dapper
CHARLIE – 40-60, Caucasian Male – spends his days at the bar, maybe on disability
MICHAEL – 60-75, Caucasian or African American Male – Retired steel worker, smart and funny with a casual, low-key humor
MEGAN – 20-40, Caucasian Female – unemployed couch potato, maybe a part-time student
ALICIA – 35-50, Caucasian Female – once a metal goddess
DAWN – 45-60, Caucasian Female – Conservative, Christian, but looks like a butch lesbian
DAVE – 40-55, Caucasian Male – spends his days at the bar, maybe on disability
GILBERT – 60-75, Caucasian or African American Male – Retired steel worker, smart and funny with a gentle self-deprecating humor
MONTE – 50-65, African American Male – Conservative, Christian, suffers no fools, loves his relative authority
SKIP – 60-75, Caucasian or African American Male – Retired steel worker, quiet
DERRICK – 25-30, Caucasian Male – Militaristic ex-gang banger
CHARLES – 25-40, African American Male – Athletic build, quiet demeanor
RENE – 35-50, Caucasian Female – Ex-addict, re-sells wholesale items for money
TOUSSAINT – 25-40, African American Male – Athletic build, polite but not someone you’d want to f*** with.
Please send resumes and headshots with inquiry emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your photo should be saved with your name as follows: FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME.jpg (not .gif, .bmp, .tif, etc.)
Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.
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