Casting Call / Crew Call for Arlington, Texas HD Independent Feature Film “The Shed”
- Production Title: The Shed
- Studio/Independent/Student: Independent Film
- Union/Non-Union: Non-Union
- Project Type: Feature Film
- Project Format: HD
- Production Location: Other, Texas
- Other/Additional Location(s): Arlington, Texas (DFW)
- Production Start Date: July 01, 2010
- Shooting Schedule: 3 Weeks / TBA
- Production Wrap Date: October 01, 2010
- Producer: Sean Bardin
- Writer: Sean Bardin
- Director: TBA
‘The Shed’ is a low-budget sci-fi/horror film about a man named Joe and his girlfriend Lisa, who are forced to move into his elderly parents’ house after Joe loses his job. Upon arrival, Joe recalls his childhood memories of the mysterious shed behind the house, and he attempts to discover the shed’s strange secret. After accidentally releasing a hostile entity, Joe and his girlfriend attempt to survive…all while capturing their adventure on tape. The story only becomes more bizarre as it climaxes towards the tragic ending.
- JOE ANDERSON (late 20s to mid-30s) – middle-aged Caucasian male who is handsome and adventurous. Conspiracy theorist. A little geeky, but not a nerd.
- LISA MORGAN (mid-20s) – young Caucasian female who is beautiful, curious but cautious. Probably smarter than her boyfriend.
- ROY ANDERSON (mid to late-60s) – Joe’s elderly father, also Caucasian. Gray-haired. Skeptical. Sarcastic. Doesn’t get along too well with Joe. (Think Jeff Dunham’s “Walter” puppet, but quieter.)
- BETTY ANDERSON (mid-60s) – Joe’s grandmotherly-mother. Caucasian, gray-haired. Sweet as sugar. Polar opposite of Roy, her cynical husband. Always baking yummy goodies.
- COP #1 (any age or ethnicity) – Male. Serious. Licensed police officer, preferably with Arlington Police Dept. Good acting skills.
- COP #2 (any age or ethnicity) – Male. Serious. Licensed police officer, preferably with Arlington Police Dept. Good acting skills.
- CREEPY NEIGHBOR (any age, gender, or ethnicity) – Ugly. Constantly watering his/her perfect lawn. Silent. Doesn’t even wave when acknowledged by others. Stares a lot. (Think serial killer.)
- THE ENTITY (young, swift, athletic) – Actual character not revealed until shooting. Needs to be someone very thin and shorter than 5′. Must be comfortable being on the roof of a shed, maybe also in a tree (with assistance). Good hide-and-seek player. Sci-fi expert.
Preference is experienced actors/extras.
Crew Positions Needed:
- ASSOCIATE PRODUCER – Must be good at managing/directing crew and actors, offering ideas, and giving intelligent advice. Will also be handling some budget and PR/marketing aspects. Prefer feature film production experience.
- ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Must have film school experience/degree. Also prefer feature film experience. Will be assisting in shots, as well as writing call sheets, production reports, etc.
- DP/CAMERA DEPT. – Must have film school degree/experience, as well as credentials in film or television. Creative. Grip experience also preferred. Will not be operating camera, but rather instructing lead actor on camera handling and body positioning. (Contact for details.)
- ART DEPT. DIRECTOR – Prefer credited experience. Basically handling every position of the art department, including set design, decorating, and props. (We’re shooting at one location, so this shouldn’t be a difficult task.)
- COSTUME DESIGNER – Flexible. Enthusiastic. Creative. Specialize in sci-fi, horror, and contemporary designs. Must have feature film or television experience.
- MAKE-UP ARTIST – Will be working closely with the Costume Designer to ensure the actors match appropriately to their character for each scene in the script. Must have feature film or television experience.
- POST-PRODUCTION EDITOR – Will be editing both video and sound. Degree required. Feature film/television experience required. Proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc as well as Final Cut Pro.
- Paid/Non-Paid: Non-Paid, Deferred
- Other/Additional Compensation: Film Credit, DVD Copy
- Meals/Lodging/Transportation Provided: Meals, Snacks and Beverages
Email Your Casting / Crew Submissions To: [email protected]
Special Notes for Potential Cast/Crew:
Experience, enthusiasm, and creativity will take priority over educational degrees.
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