Casting call for an iBook (a digital novel for the iPad). This interactive digital novel includes video clips, still images, text, audio clips and graphic design. The story follows the screenplay “Closer Than Rust,” which was recently selected as one of the three winners of the 2011 Atlanta International Film Festival.
Date: Wednesday, May 15th
Location: The Phillip Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Suite A, Atlanta, GA, 30307
The Rush Center is located one block from the Edgewood/Candler Park Marta Station.
Date: Thursday, May 16th
Location: Georgia State University, General Classroom Building (“GCB”) room #115
Corner of Decatur Street and Peachtree Center Avenue (Building #12 on the GSU campus map).
Located two blocks from the 5 Points Marta Station (Walk down Central Ave towards Decatur Street. Central Ave becomes Peachtree Center Ave and the building is right there on the corner. Studio is on the ground floor, room #115)
Actors are needed for the following parts:
Jamie 27, caucasian, genderqueer/FTM
Aliza 22-24, African American, Female/Femme
Bryan 8, African American, Male (Aliza’s playful little brother)
Creggory 8, African American, Male (Aliza’s brother’s friend)
Reggie mid/late-20’s, African American, Male (Aliza’s ex-boyfriend)
Vespa 33, Asian American, Female/femme
Hart mid-30’s, Asian American (other races considered), Female, Butch (Vespa’s partner)
Bill Over 40, Caucasian, Male, “Proud Southern Redneck”
Tanisa mid-20’s, African American, Female (a wild artist type)
EXTRAS / Townspeople:
Tina 45 or so, African American, Female (Aliza’s Mom) (Photo & Voice Only)
Harden 45 or so, African American, Male (Aliza’s Dad) (Photo & Voice Only)
Frankie mid-60’s, Caucasian, Male (also a “Proud Southern Redneck”)
Darnell late-20’s, African American, Male (works with Jamie on the dump truck)
Mike mid-30’s or so, Male (driver of the dump truck)
Mr. Casselberry mid-60’s, African American, Male (married to Mrs. Casselberry)
Mrs. Casselberry mid-60’s, African American, Female (married to Mr. Casselberry)
Christian Wife late-40’s or so, female (married to Christian Husband)
Christian Husband late-40’s or so, male (married to Christian Wife)
Mother mid-30’s, female (the mother of “child”)
Child 3-6, female (the child of “mother”)
Henry late-30’s, male, probably Caucasian (married to Juna – interracial couple)
Juna late-30’s, female, probably African American (married to Henry – interracial couple)
Yolanda mid-50’s or so, African American, Female (a Yoruba Priestess)
“Redneck Wife” 40’s or so, female, Caucasian (married to “Redneck Husband”)
“Redneck Husband” 40’s or so, male, Caucasian (married to “Redneck Wife”)
Creggory’s Mom early-40’s (flexible), African American, Female (Creggory’s Mom)
Newscaster for web video - Any age, race, gender
Possible: “neighborhood children” (various ages, genders, races)
Possible: voice over actors for animated robots (dream scene)
This is a low budget project – a labor of love for most of the artists involved. Actors will receive small “Thank you” stipends, a copy of footage for their reel, and a copy of the finished digital book (expected in December, 2012). All filming will take place this summer in and around Atlanta, GA.
For more information, please contact Laura Zaylea at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or visit: http://closerthanrust.wordpress.com/get-involved/join-us/ . This is an LGBT themed film about interracial relationships, community, small Southern towns, magical dreams/intuition & art-making!
See you at the casting call!
By: Laura Zaylea