Casting Call Details:
Production: Picnic (short film)
Director: Jason Rice (Workaholic Films)
Shoot Location: Atlanta, Ga. area (TBD)
Shoot Date: late August (TBD)
Casting Call Date & time: Sunday August 3, 2014 6-10pm in Atlanta
This production is a serious time piece that touches on the topics of lynching and interracial love during a time when African Americans were not yet accepted. It includes some very vulgar and graphic depictions of the relationships between White and Black people during that time. Therefore ALL actors must be comfortable in conveying messages. The character breakdown is below.
Picnic Character Backgrounds/Desicnic
Raymond is one of your typical early twenties African American male. He loves to read and play sports. He is looking for who he is and the man that he is supposed to become. Raymond comes from a solid Black two family home. His mother is a nurse and his father is an auto mechanic. Raymond is in love with Isabella.
John a white male in his mid to late forties, he is married to Madison. John is a graduate from Emery Law School. He partners at a small firm that handles major criminal law cases. John and Madison have four children Isabella, Jacob, Luke, and David. He is a very stern individual that is highly motivated by his work and his beliefs. John is a closet racist who is bothered by the fact that his daughter is in love with a black man. *note* he hates his mother because she left him and his father for a black man when he was a boy.
Madison is a White female in her mid to late forties, she appears to be younger than her age. She has a degree in Political Science. She is the wife of John. She is a strong stay at home mom who stays worried about her children. She is the strong submissive type.
Luke is a white male is his mid to late twenties; he is a Political Science major. His aspirations in life are to run for Governor and to lead the legislation that would separate the southern states from the northern states again. He is the oldest of John and Madison’s children. His younger brothers look up to him.
Jacob is a white male in his late teen years or early twenties; he is a double major at in Criminal Justice and English. He plans on going to law school after he finishes his undergrad. He is somewhat a quite and timid guy who is always looking for his older brothers approvals.
David a white male in his mid twenties, he works for the local sheriffs office he is planning on going to school for mass communication. He is a bit of an instigator and once he starts he can’t stop.
Isabella is a white female in her early twenties, she is absolutely stunning. She moves to the beat of her own drum. She is a theater major. She is madly in love with Raymond. She spends a lot of time with her grandmother who she sought after on her after seeing pictures of her while she was cleaning her grandfather’s attic out.
***All roles are unpaid but actors do get copy and credit
THIS SHORT FILM WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE 2015 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT AND ADVANCING PORTFOLIO PIECE TO ADD TO YOUR REEL.
REPLY WITH YOUR INTERESTS AND YOU WILL BE SENT FURTHER DETAILS FOR TOMORROW’S CASTING. PLEASE INFORM US IF YOU CANNOT MAKE TOMORROW’S CASTING CALL AND WE WILL SET UP ARRANGEMENTS FOR A VIDEO AUDITION.
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