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Urgent Casting Call for Short Film “Dirty Old Town” – Detroit, MI

Casting Call Details:
Casting actors for the short film, “Dirty Old Town”. This is a short film for a large screening event in May and the festival circuit. Shooting in Oakland, Wayne and/or Macomb counties weekends and possibly some nights, through March 2013. Auditions will be held in Oakland county.


Murder strikes a Detroit, high-rise apartment building in this found footage murder mystery.

Available Roles:

Patrick: someone who everyone wants to kill, but he walks around like he holds all the cards because, in his eyes, he does. This leads to him coming off as conceited, cocky, and a complete asshole.

Late 20s – Early 30s

Mr. Parks: the building manager whose great care is for an ill daughter he is paying to have treated for cancer. This leads him to take up dealing drugs on the side in order to keep a steady cash flow for both his living expenses and his daughters therapy. Patrick finds this out/is a client of his and threatens to expose Mr. Parks instead of paying him the money he owes (which is a great deal.) Coming off as a meek man who is easily bullied, Mr. Parks uses this emotional handicap to his advantage. We even end up seeing, through his encounter with the Repair Man in the elevator, that Mr. Parks is quite calculating.

40s – 50s

Charles Brady: more or less, a good man – but he does have a temper under his facade of high society. He is also untrustworthy of anyone he can’t buy and that includes his wife. Though Edith leads us to believe there is the capacity for forgiveness in his heart, she is stunned to find out by the end that there is not.

Mid to late 30s

Edith Baxter-Brady: Though she comes from money, all the capital she has now is courtesy of her husband, Charles. She is, however, still not frugal with it and feels she can get away with anything. Patrick, however, has brought that world crashing down with his blackmail of her. Edith now appears to be a shaken woman waiting for the other shoe to drop who possesses and underlying anger toward her antagonist. Above all else, she values the Baxter name because it is all that is left of her illustrious family.

Late 20s – Early 30s

Repair Man: An aggressive ex con who is quick to anger, as evidenced by his encounter with Mr. Parks in the elevator. It is quite obvious he is angry with Patrick by the end of the scene. We get the impression that he is also uneducated, which I’ll make evident by the way he talks.


The Investigator – Mr. Rouge: The most enigmatic of the characters and the one responsible for us seeing and hearing everything. Employed by Charles to find out about what Edith has been doing and who with, he is given “carte blanche” to deal with the problem. “I won’t harm a woman” is how he responds, showing valor and chivalry. When Charles asks if he’ll harm a man, however, the investigator leaves it hanging in the air.

30s – 50s


This is a no-budget film. Compensation will be in the form of exposure on IMDB and hopefully the film festival circuit.

Casting Calls Categories: Short Film Casting Calls / Lead Roles Casting Calls
Audition Date: 3-2-13
Project: Dirty Old Town
Casting Call Location: Detroit, MI

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