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Auditions for Original Short Film “Strangetown” – Austin, TX

Casting Call Details:
“Strangetown” is a coming of age story set in Texas, as Nash attempts to reconcile his struggle of wanting to leave his small town but fears the comforts and familiarity it holds.

The project is an original 10-15 minute film being created in the style of dogma filmmaking. It is part of a final project for Andrew Shea’s Advanced Directing class at UT Austin that will need to include in class rehearsals along with potentially incorporating Meisner acting techniques.

Nash (early 20s): Was orphaned due to a tragic car accident leaving him to be raised by his single grandmother. Nash is now an adult, working at the local grocery store, and living with his grandmother. Most of his friends have gone of to college, moved away, or conceded to living out their lives in the small town while Nash continues to struggle with his own decision. In his free time he works on the car he and his dad used to work on, in hopes of one day getting out of the small town.

Sheala (60s-Mid 70s): Sheala is a strong independent woman who has survived both her husband and son’s passing. After her son passed, Sheala is forced to take in her grandson, Nash. She has tried to raise him as best as she can along working to pay the bills. Sheala loves her grandson and wants the best for him but has grown tired of watching him waste away his life playing the victim and never living up to his full potential.

Saul (early 20s): Saul is a classmate of Nash from high school. The two were ran in the same crowd but weren’t real close till everyone moved away and the two were sorta stuck with each other. Unlike Nash, Saul has happily consigned himself to living in the small town. He is currently dating a girl who was a at when he graduated from high school and he keeps saying that the two will get engaged and married once she graduates high school. Saul works at the local grocer with Nash to make money and hopefully find a career.

Charlotte (early 20s): Charlotte was the salutatorian and one of the homecoming princesses of Nash’s class. She was prepared to go to college however due to finance and family pressure, she ended up staying with her family. She now mostly stays at home helping her mother take care of the kids. As an excuse to get out for once she takes Sheala’s offer to be setup on a date with her grandson.

Auditions will be held at UT Austin, CMB Building, Studio 4C on Friday, September 27th from 5:30pm-10:00pm.

Please respond with any and all interest/questions.

Casting Calls Categories: Short Film Casting Calls / Lead Roles Casting Calls
Audition Date: Friday, September 27th
Project: Auditions for Original Short Film “Strangetown”
Casting Call Location: Austin, Texas

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