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Casting Call for Short Film “Burning Sky” – Austin, TX

Casting Call Details:
“Burning Sky”
Senior Short Film
Film Credit.
Meals and snacks provided through out production.

Production dates: February 4, 2013 – March 15, 2013 (6wks, only shooting two days out of each week.)

Burning Sky follows the story of Amber, a struggling and destructive woman. Amber is constantly shutting out the world by drinking and pushing the people in her life away. Her best friend Matt always manages to stick by her side no matter what. In an attempt to avoid what pushes her to drink she continues to use Matt, knowing his true feelings for her. Confronted with her fears yet again, she lashes out at Matt and looses yet another person who cared for her. Amber returns home only to be swallowed in by the memories that bring her misery. She sees little items that remind her of her husband and son that no longer wait for her at home. In one last desperate attempt of self-sabotage she sets fire to her divorce papers. She watches the fire get brighter as the tears of sorrow continue to fall down her face. Will Amber save her self? Or go down in flames?

Character Bios

Amber (lead):
Amber, born and raised in Death Valley, Texas, comes from a broken home. Her parents were married young due to an unexpected pregnancy. Amber’s parents did nothing but fight and hurt each other, eventually resulting in a bitter divorce. The product of a toxic relationship Amber lived with her mother. Amber’s mom was resentful towards her failed relationship and her daughter. She did the bare minimum for her daughter and constantly pushed her away. Once an adult, Amber did everything I her power to be nothing like her parents. She promised herself that she would be loved and be a great mother. Though Amber thought of herself as giving and loving, she pushed everyone away, including her husband and five year old son. The only person that seems to ignore her true personality is her childhood friend Matt. She knows Matt has feelings for her, yet she only indulges his company when it suits her. Amber’s upbringings pushed her into a relationship she wasn’t ready for, thus continuing the cycle of her parents. Damaged from living in an unforgiving world, Amber won’t allow anyone to be close to her. The family that she thought she had to have has become this crippling disease she can’t get help for. She finally hit a downward spiral of avoidance and drinking to numb her reality.

Matt (Co-lead):
Matt is the product of a two-parent home. He lost his Father, who was a cop, on the job at the tender age of seven. His mother seemed very lost after the tragedy and Matt felt as though he needed to fill the role of husband and protector for his mother. Matt is dependable as well as predictable. Matt met Amber in high school where he developed an unhealthy attraction and obsession. No matter how many relationships Amber went through, Matt stuck by her side. He never gave any of his relationships the attention they needed due to the fear that Amber would need him. Even after Amber was married and had a family of her own Matt still treated Amber as a number one priority. Unaffected by amber’s cruel miss-use of their friendship, Matt has never let go of his love for the one woman who brings purpose and pain to his life.

Bartender 1(one scene):
Serves Amber drinks and the bill.

Bartender 2 (one scene):
Denies Amber any further drinks for the night.

Rick (Matt’s Friend- one scene):

Rick is Matt’s friend as well as fellow officer. He knows about Matt’s lingering feelings towards Amber. Out of concern he calls Matt to tell him Amber is losing control at one of the local bars.

Looking for lead male and female:

Female: age 28-40

Male: age 28-40

Looking for supporting male actors:

Males: 23-40

Looking for extras in bar scenes:

Female: age 21 & up

Male: age 21& up

Casting Calls Categories: Short Film Casting Calls / Lead Roles Casting Calls / Extras Casting Calls / Student Film Casting Calls
Audition Date: January 12, 2013 (1-5pm) January 16, 2013 (1-5pm) January 17, 2013 (12-4pm)
Project: Burning Sky – short film
Casting Call Location: Art Institute of Austin 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd, Austin, TX

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