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Casting Call for Short Film “Ilyanica” – Austin, TX

Casting Call Details:
“Ilyanica” is a short film about a longtime friendship. Erica is an American who has spent her entire adult life in Europe. She comes to assist her friend Ilyana, who has found herself in a difficult situation as a result of her impetuous nature and free spirit.

Character Breakdowns:

Ilyana, 35-45, considers herself radical, but she has never cared much for most people’s company. It’s hard to be a revolutionary if you aren’t a real people-person. She is always looking for ways to live by her ideals as much as her personality allows her. She doesn’t want to be part of the problem. She just wants to keep holding out until the world catches up to her view of what it could and should be. Better than it is now. She is intelligent and idealistic.

Erica, 35-45, met Ilyana in Berlin, Germany during their year abroad in college many years ago. Erica chose to remain abroad at age 21 after being inspired by Ilyana’s decision not to return to the States. Erica has a warm personality and always finds a way to adapt and succeed. She graduated from a European film school and has pursued a career as a European-based American filmmaker.

The story and characters will be developed in collaboration with the actors and director using Meisner techniques. The final script will be written taking into account the results of Meisner-based exercises and rehearsals we will conduct. It will be helpful if the actors have taken Meisner-based acting classes.

The short film will be shot in the last half of March and the beginning of April. Filming days can be scheduled to fit the actors’ schedules and the availability of the location. We anticipate a one day test shoot and 2-3 days of actual shooting as well as a few rehearsals and meetings to discuss characters and story.

If interested please submit your resume and photo before you audition so that we can schedule a specific time for you to audition.

Auditions will be held Saturday, February 22 from 1 PM to 6 PM in CMB 4.122 — RTF Studio 4D at The University of Texas at Austin, 2500 Whitis.

The characters could be played by actors from their mid 30s to mid 40s. We will adjust the character’s presumed ages based on the actors cast.


Other/Additional Compensation: Film Credit, DVD Copy

Meals, Snacks and Beverages Provided

Casting Calls Categories: Short Film Casting Calls / Lead Roles Casting Calls
Audition Date: Saturday, February 22 from 1 PM to 6 PM
Project: Auditions for Short Film “Ilyanica”
Casting Call Location: Austin, Texas

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