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Boston, MA Casting Calls: Emerson College Student Film Casting

A student film group from Emerson College is looking for actors to appear in our short film on November 5th, 6th and 7th. Our film is for our advanced film class for juniors and will be operating with a complete crew and will be shooting on 16mm color film.

The premise involves a neurotic, Woody Allen type young woman, Jane, who witnesses an old man attempt to tie a balloon to his mailbox while on her way to work. The man loses the balloon and watches it float out of his reach with solemnity. Jane is so affected by this event that once at work, she annoys various co-workers by constructing a history of the man’s life and attributing symbolism to the balloon indicative of his lost love. The tone is both quirky and comedic and also poignant and sad.

We are looking to cast:

HAROLD: AN OLDER MAN, SENIOR IN HIS LATE SEVENTIES OR EARLY EIGHTIES. STOIC, TALL AND SLIM. MINIMAL TO NO DIALOGUE ROLE, BUT IS A PRINCIPLE ROLE WITH EMOTIONAL WEIGHT.

JANE: YOUNG PROFESSIONAL WOMAN IN HER MID TO LATE TWENTIES. GOOD LOOKING BUT HAS A LIBRARIAN LOOK. SHE IS NEUROTIC AND TALKATIVE FEMALE WOODY ALLEN TYPE, WITH NO INNER MONOLOGUE AND IS WRAPPED UP IN HER FICTIONAL ACCOUNT OF THE LIVES OF OTHERS.

BOB: A BORED, MIDDLE AGED OFFICE WORKER. 1-2 LINES.

PATTY: A SOCIALLY AWKWARD, FRUMPY, MIDDLE-AGED OFFICE WORKER. FEATURED EXTRA.

SARAH: INTERN, EARLY TWENTIES. SHY. 1-2 LINES.

YOUNGER HAROLD: EARLY TWENTIES. CHARMING, HANDSOME. ONE SCENE. SEVERAL LINES. MUST BE ABLE TO LOOK FROM THE 1940’S.

CAROLINE: EARLY TWENTIES. HAROLD’S GIRLFRIEND. SHE IS SWEET AND PLAYFUL. ONE SCENE. SEVERAL LINES. MUST BE ABLE TO LOOK FROM THE 1940’S.

If interested, please send headshot and resume.

AUDITION DATE: TBD

PROJECT: EMERSON STUDENT FILM CASTING

CASTING CALL CATEGORY: STUDENT FILM CASTING CALLS / SHORT FILM CASTING CALLS

LOCATION: BOSTON, MA

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