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Casting Call for Short Film “The Text-Up” – Dallas, TX

Casting Call Details:
“The Text-Up” is a short 10-minute comedy about love and advice between three twenty-something friends in the era of instant messaging, written and directed by Clay Luther, director of the feature film CRY that was shot in Dallas last year. THE TEXT-UP will be shot on RED, edited at NTF, and distributed online.


Production Title: The Text-Up
Studio: New Trick Flicks
Union/Non-Union: Non-Union
Project Type: Short (10m)
Project Format: RED 4K
Production Location: Dallas
Director: Clay Luther
Paid/Non-Paid: Non-paid
Meals/Lodging: One hot meal, craft table, drinks, party at the studio

Please submit casting submissions via submission form below.

Scripts will be emailed to actors immediately once the actor schedules an audition.

Auditions will be held at the NTF studio between Tuesday, April 17th and Friday, April 21st.


Character Bio – Ianto – Male, 20s

Ianto is a twenty-something shark. He’s sharply handsome, blunt, direct, sarcastic, eats with his mouth open, smokes too much, vainly touches his muscles in the mirror in the morning before he gets dressed, loves Axe Body spray, and hates sushi. He admires bankers and ambulance-chasing lawyers. Despite his sociopathic tendencies, he is loyal to his friends and tries to do his best by them and give his friends good advice, though the quality of his advice can often be suspect. Ianto grew up with Daniel and they met Becka online. Ianto thinks they make a cute couple and considers his match-making efforts on their behalf one of his life’s accomplishments.

Character Bio – Becka – Female, 20s

Becka is a pretty young woman in her early twenties. She never goes anywhere without her mobile phone, lives on Facebook, and loves Science Fiction. She’s a post-goth, semi-geeky gamer girl who regular beats down her male friends in Team Fortress 2. Her favorite childhood experience was attending a Babylon 5 convention dressed as a Minbari. She met Ianto and Daniel playing games online and became friends with them in real-life. She’s beginning to think life might be more than playing online games, drinking, and dating a slacker. She loves sushi and would never consider dating a man who couldn’t swallow a raw piece of fish.

Character Bio – Daniel – Male, 20s

Daniel is in his mid-twenties. He’s a bit scruffy, a bit puffy, but cute as a puppy. He’d never admit it to his friends, but he likes to cuddle. He is shy, quiet, thoughtful, prone to depression, and deeply emotional. He has been best-friends with Ianto since “forever” and met Becka when she “owned” them both playing Counter-Strike online, which only made Daniel fall in love with Becka. Set up by Ianto on their first date, which was months ago, he decided Becka was “the one”. He’s out of college with a computer degree, but has had trouble finding a really good job. He drinks cheap beer and, unlike Ianto, loves sushi.

Casting Calls Categories: Short Film Casting Calls / Lead Roles Casting Calls / Non-union Casting Calls
Audition Date: 4/17/12
Project: Casting The Text-Up (Short Film)
Casting Call Location: Dallas, TX

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