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Seeking Actors for Independent Feature Film – Pittsburgh, PA

Casting Call Details:
The newly-formed Allegheny Motion Picture Corporation, LLC, based in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, is seeking actors for its inaugural feature film production.

Shooting will occur throughout July in Bloomfield and other locations in the region using the new Canon Cinema EOS system. There will also be a brief August shoot in either Texas or California (travel expenses for those actors involved will be paid for by the production). Rehearsals are set to begin in May and run through June in Lawrenceville and Bloomfield.

Couch-surfing L.A. musician Irene McCabey’s impending dismissal from her band is delayed by news that she has inherited an abandoned row house in Pittsburgh. Employing her drunk and disorderly cousin Charlie as a contractor, Irene attempts to rebuild the family house for a quick sale. Renovation proves difficult and expensive, and just as Irene finds herself cut off from her wealthy family, she also finds herself attached to her strange new neighborhood and the house itself, which has taken the form of a childhood fantasy – complete with trap doors, bright colors, a pile of shrapnel in the backyard, and a “Moon Room.” Can Irene’s unorthodox approach to home renovation possibly work? Can Charlie and Irene stay sober long enough to get the job done? Are they building a house… or a home?

Join a passionate, imaginative and enthusiastic team of artists coming to Pittsburgh from all over the country as we embark on our first feature. Together, we can create something visually beautiful, emotionally meaningful, and hopefully very messy and very fun. What better way to spend a summer?

We are auditioning for the following major roles:

Irene, female 24-30, outspoken, confident and graceful in the rudest, crudest ways. A gifted singer, a compulsive contrarian, and an impulsive everything. This role will require a month of shooting in Pittsburgh as well as a week of shooting out-of-state.

Charlie, male 20-32, a hard-partier from the blue-collar side of Irene’s family. A sweet face and a winning smile hides deep insecurities. This role will require three weeks of shooting.

Kicky, female 24-30, Irene’s ex-girlfriend and current band mate. Beauty and intellect disguising a cold and manipulating underside. This role will require a week of shooting in Pittsburgh as well as a week of shooting out-of-state.

We are also auditioning for the following minor roles:

Ellen, female 50-65, Charlie’s mother. A heavy drinking, tough-loving Pittsburgh lifer who rarely leaves home.

Bill, male, 50-70, Irene’s father. A powerful man with a powerful job and little room for sentiment or wasted words.

Gordon, male 25-35, Bill’s assistant. Organized, blunt and austere; the company man.

Elmer, male 70+, Irene’s neighbor. A polka musician and former steelworker growing old all on his own.

Harold, male 40-60, Elmer’s son. Blue-collar, hard working, amiable, and shrewd.

Actors will be paid a small stipend appropriate to the size of their commitment. Please keep in mind this is a low-budget, independent film and we will in turn keep in mind that you like to pay rent and eat.

Auditions will be held March 11th & 12th at Fe Gallery in Lawrenceville, 4012 Butler Street, Pittsburgh.

Please contact the director, Colin Healey, at 413 531 3272 (that’s really 413 – not a typo) or via the submission form below to arrange a block of time for your audition. If you are unavailable the 18th or 19th, special arrangements can be made.

Auditions will be videotaped (important production personnel live out-of-state). Please prepare one two-minute monologue. Additionally, you will be asked to perform several screen test exercises. If you have previous film or video acting experience, please let the director know where or how he may view those projects.

If necessary, callbacks will be held in early March in the same location.

Casting Calls Categories: Independent Film Casting Calls / Feature Film Casting Calls / Lead Roles Casting Calls / Paid Roles Casting Calls
Audition Date: March 11th & 12th
Project: Independent Feature Shooting in July Seeks Actors
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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