Casting

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  • "Revelations" 

Writer/Director: Kelsey Rauber, Producer: Christina Raia

PREMISE:

On a common girl's night, two adult women with burdening secrets can no longer keep them from each other. 

Short (approx. 7 min). Looking for non-union talent only.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: 

LINA: A fit middle-aged bisexual woman of color filled with mystery. She's perceived as charming and a flirt. Her love for coming-of-age movies is something only her best friend, Maxine, knows. Which is what they are watching the night she shared her truth.

Tentative shooting date is May 12th. A one-day shoot in Queens, NY.

No pay. IMDb credit, meals, and footage for reels will be provided. Will be a no-budget, casual, community-oriented filmmaking experience. Full disclosure, this is Kelsey's first time directing, but will have the experience of the production company behind it.

All submissions & inquiries to be sent tokelseyrauber@gmail.com

 Please include headshot, resume and any possible footage. Will initially request a video audition.

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  • "Still Water" 

Writer/Director: Ryan Kramer, Producer: Christina Raia

PREMISE:

A young girl with a vivid imagination gets some much needed advice from her mother on how to overcome her fear of the water... or so she thinks.

Short (approx. 5 min). Looking for non-union talent only.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: 

Amber: (Lead) 10-14 yrs old, Any race. Young, but not young enough to have such an irrational fear of the water. Her imagination can be her best friend and her worst enemy. She's also real good at sarcasm. (Must be comfortable with swimming and performing in an action sequence that involves pretending to be pulled underwater. There will be a certified lifeguard on set and all safety precautions will be taken.)

Mother: (Supporting) Early 30's, Any race/ethnicity. (subject to change once the lead is cast) Amber's Mother is a cool Mom. She's fun, but extremely protective over her daughter, and trying to figure out the right balance between smothering and giving Amber the space she needs. She's the source of Amber's poignant sarcasm.

Tentative shooting date is July 28th. A one-day shoot in Long Island, NY.

No pay. IMDb credit, meals, and footage for reels will be provided. Will be a casual, community-oriented filmmaking experience. BBQ on the grill in the family backyard kind of feel.

All submissions & inquiries to be sent to: rkramer47@gmail.com

 Please include headshot, resume and any possible footage. Will initially request a video audition.

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  • "The Gaze" 

Writer/Director/Producer: Christina Raia,  Co-Produced with 4milecircus.

PREMISE:

An actor is repeatedly catcalled on her way home from a film shoot until she finds just the kind of guy she's looking for.

Short (approx. 7 min). Looking for non-union talent only.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: 

Ricky: (Lead) 18-27 yrs old, Asian-American ideally, but open to any ethnic minority. Sweet girl-next-door type with an edge hidden under the surface. 

Grace: (Supporting) 70's+, Any race/ethnicity. Stern demeanor. Must be thin or not too fit, to be able to be made fragile looking. (A younger (20s) version of this character will be cast based on the look of the older actor.)

The Creep: (Supporting) Early 30s, White. "All-American" looking man who has a darkness lurking inside. Must be able to scream loudly and be comfortable with spewing vulgar language at people. Involves action.

Scream Queen: (Supporting) 18-30 yrs old, Any race/ethnicity. Must be able to scream like a classic scream queen. Involves a chase scene. 

Guy: (Supporting) 20s-30s, Mixed race/Multi-ethnic. Hipstery. Well-intentioned but pushy crew member. 

Also need men of varying ages/backgrounds/styles to be catcallers. And woman-identifying individuals of varying backgrounds to be part of a small, intense gathering. These roles will not require all day, only a few hours of time.

Production will happen over one weekend in Queens in May.

No pay. IMDb credit, meals, and footage for reels will be provided. This film will be high quality and submitted to festivals, but is meant to be a cathartic experience for all involved. Will be a no-budget, casual, community-oriented filmmaking experience. Totally open to beginner actors. One day commitment for all roles except the lead.

All submissions & inquiries to be sent to: christina@congestedcat.com

 Please include headshot, resume and any possible footage. Will initially request a video audition.

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  • "ENOUGH" (a 15 minute short)

Director/Producer/Writer: Christina Raia

PREMISE:

The lives of three women collide in one night when two of them decide to rob the house that the other is house sitting. 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: 

SANDRA: Mid 20s, Latina/Mixed Race. She's the leader of the heist. Does not come from money or a nice neighborhood, so has a tough exterior that alludes to a lifetime of learning how to get by & survive. She's smart - always thinking ahead. Aggressive when need be, and can appear hotheaded when pissed off, but is actually quite calm and calculated. She has a take charge and do what needs to be done attitude. A young single mom, though this is just alluded to, never seen or mentioned.  

JORDAN: Early/Mid 20s, Caucasian, East Asian, Ethnically Ambiguous. College student, girl next door type. Personable & a little flirtatious. Works multiple jobs to put herself through school. Very intense role, some crying. 

*Production will happen on location over a weekend in Fall 2016 on Long Island. There will also be blocking rehearsal(s) and a table read in August. 

Copy & IMDb credit, meals & transportation provided. Film will be submitted to festivals and eventually distributed online.

All submissions & inquiries to be sent to: christina@congestedcat.com

 Please include headshot, resume and reel footage. Will initially request a video audition before callbacks with the already cast actors.

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  • "ARM BAR" 

Writer/Director: Ryan Kramer

PREMISE:

A young girl who's an aspiring MMA fighter has some business to attend to with the local boxing gym owner, Ric.

Short (approx. 12-15 min)

CHARACTER DESCRIPTION: 

MARLENY: (Lead) 18-25 yrs old (ideally looks younger), Hispanic. A clever, slick-talking teenager who has a knack for taking people down a peg or two, whether it's by words or physical force.

T: (Supporting) 18-25 yrs old, Hispanic/African American/Etnically Ambiguous. T is Marleny's best friend and complete opposite. She's stylish, sassy and mainly concerned with her high school image, but she supports Marleny in everything she does.

RIC: (Supporting) 30-45 yrs old, Hispanic. Ric is the owner of the boxing gym and a local legend around Marleny's neighborhood. He's also an egotistical drug peddler who needs a reality check.

NOEL: (Supporting) 18-25 yrs old, Hispanic/African American. Noel is last year's valedictorian at Marleny and T's high school and is now working at Ric's Boxing Gym as a trainer. He's instantly entranced with Marleny upon her appearance at the gym.

Production will happen over one weekend in NYC. Location is TBD.

No pay. IMDb credit, meals, and footage for reels will be provided. Film will be submitted to festivals.

All submissions & inquiries to be sent to: rkramer47@gmail.com

 Please include headshot, resume and any possible footage. Will initially request a video audition before callbacks.