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Local production company is casting for a short film.

 

Seeking:

 

Woman – can look between 35 and 45 – brunette – between 5’ 3” and 5’6”

Man – can look between ages 70 and 90 with make-up – any hair color – height is open

Man – look between 28 and 35 years – any hair color – height is open

Woman – ages 25 to 45 – any hair color – between 5’3” and 5’7”

Man – ages 45 to 55 – any hair color – height is open

3 Women – look between 30 and 45 years – any hair color – height is open

2 Men – look between 30 and 45 years – any hair color – height is open

 

We’re filming the last couple weeks of June and first week of July in and near Milwaukee. Shoots will usually be half days during the day – most likely mornings, but that could change. Depending on the role, will be between 1 half day and 4 half days. The actual shoot dates will be dependent on weather and your availability.

 

No dialogue.

 

Access to 1940’s and 1950’s style clothing a plus but not required.

 

All rolls are paid.

Contact Susan Fry at susanscotfry@gmail.com.

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Seeking 2 actors to play man and wife in a short film.  Need to be able to pass for 50-ish and look like a couple.  He is an affluent and cultured business man.  She is an elegant, decisive and stylish woman    Time period is 1930.  There will be 2 half day shoots in Milwaukee.  First one is the afternoon of August 31 and the second is either September 4, 5, or 6 – depending on everyone’s availability.  Paid.  Email Susan Fry at ssfry@optimisttheatre.org.  Thanks.


Looking for three adult actors – two males and one female – to star alongside several very talented Marquette University students and alums in one of this year’s most promising Marquette Film Festival shorts, The Darkling. Set in the late 1950s and inspired by the works of Rod Serling, Alfred Hitchcock, and David Lynch, this 30-page short centers around the murder of a beloved high school student in small town America. When two FBI agents are brought in to investigate the crime, everyone becomes a suspect, and no one is below throwing their friends and neighbors under the bus to save their own skin.

 

The film will be shot primarily at Miss Katie’s Diner on 1900 W. Clybourn St., Milwaukee, and production will begin in mid-March. The parts we are looking to fill are as follows:

 

Special Agent Dwight Farley (30s-40s): A hard-nosed FBI agent with sharp instincts and an even sharper tongue. As the more experienced of the two Special Agents assigned to young Carey Horner’s case, Farley often finds himself playing Dr. Watson to newbie partner McPherson’s Holmes.

 

Howard Horner (40s-50s): The teenage murder victim’s loudmouthed father. When his daughter turns up dead, Howard makes it his mission to nail her hoodlum boyfriend, Dana Drayton, to the proverbial cross, often interfering with the investigation in the process.

 

Lillian Horner (40s-50s): Howard Horner’s passive wife, as well as teenage murder victim Carey’s mother. Meek and submissive, Lillian often follows the lead of her husband and young daughter, Judy. However, when the case heats up, she finds her voice, casting doubt on the very family she set out to protect.

 

If you have any interest in auditioning for our film, please contact Cassandra Jaskulski (screenwriter, actress) at cassandra.jaskulski@mu.edu.


A lovely, short, animated film.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9417096


If interested, please contact Anthony Presti at ton261@yahoo.com 

Hello Mr. Fletcher, 

Below is a list of the 4 characters I am looking to cast. I included descriptions and some short bios for them. They are 2 females and 2 males. As you may have read, the tentative time I am looking to shoot this is around labor day week. (Sept. 7-13 or so) This will be a short film and so hopefully it will not be more than a day or two. 

Let me know if this is sufficient or if you’d require additional material.  

Thanks for you help.

Anthony 

Short Film: “The Lady of Menagerie”

 Characters 

Samantha (“Sam”) Elliott- Samantha is a complex, yet practical woman thirty one years of age. She grew up as an only child in a conservative, Christian household. These Christian values were instilled into Sam primarily by her father, William Musker, whose recent death (Cancer) is the catalyst for the story.  She was a good Christian until she went to college and a streak of independence, liberal leaning friends and parental rebellion led her to a more liberal philosophy. Her Religion played a smaller role in her life as she discovered art such as painting, writing and acting. She excelled at painting and sculpting and would go on to earn a teaching degree to become an art teacher of young students.  

The newfound free spirit she found in college also led her into the arms of Denim Elliott, her future husband, whom she met during her third year. They were both enrolled in a painting class and became flirtatious of the course of the semester. She had just broken up with Harry Kaplan, a very conservative Jewish man whom was introduced to her by her father William. Although not of the same faith, William respected Harry’s strict moral code and they were in agreement on all social and political issues. This introduction was also an attempt by her father to “save” his daughter from the liberal world of college campus to which he feared losing her. Coming off this relationship, Samantha was looking for the complete opposite of Harry and found Denim.   

Samantha – Female 30-35yrs approx. Caucasian. Brunette/Dark Brown hair. She is a Gemini and is giving to extreme shifts in personality. She can be both calm and fiery in a matter of moments. Height: 5.5”-5-7”. Average weight. She would be wearing a black dress for the entire film. Funeral attire.   

Denim Elliott – Denim is a very cynical and bitter man thirty two years of age. He is an atheist at heart and sees the worst in people and the world. He believes humanity is evil and should cease to exist, but his liberal, passive nature has kept him relatively balanced. His cynical personality is only compounded by his not being accepted into the acting community: his first love. This has also led to insecurity in his professional and personal life. In high school and college he lived for the arts, both to meet girls and out of a desire to spread his liberal views. It is in such an art class that he met Samantha Musker. To him, her Christian conservative past fed his appetite to “enlighten” her and was irresistible.  After graduation Denim continued to look for acting work. As a result he quit acting to pursue a career in public office. This was another way to spread his liberal agenda and get a job without much real world experience. When the next election for Mayor came around he jumped at the chance and got on the ballot. Unfortunately, his lack of skill as a campaigner and inability to bond or relate to the people of Menagerie led to his defeat. It only added to the humiliation that his opponent in the election had died of a heart attack three weeks before voting. We pick up with Denim two years later, a day before an election is being held to fill the soon to be vacant Mayor position. Denim is once again on the ballot. His Republican opponent this time is Harry Kaplan.  

Denim – Male 30-35yr approx. Caucasian.  He is a Pisces and as a result has a very creative, liberal nature. But can also be indecisive. Like Sam, this dueling personality carries both highs and lows and has led to an intense love/hate marriage with her. Height: 5.7”-6.”  He will be wearing a black suit and black tie throughout the film. Funeral attire. 

Harold (“Harry”)  Kaplan- Harry Kaplan is a very conservative Jewish man. He was raised in a strict Jewish home that shaped his world view in every way, especially foreign policy. His father was a state senator and was responsible for his entering politics. Although, being that Jewish republicans are a rarity in politics this led to him being a bit of an outcast in society and has not helped his love life.  As a result he jumped at the chance of being set up with Samantha Musker. Charles Kaplan, Harry’s father, was good friends with William Musker and their mutual needs and motives for finding their child a date, led to the introduction. Harry instantly took a liking to Samantha’s fiery personality and the challenge of courting her. However, the Religious divide between them, he being a conservative Jew and her a waning Christian with newly discovered liberal leanings, took it’s toll and the their relationship was short lived. Harry had a hard time letting her go, mainly due to not being able to meet other girls. He has had feelings for her since the break-up and was devastated by her new relationship with Denim. He took up heavy drinking soon after he learned the news.

We first see Harry on his way to William Musker’s funeral with Karen Fisher, his current girlfriend and campaign manager. He does not care for Karen in any deep way, but his desperation to be with somebody has led to the commitment. He continues to pine for Samantha and looks for her in any new girl that may come along. He became a prosecutor out of college. He was elected to city council three years later. He is running for mayor in this election, mainly since it would mean defeating Denim, for whom he still blames for stealing Samantha from him.  

Harold – Male 30-35yr. approx. Caucasian.  As a Sagittarian he has a strong sense or morality, but tends to overemphasize Religious symbols and rituals rather than God himself. As a result he often pays lip service to his faith without following through in practice. He would also switch allegiance if it provided him with personal advantage. It is this practical, some would say hypocritical, side that has occasionally caused him to stray from his strict Jewish traditions. Height: 5.7”- 6.2” He also will be wearing a black suit and tie throughout the film. 

 

Karen Fisher – Karen is a younger open minded woman constantly looking for spiritual fulfillment. She was raised by two lawyers completely consumed by their work. As a way to make up that parental distance, she explored many Religious faiths and has had many different political views throughout her life. She first belonged to the Protestant church and then joined the Mormon faith as it grew in popularity. Most recently she has taken up Scientology. She is notorious for joining the latest “thing” and having a short attention span. Her political views have also changed by the year. She is lately exploring conservatism and joined the campaign of Harry Kaplan to further this interest. When Harry expressed romantic interest in her, mainly due to lack of opportunity, she saw it as a way to learn more about the conservative mind. This led to her running his campaign for mayor.  She has dated many different types of men, Harry is her first Republican.  

Karen- Female 30yrs. approx. Caucasian. Being a Libra she can be easy-going and sociable, but is also gullible, easily influenced and flirtatious.  Height: 5.5”-5.8.” She will be wearing a dark dress as well. A dress suitable for a funeral.


If you are interested, please respond to Anthony at:

ton261@yahoo.com 

Below is a list of the 4 characters I am looking to cast. I included descriptions and some short bios for them. They are 2 females and 2 males. As you may have read, the tentative time I am looking to shoot this is around labor day week. (Sept. 7-13 or so) This will be a short film and so hopefully it will not be more than a day or two. 

Short Film: “The Lady of Menagerie” 

Characters 

Samantha (“Sam”) Elliott- Samantha is a complex, yet practical woman thirty one years of age. She grew up as an only child in a conservative, Christian household. These Christian values were instilled into Sam primarily by her father, William Musker, whose recent death (Cancer) is the catalyst for the story.  She was a good Christian until she went to college and a streak of independence, liberal leaning friends and parental rebellion led her to a more liberal philosophy. Her Religion played a smaller role in her life as she discovered art such as painting, writing and acting. She excelled at painting and sculpting and would go on to earn a teaching degree to become an art teacher of young students. 

 The newfound free spirit she found in college also led her into the arms of Denim Elliott, her future husband, whom she met during her third year. They were both enrolled in a painting class and became flirtatious of the course of the semester. She had just broken up with Harry Kaplan, a very conservative Jewish man whom was introduced to her by her father William. Although not of the same faith, William respected Harry’s strict moral code and they were in agreement on all social and political issues. This introduction was also an attempt by her father to “save” his daughter from the liberal world of college campus to which he feared losing her. Coming off this relationship, Samantha was looking for the complete opposite of Harry and found Denim.  

 Samantha – Female 30-35yrs approx. Caucasian. Brunette/Dark Brown hair. She is a Gemini and is giving to extreme shifts in personality. She can be both calm and fiery in a matter of moments. Height: 5.5”-5-7”. Average weight. She would be wearing a black dress for the entire film. Funeral attire.   

Denim Elliott – Denim is a very cynical and bitter man thirty two years of age. He is an atheist at heart and sees the worst in people and the world. He believes humanity is evil and should cease to exist, but his liberal, passive nature has kept him relatively balanced. His cynical personality is only compounded by his not being accepted into the acting community: his first love. This has also led to insecurity in his professional and personal life. In high school and college he lived for the arts, both to meet girls and out of a desire to spread his liberal views. It is in such an art class that he met Samantha Musker. To him, her Christian conservative past fed his appetite to “enlighten” her and was irresistible.  After graduation Denim continued to look for acting work. As a result he quit acting to pursue a career in public office. This was another way to spread his liberal agenda and get a job without much real world experience. When the next election for Mayor came around he jumped at the chance and got on the ballot. Unfortunately, his lack of skill as a campaigner and inability to bond or relate to the people of Menagerie led to his defeat. It only added to the humiliation that his opponent in the election had died of a heart attack three weeks before voting. We pick up with Denim two years later, a day before an election is being held to fill the soon to be vacant Mayor position. Denim is once again on the ballot. His Republican opponent this time is Harry Kaplan.  

Denim – Male 30-35yr approx. Caucasian.  He is a Pisces and as a result has a very creative, liberal nature. But can also be indecisive. Like Sam, this dueling personality carries both highs and lows and has led to an intense love/hate marriage with her. Height: 5.7”-6.”  He will be wearing a black suit and black tie throughout the film. Funeral attire. 

Harold (“Harry”)  Kaplan- Harry Kaplan is a very conservative Jewish man. He was raised in a strict Jewish home that shaped his world view in every way, especially foreign policy. His father was a state senator and was responsible for his entering politics. Although, being that Jewish republicans are a rarity in politics this led to him being a bit of an outcast in society and has not helped his love life.  As a result he jumped at the chance of being set up with Samantha Musker. Charles Kaplan, Harry’s father, was good friends with William Musker and their mutual needs and motives for finding their child a date, led to the introduction. Harry instantly took a liking to Samantha’s fiery personality and the challenge of courting her. However, the Religious divide between them, he being a conservative Jew and her a waning Christian with newly discovered liberal leanings, took it’s toll and the their relationship was short lived. Harry had a hard time letting her go, mainly due to not being able to meet other girls. He has had feelings for her since the break-up and was devastated by her new relationship with Denim. He took up heavy drinking soon after he learned the news.

We first see Harry on his way to William Musker’s funeral with Karen Fisher, his current girlfriend and campaign manager. He does not care for Karen in any deep way, but his desperation to be with somebody has led to the commitment. He continues to pine for Samantha and looks for her in any new girl that may come along. He became a prosecutor out of college. He was elected to city council three years later. He is running for mayor in this election, mainly since it would mean defeating Denim, for whom he still blames for stealing Samantha from him.  

Harold – Male 30-35yr. approx. Caucasian.  As a Sagittarian he has a strong sense or morality, but tends to overemphasize Religious symbols and rituals rather than God himself. As a result he often pays lip service to his faith without following through in practice. He would also switch allegiance if it provided him with personal advantage. It is this practical, some would say hypocritical, side that has occasionally caused him to stray from his strict Jewish traditions. Height: 5.7”- 6.2” He also will be wearing a black suit and tie throughout the film. 

 

Karen Fisher – Karen is a younger open minded woman constantly looking for spiritual fulfillment. She was raised by two lawyers completely consumed by their work. As a way to make up that parental distance, she explored many Religious faiths and has had many different political views throughout her life. She first belonged to the Protestant church and then joined the Mormon faith as it grew in popularity. Most recently she has taken up Scientology. She is notorious for joining the latest “thing” and having a short attention span. Her political views have also changed by the year. She is lately exploring conservatism and joined the campaign of Harry Kaplan to further this interest. When Harry expressed romantic interest in her, mainly due to lack of opportunity, she saw it as a way to learn more about the conservative mind. This led to her running his campaign for mayor.  She has dated many different types of men, Harry is her first Republican. 

Karen- Female 30yrs. approx. Caucasian. Being a Libra she can be easy-going and sociable, but is also gullible, easily influenced and flirtatious.  Height: 5.5”-5.8.” She will be wearing a dark dress as well. A dress suitable for a funeral.


Last House Productions seeks replacement Director of Photography for Short Film 

Last House Productions has plans to photograph it’s new short film “The Bully” in the Milwaukee area April 2nd until April 11th. Due to health issues, our former DP has backed down and we are left in urgent need of someone to photograph our film. Visit our website to view the synopsis, storyboards and to read the screenplay. www.lasthouseproductions.com/thebully.html

We are seeking a DP or photographer with a unique eye uninformed by played out trends in cinema. Experience with photography strongly preferred. In fact, we will also consider Photographers who are looking for an opportunity to work in cinema. Experience with RED ONE workflow also preferred but not required.

We like to work in small groups with sparse gear so we’d prefer someone who is adaptable and positive. Due to this being an independent low-budget art project we can only offer copy, credit and meals as payment. This film is sure to be a great experience unlike any other.

Please reply with experiences and work samples of film/video and photography works to Matthew at  thebullymovie@gmail.com


Matthew Konkel
mydarkmaze@gmail.com