Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Short film "The Pond" seeks actors

[Received this casting notice this morning...]

The independent short film "The Pond" is seeking headshot submissions for two principal characters.

"The Pond" is about a woman who loses the love of her life in a car accident, and through a strange set of circumstances he is resurrected... but to her complete dismay she learns that he cannot stay. The explanation of all this comes from a very mysterious character, whose job it is to keep certain things in nature protected, and secret.

The script is written by local screenwriter Dan Hannon, who will be directing as well. Dan is also one of the founders of the annual New Hampshire Film Festival. The film will shoot in late August, in NH. It will be managed under a SAG deferred payment contract. Both union and non-union actors may submit.

The producers are looking for headshot & resume submissions for the two roles below. There is a casting session scheduled for this Thursday in Nashua, NH for these and other roles in the film. At this time, the focus is on bringing more talent in for only the two roles listed below.

If you would like to be considered for an audition, please send your headshot and resume asap to Francine DiChiara: fdichiara@mac.com

Subject Line of your response should be The Pond: [your name]

All submissions will be reviewed, and the producers will contact those they would like to see for an audition. If this Thursday does not work for all, then another date may be arranged.

Due to the short time window before Thursday and the anticipated response, the producers will only be able to get back to those who are selected to audition.

SHELLY – Female. Beautiful, confident and loving. Happily married to her best friend. Suffers a great, almost debilitating loss. As she works through her grief, she has a profound, emotional, and completely unexpected experience that changes her life. Red hair is preferred, but not an absolute requirement. Age Range 25-35.

MAN IN BEIGE – Male. Commanding presence and attitude. Can have an intense, almost fierce look at times. Belongs to a mysterious, heretofore unknown group. Feared at first, but understood and admired by the end. Could be played with an accent. Age Range 30-60.