Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Casting Notice: Short film "The Owl" to shoot in New Hampshire Seacoast Region

[Forwarding this casting notice along...]

Production: THE OWL
Union/Non-Union: Non-union
Production Type: Indie short film
Project length: 15 minutes
Production and Shooting Location: Seacoast Region, New Hampshire
Production Company: Breakneck Media & Redcove Productions
Directors: Ken Dodge and Jeremy Robinson
Producer: Jeremy Robinson
E-mail: & (CC both addresses)
Compensation: Limited


Virtual Auditions: Accepted between August 12 and Sept 6.

In Person Auditions will be on September 6, from 2pm - 8pm at Anchor Line, 40 Pleasant St. Portsmouth NH (basement level). Please e-mail headshot, resume and/or reel in advance, so we know to expect you. * Those auditioning for the part of Amanda need to be accompanied by a parent, guardian or agent.

Call Backs (in person, Portsmouth NH): September 13
Shooting Starts: October 17
Shooting Ends: October 19

Virtual Audition Guidelines:

Please choose an audition script of your own, paying attention to genre and the character you are auditioning for. You can use something original, or something already produced. If already produced, make it your own. Don’t try to duplicate.

Upload videos to YouYube, Vimeo, etc. and send a link to Jeremy and Ken via the email addresses above. You may also send a link to download the video directly from a server, Dropbox, or similar service. Include a brief bio, filmography (if any) and contact information.

* All submissions for the part of Amanda should be submitted by a parent, guardian or agent.

Production Goals:

The Owl, written by bestselling author, Jeremy Robinson, will make the rounds at several large festivals, granting exposure to all involved. It will not only be a calling card for the actors and directors, but may also be a potential launching point for a feature length film.


The Owl is a horror short film following two men’s search for a girl gone missing—or taken—in the dark woods of New Hampshire, where something inhuman lurks.

Character BIOS

AMANDA - Female - Age 10 - 14

Amanda is a typical young woman who experiences a full range of emotion, from wonderment to abject horror. She’s on her own in the woods, which appear both magical and full of potential evil.

HEATHER - Female - Age 35 - 45

Heather is the worried mother of Amanda. She desperately, and concisely, appeals for the rescue of her missing daughter. She is attractive and on the cusp of starting a relationship with George.

GEORGE - Male - 40 - 50

Father of Chris and interested in Heather, George is a responsible, upstanding man full of nobility and New England gumption . He and Chris set out on a quest to find Amanda, who is missing. He’s strong and fit. Owns a small construction company. Must be capable of stern seriousness and abject fear.

CHRIS - Male - 20 - 25

Chris is like a thinner, younger version of George, but with a crafty smile and a sense of humor. He’s looser than his father. Casual. A trace of mischief, but at the core, his father’s son. He’s fit, and fast, capable of running at great speed, with Tom Cruise-like passion. Emotional range is from casual, sarcastic humor to abject fear.

About the Directors

Kenneth Dodge is the Telley award-winning director and editor behind scores of commercials and online promotional videos for clients such as DTS, Sony, Carl's Jr., Mazda, Konami, The U.S. Army, ZICO and NBC/Universal. His sixteen years of professional experience, working with a range of budgets, has given him exceptional skill behind the camera as well as in the editor's chair, enabling him to fully execute his vision.

Dodge began his film career at the age of 16, using his sister's VHS camera, filming dance recitals, hundreds of "film-school" shorts (that no one will ever see) and finally receiving a BA in film from Emerson College.

For more about Ken, visit:

Jeremy Robinson is the bestselling author of more than forty novels and novellas, including Xom-B, Island 731, SecondWorld, the Jack Sigler thriller series and Project Nemesis, the highest selling original (non-licensed) kaiju novel of all time. He's known for mixing elements of science, history and mythology, which has earned him the #1 spot in Science Fiction and Action-Adventure, and secured him as the top creature feature author. His novels have been translated into twelve languages.

In addition to being an author, Robinson is also an accomplished screenwriter, illustrator, book cover designer, video editor and director of several no-budget short films. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children.

For more about Robinson, visit: