Rob and I had the distinct pleasure of being on the KRFY morning show hosted by Jack Peterson today. We had lots of fun talking about filmmaking in Sandpoint, several current and past projects as well as some of the films that are in cue. If you did not have a chance to tune in this morning, you can listen by clicking the link below.
Greetings Actors!! Auditions for the short Film, “Hamartia”, a personal project written and directed by SFN member, Rob Lindner, will be taking place Saturday, April 30th at 10am at the Planted Roots Productions office in Sandpoint, ID, located at 301 N. 1st Avenue, in suite #207 on the second floor (Across from the Panida Theater, above Finan Mc Donald clothing store).
Please download and read the script, and indicate in your response what character(s) you are willing to audition for. Please also bring your head shot and resume to the audition and be prepared to do cold readings, improve and physical movement as part of the audition process (so comfortable clothes and shoes are a must :-)) Hamartia will he shot in Cocolalla, and around Sandpoint, Idaho later this spring (solid dates to come).
Hamartia: A Covert Agent worn and fragmented from active duty quits and returns home only to find that her mind cannot release her from her former orders and choices. Trying to live peacefully with her family and children is further complicated when she is forced to return to service, leaving her children in the hands of another woman with her own motives.
I am seeking actors / ages for the characters:
Sarena: (Already Cast) Choosing career and ideals over motherhood had its consequences, after reality set in. With what’s left of her own self, she is determined to start over, but this time as a mother and purveyor of love, not soul-sucking, disjointed corporate agendas.
Emily: A friend and confidante to Sarena. As a baby-sitter and friend, she is the most loyal and patient. She also has a secret, that she will have to deal with. Age: 20- 35
Little Boy: Living in eastern Europe is not all roses. He wants to escape the trouble that his father is facing and is just old enough to start looking for solutions of his own. Age: 7-13
Boss of Power: This Man or Woman created Sarena in his or her own image – as a fighting, target-oriented soldier. However, he or she never pushed far enough to see her humanity and needs below the toughened exterior. Age: 25-40
KINGPIN: A Man or Woman with a regime and the means and twistedness to bend it’s membership to his/her fanciful and destructive power-trips, he/she sees the world and it’s consumables as a means to his/her own perfect purpose.
Age: 25 and Up.
Guards 1,2 & 3: Members of the KingPin’s militia. No moral compass here. -Just a ride out of poverty or some other roadblock in life and a guaranteed paycheck. No big deal, right? Ages: 17- 35
G-Men: Two guys on the upper echelon of paid guard duty. No emotional baggage, no family, no problem. Ages: 21-35
To confirm your audition spot, please contact Rob via facebook (Rob Doggo) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
SFN member Amanda Steen asked if I would post this Casting Call on the the SFN website and notify our members of the opportunity. Full details below.
Production title: Burn
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent\Micro-budget
Project length: Short Film (20 minutes)
Project format: 16:9 HD
Posted on: Monday, September 28, 2015
Production location: Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho
Production Company: Steen House Entertainment and STIA
Productions Director: Amanda Steen
Producers: Lauren Denos and David Steen
Casting Director: Amanda Steen
Auditions: Video submissions
Shooting Location: Coeur D’ Alene, ID
Compensation: No (food and a copy of the project will be provided)
Video submissions* accepted, September 28th – October 5th
**Please email: Steenhouse1981@outlook.com with a current head-shot, resume and the character\s you will be auditioning for, to receive the appropriate script sides.**
Call Backs: October 12th
Shooting Starts: November 6th, 2015
Shooting Ends: November 9th, 2015
“Burn” tells the story of Betty, a woman haunted by the man who emotionally abused her. A traumatic event separates her physically from her tormentor, but her mind refuses to let him go. Betty must find the strength to move forward, before the ghosts of her past consume her.
[BETTY] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 45-50] [LEAD]
Betty is a wounded soul with an inner strength that is aching to come out. She has been tormented for so long that she isn’t sure the woman she used to be still exists. With the help of a new friend, she starts to recognize the powerful female within.
[BEAR] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 40-50] [LEAD]
Bear is a nasty emotional abuser. He has very little self esteem and tries to control Betty to make himself feel better. His wickedness starts to escalate as Betty becomes stronger, and more able to let him go.
[ANN] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 40s] [SUPPORTING]
Ann is Betty’s best friend. She hasn’t seen Betty for a very long time. Her friend has been hiding herself away and Ann has been very worried about her.
[COLLEGE KID] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 21-25] [FEATURED]
He’s just trying to have a good time with his buddies. He isn’t expecting an altercation with some
stranger at the bar, but he gets one and his cocky, bad attitude shows through. [WOMAN] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 20-40] [FEATURED]
She has some pretty sweet tattoos and the local general store clerk takes notice of one in particular: A cover tattoo done by a local artist. She is proud of the work done and willing to show it off.
[TATTOO ARTIST] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 20-40] [FEATURED EXTRA] Works at the local shop where Betty gets her tattoo.
[MAN] [GENDER: MAN] [AGE: 20-40] [FEATURED EXTRA]
Interacts with Betty briefly as she sits, waiting for her date to arrive.
[BICYCLIST] [GENDER: MALE\FEMALE] [AGE: 20-40] [FEATURED EXTRA] Rides passed Betty and interacts briefly with the MAN as he\she rides by.
UPDATE (August 8): Script Posted (PDF) download script here.
Audition Date: 11AM August 15th at Cedar Street Bridge, last suite before the stairs on the 2nd floor, above Creations (we will put up signs). There is a LOT of casting left to do …. And we still in need of some crew. Please contact: PlantedRootsProductions@gmail.com (Sarah and Hailey Hines) before Saturday Aug. 15th, 2015
UPDATE (August 5): Filming dates are tentatively set for August 28th-30th and September 4th-6th. Premier in October
CASTING – Main Characters Needed
Women Age 18-65
Men Age 15-65
Extras – All Ages
Full Cast List is included below.
PRODUCTION TITLE: Spread the Virus
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Planted Roots Productions
SHOOTING LOCATION: Multiple – Sept. 2015 – Sandpoint, Idaho
AUDITION LOCATION: Conference Room – Cedar Street Bridge, Sandpoint, Idaho
AUDITIONS: Saturday August 15th, 2015 @ 11:00am (Please arrive on-time in casual attire)
CALL BACKS: Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 (If Needed)
SYNOPSIS: Every day there are opportunities for people to be kind, to show compassion, to lend a helping hand, or maybe even just smile at someone who looks like they are having a bad day. We want to take the opportunity to show the world that being kind has a great effect on everyone’s lives, not just the person doing a good deed, or the person on the receiving end. Kindness creates a ripple. So imagine if kindness literally became a virus… Spreading to each person who saw it, thought it, witnessed it or received it. Imagine the wave it would cause, and how soon the effects could be seen around the world!
Cast List (In Order of Appearance)
Narrator 1 – Sarah Hines
Narrator 2 – Male Age 21-30, tall (Possible – Eric Wallace?)
Narrator 3 – Male Age 21-30, tall (Possible – Ryan Marks?)
Narrator 4 – Hailey Hines
Mother – Deb Lindner
Toddler 1 – Sam Lindner
Toddler 2 – Brittian Williams
Grocery Clerk – Male/Female Age 30-45
Bagger – Female Age 16-21
Homeless Man/Elderly Man – Male Age 50-70
Male Onlooker – Male Age 25-40
Young Woman – Female Age 21-30
Baby – Male/Female Age <1
Shelter Clerk – Female Age 50-65
Shelter Nurse – African American Male Age 25-40
Teenage boy/Team Member 1 – Male Age 16-19
Senior 1/Team Member 3 – Male Age 16-19
Senior 2/Team Member 2 – Male Age 16-19
Frantic Mother – Female Age 35-48
Frantic Sister – Female Age 14-17
Young Boy – Male Age 6-8 (Possible Sam Williams or Josh Lindner?)
Young Mother – Female Age 35-50
Young Father – Male Age 35-50
Kid 1 – Child age 10-12
Kid 2 – Child age 5-8
Extras – Shoppers, Volunteers and Onlookers
Grip x 2 (sound and lighting)
A1 – Sound recorder op
Dedicated Clapper master/mistress
Camera or lighting assistant