Casting Call for Living Proof
Casting Call for Living Proof

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Katherine Wasiak
katherine.wasiak@uleth.ca
Fine Arts - Dean's Office
August 22, 2006

 
Casting Call for an independent feature film presently being shot on Panasonic DV100A Camcorder in 24fps black and white. This project is a character-driven suspense-thriller with supernatural aspects. It’s a self-financed, independent project, which has been shooting on weekends and occasional weeknights for the past 11 months. At present, approx. 60% of photography is complete and we’re looking for the remaining actors to complete the schedule.

All roles are unpaid, a DVD of the final film will be provided. Below is the Casting Breakdown, the script and sides are available upon request.

To book auditions please call 403-394-0409 or email me at: lumet@shaw.ca with the subject line: LIVING PROOF.

Independent Feature Film - DV 24fps Black & White
Title: Living Proof
Writer/Director: Blake Evernden

Audition Dates: Sept. 1, from 2 to 5 pm, Sept. 2 from 2 to 5 pm
Location: Lethbridge Public Library – Community Meeting Room (lower level)

Callbacks: Sept. 9 (tentative)

Shoot Date: September through November (varying)

Pay Rate: Non-Paying
Location: Lethbridge and surrounding area

SYNOPSIS:
Harris Wrighten works outside the law as a private investigator. Stemming from an anonymous tip he begins an investigation into the murder of a young woman found deep in the North woods.

As the investigation brings him closer into the victim’s life and the nature of the crime, he grows personally distracted by his chance meeting with a young librarian, Joelle Snow.

As the police begin to close in on him and the investigation begins to reveal itself, Harris realizes that true answers are ones which no person would ever believe, and that Joelle’s involvement may prove life-threatening, because the killer is much closer than he ever imagined.


CHARACTERS
* Characters are listed in terms of screen time, not in terms of story importance.

* Ages listed are not as important as the actors’ abilities and personality. Some can play well above their actual age; please do not be discouraged by that detail.

JOELLE SNOW – Female: 25-35 ~ LEADING ROLE
Joelle has worked (and basically owned) the library at the far end of Névoa Ridge for several years. Her family has broken up and she works this place out of familiarity and peace. She knows the town of Névoa Ridge, or at least she feels she does. She knows every book in her library, having collected many of them from around the country, taking a great deal of pride from her selection and conditioning, even if no one in town particularly appreciates it.

EDWIN DERING – Male: 30-40 ~ SUPPORTING ROLE
Worked as a forensic chemist, professionally, until his skill and curiosity landed him off of law enforcement permanently. He now works as a free-lance underground chemist and is an expert at never getting caught. He works as a janitor for a pharmaceutical company, a perfect location for him to run his experiments, use equipment, use supplies and feed his insatiable desire for knowledge.

LUCIEN SHIEL – Male: 30-50 ~ SUPPORTING ROLE
A modest personality, clearly very smart, cannot contain is interests when it comes to social situations. Lucien works in the museum at the university, as a teacher part-time, and in research full-time. He is completely at home in his surroundings. The equipment, skeletons, keying books, they are all extensions of his eyes and fingers.

JORDAN LESSER – Male: 30-40 ~ SUPPORTING ROLE
Works at Physic Consulting Services in pharmacology. The whitewashed, pristine nature of his work environment is pretty apt to his physical exterior build and manner of speech. But he has a life outside of this respectable business, which he does not speak of honestly.

JENNY FRIELING – Female: 20-30 ~ SUPPORTING ROLE
She may be in her mid-20’s but she acts younger, more naïve. She is directionless and she has no problem with that. Jenny works as a waitress full-time, having no reason or motivation to move on to something else. She feels content to wait for her window into life, rather than running after it, but she doesn’t want to be left alone either.

LONDON WAKEMAN – Male: 30-40 ~ SUPPORTING ROLE
A dark, sharply angled man. Almost otherworldly in his appearance. He strikes out and looks just plain creepy in his intensity and style. London the leader of a dark group, including Adrian Gale and Barry Rayner (see next). He fulfills that position ruthlessly and without question.

ADRIAN GALE – Male: 30-40 ~ SUPPORTING ROLE
A member of London’s team. He gives off the impression of being easily pushed and a follower in outright appearance, but he is as deadly focussed as London is. Maybe more so in compensation for his appearance in the eyes of others.

BARRY RAYNER: Male 30-40 ~ SUPPORTING ROLE
Barry is the most calm of the group. He is also more impulsive and slightly more difficult to control. He questions orders and suggestions, sometimes moving way before he should. He is terrifyingly unpredictable.
BENTLEY GILES – Male: Age unknown ~ SUPPORTING ROLE
Fairly tall with an imposing build. His actual look is unimportant, as he won’t be seen outside of the shadows. Bentley is alluded to working as an architect at a self-styled company named Giles Design, but he remains pretty much a mystery. He is talked about more than he is seen.

ROGER KENDRICK – Male: 18-25 ~ SUPPORTING ROLE
Basically your everyday jerk. This is the guy who thinks he rules the world, without having ever seen it. He has opinions on everything without ever having a basis for them. If one were to sympathize with him, they could see that he would have untold potential in any number of areas if he wasn’t constantly letting his personality get in the way.

STEVE, JUSTIN & CARL – Males: 18-25 ~ SUPPORTING ROLES
Consider these guys to be photocopied versions of Roger. They aren’t quite as sharp and they have lost some of the detail. Plus, they have no desire or ability to think for themselves. But, as with Roger, anyone of them could (and should) be off doing better things before their lives pass them by, as it clearly is.

PHYSICAL PERFORMANCES (NO DIALOGUE)
There are several (approx. 8) shorter scenes that are to be performed without dialogue. These characters have a large age range and the scenes range from individuals going about their everyday life, a suspicious man followed into the victim’s apartment, a couple refusing to deal with their relationship, an artist’s aspirations and a couple viciously raising every issue they’ve ever had. All these scenes are of primary importance, they are not background performers.

VOICEWORK
Voice work for important telephone conversations to do with the investigation.

A HOTEL CLERK – AN OPERATOR – A GILES DESIGN SECRETARY

To book auditions please call 403-394-0409 or email me at: lumet@shaw.ca with the subject line: LIVING PROOF.

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