Greenville South Carolina Auditions for Film

08/17/2011

Jared’s Attic (short film)
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: Greenville, SC
CASTING CALL FOR LOCAL SHORT FILM

TITLE: JARED’S ATTIC

DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH AND SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH

LOCATION: BREWER COMMUNITY COMPLEX AUDITORIUM
201 EAST CAMBRIDGE AVE
GREENWOOD, SC 29649

SYNOPSIS: A RECLUSIVE WRITER STRUGGLES WITH A SEVERE CASE OF WRITER’S BLOCK WHILE TRYING TO WRITE THE SEQUEL TO HIS ONE AND ONLY PUBLISHED NOVEL WHILE TRYING TO DISTINGUISH REALITY FROM HIS OWN DARK MANIFESTATIONS.

GENRE: SUSPENSE, DARK COMEDY

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

JARED (AGE RANGE 25-35): JARED IS OUR NEUROTIC PROTAGONIST WHO LIVES WITH HIS BROTHER IN WHAT SEEMS TO BE AN OTHERWISE LONESOME HOUSE. HE HAS JUST STARTED A JOB AS A POETRY PROFESSOR AT A LOCAL UNIVERSITY. AT HIS HOME, HE SUFFERS FROM AN INTENSE FORM OF WRITER’S BLOCK AND IS HAUNTED BY VARIOUS APPARITIONS, STRUGGLING TO DISCERN WHAT IS REALITY AND WHAT IS FANTASY.

DARREL (AGE RANGE 25-35): DARREL IS JARED’S BROTHER WHO LIVES WITH HIM IN THEIR HOME. HE IS MORE CHARISMATIC AND RELAXED THAN JARED. HE CONTINUES TO ENCOURAGE JARED AND GIVE HIM ADVICE, EVEN THOUGH HE KNOWS HE WILL NEVER TAKE IT.

JARED’S MOTHER (AGE RANGE 55-65): JARED’S MOTHER HAUNTS JARED IN HIS HOUSE. SHE STARTS OUT WITH A VERY AFFABLE DEMEANOR THAT SWIFTLY TURNS MONSTOROUS. EVEN THOUGH SHE IS AN APPARITION, SHE NEVER WANTS TO LET GO OF HER SON.

THE VAGABOND (AGE RANGE 35-45): THE VAGABOND IS THE ANTAGONIST IN JARED’S FIRST NOVEL WHO JARED TRIES TO SHOOT AND KILL OUTSIDE OF HIS HOME. HE IS A SCRUFFY, ROUGHNECK OF A MAN FASHIONED IN WESTERN GARB.

THE SHERIFF (AGE RANGE 35-45): THE SHERIFF IS A MYSTERIOUS MAN WHOSE EYES ARE BARELY VISIBLE OVER THE BRIM OF HIS HAT. HE COMES TO WARN JARRED A PROWLER HAS BEEN SPOTTED IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD AND TO BE CAREFUL.

GINA (AGE RANGE 18-23): GINA IS A SENIOR COLLEGE STUDENT TAKING JARED’S POETRY CLASS. THE TWO MEET EACH OTHER AND A ROMANTIC INTEREST BUILDS AS THEY BRIEFLY SMIT BEFORE CLASS. GINA’S SHARP TONGUE AND STRONG INTELLECT DO EVERYTHING BUT CONCEAL HER BEAUTY, MAKING HER JARED’S IDEA OF THE PERFECT WOMAN.

THE FRESHMAN (AGE RANGE 18-23): THE FRESHMAN PLAYS A SMALL ROLE AS A STEREOTYPICAL DUMB JOCK THAT RATTLES OFF SEVERAL INNANE COMMENTS IN JARED’S POETRY CLASS.

*COLD READINGS FROM SELECTED PARTS OF THE SCRIPT WILL BE GIVEN.

TWO HEADSHOTS AND A RESUME ARE SUGGESTED BUT NOT REQUIRED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CASTING CALL, PLEASE CONTACT DANIEL AT DCCAMAK@GMAIL.COM OR CALL AT (864)-980-5264.

Casting Location: Greenville, SC
Contact email: dccamak@gmail.com

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