Seeking actors for non-union film – New Orleans


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location: New Orleans,Louisiana

Category: Film

Non-Union Short Film Project | Starts: January 23rd-27th, 2013 | Loc: New Orleans, LA
Co-Producer: Jonathan Moore and Larry Strickland
Producer: Willie Burton
Director: Brian Hertzock
Format: Digital (LOG)
Audition Dates: January 6th, 2013
Pay Rate: Copy of the final film, credit, IMDb credit
Audition Location: 1315 South Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70125
Audition Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

If you would like a copy of the sides, please send Headshots and Resume along with the role you would like to audition for to:
Electronic Submissions Due By:
Project Notes: Cheekie’s producer is legendary Sound Mixer, Willie Burton, who has two Academy Awards for the movie “Bird” and “Dreamgirls”. Mr. Burton sits on the board for Short Film Selection for the Academy Awards and his experience in the movie industry spans over 30 years, working on many blockbuster movies including “The Shawshank Redemption”, “The Color Purple” and most recently “The Help”. For more information on Mr. Willie Burton, please visit him at Burton

Cheekie- Lead / African American MALE / 10
Cheekie is a smart and bright kid who is determined to succeed and doesn’t have a problem speaking his mind; kind of sassy too.
Li’l Soul – Supporting / African American FEMALE / 30 TO 35
A beautiful creole blues singer with a sassy attitude and confidence. She is best friends with Cheekie’s mom.

Richard – Supporting / African American MALE / 35
Tall, dark and very handsome with a charming personality but temperamental.

Torey – Supporting / African American MALE / 7
Cheekie’s younger brother, a sweet kid with an exciting personality.

Calvin – Supporting / African American MALE / 11
Cheekie’s nemesis, a bold, annoying and chubby kid who is pushy and stubborn.

Grandma Emelia- Supporting / African American FEMALE / 60
A strong woman who loves God and her black heritage.
Crazy Lady- Supporting / African American FEMALE / 65-70
A weird looking woman who dabbles in voodoo.

Story Line: Set in the notorious, Desire Housing Projects in New Orleans and based on Clarence’s Nero’s electrifying novel “Cheekie: A Child Out of the Desire,” this comtemporary coming-of-age story revolves around a 11 year old boy Cheekie who’s determined not to allow the violent world of Desire to stop him from succeeding.

Job type: Other

Casting Location: New Orleans,Louisiana
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