Auditions in Tuscaloosa Alabama for Student Movie Project “Haciendolo”

06/16/2017

Haciendolo

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Type: Student Films

Student Short Film from The University of Alabama seeking actors and actresses.

“Haciendolo” is a film about a poor Hispanic woman who deals with everyday racism in the heart of Texas after stealing a measly bag of groceries to provide for her family. Her actions are well intentioned, but not everyone in this small town sees her struggle in the same way. This seemingly small theft soon turns into an exploration of trust, judgement and compassion in modern rural America.

Roles:

MARCIA MARTINEZ [Gender- Female] [Age: Late 20’s – Early 40’s] [Race: Hispanic]

Marcia Martinez is a strong, selfless woman, trying to raise her son and daughter as a single mom. She struggles but pulls through day by day. She has a strong desire to care for her children, but makes a morally questionable decision to steal groceries in order to provide. MUST SPEAK SPANISH

DIEGO MARTINEZ [Gender- Male] [Age: 10-12] [Race: Hispanic]

Diego is Martinez’s son and he’s been left to mature wildly since his father’s been in jail. He’s responsible, caring and compassionate but his innocence isn’t fully lost. MUST SPEAK SPANISH

OFFICER HARRIS [Gender- Male] [Age: Mid 30’s – Early 40’s] [Race: African American]

Officer Harris is a police officer who attains strong moral beliefs and stands firmly within the eyes of social justice. He has a family that he cares for and understands when others are struggling and tries helps out whenever he can. He’s warm, kind and caring.

BUSINESS MAN [Gender- Male] [Age: Late 20’s – Mid 40’s] [Race: Caucasian]

A well-dressed professional with very selfish attitudes towards others. He’s a loud mouth with an aggressive personality that cares for no one except himself. He is also a veiled racist. Must be able to perform with a Texas or Southern accent.

MRS. SHELDON [Gender- Female] [Age: Late 20’s – Mid 60’s] [Race: Any]

She is the by the books manager of the Quik-Mart grocery store who has to deal with a shoplifting incident. She is a kind lady, but is often overworked and tired because of this job.

MARCUS [Gender: Male] [Age: Mid 20’s] [Race: Any]

A grumpy neighbor of the Martinez’s. Marcia often asks him to help with the kids and he is begrudgingly helpful.

CASHIER GIRL [Gender: Female] [Age: 16 – 25] [Race: Any]

A teenage girl who works as a cashier at the grocery store. She is easily annoyed, doesn’t like her job, addicted to her phone and is basically a brat.

Any questions or concerns may be emailed to: haciendoloshortfilmcasting@gmail.com

Rehearsals begin August 2nd, 2017 and production begins August 4th, 2017 until the 7th.

 

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Please submit to: haciendoloshortfilmcasting@gmail.com by 2017-07-14

This casting notice was posted by: University of Alabama Student Film



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