Auditions for Film | Indiana

Film Audition
Casting notice posted on, casting location: Bloomington, IN
Auditions for the movie, “Found,” will be held Thursday, April 14th, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Woodburn Hall Room 005 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The production is seeking boys and girls 9-13, men 18-65, and women 40-70. Interested actors should prepare a 2-minute dramatic monologue. Head shots and resumes are appreciated.

“Found” is a dark and disturbing coming-of-age drama about a boy who disco…vers his older brother is a serial killer. Based on the novel by Todd Rigney, “Found” centers around Marty, a shy, bullied fifth-grader who takes refuge in horror films… until his life turns into one. After finding a human head in his brother’s closet, Marty fears for the safety of his family while making a desperate effort to reconnect with Steve, the protective big brother whose homicidal cravings threaten to destroy life as Marty knows it.

“Found” is directed by Scott Schirmer (; produced by Leya Taylor & Damien Wesner. It will be shot in and around Bloomington, Indiana, over 18 days this May, June, and July. For more information, email or visit “Found Movie” on Facebook.

Leading Roles

MARTY — boy 9 to 13 years of age: shy, bullied 5th grade boy who loves horror movies; a very dramatic and challenging role that requires a boy with very naturalistic acting abilities; a showpiece of a role that could get the actor a lot of attention when we hit the festival circuit next year.

STEVE — young man 18 to 24 years of age: reclusive, confrontational with his parents; unexpectedly kind to Marty; sinking into mental illness; racist; becoming a serial killer capable of monstrous and horrific things.

MOM — woman 40 to 50: kind and gentle to Marty (her baby), hurt by the cold shoulder Steve gives her; hard working, well-meaning; horrible things happen to her in the final act; this part will involve creating a life-cast of the actor’s head.

DAD — man 40 to 55: combatative with Steve, largely ignores Marty; he shows moments of genuine sincerity, but he’s mostly disconnected from his family; horrible things happen to him in the final act; this part will involve creating a life-cast of the actor’s head.

Supporting Roles

DAVID — boy 9 to 13 years of age; Marty’s only friend; getting tired of having Marty as a friend because people make fun of Marty so much and he doesnt want to be associated; gets into a huge fight with Marty

PREACHER DONALD — man 45 to 65; a well-meaning preacher featured in a long sequence at church; he delivers a sermon and later tries to convince Marty that violence is never the answer.

MS THOMAS — woman 50 to 70; a mean, uncaring 5th grade teacher who controls her classroom with an iron fist

MARCUS — boy 9 to 13 years of age; African-American boy who challenges the authority of Ms Thomas and torments Marty

BARBARA — woman 45 to 60; the preacher’s wife, teaches Sunday School, tries to break up a fight between two boys

RODNEY — man 22 to 32; a character in a movie within the movie; Rodney makes out with an attractive woman on a beach, then is killed by a sea creature.

HILARY — girl 9 to 13; one of Marty’s classmates who commiserates with him

“HEADLESS” VICTIM #2 — woman 20 to 30; mute role (unless screaming counts); tortured and killed in an exploitation horror movie within the movie.

Other roles are also available. Email questions to

Casting Location: Bloomington, IN

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  1. Jerod Taylor

    I would like to try for Steve.

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