Denver Casting Call

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  • Post last modified:02/24/2012

Posted by the Casting Director
Casting notice posted on, casting location: Denver


SAT 2/25 & SUN 2/26 5:00pm-8:00pm, contact for scheduling.

Production title: Gertrude
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent
Project length: Aprx 20 mins
Project format: 16:9 HD
Posted on: Posted in various casting boards on Monday, Feburary 6, 2012
Production location: Boulder/Colorado Springs Colorado

Shooting Schedule: Saturdays/Sundays (3/10 — 3/25)
Production Company: Kinolta
Director: Max Burstein
Producer: Matt McGuire
Writer: Max Burstein
Casting Director: Danny Beard
Audition Location: Boulder


Name: Gertrude Witten
Gender: Female
Age: 60-80
Paid: $300 for (2) days on set plus some pre production
Gertrude is a fairly quiet individual, and looking at her you wouldn’t know that she is the most interesting woman in the world. When she does speak she is incredibly convincing and trusted. She is an older woman with a unique wardrobe that does as she pleases, but much prefers to help others than herself. Her last goal in life is to make Mathew the most interesting person in the world.

Name: Charles Benjamin
Gender: Male
Age: 50-65
Paid: $100 for (2) 1/2 days of production
Charles Benjamin has a very offbeat personality. He has become a recluse of sorts since the passing of his wife, but has joined many social societies to fill his time. Him and Mathew spend most of their time together watching documentary film due to his new found obsession. Charles is not lost or looking for anything. He seems sad to Mathew, but is in fact very happy with his life and doesn’t want to hold Mathew back.


The short film, Gertrude’s ,main character, Mathew is lost in routine alienating himself from social adventure. He fills all of his time watching off beat documentaries with his father, a recluse since the passing of his wife, and reading choose your own adventure novels, his only escape from reality. He leaves his house only to work at Clyde’s local grocery. At Clyde’s, Mathew meets Gertrude, a woman who has done and seen nearly everything; she is seemingly the most interesting woman in the world. Their meetings continue every Tuesday night for the duration of two years, concluding in the giving of a written tip of advice by Gertrude. When Gertrude suddenly dies and invites Mathew to her funeral and will reading via invitation, he is left with the final unpublished choose your own adventure novel written by Gertrude, forcing Mathew into making a decision to change his life drastically or fall into his dreadful routine forever.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Casting Location: Denver
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