Casting short film in San Francisco



Where: San Francisco, CA
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Type: Film

RDM Studios & Scary Cow Films proudly present the casting call for short film, “PRINSESA,” directed by award-winning filmmaker, Drew Stephens. This film is slated to premiere at the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco, CA in early 2014.


REY, ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER MALE, AGE 25-28 – fits uncomfortably within the rapid changes to his life over the past 10 years. Married with kids, he always looks forward to unwinding (and rewinding the clock) with his high school pals once a week, but is now faced with his first real test at being a “good” father.

WILMER, ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER MALE, AGE 25-28 – is a high school pal of Rey; who hasn’t changed much in the past ten years. Still the loud-mouthed, overly macho stoner he has always been, and still secretly in love with Maricel — who is now Rey’s wife.

MANNY, ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER MALE, AGE 25-28 – is another high school pal of Rey. Manny has grown more conservative over the years. His opinions are good-natured but based on his traditional views as a Christian.

JOJO, ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER MALE, AGE 5-7 – is a creative boy who can’t stop exploring his world and imagining new ones. JoJo is neither masculine nor effeminate. When he daydreams of the Singkil, he sees himself as the Warrior Prince and then the Princess. There is neither shame nor pride in his thoughts, nor any labels – his mind is free to be playful and joyful.

MARICEL, ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER FEMALE, AGE 25-28 (non-speaking role) – Singkil dancer featured in flashback scenes. She will be wearing traditional Philippine Singkil wardrobe. Dancing skills are helpful but not necessary.


• Auditions: June 1, 2013 SOMA SF, 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM (by appointment)
• Rehearsal: July — September 2013 (some weekends or evenings, TBD)
• Shooting: Sept 7, 2013 – Oct 6, 2013 (specific weekends, TBD)

AUDITIONS: Actors will be provided with specific dialog sides, and scheduled to audition in person on June 1, 2013 9 AM — 1 PM? in San Francisco (by appointment). Final selections announced by June 15.

Production title: “PRINSESA” • Production Type: Independent, Non-Union
Project Length: Short Film (18 minutes) • Production Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Compensation: Film Credit, IMDB Credit, Meals

SYNOPSIS: “PRINSESA” is the story of Rey, a 28-yr-old Filipino-American father who tells the Singkil folk dance tale to his children to calm them after a small earthquake. However, his 5-yr-old son seems to identify more with the Princess in the myth than the Prince. This creates an awkward moment for Rey who is now having his own masculinity and parenting skills questioned by his pals.

DREW STEPHENS is the award-winning director of “Viewer Discretion Advised (Tape 96)” and “Slightly Super,” and has produced and directed dozens of international television and film productions. Drew was the original host & segment producer for Electric City LGBT TV in San Francisco, and a pioneering member of IBC-TV in Thailand. More recently, Drew has been instrumental in Scary Cow Film Productions, a unique filmmaking co-op providing networking and technical resources to aspiring indie filmmakers. His recent films have won numerous awards at film festivals around the world, and one is currently being distributed by Frameline Films.

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Scary Cow’s mission is to build a local film community that actively learns to make better films by actually making films. Scary Cow is a not-for-profit social and networking group run by its members, offering screenings, budgets, classes and more. Scary Cow has made over 200 films that have been seen in festivals around the world.

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City or Location of call: San Francisco, CA
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