Pickings – Feature Film
Casting for Pickings is now underway:
ABOUT THE FILM
When a short-tempered mobster and his gang of thugs try to shake down a neighborhood bar, they’re soon confronted with the wrath of its owner – a mysterious southern mother with a dangerous past. She’s willing to die to protect her children, protect her property and stand up to the biggest racket in town. This action-packed revenge thriller will be released to select theaters in 2016.
REHEARSAL AND PRODUCTION DATES & LOCATIONS
Rehearses December 2015-January 2016 in NYC; shoots 25 days in February 2016.
COMPENSATION & UNION CONTRACT DETAILS
Pay differ per part, rates will be negotiated privately. Travel, Meals and other expenses will be covered by the production. Members of SAG are welcome.
1) Dawson (Supporting): Male, 17, Caucasian: a 17-year-old rebellious teen, an avid guitar player with a Southern accent (Tennessee). Guitar playing skills will go a long way.
2) Emma (Supporting): Female, 5, Caucasian: An adorable little girl with an infectious laugh, a beautiful smile and a passion for singing.
3) Boone (Supporting): Male, 35, Caucasian: slim, long hair (think Christian Bale in Out of the Furnace). Boone is the definition of “still water run deep”, he’s quiet, reserved and dangerous.
4) May (Supporting): Female, 50, Caucasian. A dangerous southern crime boss with a stone-cold face and just the right amount of beauty to throw her enemies off their game.
5) Doris (Supporting): Female, 45, Caucasian. Used to be an assassin working for a dangerous crime family in the south, now she’s trying to put her life back together and reunite with her beloved sister.
6) Marvin (Supporting): Male, 30-40, Caucasian. A charming, handsome Southern man.
7) Southern Family Members (Day Players): Males & Females, 20-50, Caucasian. Some speaking roles available.
8) Anne (Day Player): Female, 40-60, Caucasian. A sweet Southern woman with a good singing voice. Experience playing the banjo is a big plus.
9) Lily (Day Player): Female, 4-12, Caucasian. A cute little girl with an infectious smile and a heart-melting laugh.
10) Jo (Day Player): Female, 8-14, Caucasian. Seeking a young actress who can portray the main character when she was younger.
11) Drunk Father (Day Player): Male, 46-62, Caucasian. Jesse, a drunk, abusive husband, and an even worse father.
12) Claytus (Supporting): Male, 45-75, Caucasian. Old Appalachian man with a very thick Appalachian accent. Mastering the accent is a must.
13) Psychotic Bodyguard (Day Player): Male, 40-60, Caucasian. A big Southern man, 6.5 foot or taller, doesn’t talk much except for the occasional grunt.
14) Italian Gangsters (Day Player): Males & Females, 20+, Italian-American gangsters of all ages, both male and female. Some speaking and some non-speaking roles available.
15) Linda (Day Player): Female, 35-50, Caucasian. A small business owner being extorted by the local mafia racket.
16) Jennifer (Day Player): Female, 17-28, Caucasian. A beautiful teen, obsessed with her phone, works with her mother in a small shop.
17) Mob Boss (Supporting): Male, 50-70, Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race. Leo, an Italian-American mob boss on heroine.
18) Dixie (Supporting): Female, 18-30, Caucasian. A psychotic assassin for a dangerous Southern mafia, she’s bold, beautiful and knows her way around a shotgun.
19) Trix (Supporting): Female, 18-35, Caucasian. A psychotic assassin for a dangerous Southern mafia, she’s bold, beautiful and deadly with a butcher knife. She’s Dixie’s oldest sister.
20) Poor Shopkeeper (Day Player): Male, 45-65, All Ethnicities. Gary, a poor shopkeeper being bullied by gangsters.
21) Mr. Frank (Supporting): Male, 45-60, Caucasian. A big-boned (heavy) lawyer for the Italian mafia. He has a hypnotizing voice and can smoke a cigar like it’s nobody’s business.
22) The Russian (Day Player): Male, 40-60, Caucasian. A scary Russian pimp, looks GOOD in a suit.
23) TV Anchor (Day Player): Males & Females, 25-40, All Ethnicities.
24) Door to Door Salesmen (Day Player): Male, 25-50, Caucasian. A couple of smiley-faced door-to-door insurance salesmen (comedic relief role)
25) Tommy (Supporting): Male, 30-45, Caucasian. A cowardly Italian-American gangster, working for the racket.
26) Redneck Troops (Background / Extra): Males & Females, 18-40, Caucasian. A Gang of Southern troops fighting for a Dixie-mafia-like organization. Will need to go through weapons training, some physical action.
27) Gangster Troops (Background / Extra): Males & Females, 18-60, Caucasian. A Gang of gangsters fighting for an Italian-American crime family. Will need to go through weapons training, some physical action.
28) Bar Patrons (Background / Extra): Males & Females, 18+, All Ethnicities. A few speaking roles available.
29) Cops, Doctors and Nurses (Background / Extra): Males & Females, 18+, All Ethnicities.
30) Beauties (Background / Extra): Female, 18-28, All Ethnicities.
31) Bar Country Singers (Day Player): Male, 25-50, Caucasian. Country bar country singers needed, you’ll be provided the song, lyrics and guitar/banjo notes. A good singing voice is required and a natural Southern accent is a big plus.
We look forward to working with you!
City or Location of call: NYC
Please submit to: Casting@PickingsFilm.com by 2016-01-15
This casting notice was posted by: Digital Magic Entertainment