Casting Call for Graduate Thesis Short film- ‘SALVATION’ -Paid
Location: Austin, Texas
Type: Student Films
When Mariela, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, is diagnosed with kidney failure, her family scrambles to save her life. Dialysis treatments are costly, and without health insurance, her daughter Jenni and husband Leo resolve to smuggle her back into Mexico where they can afford the treatments for her chronic condition.
“Salvation” directed by Jason Outenreath, will film on weekends between April 22 -May 2, 2016 in Austin, Texas.
Roles are non-union and paid, Jenni role – $100/day, All other cast- $75/day
Meals, Snacks and Beverages will be provided.
All characters must be fluent in Spanish.
JENNI HERRERA LÓPEZ (Looks 13, Latina): Jenni, the daughter of Leo and Mariela, must behave beyond her years to help her parents and save her mother’s life.
MARIELA HERRERA LÓPEZ (mid/late 30’s, Latina): Mariela, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who has lived in the United States for over a decade confronts a life threatening health condition without insurance.
LEO HERRERA LÓPEZ(late 30’s, early 40’s, Latino): Leo, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, is a farmhand whose life is turned upside down by the sudden illness his wife.
IGNACIO (late 20’s, early 30’s, Latino): Ignacio is a family friend of the Herrera López, and smuggles Mariela into Mexico where she can receive more affordable treatments for her chronic health condition.
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD IN AUSTIN, TEXAS
ADULT ROLES- Audition Date: February, 6th Audition Time 12-5pm
JENNI-Audition Date: February,13th Audition Time: 12 – 5 PM
Email address for casting submissions: Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send headshot and résumés/recent photo to email@example.com. Once these items are received and reviewed further audition information will be sent and an audition slot will be assigned. Video auditions can be done. Additional details for this will be provided once a headshot and résumé is received.
City or Location of call: Austin, Texas
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This casting notice was posted by: Christine Grasso