Casting Multiple Roles in Regent University Student Film in Virginia Beach


CASTING CALL: Short Film – Shelby – Regent University – Virginia Beach, VA

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Type: Film

CASTING CALL: Short Film – Shelby – Regent University – Virginia Beach, VA

DATE: October 14th 6pm-9pm, October 15th 12pm-6pm.

LOCATION: Regent University Communication Building Room 102
1000 Regent University Drive, COM 240, Virginia Beach, VA

Non-Paid, Non-Union (Meals Provided)

Synopsis: After seven years, the Ellerbe foster kids reunite in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to discover their mom, Natalie, has passed away. A 20-million-dollar inheritance is left to her pet dog, Shelby. The Ellerbe kids must set aside their differences to complete a whacky and impossible list of chores for Shelby within 24 hours to lay claim to their mother’s mega million-dollar fortune.

Raymond “Ray” Ellerbe (28)

Height: 6’1”

Ethnicity/nationality: Caucasian

Quick Bio: Never had much to say. Not the best a being vulnerable. Always checking his watch. Time is important to him because he never seems to have enough. Doesn’t shy away from an honest joke or two. He loves his wife. Lacks faith in his ability to take care of others which torments him.

Jaleesa Ellerbe (28)

Height: 5’10”

Ethnicity/Nationality: African American or Black

Quick Bio: A workaholic. Big time workaholic. And a horrible cook to boot. Even the modern microwave proves to be a common foe to her. She’s super cautious. Perhaps too cautious but witty. Afraid to live life outside the box. She’s a pretty damn good poet but keeps it to herself.

Austin Ellerbe (27)

Height: 6’0”

Ethnicity/ Nationality: Asian American

Quick bio: Handsome but on the rough side. He works as a butler. And he’s just fine with that. He’s seen the world. Believes in different avenues leading to “successful”. Doesn’t mind setting the record straight with anyone. Sees things for face value.

Luis Ellerbe (27)

Height: 5’11”

Ethnicity/Nationality: Hispanic

Bio: Prankster. Complete instigator. A jerk from top to bottom. His level of sensitivity to any given circumstance is basically zero. Likes to stick his nose in where it doesn’t belong. His wife kicked him out the house because he refuses to shave his beard to uphold a bet he lost in a card game. A man of faith.

Dakota Ellerbe (25)

Height: 5’8”

Ethnicity/Nationality: Native American

Bio: The worst narcissist money can buy. She is very narrow minded but has a heart the size of Texas. Hates pets. Hates loud noises. Hates problems. Loves her family but would never say it in a million years.

Darryl “boo-boo” Ellerbe (24)

Height: 6’0”

Ethnicity/Nationality: African American/Black

Bio: He DJ’s at night. But finds himself dissatisfied with the life. Loves music but not enough to keep at it seriously. Carries a notebook with recipes in it. Adores his girlfriend and tolerates opinion on being a lawyer instead of low-class chef. His brothers and sisters casually call him “boo-boo” since he is the baby of the family.

Nisha Dhaliwal (22)

Height: 5’9”

Ethnicity/Nationality: Middle Eastern

Bio: Darryl’s girlfriend. Nisha met Darryl two years ago. She’s a freckled faced intermediate poker player. Wishes she had finished school instead. Can’t stand Jaleesa or Raymond. They pick on her but she stands her ground.

Sylvia Maddox (57)

Height: 5’8”

Ethnicity/Nationality: Italian

Bio: Her best friend was Natalie Ellerbe. She is sharp. Definitely the no nonsense-type.
Also she is a lawyer and secretly the real proprietor of Natalie’s million dollar fortune.

Secondary Characters:
Policemen (2)
Cable guy (1)
Food services (3)
Mailman (1)
Dog masseuse (1)
Security installation man (1)


Even though have specified each characters ethnicities, we are encouraging an open casting call to all ethnicities, ages 20 and up.

Prefer actors with comedic backgrounds.

SHOOTING DATES: November 11-13, 2016

Actors must email me (Amanda) to schedule an appointment for either days.

Please submit a head shot, resume, and reel (if possible).

And lastly, please come with a prepared monologue of your choice.

Thank you everyone and good luck on your auditions!


Amanda Chambers

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Virginia Beach, VA
Please submit to: by 2016-10-15

This casting notice was posted by: Regent University

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