Location: Dallas, TX
Casting “Landry’s Leg” (working title), a full length mockumentary.
Synopsis: The film features a female college student or young professional (ideally athletic/sporty) named Landry “breaking” their leg and subsequently being placed in a fiberglass cast and on crutches.
The film documents the trials and tribulations of every day life dealing with a “broken” leg, a cast and crutches, unable to bear weight on her leg. The film will document the actress living “daily life” in her cast, and although it will be shot in one day, it will be framed as if over each of the four to six weeks she is in the cast, from the break itself, to the cast being taken off.
The storyline will follow her as she transitions from the pain of the broken leg to later, just the inconvenience of dealing with a cast and crutches, especially in the summertime heat in Texas. The actress will use crutches and wear a real cast to get from place to place as though it were a real injury. The actress will be expected to act as if really hurt. This film will encourage the lead to interact with the camera, and dialogue about the “injury” will ideally add to the realism.
It is important that the audience believe the scenario to be as authentic as possible. The chosen actress must have a positive attitude, an infectious, willing personality, and not be a complainer. I realize you’ll be wearing a cast and using crutches for a few hours in the Texas heat, but I have no room for bad attitudes. Ideally, the selected actress will have some experience on crutches, and be athletic or have a sports background. Don’t hesitate to ask questions. This is a great opportunity to get a lot of one on one camera time for a reel, and a fun, unique thing to add to a resume. This role is perfect for a student home on summer break from college or for a college athlete, or ex-high school athlete. Cast will be applied and removed safely by a certified orthopedic technician.
This is a great opportunity for you to have input in storyboarding as well as dialogue in this role. There is no script, this film will rely on fed lines, as well as past experience or actual experience from how you feel about using crutches and being in a cast. Please submit a headshot, any past-experience on crutches or in a cast, and any athletic experience, in addition to actress experience.
I also have a version of this storyline that involves a second female actress, so feel free to indicate if you have another actress in mind to accompany you on the shoot and participate as well. Any questions, please ask.
This film will be shot in the course of one day, ideally 4-6 hours between July 15-17, 2019. There are no auditions, I will simply pick the applicant that fits this role best, so please make sure to include all requested information.
Payment: Non Paid
City or Location of call: Dallas, TX
Please submit to: email@example.com by 2019-07-15
This casting notice was posted by: 1991 Productions