Casting Call in Houston for “The Great Escape” Student Film


The Great Escape

Location: Houston, Tx

Type: Student Films

Synopsis: a 7min. psychological thriller, about a girl and her family’s struggles after a loss. As everyone turns to devices of ways to get by, the emotional event triggers psychotic episodes in the girl, so she tries to handle work, family, and illusions..


Laila(Lead): (16-18, Black) a young hard working girl, struggling to find a way to cope, emotionally triggering a mental condition.

Mara(Lead): (late 30’s & up, Black) a grieving mother of 2, short tempered, struggling with an alcohol addiction.

Jalen(Lead): (17-22, Black) the older brother, tends to be a player with the ladies, uses lust as a release.

Fatima(Supporting): (16-18, Black) kind, compassionate, and a little bit religious, helping her friend through her grief.

Daniel(Supporting): (late 30’s & up) a close friend of Mara who tries to take on the tough parts of Mara’s loss.

Jay: (late 30’s & up, Black) father of 2, remembered for his affectionate ways and kindness despite his road to death.
Extras: (17-22)

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Houston, Tx
Please submit to: [email protected] by 2020-10-12
if interested please send a headshot/ video reel or self-taped monologue performance to [email protected]

This casting notice was posted by: Yeama Films

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