Casting Call in Baltimore / DMV Area for Student Film Project

By | February 28, 2023

Of One’s Own – Student Film in the DMV area

Location: Baltimore, MD

Audition / Call Type: Films

An LGBTQ story that is not really seen in filmmaking spaces, and is a story that follows the struggles of James’ age 20, who comes out to his family at the beginning of the film. The story here follows the struggles and issues that arise the days after coming out, the sense of belonging, and wanted to fit in.

At the heart, this is a story about loving yourself, figuring yourself out, and loving who you are. James hides his real self behind a mask and acts how he thinks he needs to fit in and find a match during a speed date event at a local bar. In both a serious and comedic manner James confronts members of the LGBTQ community who see through his mask. In the end, can James truly take the mask away and accept who he is and find love in himself?

James: Lead, Male, 21-28
Just came out as gay to his family after 10+ years of hiding. Now out, he puts on a mask pretending to be who he thinks he needs to be in order to fit in. He is nervous but hopeful
Ethnicity: White / European Descent

Cynthia: Supporting, Female, 40-55
She is James’ mom. She always has just wanted James to be happy and feel loved in his life. She has a nurturing heart, and always knows the perfect thing to say.
Ethnicity: White / European Descent

Barney: Supporting, Male, 45-60
He is James’ dad. He is apprehensive yet supportive of James, He isn’t fully comfortable with James, but will love him no matter what.
Ethnicity: White / European Descent

Steven: Supporting, Male, Trans Male, 21-30
A truly kind heart, and feels a spark when talking to James. He’s been searching for a date for a few years and sees himself in James’ situation.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Jimmy: Supporting, Male, 55-65
He has been eyeing James through the whole speed dating, assesses how fake he is, and builds through the evening where he calls out James in a harsh but needed way.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Viv: Supporting, Female, 18-21
James’ sister, knows him the most and sees through his facade.
Ethnicity: White / European Descent

Shooting Dates: April 20th – April 26th

We will provide, food and drink throughout the shooting days.

Payment: Non-Paid

City or Location of call: Baltimore, MD
Please submit to: by 02/27/2023 7:00 PM

Please send an email with a headshot, resume, and which role you are submitting for!

Within a few weeks, we will host zoom interviews where you will read some script slides to us, and after that, we will have the final casting decided by the end of March, beginning of April.

This casting notice was posted by: Jack Girod

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