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Acting Audition for "Written in Blood" Feature Film

Richmond, VA, United States
ID: 262757Exp: 6/23/2024
Description:

Seeking actors for "Written in Blood" feature film. Please review the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. About the project: A writer’s wife is kidnapped and he is forced into a psychotic scavenger hunt in the hopes of getting her back. GENRE: DARK thriller, bordering on horror. Rate: This is NON-Union, and UN-Paid, though you will be fed every day, with crafty (snacks and drinks) there all day on top of scheduled MEALS. IMDB credit. Additional info: It will be filmed in and around the Richmond and Midlothian area, so looking for local talent in Central VA. SHOOT DATES: The shoot is going to be over the Summer and possibly into the Fall – August to October depending on the availabilities of the cast. COVID safety protocols: directors will have test kits, before each shoot date, to check. When applying, please send your headshot, links to reels or past productions.

11 roles

Ethan MathisMale30-35 y.o.White / Caucasian

Lead – generally average height and build. He is generally happy and playful, and we watch his life as it is thrown into complete chaos and physical and mental destruction – sometimes devolving into a frantic crying mess. This is an emotionally demanding role.

Lea MathisFemale30-35 y.o.All ethnicities

The one who gets kidnapped. Generally jovial and sarcastic, we also see her throughout the movie through flashbacks in various settings – NO NUDITY – no sex scenes at all. Just flashbacks of better times, holding hands, hugs, etc.

Seth GreameMale30-44 y.o.All ethnicities

Physically fit – he is Ethan’s best friend and manager. He is a bachelor, attractive, and works out a lot – not specifically looking for Chris Evans or Anthony Mackie level of fitness, but generally can tell he works out. We actually only see him a handful of times.

Jeffrey BatistaMale26-39 y.o.White / Caucasian

Skinny build, shoulder length hair that we are gonna “ugly up”. He is the bad guy we follow. We can never tell if he is happy or angry, or the happiness is simply masking the fact that he is about to strike – he’s psychotic. We only see him a handful of times, and when we do, he will be memorable in a twisted way.

BurkMale30-49 y.o.White / Caucasian

He is an online researcher for Ethan, as well as his trusted beta-reader. He gets caught up in this by accident – the only one the kidnapper doesn’t know about, so his help is scrambling for info, and above all – secret! Positive outlook kinda guy, and his role is entirely over the web and the phone - so his entire performance can be done in 1 single day, 2 at the most, completely separate from the rest of the cast.

Detective QuinnFemale40-49 y.o.All ethnicities

Actually looking for a woman who is a bit taller – 5’ 6”-ish or higher, and tough. Untrusting and sarcastic, she expects the worst of people because (in her job) she has rarely been disappointed. A deadpan demeanor where you can never really tell where you stand with her… Going to be needed 5 or 6 days in the schedule.

Interviewers 1Both genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

1 shooting day each, probably all in the same day and at the same location. Ethan is a local writer drumming up publicity for his new book, and at a convention he does some interviews. All 3 are enthusiastic horror book lovers asking a respected local writer questions – while he would LOVE to talk about his NEW book which is an adventure, and NONE of you care – you wanna know ALL about his horror stuff! So, a little starry-eyed and obviously a bit passionate about horror.

Interviewers 2Both genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

1 shooting day each, probably all in the same day and at the same location. Ethan is a local writer drumming up publicity for his new book, and at a convention he does some interviews. All 3 are enthusiastic horror book lovers asking a respected local writer questions – while he would LOVE to talk about his NEW book which is an adventure, and NONE of you care – you wanna know ALL about his horror stuff! So, a little starry-eyed and obviously a bit passionate about horror.

Interviewers 3Both genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

1 shooting day each, probably all in the same day and at the same location. Ethan is a local writer drumming up publicity for his new book, and at a convention he does some interviews. All 3 are enthusiastic horror book lovers asking a respected local writer questions – while he would LOVE to talk about his NEW book which is an adventure, and NONE of you care – you wanna know ALL about his horror stuff! So, a little starry-eyed and obviously a bit passionate about horror.

Forensic AccountantBoth genders30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

He/she is a bookworm, good at their job, and happy with themselves that they figured something out that was weird and well hidden. He/she doesn’t worry much about their appearance – they’re the job.

MotherFemale50-64 y.o.White / Caucasian

Jeffrey Batista’s mother – She is emotionally worn out, and just wants it all to be over. 1 short scene, but very emotional.