Casting Call for Multiple Supporting Roles with Speaking Lines and Some Extras
“Elle Rose” is a romantic-comedy feature-length film that tells the story about two best friends who pretend to be in love to give a very special woman in their life her dying wish. However, actually falling for each other was never supposed to be part of the plan.
Director & Producer: Jessica B. Smith
Distribution: This film will be submitted to multiple film festivals in search of a distribution contract.
Location: Filming will take place in Raleigh, Henderson, Apex, and Sanford over the course of the first two weekends in August 2019.
Compensation: No pay, but meals/snacks/credit/copy will be provided.
The LEAD ROLES have already been cast. If you have submitted to “Elle Rose” before, feel free to submit again. We are in need of the following roles:
KEISHA – F, AA or ethnically ambiguous, early 30s – early 40s; plays a salon hair stylists; very sexy with bold personality; must be comfortable with pretending to smoke a cigarette on set (speaking lines). Must be available Sunday, Aug 4th in the morning (9am)
REBEKAH – F, Caucasian or ethnically ambiguous, late 20s – late 30s: plays Elle Rose’s secretary; ability to act is a must; speaking lines
DR. MECKLENBURG – M, Caucasian, Middle-Eastern, Oriental, ethnically ambiguous, late 40s to late 60s; ability to act is a must; speaking lines; must be available Thursday, Aug 1st, in the evening (6pm)
ENRIQUE – M, Hispanic, late 20s to early 30s; he is attracted to the lead character’s best friend; must have some acting skills; speaking lines
PASTOR KIVENS – M, AA, mid 40s to early 70s; must be able to be comedic; speaking lines; must be available for filming on Saturday, Aug 10th
BARTENDER – M, open ethnicity, early 30s to late 50s; bartending skills preferred; must have some acting skills; speaking lines
ANGRY BAR PATRON – M, open ethnicity, late 40s to late 50s; strong acting skills a must; speaking lines
WEDDING PLANNER – F, open ethnicity, late 40s to late 60s; some acting skills needed; speaking lines
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER – open gender, open ethnicity, open age; actual photography experience preferred; some acting skills needed; speaking lines
THREE BRIDESMAIDS – F, AA or ethnically ambiguous, late 20s – early 40s; dress sizes 0 – 16; only one bridesmaid has speaking lines
BELOW EXTRAS – NO SPEAKING LINES
TWO GROOMSMEN – M, AA, late 30s – early 40s (no speaking lines)
BUSINESSMEN – M, open ethnicity, mid to late 40s and up; must have business attire (no speaking lines) – must be available Thursday, Aug 1st in the evening (6pm)
BUSINESS WOMEN – F, open ethnicity, mid to late 40s and up; must have business attire (no speaking lines) – must be available Thursday, Aug 1st in the evening (6pm)
HAIR SALON PATRONS – F, open ethnicity, open age (no speaking lines) – must be available Sunday, Aug 4th in the morning (9am)
CHURCH CONGREGATION – M & F, open age, open race but seeking predominantly AA members; must have clothes fit for attending a wedding
FUNERAL GOERS – M & F, open age, open race but seeking predominantly AA members; must have clothes fit for attending a funeral (must be available Saturday, August 10th)
Please put the ROLE(S) that you’re interested in in the subject line. Please DO NOT submit for more than 3 roles.
Email: Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Include: Headshot, a recent selfie pic (no filter), video reel, and an acting resume.
Include the following in the body of the email:
Representation (If you have an agent):
City (where you live):
Reliable Transportation: Yes or No?
**To be considered for a speaking role, you MUST submit a video reel, even if it’s a recording on your phone of you doing a monologue.