Salty Sloth Productions, LLC

Casting Call – When the Church Bells Rang for Gladys

We are currently working on a Proof-of-Concept film for our feature length script “When the Church Bell Rings for Gladys.” This script has been recognized as an Official Selection for Best Unproduced Script at the 2021 Toronto International Women Film Festival and a Semi-Finalist in the 2021 Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Category. We also have four other festivals pending judging status for the 2021-2022 cycle.

The roles for this Proof-of-Concept are unpaid, however, if you are selected, you are guaranteed a speaking role (character may change) in the feature film if we secure funding. Meals, copy and credit will be provided. Filming will be in the first quarter of 2022 in and around Bristol, Tennessee.

If interested, please submit role, headshot, and resume to saltyslothproductions@gmail.com with the role you are submitting for in the subject line.

Thanks so much!

The Salty Sloths

Genre: Christian Drama

Logline: When Gladys dies, she leaves a group of inner-city boys a gift that will either break them or set them free. With the help of an unexpected ally, they might just change their futures.

Needed Roles

GLADYS – 60-70, AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN. GLADYS IS A RETIRED TEACHER IN AN INNER- CITY COMMUNITY. SHE IS WELL KNOWN AND WELL RESPECTED. SHE IS IN FAIR HEALTH BUT IT IS OBVIOUS SHE IS NOT WELL. NEVER MARRIED, NO CHILDREN. LIVES ON TEACHER’S PENSION.

OLIVER – 40, CAUCASIAN MALE. PREACHER. NEVER MARRIED, NO KIDS. GREW UP WITHOUT HIS PARENTS. HAS SEEN TRAUMA. IS A MENTOR TO THE COMMUNITY.

YOUNG OLIVER – 17, CAUCASIAN BOY, RECENTLY LOST SOMEONE HE LOVES, STRUGGLING.

REGGIE – 18, AFRICAN AMERICAN, HISTORY OF STEALING. LIVES WITH FOSTER MOM. HE HAS A FOSTER SISTER WHO IS A PROSTITUTE ON THE STREETS.

HANNAH – 50, CAUCASIAN WOMAN. FOSTER MOTHER TO REGGIE. LACKS COMPASSION.

STACY – 20, AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRL, LEFT HOME FROM FOSTER CARE, PROSTITUTE ON THE STREET.

ANTWAN – 16, AFRICAN AMERICAN OR LATINO BOY. OVERWEIGHT. SELF ESTEEM ISSUES, ISSUES WITH GIRLS. LIVES WITH HIS OLDER BROTHER DWAINE. PARENTS ARE OUT OF THE PICTURE.

DWAINE – 24, AFRICAN AMERICAN OR LATINO OLDER BROTHER OF ANTWAN. BULLY TYPE BUT DOES TAKE CARE OF ANTWAN.

SAM – 50, AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE, DWAINE AND ANTWANS FATHER. DRUNK.

DANNY – 15, LATINO MALE. LIVES WITH HIS PARENTS AND YOUNGER SIBLINGS. ARTIST BUT HAS LITTLE CONFIDENCE IN HIS ABILITIES. GOOD KID. BEST FRIENDS WITH PEANUT.

MAYA – 45, LATINO FEMALE, MOTHER OF DANNY. HARD WORKING WAITRESS, KIND.

MIGUEL – 45, LATINO MALE, FATHER OF DANNY. HARDWORKING, QUIET.

TYREECE – 17, AFRICAN AMERICAN BOY. HE IS A TOUGH GUY TYPE BUT HE WANTS TO CHANGE. HE IS SMART AND WANTS TO DO BETTER. LIVES WITH HARDWORKING MOTHER AND STEPDAD THAT CAN BE CRUEL AT TIMES.

LYNETTE – 50, AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE. HARD-WORKING, HONEST. SMART BUT KNOWS THE STRUGGLES OF HER RACE.

SAM – 55, MALE, CAUCASIAN, TYREECE’S STEPDAD, MEAN SPIRITED, THREATENS VIOLENCE BUT DOESN’T GET PHYSICAL.

MARQUES (PEANUT) – 14, AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE, VERY SMALL FOR HIS AGE. LIVES IN A HOME WITH HIS MOTHER, ABUSIVE ALCOHOLIC FATHER AND SISTER. WANTS TO FIT IN.

TASHA – 15, AFRICAN AMERICAN OR MIXED RACE, FEMALE. PEANUT’S SISTER. SWEET. WANTS TO HAVE A GOOD LIFE. HAS A CRUSH ON DANNY. AFRAID OF HER FATHER.

JULIE – 40, AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE. PEANUT’S MOTHER. SHE’S A GOOD WOMAN BUT SHE IS AFRAID OF HER HUSBAND AND IS TRYING TO PROTECT HER KIDS, PEANUT AND TASHA.

CHARLIE – 40, RACE OPEN, MALE. PEANUT’S FATHER. MEAN SPIRITED AND A DRUNK.

JAMES – 16, AFRICAN AMERICAN BOY, TRIES TO STEAL FOOD FROM THE DINER

JACOB – 16, AFRICAN AMERICAN BOY, FRIEND OF JAMES, TRIES TO STEAL FOOD FROM THE DINER