Audition for CCCA Films

AUDITION NOTICE :: Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Casting Call:
Capstone Films

Audition dates:
Tuesday, May 30th, from 4:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31st, from 4:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.

Audition location: 
Compass College of Cinematic Arts - 
41 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Production Title: Hard Pass

Film Dates:
Production is scheduled for June 30th – July 3rd in the Grand Rapids area.  We are looking for actors with good comedic timing willing to portray a group of eccentric and wacky characters.

Synopsis:
Hard Pass follows a group of diverse college students who are forced to take their final exam together by their sadistic teacher. Problems arise between them as they all try to do what's best for themselves.

Roles: 
Alex (Male, 18 to early 20's) - Charming, nice guy who's just trying to pass the class. Alex leads the group through the short film and is the most relatable character.

Beatrice (Female, 18 to early 20's) - Uptight, perfect in every way and gets on everyone's nerves easily. Beatrice takes everything way too seriously and is determined to get a good grade no matter what.

Johnny (Male, 18 to early 20's) - Rebellious frat boy slacker who is the main antagonist of the group. Johnny doesn't want to be there and only cares for himself.

Riley (Female, 18 to early 20's) - Dry, sarcastic, Aubrey Plaza type. Riley is intelligent yet bitter towards her peers but has a softer spot for Alex. 

Owen (Male 14-20) - The youngest of the group. Owen is a shy timid student still in high school who happens to be taking the college class early. Easily forgotten by the other students.

Marlene (Female 18 to early 20's) - An overdramatic student who acts as if she is out of the Old Hollywood scene. Very over the top, Marlene likes all eyes on her.

Mr. Norton (Late 30's to early 60's) - Mr. Norton is a blunt professor on the brink of retirement. While he seems like a bad teacher, Mr. Norton has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Contact:
These positions are not paid. Talent will be fed on set.  Auditions will consist of a cold read.  If you have any headshots, resumes or questions please send to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Serious applicants only please.

Production Title: Unlucky Rob

Film Dates:
June 10-13

Synopsis:
A comedic short film about a man who was cursed as a child to be unlucky, and is desperate to somehow break the curse.

Roles:
Main Roles:
Rob (20-40): An unlucky protagonist who wants to beat his unluckiness in order to win over his crush, Sidney.
Sidney (20-40): A spunky barista as well as Rob's love interest.
Enchantress (40-70): A gypsy looking enchantress who cursed Rob when he was younger.

Minor Roles:
Trent (20-40): A co-worker of Sidney's and a possessive want-to-be boyfriend.
Old Neighbor (50-70): An angry, eldery person who is less than pleased with their encounters with Rob.

Extras:
People at Coffee Shop (18-60): Needed for one day.
Party-Goers (18-40): Needed for one day.

Contact:
Travel expenses will be paid for the production dates. Additionally, you will be provided with food on set and a copy of the finished product. For any questions, please contact Producer Trevor Norkey at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Production Title: Shooter

Film Dates:
Production will take place on June 22nd through June 25th in Grand Rapids, Michigan and the surrounding areas.

Synopsis:
'Shooter' is a story about a famed mixed martial artist recovering from the effects of a career threatening concussion, while on the verge of risking his long term health and relationships in exchange for preserving his legacy.

Roles:
Fergal (lead) – male, late 20's - mid 30's. A famed mixed martial artist, recuperating from a career threatening concussion.

Jessica (supporting) – female, late 20's - early 30's. A bright, self-reliant journal editor and long time girlfriend to Fergal.

Richard (supporting) – male, late 20's. A young doctor who is concerned with his patients health as much as his own looks.

Uriah (supporting) – male, late 20's -early 30's. A bold individual, fellow fighter and long time friend to Fergal.

David or Keren (supporting) – male or female, 40's. A snappy and ambitious fight promoter eager to make a profit from Fergal's success.

Zoah (supporting) - male, late 20's - early 30's. A powerful, intimidating opponent and circuit champion. He is the final obstacle which Fergal must overcome.

Sparring Partner (non-speaking) - male, late 20's. An athlete and personal sparring partner to Fergal.

Contact:
Positions will be unpaid, but meals each day, a copy of the film, and travel expenses will be provided. Auditions will consist of cold reading. Please send head shots, acting resumes, and any questions to the producer, Spencer Hoffmann at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the director, Sean McMahan at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Serious applicants only please.

Working Title: Seiche

Film Dates:
Production will take place on June 18-21.

Synopsis:
One night after work, Everett comes home to find his sister, Shirley, who tells him that she has set him up on a blind date. Things begins to go awry for Everett once he goes on this date. Nothing seems to make sense anymore and he can no longer tell what is real and what is only in his head.

Roles:
Everett (Lead) Male, 20s – 30s. A diligent photographer and editor for a magazine company. He is also a perfectionist with a history of mental health problems.

Shirley (Supporting) Female, 20s – 30s. Everett's older sister. Nosy but loving.

Anna (Supporting) Shirley's friend and Everett's potential date. Becomes entangled and distorted in Everett's alternate reality.

Jack (Supporting) Male, 30s- 60s. Everett's serious boss.

Frank (Supporting) Male, 30s – 60s. A mysterious doctor.

Police Officer (Bit) any age or gender

News Anchor (Bit) any age or gender

Group of 2- 4 Kids (Bit) any gender, age 10 – 14

Contact:
The rolls of Everett and Shirley will be paid $50 per day. All other cast will not be paid. Travel expenses will not be paid. All cast members will be fed on set and receive a copy of the finale film. Auditions will consist of a cold reading. Please send headshots, acting resumes, and any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Production Title: Cold Tea

Film Dates:
Film Dates June 14th – June 17th in the Grand Rapids area.

Synopsis:
Nelson has created a miracle tea that cures the common cold in hours. However, on his way to talk to his lawyer friend about patents, he is captured by Big Pharma and threatened in their attempt to gain access to his tea. Through a series of over dramatic shenanigans and tough choices, it is up to Nelson to decide the fate of the tea that could change the world forever.

Roles:
[Nelson][Gender: Male][Age: 25-30] Nelson is a quirky inventor who is against corporate America but wants to do right by his fellow citizens. He cares very deeply for all of his inventions, possibly even more than he does for his best friend and girlfriend.

[Gary][Gender: Male][Age: 25-30] Gary is Nelson's uptight lawyer best friend who is constantly getting after him for his spastic, nonconformist behavior. Though Gary serves as the yin to Nelson's yang he is a generally good person with the best of intentions.

[Kate][Gender: Female][Age: 25-35] Kate is Nelson's girlfriend who seemingly puts up with Nelson and his bizarre habits. Her true motives for their relationship are really just to stick it out until she can get her hands on the miracle tea and earn the profit.

[Sal][Gender: Male][Age: 30-40] Sal is a big, burly henchman working for Rolison Inc. who serves as the overlooked voice of reason. Even though he is a large man, and viewed to be the dumb one out of the bunch, he might be the most logical henchman Rolison Inc. has.

[Driver][Gender: Male][Age: 25-40] A lovable goon, the Driver is another henchman of Big Pharma. Tasked with operating the vehicle, he does his job somewhat diligently but refuses to be separated from his beloved Gameboy

[Lawyer][Gender: Male][Age: 25-40] Lawyer is the henchman that handles all of the paperwork and the closest thing to Rolison has to a professional. He is very organized and feels as if he is too good to be lumped with this group of misfits.

Contact:
Actors will be paid according to the role. Travel expenses will be paid for the production dates. Additionally, you will be provided with food on set and a copy of the finished product. For any questions, please contact Producer Jack Clayman at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Production Title: Vitamins

Film Dates:
Film Dates June 26th – June 29th in the Grand Rapids area.

Synopsis:
Louie, a failing street musician with a history of drug abuse finds his world turned upside down when his estranged daughter Charlotte is thrown into his life for a weekend, forcing him to start taking care of himself so he can take care of her.

Roles:
Louie (age 25-35) street musician that plays the guitar, scruffy, whose daughter is thrown into his life. He has a past of drug abuse. Struggling with a sickness that he's hiding. He loves his daughter but doesn't know how to express his love.

Sarah- (age 25-35) She is a sharp woman, strong willed independent and who is very protective of her daughter Charlotte.

Charlotte - (age 6-9) She is a sweet adorable child, with a lot of personality. She loves her dad and wants to have a relationship with him.

Contact:
This is an unpaid, non-union, independent, student short film.  Contact Producer Lamon Shyne at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.