Actors Casting Call: “本性 Honshō: True Intentions” [Psychological Thriller]
A short surrealistic, psychological thriller set in an institution for the criminally insane.
Logline: With the guidance of her patient, a driven therapist descends into her own mind and unshackles evil that lurked beneath her subconscious.
REHEARSAL & SHOOTING DATES
Shooting will take place in San Diego, CA on April 16th and April 17th. Rehearsals will quickly begin on the week of March 28th, 2022. More information will be provided once casted.
Dr. Deshae Moore (Female Lead)
African-American or Japanese-American woman, mid/late-20s. Confident, driven, and passionate. A determined therapist obsessed with forbidden psychological teachings.
Must have ability to cry/breakdown on camera and to enter into a dark mental headspace. Do not have to be fluent in Japanese, simply must have the desire to work on Japanese pronunciations.
Requested Supplemental Material: Headshot/Photo, Video Reel
Officer Esco (Supporting Male)
Latino, male, mid-30s-40s. Built like a security guard, scruffy. A skilled security officer at Stone Hill Psychiatric Prison. He takes great pride in his work of maintaining the safety of Dr.Moore’s during her therapy sessions with her psychotic patients.
Dr. Onai (Supporting Female)
African-American or Japanese-American woman, mid-30’s/mid-40’s. A therapist that works in the same psychiatric hospital as Dr. Moore. She is patient, calm/soothing, and understanding. Also, she is honest and straightforward when it comes to treating her patients.
This is a student film for San Diego State University. At the moment, these are non-paid roles, however, tasty catering will be provided during the shooting days. Once casted and after post, you’ll have the final cut of the film and also BTS videos and photographs of yourself on-set for your portfolio.
Hello! My name is Chantay Ayaka Taylor and I am an undergrad director/writer/producer at San Diego State University. For the past six years, I’ve been making narrative shorts and mini-documentaries around SD.
For this production, we are seeking passionate, professional, and talented actors with great dramatic performances!