Casting talent for an upcoming dark comedy short film.
FILM: ICTLKC, Female writer / Director Brynne Anderson
NON UNION – Dark Comedy
LOGLINE: After the arrogant and naive con artist, Kiligan Cruz steals from the local evangelical church, an unexpected holy visitor comes knocking at his door.
ELLIOT, LEAD; 9 – 13 years old (Older child to play if possible), Caucasian. STRONG actor is a must. Elliot Tarner is an innocent and nervous boy with big dreams to become the “best pastor on earth.” He is high-pitched, enthusiastic, and is passionate about his evangelical faith, but also has an intense fear of hell. Afraid to sin or go to hell, he’s determined to save everyone around him who he believes are heading toward the river of fire.
CLARISSA, LEAD – mid-30s, All Ethnicities. STRONG actress. Clarissa was a stripper in Vegas but ran away due to a humiliating dancing experience while on the pole. Clarissa moved to Vallejo where she became hooked on drugs, thanks to Kiligan, and now prostitutes for money. She is vulgar, hates everyone, and is blatantly fake when pretending to be nice. Strengths: Can handle Kiligan and puts him in his place.
KILIGAN CRUZ, LEAD – Description, 40s, Caucasian. STRONG ACTOR a must. Kiligan Cruz was a salesman from Syromanics but was recently fired for attempting to steal a xerox machine. He is overconfident, charismatic, assumes he’s more attractive than he is, and most importantly… naive. He has an exaggerated sense of self-importance, fantasizes about success and power, and believes he’s more superior than God.
PASTOR TARNER, 40’s, Caucasian. Years ago, Tarner worked with Kiligan Cruz at Sycromanics but after Kiligan stole half his sales, Tarner decided to change his career path and become an evangelical pastor. While working at the Bethel Evangelical Church, Kiligan once again steals from him (church donations) and this time… enough is enough. He is strong-willed and fully aware of Kiligan’s weaknesses and hopes to teach his son Elliot a valuable lesson on “taking back what’s yours.”
BENNY, 14, Caucasian. Tough, determined, and ready to fight with his slingshot to protect his brother Elliot against Kiligan Cruz and Clarissa. Sling shot experience and comfortable on a bicycle a plus..
MR JONES, 50’s, All Ethnicities. A hard-edged man who changed his way and found God. He attends the Bethel church and is friends with Pastor Tarner.
MAN NEIGHBOR 2, mid-30s, All Ethnicities. Immature, laughs and humiliates Clarissa for a video that went viral on social media.
WOMAN NEIGHBOR, mid-50s, All Ethnicities. Flirtatious with Kiligan and desires to look good for her neighbors.
Deadline: JUNE 1st, no later than 8 pm.
If we select you to audition, prepare for a self taped submission next.
CALLBACKS: June 8th – 2-5pm via zoom
(a time will be provided, if chosen, upon notification).
SHOOT DATES: July 19 – 23rd, 2021.
Location is in the Elk Grove area.