Hillary Andrus Straga
PROJECT: Mission Stories “Full Circle”
UNION: SAG-AFTRA New Media Contract
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
I am casting a short film series for a new streaming service.
All the shorts in the series are dramatizations of true, faith-based stories from missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“Full Circle,” the first short, centers around a young man (Darren), who served a mission and later struggled with depression, anxiety and substance abuse; and Mike, a young man who was taught by Darren as a missionary and who later helped Darren overcome his self-destructive behaviors. It is a story of hope, friendship, and redemption.
We will be casting younger and older versions of 3 of the characters (as described in Roles).
Male; 18-25 any ethnicity. Skater who is not really comfortable as a missionary; confident, yet with undercurrents of depression and anxiety which haven’t fully manifested yet
Male; 30-45; any ethnicity; will age about 10 years; Depression and anxiety have taken over; still a skater, but has spent years self-medicating; serious addiction problem; suicidal; no longer fit, slumped posture; defeated, yet there is a hint at something beneath all the battle scars
Male; 18-25 any ethnicity. Intelligent, empathetic. A theatre kid who’s equally at home on an Ivy League campus and a skate park. We get the sense he’ll make a great father. Seeking religious understanding.
Male; mid-40s; same as Young Mike, but has matured into a compassionate leader
Male; 18-25 any ethnicity. A joke type, but with uncertainty and gentleness at his core. A friend to all. Struggles with the kind of person he wants to be.
Male; mid 40s; any ethnicity. Kind of in the same boat as Darren, a defeated older version of his younger self. Given to alcoholism and has those jitters.
Female; 50s-60s; any ethnicity; Darren’s mother; will age over multiple years; confident and street smart
Male; 50s-60s any ethnicity; Darren’s father; will age over multiple years; quiet but dependable
Male; 40s-60s; any ethnicity; Bruce’s father; will age over multiple years; an academic, always dressed for class; always there for his family
Female; 40s-60s; Bruce’s mother; will age over multiple years; a farmer’s daughter, moved to the city
Male; 18-25 any ethnicity. Confident and fully committed, joyful missionary. Genuine enthusiasm and interest in others
Male; 50s; any ethnicity; sturdy, officious, but with empathy. Darren’s ecclesiastical leader
Female or Male; 30s-40s; Edgy, knowing but willing to listen; addiction recovery group counselor.
Male or female; 40s-50s; knowing and wise
Male; 18-25; College Frat Boy
Male or female; 20s-50s; amazed and empathetic
5 day shoot the week of October 12-17. (Pretty firm, but subject to change.)
Various locations around the Wasatch Front
$125/day. Producer is applying for a SAG-AFTRA New Media Contract. Travel and lodging paid by production for non-local talent within Pacific and Mountain West regions.
- Name, agency (if applicable)
Your performance of the side.
- Make sure you are well-lit and have good sound.
- Neutral background
- Play side to just off camera.
- Upload to a file sharing site and save the link. (Make sure the video is not “Private” or password protected. “Unlisted” will allow only those with a link to see it.)
Fill out the application found here:
You will need to upload
- And copy link to your audition video