“SCARY LOVELY” Casting Call Feature Film Live Table Read (Non-Union) – Presented by SFFILM
Written and Directed by Johnny Alvarez
LOGLINE: A middle-aged gay man forges an unlikely friendship with his dead lover’s beneficiary as they’re drawn together by matters of the paranormal.
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: APRIL 14th, 7:00 PM (Talent Call Time 6:15 PM) at Film House (455 9th St, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA), Street parking available, Proof of Vaccination and masks required to attend.
HUGO PADILLA [30s-50s, LATINX MALE, QUEER IDENTIFIED] Neurotic, mercurial, and deeply wounded, Hugo is already battling a host of mental health demons when he loses his partner, Steph, in a tragic accident. Faced with this gutting loss, he veers into a selfish and abrasive brand of grieving, only to realize Steph is not so lost after all. Now, Hugo must decide if he’s willing to accept his own heartbreaking truth and face his dead lover once and for all. (LEAD, $250/day)
SAL HASHEMI [20s-30s, MIDDLE EASTERN/ARAB/PERSIAN MALE, QUEER IDENTIFIED] Chaotic, ostentatious, and shameless, Sal withholds a profound tenderheartedness and sentimentality. He is a hard working sex worker and a client of Steph’s prior to his death. At his core, Sal is a true romantic, driving him to entangle himself further and further into Hugo’s life. (LEAD, $250/day)
STEPH MORALES [40s-60s, BIPOC MALE, QUEER IDENTIFIED] Hugo’s late partner, a patient and ever-doting caretaker with an unusual sensibility and obstinately positive outlook on life. Steph was very superstitious and believed firmly in life after death. He returns to haunt Hugo via enigmatic dreams and shocking manifestations. (PRINCIPAL, $150/day)
JADA ROSENTHAL / ANNIE MAGNUSSON [30s-50s, BIPOC FEMALE, DUAL ROLE] Jada is Hugo’s forthright and unfiltered best friend, a visual artist who’s recently hit her success stride. Annie is a brash, foul-mouthed medium Hugo and Sal hire to help them communicate with Steph’s ghost. (PRINCIPAL, $150/day)
ELISA MORALES / THEO CRANE [20s-30s, BIPOC FEMALE, DUAL ROLE] Elisa is Steph’s younger sister, outwardly antagonistic toward Hugo, but caught beneath the pressure to please her mother. Theo is a soulful, enigmatic, self-proclaimed “necromancer” Hugo and Sal encounter on their journey for contact with Steph. (PRINCIPAL, $150/day)
MARLENA MORALES [50s-70s, LATINX FEMALE] Steph’s formidable, bitterly grieving mother who long struggled to accept her son’s lifestyle, even after his passing. (PRINCIPAL, $150/day)
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: APRIL 4th, 6:00 PM PST