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Katya Shakula

Males and Females 17-50

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Production title: On-Set Videographer
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent/Student (Mockumentary Series)
Director: Andrew Chi Nguyen
Casting Director: Katya Shakula
Posted on: May 20, 2021
Production location: Northern Virginia
Audition Location: TBD / Self-tape / Online
Shooting Location: Northern Virginia / DC
Compensation: No
Shooting will start promptly.
SYNOPSIS: On-Set Videographer follows Anthony, a precocious director, and his motley cast and crew as they set out to create their ill-conceived student film. The on-set hijinks- from romances, feuds, and mysteries- are documented by a few broadcast journalism students in a self-aware documentary that is as chaotic as it is hilarious.
CHARACTER BIOS
ANTHONY [GENDER: MALE] [17-19] [CAUCASIAN]
Anthony is the protagonist in both the series and in his own life. He is the director of the student film and makes sure to act the part. He remains extremely confident even though he is in way over his head, and is dedicated to looking like he knows what he is doing at all times– whether he is successful in maintaining that image or not.
DONNY [GENDER: MALE] [17-19] [ANY ETHNICITY] [SOUTHERN, MIDWESTERN, OR SOUTHWESTERN ACCENT]
Donny is Anthony’s right-hand man. He is loyal and honest, but lets the power given to him constantly get to his head. He always takes things on set a little too seriously, and a lot of the time, talks to the cast and crew as a (rather unintimidating) general would do his troops.
JONAS [GENDER: MALE] [17-19] [ANY ETHNICITY]
Jonas is the secondary protagonist and a surrogate for the audience. He is charming, witty, and is a dynamic character with struggles of his own aside from the production. He has a subtle internal longing for validation, which leads him to slowly fall back in love with Allison, an actress in the film, one that he had been rejected by before. He is the cinematographer on the film.
PHILLIP [GENDER: MALE] [17-19] [ANY ETHNICITY]
Phillip is genuinely a good guy who is passionate about the project. He is also Allison’s boyfriend, that being part of the reason he signed up to work on the project: he thought it would be an opportunity for them to spend more time together. He is the key grip (lighting director) on set.
CHRIS [GENDER: MALE] [17-19] [ANY ETHNICITY]
Chris takes the production pretty seriously, and is genuinely happy to be there. He is excited to work on set, but perpetually gets ignored by all the cast and crew. He works as the Production Assistant on set.
JEFF [GENDER: MALE] [17-19] [ANY ETHNICITY]
Jeff is the perceived antagonist, and is a pretentious indie and classical film lover. He joined the film to, in his mind, keep it on track, and stop Anthony from destroying the script that he helped co-write.
ROD [GENDER: MALE] [17-19] [ANY ETHNICITY]
Rod is an enigma. On the outside he seems to be perpetually stoned and slacking, but in reality he may be the smartest person on set. He is the chillaxed Boom Pole Operator.
WILLIAM [GENDER: MALE] [17-19] [ANY ETHNICITY]
William is an actor in the film. Coming from a theater background, his more bombastic style of acting clashes with the more grounded style Anthony is going for.
HIGH SCHOOL IT GUY [GENDER: MALE] [YOUNG ADULT – MIDDLE AGED] [ANY ETHNICITY]
The IT guy at the high school the cast and crew attend. Donny interviews him, as part of an on-set investigation.
ALLISON [GENDER: FEMALE] [17-19] [ANY ETHNICITY]
Allison carries an approachable air about her. She was chosen to be on the project because of her acting skills, and spends her time joking around with Jonas, a boy who has a crush on her. She is witty and charming, yet distinctly independent. She is an actress in the film.
STACY [GENDER: FEMALE] [17-19] [ANY ETHNICITY]
Stacy, a self-serious actress, plays the “tough and rugged” lead actress in the production. She takes her budding career a little too seriously and carries herself with utmost importance, even giving herself a stage name– Julianna Paige– of which she makes it a point to remind everyone.
SAM [GENDER: FEMALE] [17-19] [ANY ETHNICITY]
Sam is more in the background, quietly judging the entire operation from afar. She is the “Best Boy,” or lighting assistant.
PEDESTRIAN WOMAN [GENDER: FEMALE] [YOUNG ADULT – MIDDLE AGED] [ANY ETHNICITY]
A woman who interrupts one of the shoots and threatens to call the cops.

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