AMBER [20s, BIPOC PREFERRED, QUEER IDENTIFYING PREFERRED
URGENT CASTING CALL
Production Title: On Paper
Production type: Independent/Student LGBTQ+ Themes, No budget
Project length: Short film (under 12 minutes)
Posted on: Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
Production Location: Portland, OR
Production Company: PSU Student Film
Director/Producer: Lily Hennings
Assistant Producer: Jesselynn Ame
Compensation: $30 each day, lunch provided, copy for reel, acting credit
Audition Closes: Thursday, May 6th at midnight
Please send headshots, demo reels, and submissions through email.
Callbacks will be conducted through Zoom.
Callbacks/Auditions: May 7-9th (via Zoom)
Shooting Dates: May 14th-16th
“On Paper” is a short drama about a writer named Bonnie who is struggling to cope with the end of her relationship, which physically manifests as her film character, Amber. Bonnie fights the hallucination of the woman off, but can’t seem to get rid of Amber, causing havoc to enter her already messy daily life. Can Bonnie distinguish reality from her mind? Or will Amber ruin the only stability she has left? “On Paper” focuses on themes of loss, sanity, and the blur between reality and fantasy.
AMBER [20s, BIPOC PREFERRED, QUEER IDENTIFYING PREFERRED, ALL WELCOME]
Amber doesn’t need a reason to have a good time, they are always ready to party. While they may be overly positive about their newfound gift of life, they still have to convince BONNIE they are worthy of being written and having a useful place in her life. While they tend to miss social cues, they are very extroverted and confident, making them a stark contrast from BONNIE. They haven’t been subjected to the negativity of the world, and are loyal to those they make an instant connection with — which is everyone. AMBER will have a small scene with nudity insinuated, but not shown.
Character inspiration: Judy Hale from Dead To Me (2019)
Everyone’s safety and comfort are of the utmost importance to us, and we will be following the COVID-19 protocols as described by the OMPA website, which will be linked below. In short, we will keep masks on unless actively rolling, and safe social distancing will be encouraged. However, there are several scenes in which BONNIE and AMBER are at a close distance, within arm’s length of each other. There is also a car scene where both actors will need to be in a vehicle, unmasked. This crew is very small as well and is in the process of vaccination. We encourage actors who have been vaccinated, however, the disclosure of this information is not required for the role.