Casting Call for THE LAST VIDEO STORE Mar 22, 2017


Anne Chapman Casting & VCUarts Cinema seeking 4 actors for short film to be shot in Richmond, VA – April 7th, 8th & 9th, 2017 – PAID

Short Student Film
Production Company: VCUarts Cinema Department, Virginia Commonwealth University
Executive Producers: Rob Tregenza & Jai Jamison
Producer: Clare Starrs
Director: Jesse Hosick
Writer: Will James
Casting Director: Anne Chapman
Casting Associate: Michelle Taft
Shoot Dates: Friday, April 7th, Sat. April 8th, Sun. April 9th, 2017
Location: Richmond, VA
Auditions: In person in Richmond, VA, Friday, March 24th, 2017
Callbacks: TBD
Pay: $100 per shoot day

SUBMIT current headshot/resume and reel (if available) to:

Include the following information in the subject line:
THE LAST VIDEO STORE – ROLE(s) submitting for & your location
In the body of the e-mail:

Thank you in advance for your submission! Submitting does not guarantee an audition; you will be contacted with time and location if selected.

Tommy is the last to realize that video stores are not viable present day endeavors. The imminent closure of his store and loss of his job forces Tommy to deal with his past and create a sustainable future.

Seeking the following roles:

TOMMY- Any Ethnicity, Male. Early-Mid 20’s. Video store clerk. Doughy, lonely, kind and Child-like. Naturally avoids conflict, a grown bird still not ready to leave its nest. Lived in foster care after the death of his mother at age 12. Currently works (and lives in secret) at his favorite video store. Polite, awkward, optimistic. Protective of the store and his few belongings. Single minded in terms of wanting to keep the store open and operational. Competent worker but not an assertive salesman.
Shoots 3 days, Friday, April 7th, Sat. April 8th, Sun. April 9th, 2017. $100 per shoot day.

STORE MANAGER KEITH/KENDRA- Any Ethnicity, Any Gender. 40’s-50’s. Video store manager of a chain store that is closing down. Stout, kind yet stern-looking, sun-tanned. Has managed this store and others in town for years. Ready to seek a relaxing life and new opportunities in Florida. Cynical, happily unmarried. Has become detached from the store, knowing it is going to close. His/her mind is already at the beaches of Florida. A Natural Father/Mother Figure to Tommy, but has no idea how difficult Tommy’s life has really been.
Shoots 2-3 days, Friday, April 7th, Sat. April 8th, Sun. April 9th, 2017. $100 per shoot day.

JOE- Any Ethnicity, Male. Early 20’s. College senior, Hipster (bearded), Ramona’s boyfriend, Anthropology major. A people-person with obscure interests. Easy-going, lives a Carpe-Diem lifestyle. Not very future-oriented, easily excited/entertained, loves bad movies. A sheltered, affluent childhood has created an easily persuaded and fiscally irresponsible young adult. No practical sense of reality or limitations. Sweet, yet naive.
Shoots 2-3 days, Friday, April 7th, Sat. April 8th, Sun. April 9th, 2017. $100 per shoot day.

RAMONA- Any Ethnicity, Female. Early 20’s. College senior, Hipster, Joe’s Girlfriend. Interested in art and photography, and is never without her Polaroid Camera. Practical-minded, observant, charming, thoughtful, dry-witted, gracious. Can be somewhat passive aggressive and reserved about her true feelings. Responsible, knows the value of a buck and financial stability . Does not suffer fools gladly, but loves Joe with all her heart. Willing to take charge in a situation.
Shoots 2-3 days, Friday, April 7th, Sat. April 8th, Sun. April 9th, 2017. $100 per shoot day.