adrenaline film project 2015 – casting complete


Arvold Casting is again collaborating with the Virginia Film Festival for the 2015 Adrenaline Film Project! Adrenaline is a competition that challenges teams of filmmakers to write, cast, shoot, edit, and screen a short film at the Virginia Film Festival in just 72 hours. Each team will be guided and supervised by professional Hollywood mentors and special guests. Actors will be important creative contributors to each team’s project and will be eligible to win the BEST ACTOR award at the screening of the finished films during the festival!

For actors interested in this unique project, there will be a Meet & Greet with filmmaking teams on November 3rd, and new this year, a very special opportunity to participate in a workshop during the meet and greet with renowned acting coach Leigh Kilton-Smith (who has worked closely with actors like Jennifer Aniston, Felicity Huffman, & Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and producer/casting director Erica Arvold, CSA. Again this year, we will be offering in-person taping sessions so that actors have the chance to supplement their Adrenaline submission with a monologue or scene taped in-person with the arvold team! Find all the information about this exciting experience below.



Mentors: Director Jeff Wadlow, Director Derek Sieg, and Acting Coach Leigh Kilton-Smith

If chosen, potential shoot dates: Thursday November 5th, Friday November 6th, & Saturday November 7th

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Pay: Volunteer** (see below)

Optional Monologue Taping Sessions: October 12th – 16th (see below for details)

Adrenaline Actors Meet & Greet and Workshop: Tuesday, November 3rd at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM in the Robertson Media Center on the third floor of Clemons Library at the University of Virginia (see below for details).



arvold will be offering optional taping sessions for actors who would like to include a one-minute monologue or scene of their choice in their submission. These tapes will be viewable by all the filmmaking teams as they make their selections . Monologues will be taped on October 12th through 16th in Charlottesville, VA. You can schedule an appointment for these sessions here:



The Actors Meet & Greet and Workshop will be on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. in the Robertson Media Center (on the third floor of Clemons Library) at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Actors will meet with the filmmakers and mentors as well as learn from acting coach Leigh Kilton-Smith and producer/casting director Erica Arvold. Attending this optional Meet and Greet and Workshop is a great opportunity for actors to sharpen their skills, get to know the filmmaking teams and participate in the early stages of the Adrenaline Film Project.



STEP ONE: Fill out our online submission form: 2015 ADRENALINE FILM PROJECT Actor Submission Form

STEP TWO: Send your headshot and resume in PDF format to [email protected]

Please use the following SUBJECT HEADING for your submission email (personalized to YOU): YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME, Current Residence (City, State), Adrenaline 2015
For Example: JOHN SMITH, Charlottesville, VA, Adrenaline 2015


Once you have emailed your headshot & resume AND filled out the online form, your submission is considered complete!


Thank you for following our instructions! Submitting does not automatically guarantee you a role in a festival film, but it does put you in consideration for one. If selected, you will be contacted directly by the filmmakers. Email any questions to [email protected]

**Volunteering has been proven to have many significant health benefits, including: reducing heart rate and blood pressure, aiding in physical mobility, improving your immune system, lessening the risk of depression, increasing release of endorphins, and reducing stress levels. The Adrenaline Film Project is a great way for actors to gain experience and make new connections. Work with up-and-coming local filmmakers, receive guidance from seasoned Hollywood mentors, and have a wonderful time creating a short film that will premiere in front of a live audience at the Virginia Film Festival!


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