Arvold is seeking local actors of a variety of ages and ethnicities for a short film shooting in Charlottesville! Elemental is the story of Francis, a true wunderkind, who lives with his caring and kooky Aunt Kandi. Francis is a whizkid when it comes to science and tinkering but with some advice from a kind neighbor, Francis learns that sometimes it is best to keep it simple when it comes to matters of the heart.
SAG short film
Production Company: Arvold Productions, Pillage & Plunder Pictures
Writer/Director: Eric Hurt
Producer/Casting Director: Erica Arvold
Casting Assistant: Christian Trew
Shoot Dates: MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Saturday, May 23rd – Monday, May 25th
Shoot Location: Charlottesville, VA
Compensation: Meals, experience and appreciation…and as far as payment goes, this is a volunteer job for non-union actors / deferred for SAG-AFTRA members
Audition Dates: Starting Wednesday, April 1st
Seeking local actors for the following roles:
[FRANCIS] Male, Ages 7 – 11, Caucasian. A brilliant whizkid with a passion for all things science, but who’s stumped when it comes to matter of the heart. LEAD
[KANDI KERN] Female, 40’s, Caucasian. The round-faced doting and adoring caretaker of Francis who watches Francis’ scientific achievements & growing pains with awe and unwavering love. Characters welcome. LEAD
[WILSON JACKSON] Male, Late 60’s – Early 70’s, any ethnicity. A sagely, blind man who gives Francis some very important advice. LEAD
[HUBERT] Male, Ages 4 – 7, any ethnicity. Francis’ best friend, whose sense of humor is unfailing. SUPPORTING
[BRENT] Male, Ages 8 – 11, Caucasian. The biggest kid in class who constantly picks on Francis. SUPPORTING
[SOFIA] Female, Ages 7 – 11, any ethnicity. The prettiest girl in class, and the object of Francis’ affections. SUPPORTING
[SCHOOL KIDS] NON-SPEAKING, Ages 7 -11, All Ethnicities.
[POODLE] If you are the proud owner of a white toy poodle who is extremely well behaved and able to take direction on camera, please let us know!
ONLINE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
If you are appropriate for this project, please follow the instructions below to fill out our online form.
Please fill in the form at the following link: ELEMENTAL Submission Form
Please send your headshot and resume in PDF format to [email protected] ASAP (also copy the resume into the body of the email if possible, please do not worry about formatting).
Use the following SUBJECT HEADING for your submission (personalized to YOU):
YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME, ROLE, Elemental
John Smith, FRANCIS, Elemental
If you are able to email your headshot & resume AND fill out this form successfully, your submission is considered complete.
We are accepting both direct submissions and agency submissions for this project. Thanks so much for following our instructions! We will be having auditions by appointment ONLY. Submitting does not automatically get you an audition, but it does get you considered for one. We are only able to respond to those submissions we select for auditions, but we sincerely appreciate your interest!