kicked by grace – feature film – casting complete


We are searching for actors to play lead roles in the faith-based feature film Kicked By Grace. Based on real life events, Kicked By Grace, is the story of Bryan Lawrence, a police officer who was paralyzed and learns to live (and walk) again.

Please see below for submission instructions.

Feature Film
Low-budget, Non-Union (Theatrical Release)
Screenplay: Rick Garside
Production Company: StoneTable Films
Director: Donald Leow
Casting Director(s): Erica Arvold & Anne Chapman
Casting Assistants: Christian Greenwood & Michael Duni
Shoot Dates: August 25, 2014 – September 29, 2014
Shoot Location: Roanoke, VA
Pay: $175 per day (+10% if agent)
Travel: Travel and/or lodging provided if applicable
Audition Dates: Wednesday, July 30th – Wednesday, August 13th in Charlottesville, VA OR via self-tape
Callbacks: Thursday, August 14th in Charlottesville, VA

BRYAN LAWRENCE: 40’s. Caucasian Male. Bryan is an optimist, loves God, his wife, his son, and daughter-in-law to be. He is always helpful with a ‘down-home’ demeanor. He has a great sense of humor that helps him through some very dark moments. LEAD

BRENDA LAWRENCE: 40’s. Caucasian Female. Brenda is a dedicated wife and mother who loves her family above all else. Although she tends to be more quiet and shy than Bryan, she can roar like a lion if pushed. LEAD

WASHINGTON BOOKER: Age 8 – 12. African-American Male. Washington is a smart child who suffers from absentee parents and low self-esteem. He relies on Bryan as a mentor but is quite resourceful brave and proves himself a leader. LEAD

When a suspect kicks Bryan, a police officer, in the face, his world turns upside down. He is paralyzed, and now depends on people around him for the simplest things. It will be a long, slow process before he can keep his promise to walk his son’s fiancé down the aisle – if at all.

STEP #1:
Open a talent application OR update your Agency Pro for Casting Directors account with us at this link: As you may already know, you do NOT have to pay to open an account. A non-active account grants two photos and a resume and this is all we need. It will take a little bit of time to submit a new talent application, but please make certain your account with us is as complete and accurate as possible. To update your portfolio, find (at the top of your account) the link to “PORTFOLIO” and then “EDIT” and complete the instructions below.
Fill in ALL the information you can, including wardrobe sizes and acting experience. In your account, please put your most professional looking headshot. We’d also like to see at least one picture which represents what you look like RIGHT NOW. This means we would like you to take a close up picture of yourself today (without make-up) and upload it as one of your pictures on your account and/or email it with your submission. A cellphone picture is great.

STEP #2:
Please send a recent photo & acting resume as PDF attachments to [email protected]
Also copy the resume into the body of the e-mail if possible – don’t worry about formatting.
Please include ALL of the following information at the top of your email submission IN THIS ORDER:

City and State:
Union Status (SAG-AFTRA or Non-Union; please specify if Fi-Core):
Local Hire for Roanoke, VA (within 60 miles)? (YES or NO):
Age (if under 18, please give exact age) or age range:
Cell Phone number:
Agent (if any):
Email address of agent (if any):
Phone number of agent (if any):
Confirm FULL AVAIL or explain:
Availability to attend IN-PERSON Callbacks in CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA on Thursday, August 14th? (FULL AVAIL or explain):
Availability for shoot dates in ROANOKE, VA area between August 25, 2014 – September 29, 2014 (FULL AVAIL or explain):
If not selected for a speaking role, are you interested in being an extra? (YES or NO):

Finally, please put the following SUBJECT HEADING for your submission (personalized to YOU):
For example:

We are accepting both direct submissions and agency submissions for this project as well as via Breakdown Express. Please submit only ONCE. 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!


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