texas rein – feature film – casting complete


We are searching for regional actors to play principal roles in the feature film Texas Rein. 

Texas Rein, based on the novel by Becky Rodgers Boyette, is a faith-based family drama with mass appeal about returning home and the power of family.

Please see below for submission instructions.

Feature Film
Low-budget, Non-Union

Production Company: Beautiful Feet Productions
Writer/Director: Rebecca Rogers Nelson
Executive Producer: Durrell Nelson

Casting Director: Erica Arvold
Casting Assistants: Christian Greenwood & Michael Duni
Shoot Dates: May – June 2014
Shoot Location: Staunton, VA
Pay: $115 per day (+10% if agent)

Travel: Mileage and/or lodging provided if applicable

Audition Dates:  April 2nd – April 24th in Charlottesville, VA or via self-tape

Callbacks: Saturday, April 26th in Charlottesville, VA



CHASE EVERSOLL: Caucasian, Male, 30’s.  All-American cowboy. Gentle and humorous with strong work ethic. He believes he’s found a champion in Marvin Roberts’ prize horse, but his desire to train the champion competes with his growing interest in Marvin’s daughter, Cassie. Western horseback riding/reining experience a plus. LEAD

MARVIN ROBERTS: Caucasian, Male, Mid-Late 60’s.  Gentleman rancher.  Strong, wise, and faithful husband and father, despite the fact his dreams concerning horses and his daughter have never materialized. Has a difficult but loving relationship with his daughter, Cassie. (Western horseback riding/reining experience a plus). SUPPORTING

PEGGY ROBERTS: Caucasian, Female, 60’s. Southern, steadfast rancher’s wife.  After Marvin’s surgery, she makes it her job to keep her husband healthy.  Loves her daughter Cassie, but sometimes can’t contain her disappointment in Cassie’s life choices.  SUPPORTING

AUNT CLARA: CaucasianFemale, 60’s. Chase’s aunt, old friend of the Roberts’ family.  Quirky, but genuine.  Kind hearted and quick with a word of scripture (if not always the perfect selection), she’s wise and becomes Cassie’s friend and moral compass. SUPPORTING

JEFF DEAVERS: Caucasian, Male, 30’s. Guy’s son, newly graduated veterinarian and childhood friend of Cassie’s. Good looking in an ordinary, guy-next-door kind of way.  He’d like the relationship to go further than “just friends,” with Cassie, but knows it probably won’t.  SUPPORTING

GARRISON: Caucasian, Male, Early 30’s, Cassie’s east coast love interest. Wealthy, expensively handsome. A true “player” – Cassie is more of an accessory than a girlfriend. He wants her even more when he thinks he can’t have her.  2 SCENE CAMEO



STEP #1:

Open a talent application OR update your Agency Pro for Casting Directors account with us at this link: http://arvoldcasting.com/actors/ 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 and 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 Ficore):
Local Hire for Staunton, 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 audition in CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA the weeks of April 2nd – April 24th? (FULL AVAIL or explain):

Availability to attend IN-PERSON Callbacks in CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA on Saturday, April 26th? (FULL AVAIL or explain):

Availability for shoot dates in STAUNTON, VA area during May – June 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.  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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