Dark Comedy – short film
In the wake of an environmental catastrophe off the coast of Vancouver, a man must choose between his childhood best friend, and the life he’s worked hard to build without him.
All speaking roles paid.
Shooting in March in Vancouver BC. All cast must be Canadian citizens/permanent residents and able to work as local hires. Both UBCP and non UBCP actors may apply.
Please send self tapes and resume to email@example.com.
Include links to reels if available.
Submission deadline: Hard deadline of Tuesday, January 24th, end of day.
In Person callbacks early-mid February.
Jeff – CAST – LEAD
David – Early 30s, Male, White/asian/ethnically ambiguous – Jeff’s childhood best friend, left Vancouver to pursue status and fortune as a company man for Big Oil in Los Angeles. Charming, funny and a natural spokesperson, irreverent to a fault, perpetually pushing boundaries, reactionary when critiqued. MUST BE COMFORTABLE SMOKING FAKE CIGARETTES. LEAD, 4-6 days
Kaylee – Late 20s-early 30s, Female, White/Asian/middle eastern/ethnically ambiguous – Jeff’s longtime girlfriend. Lifelong vegan with stick and poke tattoos and a love of nature. Grounded, unapologetically herself. Still has fun with Jeff after all these years. MUST HAVE VALID DRIVERS LICENSE, MUST BE COMFORTABLE SMOKING FAKE CIGARETTES. LEAD, 3-5 days.
Adam – Early 30s, Male, white. Modern Orthodox Jew who wears a kippah, keeps kosher, but isn’t preachy. In the early part of a relationship with Vicky. While there is banter around Judaism, we are in no way looking for caricatures for this role, just a grounded fun person who also happens to be an observant Jew. SUPPORTING, 1-2 days
Vicky – Late 20s, Female, any ethnicity. A dinner party guest who very much enjoys her wine and is charmed by David. SUPPORTING, 1-2 days
Tom – late 30s-late 50s, male, any ethnicity. News Anchor interviewing the spokesperson of a big oil company in the wake of an oil spill. SUPPORTING, 1 day
Reporter – Late 20s-late 40s, any ethnicity, any gender. Reporter covering an oil spill off the coast. UNDER 5, 1 day
Client- Any gender, any ethnicity, mid 30s – late 60s. Anger management client of Jeff. UNDER 5, 1 day
Note: there are two client roles available, one speaking, one featured extra.
About the team:
Freddy Cheung (director)
Freddy Cheung is an American film director based in Vancouver. His most recent short, The Body of Levi, screened at over 20 festivals in eight different countries, winning numerous awards in multiple categories in New York, California, Seoul, and Berlin. Selected credits: BMW, Hays, ZeeTV.
Nathan Shapiro (writer, producer)
Nathan Shapiro is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Selected credits: Soon By You, The Girl on the Train, Pickings. Previous clients: Disney TV, ABC Entertainment.
James Challis (actor, producer)
James Challis is an actor and filmmaker based in Vancouver. Selected film credits: Riverdale, Salvation, When We Rise. Selected theatre credits: Shakespeare Canada, Metro Theatre, Havana Theatre.
Audition Sides can be accessed here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aMsPnQWlcVj6UjghevOWPAHVLklNUh23?usp=sharing