Open auditions will be held this Saturday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at for a short film, Trouble At Hand, which will be used as a Public Service Announcement for the 88-Crime program of the Pima County Attorney’s Office. The audition location is Art Fare, Studio B (on the 3rd floor), 55 N. 6th Ave. (just north of Congress, across from the Ronstadt Center bus stop).
There is no pay for this project. Sorry. However, it is an opportunity to work with experienced filmmakers on a project to benefit the community. The film will also be submitted for film festivals and could also be used by other 88-Crime programs elsewhere.
The director of the film is Dick Fisher, director of the award-winning short film Incident at Alma, which won Best Picture at the Phoenix Black Film Festival, and producer of the breakthrough independent film The Brothers McMullen, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature Film. Dick’s career in film and television has spanned over 25 years. Dick is on the board of the Arizona Production Association.
The producer of the film is Brian McLaughlin, who has produced five feature films, including Red 71, and eight short films, including Alma, which has won various awards including Best Narrative Film at the University Film and Video Association Conference. He has also acted in over 50 films under the stage name Brian Mulligan. Brian is on the board of the Independent Film Association of Southern Arizona.
Trouble At Hand is a film about a middle school student, Gina, struggling with the decision of how to act upon information about another student’s threat on a teacher’s life.
We are seeking actors for the following principle roles. Actors do not have to be of specific ethnicities, except to the extent that once Gina is cast, her family members will have to look like the same ethnicity.
Gina – a bright, attractive, middle school girl, strong emotional actor
Dad – Gina’s father, age mid-30s to mid-40s
Mom – Gina’s mother, age mid-30s to mid-40s
Jaime – Gina’s younger brother, age 10 to 13
Keith – troubled middle school boy
Buddy – Keith’s best friend
Jesse – Gina’s friend and classmate
Sally – another one of Gina’s friends
Teacher – middle school teacher, age mid-20s to 40s, either gender
Mr. Valdez – middle school teacher, age mid-20s to 40s, strong emotional actor
Principal – professional-looking, age mid-30s to 50s, either gender
Operator – voice-over only, female
No appointments are necessary for the auditions, however you can request a specific time in advance by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring resume and headshots or photo to the auditions, if you have them.
We will also need approximately 30 extras to play other middle school students in the background. If you are interested in being an extra, you do not need to audition. Simply send an e-mail to email@example.com.