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16
Nov

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Seeking Non-Union Background and Featured Background

*Submission instructions found at the bottom of page

SUPER DARK TIMES

SAG Modified Low Budget Feature

Director: Kevin Phillips

Producers: Jett Steiger, Richard Peete

Writers: Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski

Production:  Neighborhood Watch Films + Team G

Casting Director:  BreakThrough Casting  (LOCAL PRINCIPAL CASTING)

Shoot dates: starts 11/19 for 4 to 5 weeks *(see roles, shoot days subject to change)

Location:  Kingston, NY and surrounding vicinities

Non-Union Background Rate:  $40/10 hours (NYS Child Performer Labor Laws will be followed)

 

 

SYNOPSIS:

A horrible accident causes a tectonic shift between high school best friends Zach and Josh, spiraling them in different directions. Set in 1990’s suburbia, Super Dark Times is a thriller that explores the twilight zone between adolescence and adulthood, lust and love, bravery and fear, good and evil. 

Director Kevin Phillips’ short proof of concept TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL,  premiered at Cannes this year.  Click or copy/paste links below to learn more:

 

 SEEKING FEATURED BACKGROUND:

 

[PERSON BEING INTERVIEWED BY NEWS]

SDT Women Interviewed

Male or Female, 40s, all ethnicities.  PREFERRABLY PLUS SIZE AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALES.  This person is being interviewed by a news reporter about the arrest of DUKE regarding “allegations of sexual assault on minors” and how he’s “being questioned regarding the recent disappearance of one local teen and the death of another.”

Tentative shoot date 11/19,  *potential for upgrade

 

[SHERIFF]

SDT Sheriff

Caucasian Male, 50s, repeat role.  The Sheriff leads the investigation of the disappearance of students, has scenes at the school with the PRINCIPAL as well as the climactic scene where the killer is finally apprehended.

Tentative shoot dates 11/21, 12/12, 12/16 , *needs drivers license

 

[PAUL]

Caucasian Male, looking 16-18 years, PREFERABLY LEGAL 18.  He’s at ALLISON’S (lead) party, hanging out by the stereo totally zoned out with the hand on the stereo knob, increasing the volume of the music and subsequently gets yelled at by ASHLEY.

Tentative shoot date 11/24

 

[ALLISON’S B-DAY PARTY FRIENDS]

SDT Allison Bday Party Kids

Males and Females, all ethnicities looking 16-18 years, MUST BE LEGAL 18.  They’re the “cool kids”, party going cliques of different types who drink and smoke pot.

Tentative shoot date 11/24

 

[JANITOR]

SDT Janitor

Caucasian Male, lat 50-60.  The Janitor is the first person who opens the film after finding a severly injured deer who runs straight through a school classroom window.

Tentative shoot date 11/29

 

[HEALTH ED TEACHER]

Female and Males, any ethnicity, 30s-50s.  Will be teaching class.

Tentative shoot date 11/29

 

[DANA/CHAD’S GIRLFRIEND]

SDT Goth Girl

Caucasian Female, looks 16-18 years, PREFERABLY  LEGAL 18.  Probablaly a highschool dropout, intimidating energy, punkish/grunge.  Her group likes to smoke and hang out in the bleachers of the football field.  Her boyfriend CHAD is the leader of the pack, one scary dude.

Tentative shoot date 12/12

 

[GINGER LETTERMAN]

SDT Ginger Letterman

Caucasian Male, looks 16-18 years, PREFERABLY  LEGAL 18 with ginger/red/strawberry hair.  Probablaly a high school dropout.  Part of CHAD’s group who smokes and hangs out in the bleachers of the football field.

Tentative shoot date 12/12

 

[MAKE OUT GUY]

SDT Student Couple

Caucasian Male, looks 16-18 years, PREFERABLY  LEGAL 18.  REAL COUPLE to makeout heavily.  They do so by their lockers during a very active highschool hallway scene with a fight breaking out, a kid with a broken arm screaming, etc.

Tentative shoot date 12/13

 

[MAKE OUT GIRL]

SDT Student Couple

Caucasian Female, looks 16-18 years, PREFERABLY  LEGAL 18.  REAL COUPLE to makeout heavily. They do so by their lockers during a very active highschool hallway scene with a fight breaking out, a kid with a broken arm screaming, etc.

Tentative shoot date 12/13

 

[SOCCER KID W/ BROKEN ARM]

He will burst through the hallway doors dressed in a soccer uniform holding his arm, which seems broken. Soccer Kid sprints past the leads while screaming and crying.  Must have soccer uniform.

Tentative shoot date 12/13

 

[JOSH’S DAD]

SDT Josh Dad

Father to JOSH (lead) who appears in scenes where they run into ZACH after he had been snooping around inside their home and at the end where JOSH and ZACH have their brutal fight out in the open suburban neighborhood where people finally witness who the real killer is.

Tentative shoot dates 12/14, 12/16

 

[JOSH’S YOUNGER BROTHER]

SDT Josh Brother

Younger brother to JOSH (lead) who appears in scenes where they run into ZACH after he had been snooping around inside their home and at the end where JOSH and ZACH have their brutal fight out in the open suburban neighborhood where the real killer is revealed to all witnessing the fight.

Tentative shoot dates 12/14, 12/16

 

[MAN (1st to arrive)]

SDT Rebeccas Neighbor

As ZACH and  JOSH (leads) take their figh outside and other witnesses stare nervously and do nothing, this MAN steps up to help stop the fighting, pulling JOSH him away from ZACH.  His actions make the others braver and more people come to help restrain the kids.

Tentative shoot date 12/16, *potential for upgrade

 

 

[LITTLE GIRL IN DOORWAY]

As JOSH and ZACH’s  (leads) fight moves outside to the suburban neighborhood, a little girl who is playing is the first to witness this fight as she watches silently from a house across the street.

Tentative shoot date 12/16

 

 

SEEKING BACKGROUND:

 

[CONVENIENCE STORE CUSTOMERS]

Males and Females, all ages, sizes and ethnicities.  They are in DUKE’s  store when the lead boys are shopping for snacks and drinks.

Tentative shoot date 11/19

 

[POLICE OFFICERS]

Male, any ethnicity, ages 30-45.  They arrest DUKE for “allegations of sexual assault on minors” as well as “being questioned regarding the recent disappearance of one local teen and the death of another.”

Tentative shoot date 11/19

 

[ONLOOKERS]

Males and Females, all ages, sizes and ethnicities.  They are outside DUKE’s  store when he is apprehended by the police.

Tentative shoot date 11/19

 

[GYM CLASSMATES]

Male and Females, MUST BE LEGAL 18 looking high school age.  Must be fit to jog outside.  They are in gym class when the Sheriff drives past the track, on his way to deliver disturbing news.

Tentative shoot date 11/21

 

[HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS]

Males and Females, looking 16-18 years, PREFERABLY LEGAL 18, all ethnicities.  These students will be in the hallway, classroom and auditiorium scenes where the LEADS interact.

Tentative shoot dates 11/21, 11/22, 12/12, 12/13

 

[SECRETARY #2]

Female, 40s-50s, any ethnicity, has worked at the high school for a long time.

Tentative shoot date 11/21

 

[FACULTY]

Females and Males, 40s-50s, any ethnicity.  They will be teaching class, interacting with students.

Tentative shoot dates 11/29, 12/12, 12/13

 

[PARENTS W/CARS/NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS]

Females and Males, 30s-50s, any ethnicity.  They will be involved with scenes at the Middle School and suburban neighborhood.

Tentatie shoot date 11/29

 

[EMT’s]

Females and Males, 20s-50s, any ethnicity, REAL UNIFORMS A BIG PLUS.  They will be in the big fight scene where the real killer is revealed.

Tentative shoot date 12/16

 

[FIREMEN]

Males, 20s-40s, any ethnicity, REAL UNIFORMS A BIG PLUS.  They will be in the big fight scene where the real killer is revealed.

Tentative shoot date 12/16

 

[MOM & 16 YR OLD DAUGHTER]

Caucasian females, 40-50 years (MOM) and 16 years (DAUGHTER).  REAL FAMILIES HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.  They will wittness the big fight where the killer is finally revealed.

Tentative shoot date 12/16

 

[ALLISON B-DAY PARTY FRIENDS]

Female and Males, 16-18 year olds, preferably legal 18, any ethnicity.  These friends will fall into certain “cliques” based on their look.  Party scene with all the young leads.

Tentative shoot date 12/17

 

[BOYS PLAYING IN YARD (ALLISON’S NEIGHBORS)]

Caucasian males, 8-9 years old.  This scenen is where ZACH and ALLISON (leads) make their way back from DUKE’s convenience store.  This is their first real moment of connecting, without the surrounding chaos that has been weighing on ZACH.

Tentative shoot date 12/20

 

[KIDS’ PARENTS (ALLISON’S NEIGHBORS)]

Caucasian Male and Female, 30s-late 40s, real families a big plus.  This scene is where ZACH and ALLISON (leads) make their way back from DUKE’s convenience store.  This is their first real moment of connecting, without the surrounding chaos that has been weighing on ZACH.

Tentative shoot date 12/20

 

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*Include a selfie from today (clearly showing face and hair length)

 

EMAIL:

dana@wearebreakthrough.com (FEMALES ONLY)

johanna@wearebreakthrough.com (MALES ONLY)

 

SUBJECT LINE:

SDT BG

 

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