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My name is Yvette Chou, casting director and 2nd assistant director on Paul Cooper's student thesis film "Speakeasy." We are currently looking for background actors to fill the roles of the High-Roller's and the dates for the high-rollers. You can find the description below. Please contact us if you're interested to know more information on this production as well!
We will be shooting on Sunday, December 11th and the shooting location will be decided soon (most likely be in Orange County and LA). To be clear this is a non-paid position but we will be providing meals and credit on IMDB.
If you are interested in this position, I'd like to set up a skype audition with you either Wednesday 4:00pm or any time after 9:00pm or Thursday 2:00-6:00pm. Please contact me through email: email@example.com. If neither times work with you, please let me know and we can further decide on a time together through email. I will email you the sides for the audition when we confirm a date.
You can find the "Speakeasy" treatment below:
The story opens on NATE MCDONALD, fresh out of prison. He catches KELLY, his ex-girlfriend, coming out of her fancy new apartment and convinces her to sit down for a cup of coffee. She begrudgingly accepts. He playfully teases her about her recent upgrade in status, curious about the source of her fortune, she changes the subject. He wants her back in his life, and even though she clearly wants the same thing, he let her down because he decided to "cut and run" and she now has other obligations.
Nate returns to his illegal casino/home finding it ransacked. Two THUGS shake him down for money he doesn't have. He offers to bribe them, and they admit they would accept, but they know he isn't good for it. Before they start beating him FATHER MURPHY enters and puts a stop to it. The thugs leave. Father Murphy informs Nate that his father passed away and left him a small fortune, but not enough to pay back what he owes to the mob. Father Murphy tells him to "cut and run," but Nate decides to throw one last poker game, believing that he'll be able to raise the money to settle his debts and get Kelly back.
That night, Nate is cleaning up when TONY, Nate's creditor, enters with his thugs. Tony is pissed that Nate's been gambling with money he owes Tony and he intimidates the other players into leaving. Tony challenges Nate to play him, basically to gamble with his life. Nate's first instinct is to run, but when Kelly enters, he decides to play. Kelly is going by the name "Amber" and is working as an escort for Tony. She chats with Father Murphy who tends the bar as they watch the game unfolds.
After a big hand, Nate wins the money back fair and square and Tony says their debt is settled. Nate walks over to the bar and shares a moment with Kelly, which Tony sees. Tony flies into a rage, thinking that Kelly and Nate set him up to lose. He pulls a gun, after a scuffle it goes off, killing the dealer, and he takes Kelly away at gunpoint.
Nate takes the money he's won that night in a suitcase and tells Father Murphy he's going to cut and run, the dead body combined with the gambling would be more than enough to send him back to prison for a long time. Father Murphy hands him a gun that Nate's father kept in the bar for security and tells him to make the right decision.
Tony takes Kelly back to her apartment and tells her that he's going to kill her, but puts down and climbs on top of her with malicious intent. Nate enters with his father's gun drawn and tells Tony to back down. Tony's gun is across the room. Tony's thugs stand outside, ignoring Tony's shouts and holding the briefcase full of Nate's money. Nate pulls the trigger but the gun jams. He gets into a fist fight with Tony but Tony gains the upper hand. As Tony chokes him to death, a gun goes off. Tony collapses revealing Kelly holding Tony's gun. Nate tells Kelly that he's running away, but this time he wants her to come with. She agrees and they ride off into the sunset (figuratively).
Speakeasy- A Chapman University thesis film
2nd Assistant Director
|• 21-35 years old • Look cocky and wealthy, but who are under the thumb of Tony, and act accordingly when Tony arrives
|Dates of the High-Rollers
|- younger, attractive, and seeking what the money of these men can bring them