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Production Title: Cover
Union / Non Union: Non Union
Production Type: Independent
Project Length: Short Film
Production Location: Oakland/ Stockton, CA
Production Company: Abloom Entertainment/ Ceezer Films
Audition Location: Holiday Inn & Suites
77 Hegenberger Road
Conference Room # 2
Oakland, CA 94621
Shooting Location: Oakland/ Stockton, CA
Compensation: Lead characters- $100.00 per day plus expenses
Supporting cast- expenses only
Auditions: March 10, 2012 9am – 5pm
(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window)
Call Backs: March 31, 2012 12 - 4pm
Shooting Starts: May 5, 2012
Shooting Ends: Jun 10, 2012
“Cover” is a film about Jamal who recently lost his parents in a tragic accident and is left to raise his younger siblings. Forced by his circumstances into a life of crime, he struggles to maintain his family’s values and to save his soul. Jamal soon learns that it is impossible to remain positive in an environment full of devils. By chance Jamal meets Simone who happens to be in a similar situation. Jamal and Simone set out to better their lives; while falling in love in the process.
[JAMAL][GENDER: MALE][AGE: 19-25] Leading Male Character
Jamal is deep into a life of crime to support his younger siblings. He is a very religious man who has been forced to live an unreligious life in order to survive.
[SIMONE] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 18-26]Leading Female Character
Simone is a good girl with a troubled past. She has just relocated to Oakland in attempt to escape an abusive boyfriend. She’s a good girl who has lost her way and is trying to rediscover herself.
[KEVIN] [GENDER: MALE][AGE: 19-25] Supporting Role
Kevin is Jamal’s friend and partner in crime. He has a very small role, with minimal lines.
[TIFFANY][GENDER: FEMALE][AGE: 12-16] Supporting Role
Tiffany is Jamal’s sister and is a typical teenage girl. She’s loves and worries about her brothers. She has a small role, with a few lines.
[TOMMY][GENDER: MALE][AGE: 8-11] Supporting Role
Tommy is Jamal’s little brother. Tommy is the typical little kid. He loves his brother and sister but is still reeling from the loss of his parents. He has a small role, with a few lines.
[PASTOR HILL][GENDER: MALE][AGE: 35-60] Supporting Role
Pastor Hill is a pastor in the community church. He is a pillar in the community but is hiding a dark secret. He has a small role, with a few lines.
[PERCY JONES][GENDER: MALE][AGE: 25-45] Supporting Role
Percy is a local attorney who is secretly having an affair with Pastor Hill. He has a small role, with a few lines.
[SEAN][GENDER: MALE][AGE: 19-25] Supporting Role
Sean is Jamal’s friend and partner in crime. He has a small role, with a few lines.
[RASHEDA JONES][GENDER: FEMALE][AGE: 25-45] Supporting Role
Rasheda Jones is Percy’s wife. Rasheda is a stay at home mother. She has a small role, with a few lines.
[ERIC][GENDER: MALE][AGE: 25-35] Supporting Role
Eric is Simone’s ex boyfriend. He has a small role, with a few lines.
[Detective Ross][GENDER: MALE][AGE: 30-45] Supporting Role- No lines
Detective Ross has a scene where he is chasing Jamal down the street. He has no lines.
All parties interested in auditioning for a part in “Cover” please schedule an audition time using the email address above. Thank you and good luck.