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Production Starts on 12/06/2017
Production Wraps on 09/01/2018
Production Schedule will vary throughout the year
Producers are Lindsey Lemke, Liz Tabish
Writers: Liz Tabish, Lindsey Lemke
Director: Liz Tabish
Additional Attached Cast/Crew include Joe Vitale, Derek Babb, Penelope Costopoulos, Ben Blanchard
An anthology series of short films written, directed and produced entirely by women. The Tales From The Dancing Maenads is a reimagining of female roles in vintage genre cinema in an attempt to express, celebrate and renew the enormous spectrum of female archetypes formerly misrepresented by Hollywood.
The trailer to the first short in the series "CECILIA" can be viewed here: http://maenadfilms.weebly.com/updates/cecilia-trailer
As the full moon rises, a girl band known as The Darlings return to their rented mansion after another show. When the radio informs them of a killer on the loose, they are shocked to find him already in the mansion! But these darlings have a vicious side of their own.
Eleanor- (Female, 20’s) keyboards/synth. Party girl. Flirtatious and gregarious.
Lydia- (Female, 20’s) Bass player. Goth. Mellow, intellectual. Quiet charm, but also quick witted and rebellious.
Debbie- (Female, 20’s) Drummer. Plays dumb but there’s actually a stealthy genius underneath her “dumb blonde” exterior.
Trix- (Female, 20’s) Guitarist. Aggressive punk rocker with a heart of gold. Ferocious leader.
Rae- (Female, 30’s/40’s) Roadie.Tough in appearance, but chill, funny, and life experienced.
Pamela- (Female, 40’s/50’s) Band manager. A rock n’ roll icon of the 60’s turned music industry business woman of the 80’s.
Tito- Male. (40’s) Mansion groundskeeper/caretaker. A little backwards. Creepy one-liners.
Cheer up Charlie- Male. (40’s/50’s) Serial Killer. Got his nickname as a former guru that led a hippy cult of the 1960’s, the “Cheer up Charlie's”. He smiles with a twisted madness. Now an escaped convict with a taste for blood and vengeance, particularly towards young women.
One Last Kiss
Style: 1960s version of turn of the century
An archaeologist lost deep in a cave in search of ancient treasures meets a beautiful vampire. With no way out, starving and losing his mind, the man must make a choice between death and an unholy eternal life.
Isaac (Male, 30s) A serious, religious man. Handsome, wistful and intelligent. Conflicted between his faith and his heart.
To See You
A photographer trails a woman, obsessively photographing her from afar. As he attempts to own her through his lens, he comes to realize that she’s apart of an underground network of dangerous women.
Men – all ages, owning 1950-70's wardrobe a plus.
Audition Date: 12/16/2017
Paid / Non-Paid: Non-Paid
Other / Additional Compensation: Film Credit, DVD/Digital Copy
Meals / Lodging / Transportation: Meals, Snacks and Beverages
Email Address for Cast / Crew Submissions:
Submissions will be accepted until 09/01/2018.