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Production Title: The Penitent Thief
Production Type: Feature Film
Production Location: Dallas/Fort Worth
Producer(s): Lucas Miles, Don Willis
Writer(s): Don Willis
Director(s): Jon Blaze
Additional Attached Cast/Crew: Nathan Blaze
Synopsis: Casting 'The Penitent Thief', an adaptation of the novel 'Tale of the Penitent Thief' from author Don Willis.
Beginning in the year 4 BC, the film follows Dismas and his younger brother Jotham from a pivotal childhood tragedy which sets them on a collision course with one the most defining moments in history.
Dismas – Male, 25-40, Mediterranean
Deeply conflicted, he's a man torn between survival and the desire to hold on to his humanity.
Jotham – Male, 20-35, Mediterranean
Emotionally scarred, he is driven by the desire to guard himself and never again feel helpless. He is impressionable and shortsighted.
Tiran – Male, 40-50, Mediterranean
The cruel and charismatic leader of a band of thieves who roam the Judean wasteland. Unhinged and tyrannical with a dark sense of humor.
Gestas – Male, 20-29, Mediterranean
The bold and arrogant son of Tiran, driven by the desperate need to prove himself to his father, his impetuous nature often carries heavy penalties.
Longinus – Male, 30-50, Caucasian
A cunning and dutiful Roman officer tasked with maintaining order, putting him at odds with Tiran's group of marauders, whom he hunts ruthlessly.
Adinah – Female, 25-40, Mediterranean
Burdened by a pain she's carried since childhood, she remains hopeful and treats others with care and warmth despite shunned by her community.
Serah – Female, 30-45, Mediterranean
Possessing a warm and soothing presence, she's the mother of Dismas and Jotham. She is kind, generous and wise.
Abba – Male, 40-50, Mediterranean
Intimidating and pitiless, he's been hardened by a life of reaving and pillaging, driven by greed and bloodlust.
Young Dismas – Male, 9-14, Mediterranean
A compassionate, brave and resourceful boy who takes it upon himself to provide for his family.
Young Jotham – Male, 5-9, Mediterranean
Innocent and eager to please, he looks up to his older brother.
Piram – Male, 35-50, Mediterranean
An impatient and callous innkeeper.
Mary – Female, 16-25, Mediterranean
Wise beyond her years and soft-spoken.
Joseph – Male, 18-29, Mediterranean
A kind, earnest carpenter.
Melchior – Male, 65-75, Middle Eastern
A Persian scholar and eldest of the Magi.
Gaspar – Male, 55-65, Indian
A wise but humble Indian scholar.
Balthazar – Male, 40-50, Middle Eastern
A young scholar from Babylon.
Other / Additional Compensation: Film Credit
Meals / Lodging / Transportation: Meals, Snacks and Beverages, Transportation, Lodging
Email Address for Cast / Crew Submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions will be accepted until 03/18/2018.
Special Notes for Potential Cast/Crew: All ethnic eastern mediterranean roles require an Israeli accent.
Certain roles require out of state travel.
Submissions with no headshots will not be considered.