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Abraxus Almanac is seeking casting for their inaugural short film "Rules and Exceptions" written by Alexander Reilly, directed by Evan Cullinan.
***As humanity's clock ticks ever onward, three people are caught in the middle of a brother and sister's quarrel of eternal importance. This short film examines the age old questions: what happens when we die? What is the meaning of life? And if we know the end, what could we do with it?****
VICTORIA (lead) (mid-20s) any ethnicity: A woman full of life and empathy towards the world; as a mother to her child. Warm and enthusiastic. Organized and punctual.
MICHELLE (lead)(mid- 20s) any ethnicity: An amateur model who has lived a life of trials and tribulations, familial and otherwise. She is in a relationship with her mentally unbalanced boyfriend, Max. UNARMED/INTIMATE COMBAT REQUIRED. Combat experience is a plus.
ZACK (lead) (mid-20s) any ethnicity: A clean cut, quirky, aspiring musician struggling with starting his career and the sudden change of his love life. Blues/rock & roll training is a plus.
MARISSA (lead)(mid-20s) A heart full of passion but a bank account and circumstances that work in opposition to her desire to become a successful writer. She copes with the lose of a close friend.
MAX (supporting)(mid-20s) any ethnicity: Despite his innocent exterior, Max is an aggressively, unstable, angry individual which is exerted on his girlfriend, Michelle. UNARMED/INTIMATE COMBAT REQUIRED. Unarmed combat experience is a plus.
ROWAN (supporting)(mid-20s) any ethnicity. Michelle's best friend with as fierce a loyalty as her name implies. Her friends are her family.
MICHELLE'S SISTER (Day player)(mid-20s) any ethnicity: A woman from a time gone by. Family but dysfunctionally so. (this character has no written dialogue to be a part of flashback sequences)
CATHERINE (Day player)(mid-20s) any ethnicity: Zack's fiance facing a difficult decision.
NICK (Day player) (mid-20s) any ethnicity: Zack's friend since college, attending the former's bachelor party.
KYLE (Day player) (mid-20s) any ethnicity: Another one of Zack's friends since college, also attending the former's bachelor party. JOE (Day player)(mid-20s) any ethnicity: One of Marissa's best friend with a flair for literature and his own education.
Auditions are to be held on 4/27 from 12PM to 4PM at the Playground Theatre (3209 N Halstead St, Chicago,IL 60657). Please indicate your preferred time slot in your submission email and we will do our best to accommodate those times.
Sides will be provided for the audition via email. If you cannot attend the audition but would still like to be considered for a role: indicate that in your initial email and sides will be emailed to you for a video submission instead. Submission deadline for video auditions is 4/27 at 4PM. No video submissions will be accepted after this time.
There will be one or two rehearsals (times TBD) before the beginning of filming. Filming will begin the last week of May and shoot through out the summer in the Chicago area. We ask that you are able to provide your own transportation.
Apr 27 12-4pm