Several Roles Available in MNTC Red Carpet Film Festival Films
Freihofer Casting is once again working with the film students at the Moore-Norman Technology Center and will host virtual auditions for all student films that will eventually screen at the Red Carpet Film Festival later this year. It is the 9th year the casting office has provided services for the event.
The seven films selected for production were greenlit after a pitch process with a panel of professional filmmakers. Each film will shoot for up to five days, in either a morning session (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) or an afternoon session (2:00-4:00 pm).
There is no pay to appear in a film, but all actors will receive a copy of the film for demo reel purposes, and two tickets to the Red Carpet Film Festival, where all films will screen.
“Actors have great experience working with these students,” said casting director Chris Freihofer. “It is not only an opportunity for actors to lend their talents to the projects to tomorrow’s filmmakers, but they also get great-looking footage for their reels. My former associate Tiffany Feese came out of the MNTC program, as did current assistant and wrangler Alicia Sell.”
Each film shoots for one week, Monday-Friday, during school hours, and only for a few hours each day.
BREAKDOWN OF FILMS AND ROLES:
Mornings, April 3-7
Nick, a local barber, tries to wrap up a day of work to get to his anniversary dinner when a when a rush of interesting customers come in.
Nick – mid 30s, Black. Nick is a cool, good-hearted person who gives back to the community and puts work over himself…and his anniversary date night with his wife.
John – 20s, Black. He is annoying, high energy, and nagging.
James – 50-60, Black. He is a player, dating a new girl every week. James is a jokester and impatient
Weekday- mid 20s. A parody of The Weeknd, he is a celebrity with a smooth voice. Serious.
DRAG ME TO BARBADOS
Mornings, March 27-31
Alan, a cowardly bank teller with a mundane routine, rethinks his life choices after a conversation with his friend Todd. He finally snaps when he steals $100,000 from two thieves who try to rob his bank.
Alan – mid 20s. Uptight and anxious, he is afraid to make choices for himself. His regret of his comfortable life pushes him to make crazy decisions.
Ben – late 20s. Early 30s, tall and intimidating, an older, experienced criminal. He acts like an annoyed older brother to Casey.
Casey – early 20s. Thin build, an inexperienced and clumsy criminal.
Todd – mid 20s. Calm and rational, he always tries to help Alan with his problems. He tries to get Alan to see he is scared of moving forward in life.
IN MY EAR
Mornings, March 20-24
Anxiety takes hold on Kennedy’s life until she meets Jake who, without realizing it, gives Kennedy a reason to fight for herself back.
Kennedy – Late teens. A socially awkward introvert who is also a bit witty, she becomes more confident and strong-willed when battling against Anxiety.
Anxiety – Late teens. A visually darker character that exudes extreme confidence and is very blunt. She tries to come off as caring as she tells Kennedy what to do.
Jake – Late teens. An easy-going, fun, and considerate guy who isn’t scared to admit his failures. He becomes Kennedy’s friend and reason to get better.
Becky – 27-50. A very sweet and caring counselor who gives Kennedy tips to overcome Anxiety.
Mornings, April 10-14
Supernaturally gifted Theo moves into a house haunted by a ghost named Oliver. To help him move on, she must discover the nature of his death.
Theo – Late teens/early 20s, a cynical and sarcastic college student with a hidden kindness and willingness to help others.
Oliver – Early teens, an earnest and curious ghost who can’t remember his death but is scarred by it nonetheless.
Lionel – 30s, Oliver’s uncle and murderer. Unsettlingly normal for a murder.
Afternoons, March 20-24
Edward is a normal person who works a normal desk job. But he has a wild imagination that turns his boring world fun.
Edward – Late 20’s to early 30’s. A shy, well-mannered man who is scared of talking to Julia. He has a vivid imagination.
Julia – Late 20’s to early 30’s. A confident woman, she is an optimistic, sweet person who has a slight crush on Edward.
Tom – Late 20’s to early 30’s. An exaggeratedly narcissistic, rude, and snobby man.
Afternoons, March 27-31
Norah and Cameron meet each other through a dating app, after dating for a few months, they think it’s time for their moms to meet. They discover shortly after that they’ve been relatively distant.
Norah – Late teens. A little introverted and awkward, with almost an anxious personality. She’s extremely clumsy and tends to overthink things.
Cameron: 19-22. Cameron tends to overthink things. He’s awkward with a chaotic energy.
Hannah: Late 40’s. Norah’s mom. She has a tired demeanor and gets irritable quickly. She keeps her thoughts to herself, but you can tell what she’s thinking.
Holly: Mid 40’s. Cameron’s mom. She is a bubbly person who just wants to be forgiven by her sister. She tries to make the best out of situations.
CHERRY RED BLOOD
Afternoons, April 3-7
Andre and Lydia are called in by their boss and to clean up a mess. They must move a massive dead body and avoid getting caught by the suspicious police officer who sees them.
Andre – early to mid 20’s. Snappy and hasty, messy clothes and hair. He wants to get the job done so he can leave.
Lydia – early to mid 20’s. Confident and sarcastic, well-dressed. She wants to make a good impression on the boss.
Officer Peterson – 40’s. A towering and assertive man, clean cut. Doubles as Andre and Lydia’s boss.
THE LOVE MACHINE
Afternoons, April 10-4
Victor Hart’s mother wants him to start dating, but a common female is not worthy of his superior intellect. So he builds a robot to be his companion instead.
Victor – 20-40. Nerdy, lacking In social skills, intelligent, and egotistcal. Emotion is his weakness. Has a fantastic maniacal laugh.
Mildred – 50-70. Victor’s blind mother. Strong-willed, selfless, patient.
Eve – 20-30. The robot that Victor’s builds. Purely logical, intelligent, unemotional.
TO SUBMIT TO THESE PROJECTS
READ AND FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY.
Failure to follow the below instructions will likely result in your submission being lost, mis-filed or accidentally deleted.
– Email a current photo and any acting/performing experience
– Include all contact information including NAME, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS and CITY/STATE of residence.
-Make the subject heading of your email MNTC – (Name of Role). Example: MNTC – Midlred
– SEND ALL PICTURES AND INFO IN ONE EMAIL. DO NOT SEND MULTIPLE EMAILS FOR THE SAME ROLE
-Send the email to email@example.com (If you do not send to the email address listed, your submission WILL NOT BE SEEN)
-If you are selected to audition for the project, you will be contacted by email. Check emails regularly and allow the firstname.lastname@example.org email address in your address book.
– NO PHONE CALLS