OU Student Film HIGHER KNOWLEDGE – Paid

HIGHER KNOWLEDGE
Student Film (UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA)
NON-UNION
Producer: Kaylin Bayless-Stanford
Writer/Director: Eli Bigler
Casting Director: Chris Freihofer
Start Date(s): March 13-17. 2023
Audition Date(s): ASAP – SELF TAPE ONLY
Shoot Location: Norman, OK
Pay: Varied by role

STORYLINE:
In this 15-minute horror short, three graduate students seek to discover the meaning behind a mysterious equation their professor left behind, and whether it will turn them into the same creature he became.

BREAKDOWN OF ROLES

[DR JONATHAN DANTE] 35 to 50 years old; all ethnicities; man. Dr. Dante is an energizing force for the team of researchers. His passion for his field is contagious, though he can spiral into conclusions he may not be prepared for. By the time we have met him, he has given into his most destructive thoughts and must do everything he can to stop his students from following his path, even as his body and mind are falling apart. RATE: $150 (Films One Day)

[ERIC SHAW] 18 to 25 years old; all ethnicities; man. Passionate student who enjoys the hard work of science. Not very aware of how to read the room and finds the most pleasure from diving into research. Not a leader and requires a strong reason to change from the path he has been told to follow. rate: $50/day. Films 5 Days.

[HOWARD CARD] 18 to 25 years old; all ethnicities; man. Selfishly motivated in his research and career and aims for prestige above all. He is stubborn and quick, which makes him a much better leader than the rest of the students. Though a natural leader, he is far more likely to throw those he works with under the bus to protect his own integrity. Rate: $50/Day. Films 5 days.

[RAY WELLS] 18 to 25 years old; all ethnicities; man. Generally pleasant and willing to keep peace amongst the other researchers. More empathetic and communicative than Eric and Howard and finds joy in helping the others with their loftier scientific ambitions. When his mind begins to fall apart as well, it reveals a rage that not even his closest friends would have thought he had. Rate: $50/Day. Films 5 Days.

We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit performers without regard to disability, race, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless otherwise specifically indicated.

TO SUBMIT FOR THESE ROLES:

READ AND FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY.
Failure to follow the instructions will likely result in your submission being lost, mis-filed or accidentally deleted.

– Email a recent headshot or photo and either a resume or listing of all acting experience to the casting office.
– Include all contact information including:
-NAME
-HEIGHT
-PHONE NUMBER
-EMAIL ADDRESS
-CITY/STATE of residence

-Make the subject heading of your email HK – (Name of Role) Example: HK – Howard Card
-DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.
-Send the email to submit.freihofercasting@gmail.com
(If you do not send to the email address listed, your submission WILL NOT BE SEEN.)
-If you are selected for the film, you will be contacted by phone or email. Check emails regularly.
– NO PHONE CALLS

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