Studio Feature Film
SAG-AFTRA Basic Agreement
Casting Director: Chris Freihofer (local casting)
Local Casting Associate: Jenn Rader
Shoot Dates: May – July, 2023
Audition Date(s): ASAP – SELF TAPE ONLY
Shoot Location: Oklahoma
We are committed to inclusive, diverse casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by law unless otherwise specifically indicated.
Performers are not required to learn or memorize lines in advance of their interview or audition.
BREAKDOWN OF ROLES
[SHANTY] Female, 30, this friendly co-worker works at the National Weather Service in New York City, and chats about her dating…5 lines, 1 scenes
[DEBRA] Female, 50s, professional, approachable, Debra is a supervisor at the New York National Weather Service. …1 speech & 2 lines, 1 scene (13)
[MAN IN OFFICE] All ethnicities man. An assistant at the National Weather Service in New York 2 lines, 1 scene (15)
[PATROLMAN] 30 to 55 years old, Indigenous man. An Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer, who spots someone in the road. 1 scene, 1 line.
[STORMSHIELD MEMBERS #1] 25 to 30 years old, all ethnicities man. Smart, put-together, a little corporate, and should feel like a Ph.D. candidate in severe weather. 3 scenes, 3 lines.
[MOTHER] 20 to 30 years old, white woman. A young mother, who pushes her toddler daughter on a swing. When the weather turns tornadic, she takes refuge 3 scenes, 5 lines.
[TODDLER] 2 to 4 years old, white girl. She eats a popsicle, gets pushed on a swing and a merry-go-round, and laughs at her mom’s silliness. But then she is terrified when a tornado threatens her and her mom. 2 scenes, no lines.
[DESK CLERK] 40 to 55 years old, all ethnicities man. He is new at his job as the desk clerk at a small motel. Blue collar in feel, probably a decent handyman when he needs to be. 3 scenes, 1 line.
[YOUNG MAN] 25 to 35 years old, all ethnicities man. He and his girlfriend step out of the motel when the power goes out. 1 scene, 2 lines.
[YOUNG WOMAN] 25 to 35 years old, all ethnicities woman. She steps out of the motel room and sees the storm approaching. 1 scene, no lines.
[HARDWARE STORE WORKER] 40 to 60 years old, all ethnicities man. Gruff, no-nonsense. Not much of a sense of humor. He’s used to dealing with cowboys in his small town hardware store. 2 scenes, 1 line.
[CRYSTAL SPRINGS REPORTER] 22 to 30 years old, all ethnicities woman. She is on site after a devastating tornado, reporting on the destruction in this small town to the Oklahoma City news station. ACTUAL NEWS REPORTER A PLUS. 1 scene, 3 lines, 1 speech.
[REPORTER] 35 to 55 years old, all ethnicities any gender. An On-Air meteorologist, reporting that conditions over the next 36 hours will require people to remain weather-aware. ACTUAL METEOROLOGIST A PLUS. 1 scene, 1 speech.
[LOCAL CRYSTAL SPRINGS WOMAN] 55 to 75 years old, all ethnicities woman. An older woman, local to small-town Crystal Springs. She is likely lower income and has a rural feel. 1 scene, 1 line.
[COP] 30 to 50 years old, all ethnicities man. A small-town police officer, who instructs locals to take shelter. 1 scene, 1 line.
[TRAILER SALESPERSON] 45 to 65 years old, all ethnicities man. A very country, poker-faced and inscrutable trailer salesman. 1 scene, 2 lines.
[WOMAN IN GYM] 40 to 50 years old, all ethnicities woman. She is a revered and motherly teacher at the school. She takes charge when people crowd to take cover. 1 scene, 1 line.
[AIRPORT SECURITY] 40 to 60 years old, all ethnicities man. He works security outside of the Oklahoma City airport. Looking for a funny actor here. 1 scene, 4 lines.
[EMT] 30 to 45 years old, all ethnicities man. A small-town Fire Department EMT, on the scene to help in the aftermath of a tornado. 1 scene, 1 line.
[STORM SURVIVOR #1] 25 to 45 years old, all ethnicities any gender. This person has survived a devastating tornado in their small town. 1 scene, 2 lines.
[STORM SURVIVOR #2] 25 to 45 years old, all ethnicities any gender. This person has survived a destructive tornado in their small town, and can’t believe what just happened. 1 scene, 1 line.
[STORM SURVIVOR #3] 45 to 65 years old, all ethnicities any gender. This shaken and relieved survivor tells rescuers they are alright. 1 scene, 1 line.
[SUPPLY STORE WORKER] 30 to 50 years old, all ethnicities man. This A small-town oil industry supply store employee. 1 scene, 1 line.
[FARMERS MARKET LITTLE GIRL] 8 to 10 years old, all ethnicities girl. This adorable little girl has been playing outside She sees something in the clouds in the distance and wonders what it is. 1 scene, 1 line.
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.
If you have a talent agent, please make them aware of your interest in the project and they will submit you. If you do not have an agent:
– Email a recent headshot and either an acting resume or a list of experience and credits to the casting office.
– Include all contact information including:
-CITY/STATE of residence
-Make the subject heading of your email STUDIO FILM (name of role) Example -STUDIO FILM -Shanty
-If you are applying for more than one role, please send one email with all roles in the subject heading.
-DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.
-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 phone or email. Check emails regularly.
– NO PHONE CALLS