Casting Call and Audition for Film “Romeo and Benvolio”
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | 2:00pm-4:00pm
June 1st 2-4pm and June 2nd 6-8pm
Romeo and Benvolio is an one hour feature length film project and will be filmed in Charlottesville, Virginia. They will be casting a male teen 17-20 years old, an older woman 60-70 years old, and a young girl around 7 years old.
While rehearsing for a school production of Romeo and Juliet, three teens stumble through a mixture of illusion and reality and experience the joys and sorrows of their increasingly complex world. Theme: Three teenagers steer through their lives animated by their enchantment (illusion) and disenchantment (disillusion). No real violence or sexual content in the film. It will be a PG 13 movie.
Casting call is as follows:
Actor: Charlie: 17-20 years old to act as a junior high school teen, median to tall, sweet in nature and look, must be willing to recite some Shakespearean lines in Romeo and Juliet. Actress: Coco: 60-70 years old grandma, charming and humorous looking.
Ruby: 7 years old girl, cute, smart looking.
The above three characters are major characters, especially Charlie and Coco. Anyone interested in the two roles must be willing to commit to acting during July 16-30 and probably the first week of August.
Ruby’s load is not heavy, 2-3 days will be good. Anyone is interested to come for the audition listed above, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 434-878-3123 before the audition.
Please RSVP. Open to all.
About the Director: Kuei-Lan Anna Ma, M.F.A. in film and Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary arts, is an independent filmmaker and script writer. She has made a few short films and written four feature length film scripts. A forever film lover, Dr. Ma has published a book on film study titled “Symbolist Films: The Metaphorical Expression of Narrative Films,” and a book chapter titled “Prospero’s Books vs. The Tempest: A synthesis of Shakespeare’s Idea and Style into Film Form.” For script writing, Dr. Ma has devoted many years focusing on the genre of romantic comedy. With this genre, she wishes to explore the complexity of human conditions and inner struggles. By creating various non-villain but interesting antagonists, Dr. Ma aims to create dramatic conflicts but not the conflicts in the real world. Nevertheless, the traveling plots embedded in her stories further shows her wish for global harmony. Memory is another subject Dr. Ma means to explore. To tell fantastic stories enriched with the collision of visuals and contents is always Dr. Ma's approach to cinematic art.
Open to all.
Location: The Center