Audition for CCCA Films

AUDITION NOTICE :: Compass College of Cinematic Arts

Audition dates:
Monday, February 6, 2017, from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, February 9, 2017, from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Audition location:
Compass College of Cinematic Arts -
41 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
These are non-union and unpaid student short films.


Production Title: Omega

Shooting Dates:
March 13, 14 & 15

Synopsis:
After achieving success and wealth at a young age, the cynical yet charming Z has it all. But, when he receives the news that he's dying, he is unable to accept depriving the world of his brilliance and becomes obsessed with immortalizing his legacy. His innovation and technology help him towards his goal – but is it enough?

Roles:
Talent will be supplied with a copy of the film. Travel expenses and accommodations will NOT be provided. Talent will be fed on set.
Z (lead): Male, age 20's-40's. Speaking with great panache, Z possesses a kind of dark charisma. Young, brilliant and arrogant, Z seems to have the world at his fingertips until mortality comes knocking at his door.
Cleaner One: M/F, 20's-40's. Blue collar worker disgusted with Z's lifestyle.
Cleaner Two: M/F, 20's-40's. Co-worker of Cleaner One.

Bit Roles:
Engineer: M/F, 20’s to 40’s. A man or woman of resources, the engineer helps Z execute his plan.
3- 5 Reporters/Photographers: M/F, 20’s to 40’s.

Contact:
Headshots, resumes and questions can be sent to Cassidy Louwerse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Production Title: Breath of Life

Shooting Dates:
Production will start on March 17th

Synopsis:
After the death of his brother, a young man struggles to move on with his life. One night he has the idea to bring his brother back to life.

Roles:
You will be provided food (when appropriate) and a copy of the film will be available upon request.
Francis: Male. Age 18-30's. A man dealing with the death of his brother. Handles his grief in a peculiar way. 
Connor: Male. Age 18-30's. A man that dies, but later is brought back to life. [special acting skills recommended]

Extras:
We need 4 people to play the grieving family of Connor's. The only scene required takes place at a funeral. [Black clothing required]

Contact:
If you have any questions, contact the producer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Production Title: One Moment

Synopsis:

A fight between mother and daughter ends up being the crossroads to their relationship. However, in the wake of the tragedies that follow Sadie must relive one moment over again until she gets it right.

Roles:
Actors will get a copy of the film to use on their reel. Additionally, they will be fed and any wardrobe purchased for their character will be theirs to keep.
Female 1: Sadie - Naomi's mother: a strong-willed doctor who is determined to see her daughter follow in her career at all costs. This role requires some range. 35 – 60 years of age, but must be able to pass for 40 – 55ish with makeup. 
Female 2: Naomi – Sadie's daughter: a bright student who is going to be starting college, she doesn't want to be a doctor, but an engineer. 
Male 1: Teacher: One of Naomi's teachers he is a positive and encouraging force in her life. 
Male 2: Dr. Connrad: A doctor whom Naomi meets. 
Couple: A couple Naomi gives bad news to at the hospital.

Contact:
Contact Travis Mandenberg with your questions at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Production Title: Duncan


Shooting Dates:
March 23-25 (Because most the film takes place outside and we are shooting in March please also be open to possibly shooting Sunday, March 26th)

Synopsis:
Duncan is a pretty boring guy. After losing his job he decides to break free from his house and try something new. He attempts a bunch of hobbies, but one after another he just can't seem to find one he likes. Until he realizes that it's not really the hobbies he likes; it's Kate, the girl he always notices doing a different hobby.

Roles:
Compensation: Will receive copy of final film 
Duncan, Male, Age 20-30 Duncan is a lonely guy trying to bust out of his shell and become adventurous. 
Kate, Female, Age 20-30 Kate is alone, but that doesn't mean she isn't happy. She's adventurous and perfect. 
Big Dave, Male, Age 30+ Big Dave is excited about opening his new Hobby Store. Also the Narrator of the film.

Contact:
Contact Zach Righetti with any questions at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Production Title: Dearly Departyed

Synopsis:
Dearly Departyed is a 10 minute dark comedy short film, about a small family, preparing for the surprise party of a lifetime for the mother figure of the household, when tragedy strikes. Mom suddenly passes the day of the party. The family grows divided as they decide if all the hard work going into setting up will go to waste, and whether or not they'll even tell the guest who do show up.

Shooting Dates:
March 20-­22

Roles:
Travel expenses and accommodations will not be provided. Talent will be fed on set.
Molly (Lead) ­ female, mid­late 20's ­ a happy, larger than life young lady who wants nothing more than to have a surprise party. 
Frank (Supporting) ­ male, mid­late 20's ­ very much the "straight man" of the family, who thinks the party shouldn't happen, and the family should take time to mourn. 
Dad (Supporting) ­ male, late 40's ­ early 60's ­ a caring father, who always keeps his chin up. Very much pro­cake. 
Baker (Bit) ­ any gender, any age ­ a baker with little patience for customers, but doesn't mind as long as they are still getting paid. 
Cousin (Bit) ­ any gender, any age ­ a curious cousin, wondering Mom's whereabouts at the party.

Extras: 
We are also looking for several background actors. 

Contact:
Please send head shots, acting resumes, and any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Production Title: Olivia

Shooting Dates:
Saturday, March 4th - Monday, March 6th

Synopsis:
Olivia is a short sci-fi dramatic film about a young man named Daniel, who has the ability to enter people's minds. Daniel gets sentenced to community service reading for patients in a hospital. Seeing this as a waste of time, he chooses a patient he feels will be the easiest to read to- a "Jane Doe" coma patient. After a while, Daniel enters her mind, where he realizes that she's not as far gone as everybody thinks she is. He learns selflessness as he tries to wake her up using his ability and along the way finds a purpose for his gift.

Roles:
You will receive a copy of the finished film. Food will be provided on set.
Daniel (Lead) 20-30s. He has the ability to enter the minds of other people. He's selfish but finds compassion when he meets Olivia. 
Olivia (Lead) 20-30s. The coma patient. A young woman, easy-going and kind. She sees the good in people and cares deeply for her sister, Gwen. 
Lucas (Supporting) 20-30s. Lucas is Daniel's best friend, he's loyal and wants to see his friend succeed and do what's right. 
Gwen (Supporting) 18-25. Olivia's sister. Quiet and kind. Olivia is all she has left. 
Holly (Supporting) Any age. Holly is a nurse at the hospital, she's overwhelmed and run down with work but she's very kind to others.

Contact:
Contact Madison Dauphinee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.


Production Title: 'Forget a Moment, I Love You'

Shooting Dates:
February 25th, 26th and 27th with possible reshoot days 

Synopsis:
'Forget a Moment, I Love You' is a short, surrealist psychological thriller about a single father, Daryll, caring for his eight year old daughter, Kaitlynn. Things begin going wrong for Daryll once something horrible happens to Kaitlynn, and he must stand face to face with his past regrets.

Roles:
Daryll (Lead): Male, Age 22 - 26, very awkward, gentle, passionate, and hesitant, similar to Mandy. He is a single father, the ex-husband of Mandy, who is struggling to keep a good relationship with his family. Must wear or be willing to wear glasses.
Mandy (Supporting): Female, Age 22 - 26, awkward, gentle and hesitant, similar to Daryll. She is a very young single mother and ex-wife of Daryll. She has the same attitude and motives as Daryll, but she is ever so slightly more outgoing.

Contact:
If you have any headshots, acting resumes or questions, please send to: Dylan Yarrington (Producer): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Production Title: Underneath

Synopsis:

A woman estranged from her husband over the disappearance of their daughter meets the child's Monster Under The Bed and claws and sparks fly. Sparks of a different sort fly as they work through their loss together and she begins to bond with the Beast Under The Bed. When her estranged husband shows up unexpectedly, she must choose between hope and resignation. But which is which, and can hope really come from the most unexpected places?

Roles:
Copy and Credit will be provided.
ALICE - GENDER: FEMALE AGE: 20s-mid 40s Any Ethnicity Alice is a confident woman trying to work through the grief and guilt of a missing child and the ensuing estrangement of her husband because of it.
Peter - GENDER: MALE AGE: 20s-mid 40s Any Ethnicity Peter was a loving father who was devastated by his daughter's disappearance and blames Alice for it. Drowning in grief, he wants Alice to accept the hard reality that their daughter is never coming back.
The Beast (Voice) - GENDER: MALE AGE: Any, deeper voice preferred, but all who think they have a good monster voice are welcome.

Puppeteers: A note on puppeteers; experience is preferred, but we will train the right person if need be.
PUPPETEER 1 AGE: 18+ Small Body Type needed to fit into small places and odd positions.
PUPPETEER 2 AGE: 18+ Must be able to support up to 40 pounds centered on their hips distributed through a harness like a hiking backpack. Additionally, you must be able to hold your arm over your head for up to three minutes at a time, a brace may be used. Think Big Bird.

Contact:
If you have any questions, contact Trevor Norkey at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Production Title: Accepting Armageddon

Synopsis:

Accepting Armageddon is a thriller-comedy about three best friends living a normal life until their world is tossed upside down when a meteor shower crashes unto Earth and brings with it a mysterious illness... Will the three bachelors survive or succumb?

Roles:
Travel expenses and accommodations will not be provided. Talent will be fed on set. A copy of the film will be given to them when completed.
Arthur: Male, between 20-30 – He's very passive-aggressive, a little ignorant; his heart was broken and his world turned upside down, but he takes up leadership when the situation called for it- surpassing his brokenness for his friends. 
Ryan (supporting): Male – between 20-30 – He's your typical goody two shoes- thinks before he acts, analyzes his surroundings, and keeps everyone in line. 
Jake (supporting): Male – between 20-30 – immature and arrogant; He acts before he thinks. 
Emma (supporting): Female – between 20-30 – Woman who breaks Arthur's heart 

Extras:
(Need 6): Male/Female - any age range – zombies

Contact:
Please send head shots, acting resumes, and any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 


Production Title: Background


Synopsis:
Stuck in place, Bobby can never seem to stand out. In this "Dramedy", our Main Character "Bobby" imagines his life as a movie character, where he can finally be interesting enough to get the girl of his dreams (Lilly), all while living in a reality where he seems to slip back into the background.

Roles:
Talent will be fed on set. 
 Auditions will consist of readings with Director and Producer.
Bobby (Lead): Male - 20's to 30's. He's quick witted, charming, blue collar and just a normal guy. No matter how hard he tries, he never can seem to get things right.
Sully (Supporting Role): Male - 20's to 30's Sully is Bobby's sidekick, his go-to guy, his best friend. Apathetic to never make a change because of how too "okay" things are to ever want more.
Guy (Supporting Role): Male - 20's to 30's Guy is the stereo typical perfect "guy". He's the one who gets the girl in every romantic movie you've ever seen. Handsome, clean-cut, somehow good at everything he's ever tried his hand at and a most worthy adversary to Bobby's wits and charm.
Lilly (Supporting Role): Female - 20's to 30's Bobby's dream girl, the girl next door, head cheerleader. Basically she's the girl you want to know, but is far too pretty to actually talk to. She's beautiful, smart, charming, perfect and far out of Bobby's league.

Extras: 
"Party Goers"

Contact:
If you have any headshots, acting resumes or any questions, please send to: Sean McMahan (Producer): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .