Weekly Cast and Crew Calls: December 31st – January 6th

It’s the last update of 2017!

Are you looking to work on a short film or take acting classes? Our friends at the Houston Film Commission make a list of casting/crew calls every week, which is a brilliant idea! You can subscribe to their newsletter at their website (http://www.houstonfilmcommission.com).
If you have a project that you need a crew or cast, please email us!

 

CREW CALL [$$$]

  • Eye Candy Inc. is seeking cast for web series BICYCLE (SAG affiliated Web Series Episode) scheduled to shoot in Houston February 12 – March 9. Synopsis: A 20 something woman revolts from her comfort, security and moral relativism by abruptly leaving for a life on the road where she hopes to find a life worth remembering. Crew Needed: Production Manager, Production Coordinator, Location Manager. Crew Positions are Paid. Please submit resumes to [email protected]

 

  • Texavision Media Center has launched Television Programming in Houston with live streaming content and access through mobile devices. We are currently seeking Associate Producers to join our team. Associate Producers will have the opportunity to create and broadcast their own shows, films or music videos. Duties include writing, editing, idea pitching, assist in promotions as well as manage growing tape needs on the program. For consideration, Producers must have writing knowledge/skills, excellent creative writing and communication skills, ability to recognize stories with potential and develop them into compelling broadcast content, highly detail oriented with the ability to execute ideas, comfortable working with talent, and other high profile individuals, excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast paced environment. Selected Producers are independent contractors and are paid positions. To schedule a pitch meeting, please email [email protected] or visit the TV Pitch Guidelines here http://bit.ly/2qeylhJ

 

CREW CALL [non-paid]

  • Brilliant Women In Film is seeking crew for short film KARMA scheduled to shoot in Houston on January 14th. Synopsis: A retired nurse goes to extreme measures in attempt to acquire her deceased aunt’s inheritance. Crew Needed: Boom Operator, Script Supervisor, Light Tech. Crew Positions are Non-Paid. Please submit resumes to Joan Montreuil at [email protected] or visit http://www.brilliantwomeninfilm.com

 

  • Echo Pictures is seeking 4 individuals who want to gain experience working on a short film production RUMSPRINGA scheduled to shoot 2 weekends over Jan/Feb 2018 in LaGrange, TX. Synopsis: Coming of age drama thriller that centers around an Amish family and the rites of passage period of adolescence known as Rumspringa. Crew Positions Needed: Costume Designer/Hair, Audio Recorder/Boom Operator, Script Supervisor, Production Assistant. Crew Positions are Non-Paid. For complete details please visit http://www.echopictures.net/rumspringa.html

 

CAST CALL [$$$]

 

  • Wisdom Production,LLC is seeking cast for a low budget independent film BEYOND THE VOWS scheduled to begin shooting in Houston January – February 2018. Synopsis: When a couple is faced with adultery and there is no where to turn,  the couple fight for their marriage by turning to GOD for healing and comfort. Cast Needed: KAREN (Lead), African American female, late 20s-early 30s, Karen is married, motherless and a conservative Christian, family oriented and compassionate. Her only downfall is that she’s insecure and has to fight her vain imaginations and negative thoughts; SPIRITUAL LEADER, female, any ethnicity, a tarot reader who tempts to read Karen her future until they discover that she is indeed a fraud; DON, African American male, late 20s-early 30s, thoughtful, hard-working, God-fearing and has a severe desire to prove to his wife, Karen that he will never be unfaithful again; CONNIE, female, any ethnicity, late 20s-early 30s, modest divorcee, she is grieving her wayward actions that caused her to lose her husband, she remains in the support group to gain strength for this new journey of singleness. Roles are Paid. Please submit headshot/resume/reel to Joan Montreuil at [email protected]

 

  • Eye Candy Inc. is seeking cast for a short film BIKE scheduled to shoot in Houston January 29 – February 6. Synopsis: A woman experiences an existential crisis. Cast Needed: Caucasian Actress 21-30 years old, strong, tenacious, rebellious, must be able to ride a bike, look good in bicycle clothing, and not afraid to perform basic stunts. Role is Paid (SAG affiliated Web Series Episode). Please submit headshot/resume/reel to [email protected]

 

  • ElmoreVision Entertainment is seeking cast for a low budget independent film TWINLESS scheduled to begin shooting in Houston January 20th. Synopsis: An agoraphobic millionaire is being investigated for a series of murders that physically and psychologically he should not be able to commit. Cast Needed: Curvaceous, cat like sexy females 20-40 years of age, able to cry on cue and show two completely separate sides to themselves, needed to play a psychologist, a business woman and a street walker. Roles are Paid. Please submit headshot/resume/reel to [email protected]

CAST CALL [Non Paid]

 

  • VISION, in partnership with the Black Sheep Agency , is casting Houston women for a photoshoot and video production that celebrates the individuality and uniqueness of every woman as part of a public health and empowerment campaign. This exciting project utilizes specialized equipment and effects to capture participants interacting with highly pigmented powder. Female models, performers and artists of all backgrounds, ages 16-35, are encouraged to apply. Participants must be available for the shoot in Houston on Wednesday, January 17th. Interested women can submit multiple pictures showcasing your personality, any public social media accounts (Instagram and Twitter preferred), full name, age and contact information to [email protected] by January 3rd

 

  • Director Richard Linklater needs your Houston area photos, videos from the 1960s for a new movie. Have a home movie from Astroworld or the Astrodome, or a recording of your little brother with Kitirik? Did someone you know use a Kinescope to record the moon landing? If so, we want to see it and anything else that documents that era. There is no wrong material, as long as it from Houston in the 1960s we want to see it. Please email to (full article via Houston Chronicle) S[email protected]

 

  • Sarah Lawrence College student thesis project SPACEMAN is seeking cast in Houston scheduled to shoot February 8-10, 2018. Synopsis: Spaceman is a short film about an ambitious young boy working to accelerate his father’s return from the moon. When Levi’s fancies about space are interrupted by the reality of his sick mother, Levi must put his resources and vibrant imagination to work in order to save her. Roles needed: Levi, 8-10 year old boy who looks young for his age. Mom, 30 years old. Dad, 40 years old. Roles are Unpaid. Will schedule casting interviews via FaceTime or Skype individually with prospects. Please send headshot/resume/reel to [email protected]

 

  • Student short film FREE is seeking cast and crew for a shoot scheduled between December 15th – 22nd in the Houston area. Synopsis: Set 7 years before the civil war, David, a young black slave leaves his plantation in search of a better life. Crew Needed: Wardrobe Dept. Cast Needed: David (African American) – young slave, male, 18 – 25; Ethel (African American) – Sister of David, slave, female, 18 – 30; Master Cranson (Caucasian) – Master of the Cranson Plantation, male, 25 – 50+; Solomon (Caucasian) – Brother of Master Cranson, male, 18 – 25; Dahlia (African American) – David’s girlfriend, slave, female, 18 – 25. Roles are Unpaid. Please submit headshot/resume/reel to [email protected]

 

  • Brilliant Women In Film is seeking crew for short film KARMA scheduled to shoot in Houston on January 14th. Synopsis: A retired nurse goes to extreme measures in attempt to acquire her deceased aunt’s inheritance. Cast Needed: Mother – [40-50 Years old caucasian female] Mother is desperate to inherit a lump sum of money. Son – [21-25 years old caucasian male] Alcoholic son who refuses to play by the rules in spite of the receiving an inheritance from his wealthy aunt.(*Character must willing to play the role also of a homeless person posing as the son’s double. Kidnappers – [Two males, any ethnicity, Age 20 & Over non-verbal] Attorney – [Black American female  Age 25 & Over] Attorney for the deceased aunt who is responsible for distribution of inheritance. Girlfriend – [Any race, female, Age 21-25] Jealous girlfriend who suspects foul play after visiting her boyfriend. Roles are Unpaid. Please submit resumes to Joan Montreuil at [email protected] or visit http://www.brilliantwomeninfilm.com

 

WORKSHOPS FOR ACTORS:

 

  • Actor Sarah Gaston will be teaching a “Comedy and Improv Workshop” Workshop 10:00A-3:00P (bring a sack lunch or light snack), January 20th. “This workshop will be a combination of improv skills I’ve learned by studying at Second City and the Groundlings, and an exploration of comedy and how to find the funny in your scenes.  We’ll explore different kinds of comedy, comedy ‘rules’ and comic timing.  We’ll be using scripts from sit-coms and comedic films”. All students will receive videos of their scene work via e-mail. Ages 14 and up. For more information or to reserve your spot please e-mail [email protected]

 

  • Crystal Martinez offers classes and private lessons that consist primarily of scene work for film and TV, where you’ll learn how to break down scripts and do character analysis and are geared toward preparing you to get representation, by prepping for you for agent visits, auditions, and for getting you ready to be more confident, camera aware and set ready.To reserve a spot please visit us at https://www.ogac.life

 

  • Next Actor Studio is holding on-camera acting classes for adults, teens & kids at West U and Rice Village area, along with Stanislavski Method Sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced level students, as well as screenwriting and filmmaking workshops. Enrollment is ongoing. For more information please visit http://www.nextactor.com/ or e-mail [email protected] or call 713-532-2867

 

WORKSHOPS FOR FILMMAKERS

 

  • Tom Vaughan is teaching a 1-Day Story Structure Workshop that focuses on building a story structure through making several key decisions early on that ease the burden on the author and puts it where it belongs: the story. This process is more about scenes and sequences rather than plot points in order to maximize the dramatic impact as well as the commercial viability of the project. The blank page will be less intimidating than ever. The workshop is Saturday, January 13th, 10:00AM – 3:30PM at University of Houston Student Center South (4455 University Dr, Houston, Texas 77004). For complete information and to register visit -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-and-plot-screenwriting-workshop-tickets-40167281420

 

  • DIY Animation Club presents two DIY Animation Jumpstart Workshops on Tuesday, January 9th(6P-8P at Cowork Lab, 2500 Yale St. Unit B, 77008) and Tuesday, January 16th (6P-8P at Cowork Lab) taught by Dave Merson Hess & Ceci Norman. The workshop is a hands-on, in-person crash course in the Houston Heights. It will focus on DIY animation and GIF-making fundamentals, and work through exercises in both hand-drawn animation and stop-motion with paper cutouts. No previous animation experience necessary. If a seat in this workshop is a gift, please include the name of the recipient in the “Notes” section during checkout and a PDF certificate will be e-mail to share with the recipient. Classes are $100/each per student. For complete information and to register please visit http://diyanimation.club/workshop/diy-animation-jumpstart

 

  • Houston MediaSource, Houston’s Public Access Television Channel, provides training and equipment for aspiring Film, TV, and radio producers. Houston’s creatives are welcomed to learn how their artistic visions can be transformed into high-quality film or TV productions at FREE Orientation Sessions held every Monday at 6 p.m. Houston MediaSource is located at 410 Roberts, 77003 in EaDo. Attendees will learn how they can produce their own TV shows, radio programs, and film projects at Houston MediaSource, using top of the line gear, studios, and editing facilities. Learn more at www.hmstv.org or RSVP to Roger E Palomino at  [email protected] or call (713) 524-7700 x112

 

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