- Project Type: Independent Feature
- Pay Status: Unpaid
- Production Company / Studio: CDH Film Co.
- Location: Austin, TX
- Start Date: Friday, March 1, 2019
- Shooting Schedule: 22 days
- Producer(s): Chad Hamilton
- Director: Chad Hamilton
Via CDH Film Co., currently seeking the following roles:
LEAD - ROB - Male: mid 20s to early 30s. A loner but not by choice. Socially awkward and naive but incredibly good-hearted. Has trouble picking up on social cues and not aware when things get awkward. On the surface it looks like Rob is trying to find the man who killed his wife but what he’s really looking for is human connection; friendship & love.
LEAD/CO-STAR - HANNAH - Female: mid 20s to early 30s. Smart, rational and does what she has to do to get ahead. Works at a bar and deals drugs but wants a new life for herself and willing to manipulate and seduce to make that happen. Hard outer-shell but deep down she’s a good-hearted person. When she teams up with Rob to help find his wife’s killer, her and Rob’s different ideologies on life and love clash but come to a healthy balance.
MAJOR SUPPORTING - FRANK - Male - late 20s to late 30s. A narcissist who thinks he’s dangerously clever. Always calculating and is the sly villain of the film. He would stab a friend in the back (figuratively and literally) to get ahead. Because of Frank’s arrogance it’s nearly impossible for this character to even pretend to like Rob, but at first we think Frank is helping Rob track his wife’s killer. However, we find he has other monstrous intentions.
MAJOR SUPPORTING - THE DETECTIVE/JACK S. mid 20s to late 30s. Razor-sharp sense of humor, socially adept and a true wildcard who doesn’t act like how you’d expect a detective to act; he’s everything Rob is not and Rob idolizes him for it. In fact, he’s exactly how Rob would perceive a friend. At first, we think The Detective is Jack S, Rob’s dead wife’s killer. However, we find out he’s a detective assigned to the case and acts as an ally (and only true friend) to Rob.
MAJOR SUPPORTING - ANTONIO - Male - mid 20s to mid 30s. Antonio is an aspiring screenwriter working at a video store. He’s arrogant as well as mistakenly and overly confident in his abilities; a true fool. He’s bitter in that he believes a popular screenplay idea was stolen from him and gets very irritable when talking about this. He mentors rob on his cinematic plot to capture Jack S.
MAJOR SUPPORTING - MUSCULAR MAN - Male - mid 20s to mid 30s - OVER 6’0 AND HAVE A MUSCULAR BUILD. He has the shortest temper you’ve ever seen and is not scared to throw a punch; he beats up Rob multiple times. We think he’s a meathead at first but we end up finding out he’s actually a very sensitive, warm person and was only acting this way for a girl. He ends being a mentor character for Rob and has some of the most profound insights for him.
MAJOR SUPPORTING - ERIN ROSE - Female early 20s to early 30s - physically fit. Very beautiful but with a sense of detachment and an air of unreality about her. She’s is Rob’s dead wife, the person Rob tries to avenge the entire story. In Rob’s flashbacks, Erin Rose loses grip on reality and succumbs to paranoia and delusion, a descent into madness.
SUPPORTING - FEMALE CLERK - early 20s to early 30s. A trendy, cultured female who’s quick-witted and friendly. She works at a bookstore & is being stalked by Rob who is unaware that he has been stalking her. She goes from friendly to frightened very fast.
SUPPORTING - CRAIGSLIST GUY - Male - early 20s to late 20s. Independent, hip and savvy character who is apathetic towards this particular job. Rob tries to befriend him but he’s only here for the money and wants to leave as quick as possible. He helps Rob get DMV records to track the license plate of Jack S, the person who murdered Rob’s wife, but again, he could care less about this.
SUPPORTING - PSYCHOLOGIST- Female - 30s or 40s. Like a psychologist she is rational, empathetic and intuitive. However, this character is Rob’s interpretation of how a psychologist’s acts so these traits are slightly off-kilter. She comes to overly simple conclusions. In a nurturing manner she gets Rob to see things her way which is always the right way.
SUPPORTING - IMPATIENT PERSON - Male - 40s or 50s. This short-fused, self-righteous and unsympathetic guy is having a bad day. He goes on random tirade towards Rob as he’s taking too long at the only public phone booth left in Austin.
SUPPORTING - VIDEO STORE CUSTOMER - male - early 20s to early 30s. A movie fanatic yells at the irritable and rude video store clerk for being a jerk and not having the movie Gone Girl available to rent. This guy really wants to watch Gone Girl.
SUPPORTING - IRISH HOMELESS MAN - Male - 30s, 40s or 50s. Irish accent or willing to learn Irish accent. A hot-tempered, stubborn and rude homeless man who takes offense to already-eaten leftovers offered to him. He throws a tantrum and throws food in Rob’s face.
SUPPORTING - ERIN ROSE 2 - Female - early 20s to early 30s - physically fit. A very beautiful female with a sense of detachment and an air of unreality about her that is a look-a-like of his actual wife, Erin Rose. In a comedic scene, Rob films a reenactment of his wife’s death. Embracing the absurd, the actor will perform this scene in actual (very cheesy) slow motion themselves.
SUPPORTING - ROB 2 - Male - early 20s to early 30s - physically fit. In a comedic scene, Rob films a reenactment of his wife’s death using look-a-like actor, Rob 2, to play himself. Embracing the absurd, the actor will perform this scene in actual (very cheesy) slow motion themselves.
SUPPORTING - AMATEUR GANGSTER - Male. Amateur Gangster tries hard to be like a typical gangster in movies; to be like a gangster in the movies is all he's ever wanted in life, though his attempt is quite bad. He tries to get Rob to go down in the 5th round of a boxing match for money.
MINOR- DOG-OWNING FEMALE - 20s or 30s. Friendly and good-natured demeanor who loves dogs. She sees our main character at the dog park and approaches him for a friendly chat. However, she quickly becomes frightened when she learns Rob is not there with an actual dog but with a robotic dog.
MINOR - JEREMY - male - early 20s to early 30s- athletic look. A confident, cool and suave athletic person who can play basketball. Jeremy is the 1st overall selection in a pickup game of basketball. He knows he’s going 1st because he’s that awesome.
MINOR - CAPTAIN 1 - male - early 20s to early 30s - athletic look. Captain 1 carefully contemplates his selections for a pickup basketball game, something he takes very seriously.
MINOR - CAPTAIN 2 - male - early 20s to early 30s - athletic look. Captain 2 carefully contemplates his selections for a pickup basketball game, something he takes very seriously.
MINOR - MAN ON DATE - 20s or 30s. A well-put together man on a fancy date with the woman of his dreams. He’s under the spell of love, with hearts in his eyes. Rob sees this couple and wants nothing more in his life than a connection like they have. This character sets up the idea that Rob is longing for a relationship, his main goal of the movie.
MINOR - FEMALE ON DATE - 20s or 30s. A well-put together female on a fancy date with the man of her dreams. She’s under the spell of love, with hearts in her eyes. Rob sees this couple and wants nothing more in his life than a connection like they have. This character sets up the idea that Rob is longing for a relationship, his main goal of the movie.
MINOR - YOGA LADY - Female - early 20s to early 40s. A healthy person happily on their way to do some yoga but gets an autograph force-signed on their forehead with a sharpie by Rob who accidentally took LSD. Obviously, this causes her to scream loudly.
MINOR - BASKETBALL PLAYER - Male or female - 20s or 30s. Gets selected over Rob for a pickup game of basketball. Must be able to at least somewhat play basketball.
MINOR - ROB'S NEIGHBOR - male - early 20s to early 30s. A curious neighbor who laughs at Rob when his date doesn’t answer the door.
MINOR - BOXING CLERK - male or female - early 20s to late 30s. An apathetic boxing clerk who doesn’t want to be at his job. He signs Rob up for an amateur boxing fight.
MINOR - ANNOYED MAN - male - 20s, 30s or 40s. Cranky guy who is annoyed when other people accidentally walk in front of him. He pushes down Rob for not looking where he’s going.
MINOR - SCOOTER GUY - male - early to late 20s. Rides an electric scooter and throws a large soda-filled cup at Rob as he walks by.
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Project posted January 25, 2019