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Darkness Visible - Short Film - Elgin, IL
Short FilmNon-UnionPay: No pay. Meals provided.
 
Project Description: 

Short film about a man who discovers a dark, mysterious, mark on his arm. He must journey through the wilderness of 1700s Massachusetts to find a cure, all the while trying to escape from a strange figure who haunts him - a physical manifestation of his own psyche.

NOTE: It is a chance to build out portfolio and work with a high-caliber, fun, and passionate director and crew. This will be submitted to festivals.

 

Casting: By submission
Shoot dates: March 13 and March 20
Location: Elgin, IL


Seeking Talent From: CHICAGO
 
Posted Date: 2/16/2021 11:54:31 AM
End Date: 3/13/2021  
 
 
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CLOAKED MAN | Male | Caucasian, Multi-Ethnic | Age: 18 - 60 | Role Type: Leading
Antagonist. A strange figure who haunts the protagonist, Alton - a physical manifestation of his own psyche. Depression, anxiety, and death personified. Seeking talent with improv, fight training, and stunts skills.
 
ALTON BARLOW | Male | Caucasian, Multi-Ethnic | Age: 20 - 40 | Role Type: Leading
Protagonist. Smart but lacks self confidence. Trying to make his way through his simple life but is deeply haunted by his own depression and anxiety. Seeks to love and impress his girlfriend Elle who he wants to marry, but he has commitment issues. Will engage in fighting sequences with the Cloaked Figure. Seeking talent with improv, whistling, fight training, and stunts skills.
 
ELLE DAVY | Female | Caucasian, Multi-Ethnic | Age: 18 - 40 | Role Type: Leading
Brave. Determined. Empathetic. Manages the towns general store. Loves Alton Barlow. The guiding light for Alton. Comes to his rescue when all seems lost and joins in his journey through the wilderness of 1700's Massachusetts to find a cure of his mysterious dark mark, all the while trying to escape from a strange figure who haunts him. Seeking talent with improv and horseback riding skills.
 
ABNER BARLOW | Male | Caucasian, Multi-Ethnic | Age: 50 - 99 | Role Type: Supporting
Alton Barlow's father. Lost his leg. Lost his wife. Old and on his last years. Too old to care for himself so his son Alton and future daughter in law, Elle take care of him. He whistles a song that Alton grew up on. His wife always sang it. Represents hope and a greater life beyond their loss and pain for their family. Seeking talent with whistling and improv skills.
 
CHANCE | Male | Any Ethnicity | Age: 18 - 45 | Role Type: Supporting
Antagonist. Greedy. Vicious. Murderous bounty hunter. Looks out for no one but himself. Stalks the lead protagonists, Alton and Elle, leading him to kill the Friar for bounty, killing Elle, and taking their money. Seeking talent with improv and fight training skills.
 
DR. ELDRIDGE | Male | Caucasian | Age: 50 - 99 | Role Type: Supporting
Old and calloused. Detached from his work as a doctor in the 1700s. Unable to find a cure to Alton's dark mark, he sets him on his journey to the Friar to find a cure. Seeking talent who can do an Irish/Scottish accent.
 
YOUNG ALTON | Male | Caucasian, Multi-Ethnic | Age: 5 - 13 | Role Type: Supporting
The young version of Alton, the protagonist. Featured in flashback sequences with mother and father. Seeking talent with improv skills. NOTE: Talent under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian’s permission to apply and must have a parent or legal guardian on set/studio or event at all times.
 
OUTPOST EXTRA 1 | Male | Any Ethnicity | Age: 18 - 99 | Role Type: Background
Background extra used in exteriors of the outpost. Seeking talent with improv skills.
 
OUTPOST EXTRA 2 | Male | Any Ethnicity | Age: 18 - 99 | Role Type: Background
Background extra used in exteriors of outpost. Seeking talent with improv skills.
 
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