Casting Information

Title: "Elder Island"

Type: Feature-length Horror/Thriller (~100mins)

Synopsis: Contemporary and 1850's settings, more in the vein of classic '80's horror ''Friday the 13th'' or ''Nightmare on Elm Street'' than more current films such as ''Saw'' or ''Paranormal Activity''. Runtime approx 100 minutes.

Shoot Dates: June, 2015
Union: SAG-AFTRA
Shoot Locations: Michigan State: Beaver Island, Grand Rapids, Royal Oak, Brighton, and Hersey.
Compensation: SAG Modified Low Budget: $268/day or $933/week for SAG-AFTRA.
Special Note: Film contains NUDITY for four characters. NO full-frontal. Private room and robe will be provided, and nude scenes will be shot on a CLOSED SET.

More Information:

IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4563460


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Submissions

Preferred:

BreakdownExpress.com
[coming soon]

Manual:
  • Submissions by: 4/27/2015 -- PLEASE PROVIDE A HEADSHOT AND RESUME, AND INCLUDE CHARACTER NAME IN EMAIL SUBJECT. PLEASE EMAIL CASTING@ELDERISLANDMOVIE.COM
  • Audition Dates: 5/1 and 5/4, 2015 between 6pm and 9:30pm.
  • Note: May 1st are auditions, May 4th are final callbacks.
  • Location: Auditions will be held in Troy, MI. They are by invitation only and we will *not* accept video/Skype interviews.
  • Misc: Address and Sides will be provided to invitees on a first-come basis.



NED RYERSON ‐ Early to mid‐30's. Open Ethnicity. Part of documentary team with wife Stacy and assistant April. Wants to save his marriage but still thoughtless; actor may not have major tattoos, piercings, or body modifications (e.g. ear gauges), the more time‐consuming it is to hide, the less likely we'll hire.
*NUDITY NOTE* He has sex with his wife in a hotel room; at most it would be his buttocks, although most likely it will be a side‐shot while he's still wearing underwear; NO full‐frontal.

STACY RYERSON ‐ Late 20's to 30. Open Ethnicity. Part of documentary team with husband Ned and assistant April, confident, desperate to have a child, frustrated with Ned; actor may not have major tattoos, piercings, or body modifications (e.g. ear gauges), the more time‐consuming it is to hide, the less likely we'll hire.
*NUDITY NOTE* She'll have sex with her husband in the motel room; shot from waist up and perhaps buttocks, NO fullfrontal.

APRIL CAINE / REVEREND'S WIFE ‐ early 20's, Caucasian. The documentary crew intern, just turned 21, slightly punk, marches to the beat of her own drum. As the Reverend's Wife, she has long hair (as worn in the 1850s), is proper and intelligent; actor may have visible tattoos and/or piercings, but all must be easily hidden for 1850s scenes, so no ear gauges or major piercings will be accepted.
*NUDITY NOTE* She is watched through a hidden camera as she disrobes, showers, and then dries herself off; above the waist and buttocks; NO full‐frontal.

THE REVEREND ‐ 40's, Caucasian, very imposing, strong, 6'0'' or taller, intelligent, becomes a monster; this is the ''Freddy Kruger'' or ''Jason'' role ‐‐ character will return in sequels. Actor may not have major tattoos, piercings, or body modifications (e.g. ear gauges) in visible areas (forearms/hands, face, head, and neck, all other areas of actor will be covered in traditional 1850s clothing).

 JACOB WIGGENSTEIN ‐ 40's. Caucasian. Looks older than he is, he knows his wife is cheating on him, does he have one last good act left in him? Character is conservative, thus the actor should not have major tattoos, piercings, or body modifications (e.g. ear gauges) that cannot be easily hidden or covered.

MARIA WIGGENSTEIN ‐ late 30's. Caucasian. Self‐serving, hates husband, runs town bar the Wiggensteins' town; actor may not have major tattoos, piercings, or body modifications (e.g. ear gauges), the more time‐consuming it is to hide, the less likely we'll hire.
*NUDITY NOTE:* Character has sex on bar counter while mostly clothed; it should be implied nudity, perhaps bare thigh (profile), and some cleavage; NO full‐frontal.

SAM WIGGENSTEIN ‐ 18 to very early 20's (character is 17), Caucasian, son of Jacob and Maria. Desperate to get off the island with girlfriend Brooke Ree. Smart, resourceful and courageous. Actor may not have major tattoos, piercings, or body modifications (e.g. ear gauges) on face/neck or hands/forearms.

BROOKE REE ‐ 18 to very early 20's (character is 17), Caucasian. Daughter of Sheriff. Actor may not have major tattoos, piercings, or body modifications (e.g. ear gauges) on face/neck or hands/forearms.

PROFESSOR THOMAS MOORE - 40's to 60's, open ethnicity. A self-proclaimed expert on Elder Island, he actually knows quite a bit about the goings on of the Island’s past 150 years.

NATIVE ELDER ‐ 50 to 60, Native American, wise, intelligent.

ROBERT LOOKS ‐ 30's. Native American. Spiritual. Timeless.

PETER WIGGENSTEIN ‐ 30's. Caucasian. Strong, intelligent, leader. Farmer.

KARL HEIDEGGER ‐ 40's. Caucasian. Loner, angry. Farmer.

ADOLF REE ‐ 30's. Caucasian. Follower. Farmer.

HANS SHULTZ ‐ 30's. Caucasian. Farmer.