INDIE FILM ‘BIG AMERICA’ NOW CASTING

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SEEKING TALENT for BACKGROUND and SPEAKING ROLES

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GENERAL DETAILS

BIG AMERICA
PAY: There is pay. SAG-AFTRA Modified Low Budget Feature
DIRECTOR: David Moreton (Edge of Seventeen, A Good Funeral, Testosterone)
PRODUCER: Steve Cubine (Our Very Own, Break A Hip, Sordid Lives)
CASTING DIRECTOR: Lisa Essary
CASTING ASSOCIATE: Ranjiv Perera
LOCATION: Various Locations in greater Palm Springs region
SYNOPSIS:
Life in Banning gets complicated for 17-year-old Salvi when his dreams of a
life beyond the dusty town are derailed by an enterprising drug dealer, an ethically
challenged mentor, and a budding romance, leading him into an incendiary weekend on
the mean streets of Palm Springs.
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CASTING NON-DIALOGUE ROLES: Seeking local talent to play background/extras (no lines):
17 y.o. TRACK & FIELD RUNNERS (10 Males – Must be 18+ to play younger) All ethnicities.
17 y.o. CLASSROOM STUDENTS (8 Males 8 Females – Must be 18+ to play younger) All ethnicities.
30-35 y.o. TOURISTS (4 Males) All ethnicities. – Crosses street / shopping.
55 y.o. DRUNK (Male) All ethnicities. Bar Patron – Sits at bar slumped.
CASTING DIALOGUE ROLES: Seeking local talent for roles with several lines:
30-60 y.o. Teacher (Male) All ethnicities. The history teacher who’s jaded and bored.
30-65 y.o. COACH (Male)
All ethnicities. An ex-jock who now drinks too much beer and likes to bully his students.
40-50 y.o. COP (Female)
All ethnicities. A somber policewoman hops out of police car; she’s all business.
30 y.o. DOUG (Male)
All ethnicities. Muscled guy wearing a tight tee-shirt.
17 y.o. JERRY (Male – Must be 18+ to play younger) All ethnicities. Hefty high school bully who gets in a fight.
45-50 y.o. ODIN (Male)
All ethnicities. Aging homeless surfer sitting on the curb. He has a tent/shelter in the bushes.
50 y.o. CHEF (Male) Food Truck Owner –
All ethnicities. Steps out of truck to break up fight
50-60 y.o. STORE OWNER (Male)
All ethnicities. Runs out of his store threatening to call the cops.
25 y.o. PEARL (Female) All ethnicities. A poor, abused young mother who turns her husband’s gun in for cash.
17 y.o. GIRL #1 (Must be 18+ to play younger) All ethnicities. Hang out with a rough crowd
17 y.o. GIRL #2 (Must be 18+ to play younger) All ethnicities. Hang out with a rough crowd
17 y.o. BOY #1 (Must be 18+ to play younger) All ethnicities. Hang out with a rough crowd
17 y.o. BOY #2 (Must be 18+ to play younger) All ethnicities. Hang out with a rough crowd
If you are selected for a role with dialogue, you will be sent sides and additional information via email.
SHOOT DATES: Selected days (TBA) during October 21st thru November 16th
TIME:
Various call times
REQUIREMENT:
Must sign a release form. Must be local (travel or accommodations will not be provided). You must be 18 and over to play younger role.
WARDROBE: 
TBA
How to Apply: Submit your headshot, resume and/or reel via the submission form above. CASTING CLOSED
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Producer Steve Cubine is responsible for all castings received
*IMPORTANT NOTE: The Greater Palm Springs Film Alliance & Film Office is not a talent agency, casting agent or talent management firm; we do not represent talent, negotiate or earn commission from talent. If you require licensed representation, please contact the Film Office for a referral to a licensed agency: (760) 980-1000

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