THE SHOP – VET TV
Most military shows and films show the heroic nature of the infantry, with gunfights and loss of life that makes audiences tear up. This is not that show – Welcome to The Shop. Set in an Army Admin Office, The Shop follows the everyday shenanigans of what it means to be in the rear, with the gear. Get ready to embrace the suck.
March 9th – 27th. Shoot dates are contingent upon the character, but production dates are locked from March 9th – 27th. *** CASTING CLOSED ***
FILM LOCATION: 3420 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501. (please review distance – not in Coachella Valley)
TRAVEL: If you are traveling more than 30 miles to and from the set, you will be reimbursed mileage.
DAILY PAY: $168 for 12 hours.
FOOD: Catered twice daily plus snacks
IMPORTANT: Male roles: You must be comfortable with getting a military style haircut. The production will have a hairstylist on-set providing haircuts, so you don’t have to pay for one. You must be clean-shaven. If you are not comfortable with a military hairstyle and clean-shaven, please do not apply.
DIALOGUE: For roles with dialogue, if you are selected to read, you will be given your lines so you can videotape. You do not need to pay for a recording – a cell phone recording in a quiet location will do.
WARDROBE: Will be provided.
UNION STATUS: Non-Union.
DIALOGUE ROLES (all roles have dialogue):
SGT MAJ GUNN: Male, 40-50, ethnically ambiguous, military haircut, clean-shaven. A jovial good-natured man, with a dark side. To the common man, the Sgt would appear to be a squared away family man, but his spotless record comes with a few caveats. His catchphrase “shing-ding-a-ling” makes you think he’s as kind-hearted as he appears, but he will stop it nothing to use his power and authority for personal gain (may receive $200 pay for this role).
HAZMAT SOLDIER: Male, 20-30, any ethnicity, military haircut, clean-shaven. An expert at his occupation but still doesn’t take his profession too seriously.
SPC JACKO: Male, 18-29, any ethnicity, military haircut, clean-shaven. From the S-6 shop, comes to help the S-1 with their IT issues. He may be in IT but defers any real work to civilian contractors. Temporary fixes to permanent problems are his MO.
MIMI: Female, 20-30, Filipina. A massage parlor attendant, who charges a premium for happy endings (NO NUDITY).
BACKGROUND ACTORS (no dialogue)
(15) Men. 20s – late 30’s – Any Ethnicity – Military Haircut – Clean-shaven.
(5) Women. 20s – late 30’s – Any Ethnicity.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Upload your information using the submission form above. The producers will contact you directly – do not contact the Film Office.