Blackflight Studios is currently casting for the following Project(s)
FEATURE FILM: THE MARK
UNION STATUS: SAG ULB (Pending)
SHOOTING LOCATION: GEORGIA
START DATE: Early to Mid 2018
TO SUBMIT: Send your Headshot/Resume and Acting Demo reel (If you have one) to email@example.com SUBJECT LINE: CHARACTER NAME. If you are selected to audition you will receive a request to submit a taped audition. This project is not slated to begin production until early 2018. Casting will be ongoing. Roles and character names are subject to change.
Mark Valentine (LEAD) – Late 20s to early 30s – Caucasian A down on his luck IT guy with a passion for professional wrestling. *role requires some athletic physicality. Think: Clarke Duke, John Krasinski, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, Andy Samberg.
Maggie Dixon (LEAD) – Mid 20s to early 30s – Any ethnicity She’s tough in both mind and body. She doesn’t take crap from anyone. Her absolute dream in life is to become a professional wrestler. *role requires some athletic physicality, and brief implied nudity. Think: Trish Stratus, Lita, Laura Prepon, Jennifer Lawrence, Nikki Bella, Beth Phoenix, Mickey James, Kate Beckinsale.
Jack Dixon (LEAD) – Late 40s to 50s – Any ethnicity Out of shape legendary professional wrestler. At one point his career rivaled that of Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. Now he’s pretty much a nobody who wants badly to be a somebody again. *Professional wrestling experience a plus.
Jonathan (SUPPORTING) – Early to mid 20s – Caucasian He’s a clerk at the local VHS video store. He’s full of knowledge.
Sam (SUPPORTING) – Early to mid 20s – Caucasian He works at the local VHS video store, he’s friends with Jonathan. He’s deaf in one ear. *role requires some athletic physicality.
Chuck Dickey (SUPPORTING) – Mid 20s to early 30s Any ethnicity He’s the office A-hole. *role requires some athletic physicality. Think: Rainn Wilson, Zach Woods
Granny (SUPPORTING) – 60+ – Caucasian Foul mouthed grandma.
Margaret Mann (SUPPORTING) – Late 30s to 50s – Any ethnicity Terrible grief counselor.
Larry Lloyd (SUPPORTING) – Late 30s to 50s – Any ethnicity Terrible grief counselor. He partners with Margaret Mann.
Keith Krusher (SUPPORTING) – Mid 30s to early 40s – any ethnicity Friendly fry cook by day. Ferocious ring warrior by night!
Bob Wire (SUPPORTING) – Late 30s to 40s – Caucasian Out of Shape wrestler. *Professional wrestling experience a plus.
Super Al (SUPPORTING) Late 30s to 40s – Any ethnicity Out of Shape wrestler. *Professional wrestling experience a plus.
Regina (SUPPORTING) – Late 30s to 40s Jack’s ex-girlfriend. He has two kids with her, of which he gets every other weekend. She’s the type of lady who spends most of her time at the nail or hair salon. Think: Peggy Bundy
Tracy (SUPPORTING) – Early 20s to early 30s – Any ethnicity Drunk college girl Mark meets at a party. She’s interested in a one night stand with Mark.
Phyllis (SUPPORTING) – Late 30s to mid 40s – Any ethnicity Ticket Lady. Thick Southern Accent. Think: Mama June
Phyllis’ Daughter (2 SCENES 0 LINES) – Early to mid 20s – Any ethnicity Phyllis’ daughter. She’s breastfeeding her newborn baby out in the public. *Must be comfortable with implied breastfeeding.
Trisha (SUPPORTING) – Early to mid 20s – Any ethnicity Wrestling groupie. Extremely attractive. *Must be comfortable with showing cleavage in the scene.
Ring Announcer (SUPPORTING) – 12-14 – Any sex – Any ethnicity Loud and obnoxious ring announcer.
Deidra (1 SCENE 4 LINES 1 V.O.) – Early to late 20s – Any ethnicity Mark’s ex-girlfriend. She’s an uber nerd, but is completely sick of Mark. Think: Janeane Garofalo
Random Dude – Early to late 20s – Any ethnicity Deidra’s new boyfriend or something.
Dangerous Danny Boone – Mid to late 30s – Any ethnicity He likes wearing coon skin caps and wrestling. *Professional wrestling experience a plus.
NINJA #1 (1 SCENE 1 LINE) – Any sex – Any ethnicity A Ninja.
NINJA #2 (1 SCENE 1 LINE) – Any sex – Any ethnicity Also a Ninja.
The Italian Sausage Johnny Morano (1 SCENE) – Mid 20s to early 30s – Any ethnicity Cocky wrestler. He’s Italian, or maybe he’s not? *Professional wrestling experience a plus.
The Dumpster Diver (1 SCENE) – Mid 20s to early 30s – Any ethnicity Hardcore wrestler.*Professional wrestling experience a plus.
Referee (MULTIPLE SCENES 3 LINES) – Late 20s to mid 30s – Male – Any Ethnicity Referee.
Handler (1 SCENE 2 LINES) – Any sex – Any ethnicity Convention celebrity handler.
Tow Truck Driver (1 SCENE 0 LINES) – Late 30s to 50s – Latino/African American preferred Scary looking Tow Truck Driver. Think: Danny Trejo
Melba (1 SCENE 3 LINES) – Late 30s to 50s Ornery lady at the trailer park. She hates Jack.
Paul (1 SCENE 0 LINES) – Mid 30s to early 40s – Caucasian He works at the same IT company as Mark. He and Mark aren’t friends. In fact, they’ve never even spoken to each other before. *This is a featured non-speaking role.
Super Hot Girl (1 SCENE 0 LINES) – 18 to mid 20s – Any ethnicity Customer at the VHS store Jonathan works at. She has a conversation with him. *This role is improv, there are no scripted lines.
Homeless Man (1 SCENE 0 LINES) – Late 30s to 50s – Any ethnicity Homeless man trying to cross the street illegally. *This is a featured non speaking role.
PeeWee Hooker (FEATURED) – Mid 30s to 50s – Caucasian Dirty redneck. Always has a beer in his hand. The kind of guy who probably cuts your grass.
Commentator #2 – Any age – Any sex – Any ethnicity Wrestling commentator. They aren’t particularly that good at it.
Jack’s Kids, Peter Paul and Mary Lou (1 SCENE 0 LINES) – 5-10 Jack’s kids They are extremely obnoxious. *They may have some improv dialog.
Jack Dixon Groupie (1 SCENE) – 20s – Caucasian Jack Dixon Groupie. She and Jack have sex in his mobile home. *This role requires topless nudity and sexual situations.
Young Maggie Dixon (Photo Only) – 10-13 – Any ethnicity Young Maggie Dixon.
Bruce (1 SCENE 2 LINES) – Late 40s to 50s – Any ethnicity Loan Shark/Pro wrestling promoter.
Young Mark Valentine (1 SCENE) – 8-10 – Caucasian Young version of Mark. *This is a non speaking role.
Teen Mark Valentine (1 SCENE 2 LINES) – 12-14 – Caucasian Teen version of Mark.
Mark’s mother (1 SCENE 1 LINE) – 30s-40s – Caucasian Mark’s mother. *This is a voiceover role only!
We will be in need of background artists for this project. We will be casting for background as we begin production. You can view a list of the types of characters we will need below. If you fit any of these criteria please check back for updates on when we’ll be casting for background.
AVAILABLE BACKGROUND ROLES
Video Store Customers
Wrestling Show Attendees (recurring)
Jello/Mud Wrestlers (FEATURED)
Strippers/Exotic Dancers (FEATURED)
Bikini Girls (SOME FEATURED)