Short Film Casting: “Your Last Wishes”

Website URL Sanchez Meier Media

Casting Call

*Unpaid* *IMDB Credit given*

Title: Your Last Wishes

Logline: Following the sudden death of his best friend, Sammy must take his last words to heart and endure the pain along the way to discover more about his friend than even he knew himself.

 

Lead:

Character name: ‘Sammy’

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Any

Age: 20-29 yrs.

In-depth description: Emotionally vulnerable empath who can’t seem to finish anything he starts. Intelligent, focused on his studies in Biochemistry. Values his friends and family, and friends’ families. Caring if misguided, always has the best intentions despite the outcome, even if he internalizes the repercussions regardless later. Wouldn’t keep anyone in his life he didn’t truly feel brought him happiness and a sense of belonging.

Relationships: Friends with ‘Tristan’ since Kindergarten after Tristan “accidentally” shoved him into the wall-mounted pencil sharpener and was forced to apologize. Crushing on ‘Celia,’ a neighbor in his building.

Special skills required for the role: *Ability to easily cry/lacrimate from the eye ducts

Sides for ‘Sammy’: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:1b1c9f7d-3ed7-3679-bdff-42039f1fba83

 

Supporting:

Character name: ‘Tristan’

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Any

Age: 20-29 yrs.

In-depth description: Eccentrically open-minded bookworm whose fears are based on the logical factors of the world rather than the conceptual or unrealistic. Daring, yet hesitant; would rather look before leaping, but leaps more than Sammy ever did.

Relationships: Friendship with ‘Sammy’ is solidified by Tristan’s challenging of him, and Sammy’s more soft touch to their surroundings. Raised in a modest and respectful Christian home, his linkage to the Lord helps endear his quest to fulfill every dream and pay honor to those who help him achieve them.

Special skills required for the role: none

Sides for ‘Tristan’: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:131d9366-69ad-333f-84dc-c74b66f8a1ce

 

Character name: ‘Tristan’s Mom’

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: Any

Age: 45-60 yrs.

In-depth description: Gentle conservative whose family-centric values are only surpassed by her love of God. The calming presence in any situation with her ability to understand and sympathize with anyone. Believes in God’s plan to shed the evil of man and redeem them through His eyes, however, He seems to do so with grace and commitment to his followers. Accepting and forgiving, she is the kindest soul not nearly tempered by rude remarks.

Relationships: Tristan’s mother, is still married to ‘Tristan’s father.’ Familiar relationship with ‘Sammy,’ Tristan’s best friend.

Special skills required for the role: none

Sides for ‘Tristan’s Mom’: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:b83ef3b1-6e50-30c8-b65a-885a7f4410ce

 

Character name: ‘Tristan’s Dad’

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Any

Age: 45-60 yrs.

In-depth description: Passive humbler of spirits; can’t blink without making sure it had a meaning behind it. As sturdy as tempered glass, does all he can to protect and fortify his home and family from the evils of the world. Even in older age still chooses to live like a young man, spreading a youthfulness to those around him.

Relationships: Only ever shouted once in his adult life without taking the paddle in response, only the response he did get was much worse – distance with his firstborn. Married to ‘Tristan’s mom.’ Familiar relationship with Tristan’s best friend, ‘Sammy.’

Special skills required for the role: none

Sides for ‘Tristan’s Dad’: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:b83ef3b1-6e50-30c8-b65a-885a7f4410ce

 

Character name: ‘Celia’

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: Any

Age: 20-30 yrs.

In-depth description: Animal-loving neighbor who seeks the betterment of those around her, only after giving up on her own self-improvement from a traumatic falling out. Will always hear someone’s life story, so long as they put up with hers as well.

Relationships: Daughter to a military family, knows more than anyone that the routine you make is the routine you live by. Her pets keep her from feeling alone, even though she knows she isn’t, but the internal isolation she struggles with daily.

Special skills required for the role: none

Sides for Celia: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:9ec7e7c0-92a2-3c11-be12-18e7bd54d0cc

 

Character name: ‘Amber’ *VOICEOVER ONLY*

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: N/A

Age: 25-35 yrs.

In-depth description: Headstrong mother of two who will not take your pity nor give any for something you did to yourself. Unapologetically thinks the loudest voice is the right one, leading her to win most arguments out of sheer endurance. Irrational in her emotions, but knows her upbringing unmistakably keeps her in check since no one else can. Weary of the past mistakes more than an uncertain future; she doesn’t like to live with errors herself, only angering her when she has to accept she had made any, let alone hear from someone she might have.

Relationships: Sister to ‘Tristan.’ Mother of two.

Special skills required for the role: none

Sides for Amber: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:ac653675-38f0-3012-9cec-76bb2d6599ed

 

Character name: ‘Maddie’ *VOICEOVER AND PHOTOGRAPHS ONLY*

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: Any

Age: 20-29 yrs.

In-depth description: Quiet ‘hidden in the crowd’ kind of woman, or so tries to be. Will open up entirely to a new person that makes her feel special, but often is driven back into a guilted, shuttered outlook on the world when that person breaks her fragile heart. She had been seeing Tristan semi-romantically for several months, only making each other happy enough to make the issues less relevant. Finds more interest in her studies than going out, but only began seeing the real fun of it after seeing Tristan. Always will fear every good thing that happens will only be so temporary, and chooses to not invest as much because of this.

Relationships: Girlfriend to ‘Tristan.’

Special skills required for the role: none

Sides for ‘Maddie’: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:09cfcf15-b4c1-35ad-a1d3-f32f44d4f8f8

 

Extras:

Character name: ‘Airport Bystanders’

Gender: Any

Ethnicity: Any

Age: Any

In-depth description: Single, Couples, or Groups with luggage having domestic de-boarded flights or walking to their gates for boarding.

Relationships: N/A

Special skills required for the role: none

 

Shooting will be on the 14-16th of October 2022 with pickup dates on the 22nd and 23rd. Submit your video auditions to sanchezmeiermedia@gmail.com and we will be in contact.

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