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Silk and Thorns - Open Call - Washington, DC

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Audition Details

Casting ID #
1412736
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Washington, DC - 20059
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
n/a
Release Date
2-28-2014
Audition Date
3-20-2014
Submission Deadline
3-20-2014
Casting Category
Feature Film - Student Films
Market(s)
Washington, DC | Baltimore, MD

Audition Description

Silk and Thorns
Character Breakdowns

STORY
SILK AND THORNS: An action adventure this story is about the physical, psychological and emotional affects of slavery on beautiful, sexually abused, young girl at the hands of the slave master’s son. To him (the antagonist), Chopiah (the protagonist) is but another possession; until, the depth of his emotions confront him, after her escape in the unlikely companionship of a Japanese Samurai. Blinded by the rage class and privilege common to the antebellum south, he (the antagonist) pursues Chopiah into Union Army territory, determined to recapture the perceived object of his aggression.
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  • Role #1 - CHOPIAH

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    [African] [Must look16-19—no minors] [Must have unique inner/outer natural beauty and be adventurous with equestrian skills]. Chopiah is African/American girl born into slavery. She has been taken by Ravel Bullis to provide for his personal sexual pleasures and, in return, allotted special privileges and better living conditions among the plantation slaves.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: African or African American
    Age: 19 - 21
    Height: 5' 3'' - 5' 8''
    Hair Color: Black
    Body Type: Athletic or Medium
    Expiration Date: Mar 20, 2014
  • Role #2 - MASAKI

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    MASAKI [Samurai] [Japanese] A student of the art of war, Masaki is a gentle soft-spoken man who takes pride in the samurai tradition to honor and protect the wellbeing of the weak and helpless. But, he has a dark side; he is a cunning ruthless killer, a mighty unbeatable warrior.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Age: 25 - 30
    Height: 5' 7'' - 6' 0''
    Hair Color: Black
    Body Type: Athletic or Lean Muscle
    Expiration Date: Mar 20, 2014
  • Role #3 - RAVEL BULLIS

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    RAVEL BULLIS [Student of the Saber] [Caucasian, blond] [Age of 25-30] Heir to a thriving plantation in transition at the dawn of the industrial revolution, Ravel is a student of the saber with many European championships. On occasions, he is known to put his life under the blade in a dual to the death, then quickly leaving the country to avoid prosecution by the law. Considers himself a warrior yet, he refuses to join the Confederate in the War Between the States. He aggressively uses wealth and power to gain control over others.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Caucasian
    Age: 25 - 30
    Height: 5' 9'' - 6' 0''
    Hair Color: Auburn or Blonde or Brown
    Body Type: Athletic or Lean Muscle
    Expiration Date: Mar 20, 2014
  • Role #4 - RADFORD BULLIS

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    RADFORD BULLIS [Slave Master] [Caucasian] [Age 60] Bullis married into his wife’s family wealth from a relatively low economic status in life. Determined never to fail, he is a shroud businessman who always looks ahead of economic trends. Though demanding, he tends to be indulgent allowing his family to have their way. Like his son, he has had sorted affairs with his female slaves.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Caucasian
    Age: 60 - 65
    Height: 5' 7'' - 5' 10''
    Body Type: Extra Large||Full Figured
    Expiration Date: Mar 20, 2014
  • Role #5 - GILEAD

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    GILEAD [Black/African] [Age 10] [Chopiah\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s younger brother] He is a wide-eyed innocent young boy who is afraid but yet very curious about what the future may bring.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: African or African American
    Age: 10 - 12
    Height: 4' 11'' - 5' 2''
    Hair Color: Black
    Body Type: Athletic or Slim
    Expiration Date: Mar 20, 2014
  • Role #6 - CURD

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    CURD [Indentured Servant] [Caucasian] [Age 30-35] Curd has lived a tough life, orphaned by his German parents at the age of 13. By the age of 16 he was sold to the Bullis Plantation to work off the debt for the many years of care in the orphan. His life on the plantation as an indentured servant has been bitter, which has made him into a mean, selfish and unsympathetic overseer to slaves.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Caucasian
    Age: 30 - 37
    Height: 5' 7'' - 5' 10''
    Hair Color: Brown or Chestnut
    Body Type: Lean Muscle or Medium
    Expiration Date: Mar 20, 2014
  • Role #7 - JEREMIAH

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    JEREMIAH [Blacksmith] [Black/African] [Age 26] [Chopiah\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Older Brother] Though Jeremiah has privileged status of the plantation blacksmith, nevertheless, he is a tortured, rebellious soul who is determined to be free. Raised as childhood playmates, Jeremiah has only contempt for Ravel and authority.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: African or African American
    Age: 26 - 28
    Height: 5' 7'' - 5' 10''
    Hair Color: Black
    Body Type: Lean Muscle or Medium
    Expiration Date: Mar 20, 2014
  • Role #8 - SAMUEL WRIGHT

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    SAMUEL WRIGHT [Abolitionist] [Caucasian] [Age 48] [Husband to Emma Wright] He is a humble, caring and understanding man.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Caucasian
    Age: 48 - 50
    Height: 5' 7'' - 5' 9''
    Hair Color: Brown or Chestnut or Red
    Body Type: Medium or Slim
    Expiration Date: Mar 20, 2014
  • Role #9 - SHANGO

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    SHANGO [Spirit Man] [Black/ West African] [Age 60] He is a Spirit Man from Africa who was allowed to live freely on the plantation when it was realized he could not be enslaved. It was believed if harm were to come to him it would cause unrest among the slaves population. Shango has the ability to envision things to come.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: African or African American
    Age: 60 - 65
    Height: 5' 6'' - 5' 9''
    Hair Color: Black or Salt&Paper
    Body Type: Any or Lean Muscle or Medium
    Expiration Date: Mar 20, 2014
  • Role #10 - SENSEI SAOTOME

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    SENSEI SAOTOME [Master Samurai] [Japanese] [Age 50-60] Sensei is a frail humble master of the samurai who broke away from the Ronin clan to start his own school, a new art-form base on the samurai tradition. Though small in stature, he is a very powerful warrior.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Age: 50 - 60
    Height: 5' 5'' - 5' 8''
    Hair Color: Black or Grey or White or Salt&Paper
    Body Type: Medium or Slim
    Expiration Date: Mar 20, 2014
  • Role #11 - SGT. MAJOR DOUGLAS

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    SGT. MAJOR DOUGLAS [Union Soldier] [Black/African] [Ages 45-50] He is a soldier in the Union Army and son of Fredrick Douglas, devoted to his father’s struggle for the civil liberties Africans and the abolition of slavery in the country. He is naturally confidant in the military skills of the Black soldier in battle.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: African American
    Age: 45 - 50
    Height: 5' 8'' - 6' 0''
    Hair Color: Black or Grey or Salt&Paper
    Body Type: Muscular or Lean Muscle or Medium
    Expiration Date: Mar 20, 2014
  • Role #12 - EMMA WRIGHT

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    EMMA WRIGHT [Abolitionist] [Caucasian] [Middle aged, 40-50] Emma is a descendent of Scottish (John Calvin) Presbyterianism with a strong belief in the Scripture and the necessity of grace through belief in Christ. Her family has been in farming and the Abolitionist movement her entire life.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Caucasian
    Age: 40 - 45
    Height: 5' 2'' - 5' 6''
    Hair Color: Brown
    Body Type: Medium or Petite
    Expiration Date: Mar 20, 2014
  • Role #13 - ELIZABETH ANNE CRACK

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    ELIZABETH ANNE CRACKSTON [Fiancé] [Caucasian] [Aristocrat] [20-25] Elizabeth Anne is a well-educated woman from the Virginia aristocracy. She is Ravel’s fiancé who has come to visit for two weeks upon his return from travel abroad in Europe. She is very intolerant of being ignored or taken for granted and is strident when expressing her displeasure.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 25
    Height: 5' 3'' - 5' 6''
    Expiration Date: Mar 20, 2014
  • Role #14 - FLORA

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    FLORA [Maid] [Black/African] [Age 20-25] She is an ordinary looking house slave, quiet and obedient, but suspicious and calculating in the service of her own best interest.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: African or African American
    Age: 20 - 25
    Height: 5' 0'' - 5' 6''
    Hair Color: Black
    Body Type: Any or Extra Large||Full Figured or Medium or Petite
    Expiration Date: Mar 20, 2014

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