Feature Film Casting Seven Attorneys for Key Scene in "To Avenge"
Gender: Male and Female
$100 - $150 per assignment
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
Casting for the supporting role of Attorney in the Prosecutor's Office working under DA Deborah Erickson in our feature film entitled, To Avenge.
Our projected start date to begin filming has been moved to mid-September 2018.
Set locations will include Ocean City, Maryland and the nearby resort towns of Fenwick Island and Lewes, Delaware. You will be needed on set for one day of filming.
In this crucial, high-tension scene, our chief prosecutor, Deborah Erickson announces to her staff that they will be dropping all charges in the high-profile Danvers sex assault case. What the other attorneys don't know is that the DA is being blackmailed over an extramarital affair.
They listen intently, albeit in disbelief, when their boss comes into work one morning, calls a meeting and makes this unexpected announcement. It comes as a complete shock to the staff because or the previous week, they had been working feverishly to build a case against the Danvers brothers and their two friends who had assaulted a young girl named Vera. As of the previous day, building the Grand Jury case against the men was given top priority. The sudden turnaround makes no sense to them, so as they sit there listening you can see their expressions range from disappointment to disbelief.
You are submitting for the part of one of the prosecuting attorneys working in the DA's office. You do not need to be an attorney, work in a law office or know someone who is an attorney - so there's no need to reply back with that information. What interests us is your look and your experience, if any.
Two of the lawyers will have speaking parts. We will decide who gets those parts, so please do not specify. Open to a wide range of ages and ethnicities here. I'd like to see a mix of men and women - for age, you must look at least 25 or older with an upper end range of probably 62 years-old. You absolutely must have a professional appearance and demeanor. If chosen, you will need to show up dressed in the kind of attire that a successful attorney would wear in court. Like most processionals, attorneys carry themselves a certain way. If you have the look, we want to hear from you!
Scene will shoot in one day. Probably 4-5 hours.
Pay: $100/non speaking, $150/speaking role.
Story background: To Avenge tells the story of two women who are on divergent paths as the result of a terrible crime. Vera is the victim of a sexual assault who is trying to deal with the aftermath of that physical and emotional trauma. Shortly after her assault by a group of four young men, Vera is relieved to learn her attackers have been caught. Two of the men arrested for the crime are brothers from the wealthy and well-connected Danvers family. The DA sees a strong case against all four men and prepares to move forward to trial. Due to the media interest in the story, Deborah is excited for the attention that's coming her way. She's well aware that one high profile prosecution can give an attorney celebrity status.
At home one evening, the DA receives an anonymous call directing her to drop the charges in the Danvers case. She's advised that doing so could be very beneficial to her career - while failure to do so will result in her husband receiving a package containing photographic and video evidence of her marital infidelity. She falls silent, listening to the voice on the other end of the phone reminding her that such a revelation would result in losing her husband, her home, the respect of her children - and the resulting scandal would likely mean losing her upcoming re-election.
Faced with an untenable situation, the DA announces that after careful consideration they will be dropping the charges in the high profile Danvers rape case. She tells her staff privately that she came to the realization they could have never won the case in court. While the evidence seems overwhelming, she explains that the defense has nearly limitless resources and would rip their case to shreds - ultimately presenting the incident as being nothing more than consensual sex with "morning after" regret. They would argue it's matter of "he said, she said" and cite the victim's overall lack of physical trauma and other aspects of the case that do not fit the typical profile of a crime of sexual violence.
Please submit if you meet the criteria and fit the role. We look forward to hearing from you!