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Arbor Day-New York City, NY - Casting ID # 1563667
Project Type Feature Film Submission Type Self Response
Location New York City, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-02-18
Audition Date n/a Submission deadline 03-01-18
Casting Category Feature Film - Low Budget/Independent
When three friends, Ray, Nick, and Lily, experience a tragic accident that obliterates the glory days of their twenties, they are hurled into a future where the mettle of their relationships is put to the test. The boundaries of grief and sanity are blurred as they desperately cling to a fragile friendship and the innocence of lost youth.

All non-speaking roles will not be paid. Compensation for all speaking roles TBD and to be discussed/negotiated upon casting. Meals and transportation will be provided for all roles, speaking and non-speaking.


Role # 1 Gertie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ray and Lily’s mother, unstable, emotional wreck, personification of a frayed nerve, the mental instability of her son has become a burden too great to bear.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 2 Harry
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ray and Lily’s father; like Lily, the proverbial rock, he holds his wife together and bottles up his own pain. Taciturn, reserved by nature.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 59
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 3 Bonnie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Nick and Drea’s mother, New Zealand (Kiwi) accent, buffer between her contentious son and husband, handles her husband’s stoicism with a laugh, opposite of Gertie.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 65
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 4 Bruce
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Nick and Drea’s father, a stern, straight-laced chief firefighter, model of stoicism.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 65
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 5 Mark
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Nick's comic relief friend, obnoxious, voluble, tactless, human blooper reel.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 21 to 32

Role # 6 Patty
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Nick and Mark’s friend, Mark's foil, slightly more sensible one of the comic relief duo.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 21 to 32

Role # 7 George
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Current inpatient at a psychiatric hospital; deluded, bursting with bravado, ringleader of the psych ward; outspoken, angrier, and more restless than his foil Danny. George is an old friend of Ray, Nick, and Lily who were all patients at the same hospital.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 45
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 8 Danny
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

George's sidekick in the psych ward; quick to reel off ten-dollar words, less cagey but just as deluded as George. Danny takes a more sophisticated approach toward enriching his life on the “inside.”


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 40
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 9 Nicole
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

George’s wife, has faith in him as a man and not just a “crazy person,” believes he can get better; faithful but tough, not a groveler, doesn’t fawn over his every delusion.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 35 to 45
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 10 Ms. Louise
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Solicitous head nurse who wants only the best for her patients (think the very antithesis of Nurse Ratched). Sensitive to the respective struggles of Ray, Nick, and Lily.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 37 to 60

Role # 11 Ricki
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Good-natured Latino landlord.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Hispanic -

Role # 12 Ricki's Wife
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Heavyset/plump and/or really tall.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Hispanic -

Role # 13 Ricki's Daughter
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Heavyset/plump and/or really tall, Latina. Prepubescent/young teen.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 10 to 13
Ethnicity: Hispanic -

Role # 14 Clerk 1
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bigoted neighborhood guy (currently Islamophobic), comical in his small-mindedness


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 30
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 15 Clerk 2
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Smarter, less bigoted character than Clerk 1. The dynamic between the two clerks is similar to Mark and Patty's dynamic, Clerk 2 would be the Patty-type.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 30
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 16 Harvey
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Stock boy/handy man at neighborhood mom n pop Locksmith, peer to the owner, lifelong bachelor, perhaps one can short of a six-pack.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 50 to 60

Role # 17 Lou
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Neighborhood veteran owner of local locksmith shop, diplomatic, he's "that guy who's run that shop forever," expects a certain level of decorum, but if things get remotely out of hand, quick to throw his own kind under the bus.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 50 to 60
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 18 Young Girl
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Young girl wearing hijab (day player)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 15 to 20
Ethnicity: Middle Eastern -

Role # 19 Nurse
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rough-looking, can handle a lot, busy nurse at mental hospital. Has seen it all.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 20 Party Guest
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking fine actor to portray this background role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 21 Upstairs Neighbor
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A featured extra.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 22 Delivery Boy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking fine actor to portray this background role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 30

Role # 23 Hospital Visitors
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Seeking fine actors to portray this background role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 24 Hospital Workers
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Seeking fine actors to portray this background role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 25 Patients
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Inpatients in a psychiatric hospital.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 26 Guard 1
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Physically fit, bouncer-type.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 55

Role # 27 Guard 2
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Physically fit, bouncer-type.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 55

Role # 28 Exam Host
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Host at the fire exam, no-nonsense type.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 31 to 49

Role # 29 Firefighters
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Potential Firefighters; physically fit, young applicants trying out to be firefighters. Seeking fine actors to portray this background role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 30

Role # 30 EMT 1
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking fine actor to portray this background role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 30

Role # 31 EMT 2
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking fine actor to portray this background role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 30

Role # 32 Chester
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bro-ish friend of the main characters who grew up in the lower Westchester, Bronx area; tough-guy exterior, but vulnerable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 32
Ethnicity: Caucasian -