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Paradise-New York City, NY - Casting ID # 1564014
Project Type Feature Film Submission Type Self Response
Location New York City, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-08-18
Audition Date n/a Submission deadline 03-01-18
Casting Category Feature Film - Student Films
Casting a sad, agonizing short drama. We journey the P.O.V. of a young, homeless transgender female, caught in the middle between fighting her opioid addiction and surviving the cold streets within the high-class communities of Lower Manhattan. With desperation and sacrifice walking hand-in-hand, she pushes herself to make a living with endless collections of recycling, until tragedy throws her down into the shadows of death.

Role # 1 Bystanders
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

These roles will acquire extras to dress formally in dark suits and pants, black shoes or high-heels, and dark long coats, in order to pose as high-class people. The capacity of casts will involve 10 people.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 60

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


This character of wisdom and compassion, goes on a mission to search and save LGBTQ people out of poverty and welcome them into his own homeless center, where they are provided hospitality.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 80
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

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

This character should appear hairy and dirty, as well as to be dressed in rags. More importantly, the person playing the role should be familiar with the behaviors of a crackhead.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 50
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

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

Seeking an actor to portray this supporting role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 40

Role # 5 Homeless LGBTQ
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Transgender. These characters are LGBTQ people living in poverty within certain parts of New York City. While all casts are acquired to be dressed in rags, some should also be familiar with attitudes and behaviors of drug addictions, such as heroin. The capacity of casts will involve 10 people.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 35

Role # 6 Old Homeless Man
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Although this character has connections to buy and sell opioid products on the streets, he can sometimes be very intimidating by throwing nasty attitudes to those who defy him or cannot give him what he wants. The person playing this role should have a long, whitish or grayish beard, as well as ragged clothes, along with a walking cane.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 50 to 70

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

Transgender. This character has lost faith in humanity, ever since she was disowned and shut out by her own family. While living in poverty, she has developed the symptoms of laryngitis. Without insurance, she cannot get access to painkillers. So she turns to an older person, who's apparently not entirely reliable, as she is put under pressure to come up with funds for the treatment, which also becomes her addiction.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 31