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Walking Point- - Casting ID # 1580930
Project Type Feature Film Submission Type Self Response
Location Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 09-19-18
Audition Date n/a Submission deadline 12-31-18
Casting Category Feature Film - Short Film
A tale of love, loss, and victory. This film is a WWII drama that centers around a young marine Private John Markle, and his donated canine, the heroic Duke. Private Markle falls in love with a beautiful Dogs for Defense volunteer trainer named Emily. He and Duke are quickly shipped off to Guam to help liberate the island from the Japanese Empire right as their love is blossoming. His goal is to make it back to her and bring Duke back safe to the patriotic family that donated him.

Role # 1 Private John Markle
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Private John Markle has left his regular young life behind and joined the Marines; se is assigned to the first ever war dog platoon during WWII. While training he falls in love with a young dog trainer, Emily Hutchins. He reads her letters while on Guam dreaming about being reunited with her. He made two promises before he left...one, to come back and ask Emily to marry him and the second is to return his heroic canine companion, Duke, to the family that donated him. Private Markle is a young man's man. He's scared but he's brave. Note: Can't be afraid of big dogs or close interaction with large breeds, a Doberman to more specific. Must love dogs and have an understanding of the bond between canine and man. The role is a physical one and will require strenuous activity. Handling of replica arms and firearms/blanks is required. There will be exposure to military vehicles. Running, falling, stunts, etc.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 25
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 2 Private O'Ryan
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Private O'Ryan is a young marine. He and Private Markle are war buddies forming a bond as they go through hell together. They share a moment together with Duke, our heroic canine soldier, in a foxhole at night. O'Ryan overhears John's private conversation with Duke. It's very endearing moment for two young marines experiencing things no one should have to experience. Note: Can't be afraid of big dogs or close interaction with large breeds, a Doberman to more specific. Must love dogs and have an understanding of the bond between canine and man. The role is a physical one and will require strenuous activity. Handling of replica arms and firearms/blanks is required. There will be exposure to military vehicles. Running, falling, stunts, etc.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 26
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 3 Emily Hutchins
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Emily Hutchins is a beautiful dog trainer who supports the Armed Forces by training donated dogs before the military takes possession. This is how she falls for Private John Markle, a young marine assigned to the first war dog platoon during WWII. He quickly falls for her too. He reads her letters while he's over in Guam surviving. They have a very endearing relationship and She misses him and worries for him. Note: Must like dogs and not be afraid of large dogs like Dobermans and Shepherds. There will be close interaction with the animals. There is a romantic kiss with the lead Private John Markle.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 27
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 4 Tommy Johnson
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Tommy Johnson is a young boy who's family donated their beloved pet to the military. He is brave yet emotional when Duke, his dog, goes off to war. He misses Duke, and writes letters to him while in combat. Note: Must like dogs and be comfortable around large (highly trained) breeds like Dobermans and Shepherds.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 12
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 5 Ty Johnson
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Ty Johnson made a touch decision. After losing his job and having the house foreclosed on, he and his family are forced to move to a place where they can't take their beloved family dog, Duke. He is a war veteran married to Sherri and has a ten year old son, Tommy. He's a man's man. Not afraid to get his hands dirty and make tough decisions.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 6 Sherri Johnson
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Sherri Johnson and her husband Ty made a touch decision. After Ty lost his job and having the house foreclosed on, they are forced to move to a place where they can't take their beloved family dog, Duke. They have a ten year old son, Tommy. Sherri is a cautious, yet nurturing, and loving wife and mother. Note: Set in the 1940's this role requires an authentic look for the era.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 28 to 45
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 7 Lieutenant Brass
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Lieutenant Brass is a tough and rough man with a Southern drawl to his voice. He's a rule follower and sticks to the plan. He shows his softer side to Private John Markle when he tells him he is Walking Point the following morning. He knows it's an assignment that their fellow soldiers sometimes don't come back from.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 32 to 55
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 8 Private Gregory
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Private Gregory is a bit off his rocker. He is chain smoking his way through the war. He's got some issues like toting around a pair of the enemy's boots that may, or may not, have the enemy's toes still intact. Regardless, he and Private John Markle have become war buddies. Note: Can't be afraid of big dogs or close interaction with large breeds, a Doberman to more specific. Must love dogs and have an understanding of the bond between canine and man. The role is a physical one and will require strenuous activity. Handling of replica arms and firearms/blanks is required. There will be exposure to military vehicles. Running, falling, stunts, etc. This is a strenuous role. Private Gregory is a young man and a manly man.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 9 Private Ricci
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Private Ricci plays cards with our fellow soldiers. He's a straight forward young marine. He's an immigrant, probably from the north east. Note: Must love dogs and not be afraid around large breeds like Dobermans and Shepherds. Requires handling blanks and replica firearms. Exposure to loud noises, large military vehicles, etc.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 10 Japanese Soldier
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We will be looking to fill several of the Japanese Soldier roles, one with a small speaking part. Note: Must love dogs and not be afraid to be around and interact with large breeds like Dobermans and Shepherds. Requires handling blanks and replica firearms. Exposure to loud noises, large military vehicles, etc.


Searchable talent specs :

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