Hawaii's Film Industry Social Lab
Shades of Darkness
Casting Call for non-union, ultra-low budget, independent feature film on the island of Oahu.
Casting for a feature length independent film shooting on the island of Oahu, HI. This is an ultra-low budget SCI-FI/Fantasy feature. Principal photography is currently planned to begin for the middle of June.
When a man finds himself waking up in the woods, in a world of complete darkness, remembering nothing from the past few days, he finds himself chased by a mysterious figure. However, he does remember most of what has happened in the past ten years before that. As he wanders the streets, occasionally crashing at his friend Carlos’ place, he meets a young woman named Jessica, and a deeper story begins to unfold within his dreams. The mysterious figure, wearing a black cloak, haunts his dreams, claiming that this world is all a dream and his kind, a race of creatures known as Planeshifters, has ruled over it for centuries. As this creature continues to appear to him, his past is unraveled before his eyes and he must decide for himself what is true.
Please submit headshots/resume for the following rolls via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Passerby, Any ethnicity – age: 20’s-50’s.
- Mistaken Mugger, any ethnicity – age: 20’s-50’s.
- Shooter, any ethnicity – age: 20’s – 30’s.
- Planeshifters (x2), any ethnicity – age: 20’s-60’s. (Experience with fight scenes a plus but not required.)
Principal Casting for the following characters:
Wanderer: 20’s-30’s, Male, light skinned. Wanderer is the lead. He has a rugged look, is confident, and handsome. His true name is never known. Throughout his journey his confident is met with fear, causing him to come across as paranoid at times.
Note: One intimate scene. Experience with fight scenes a plus but not required.
Jessica: early 20’s-mid30’s, Female, light skinned. Jessica is a stripper with a heart of gold on the inside. On the outside she presents herself as strong willed and independent. She is the love interest.
Note: No nudity or stripping scenes (but there is one intimate scene).
Carlos: Mid 20’s-30’s, Male. He is Wanderer’s best friend. He is outgoing and a joker, a bit of the fool. He has done well financially but is humble about it and enjoys drinking.
Old Friend/Aemon: 40 – 60, Male. Aemon is mysterious figure that appears to Wanderer. He is full of knowledge and insight. He is the only one of his kind (the creatures who rule the dream world) who sees the truth. He is honest and noble. The old friend is a construct Aemon uses form Wanderer’s mind for how he is seen.
Note: Experience with fight scenes a plus but not required.
Professor: 40’s – 50’s, Male. He is an iconic image of an English academic. He is an expert in his field and has a plethora of knowledge, especially on mythology.\
Husband: Mid 20’s – 30’s, Male. He is a standard businessman who is successful enough. He is handsome and a family man who is happily married.
Emily: Early 20’s – 30’s, Caucasian, Female. Emily is the wife. She is kind and happily married.
*There is currently no pay but actors will be compensated depending on the financial success of the film or if the budget is expanded at which point compensation rates will be determined based on the role.*
Saturday, April 28, 3-7pm.
Saturday, May 5, 3-7pm.
Wayne Ward Studio
Kahala Korner Studio
4614 Kilauea Avenue
Honolulu, HI 9681
i am interested and willing to gain experience. my email: email@example.com. keep me posted. aloha! :)
hi my is david olmos I would like to see about being a extras/background as a planeshifters i have some experience in fight scences i am a veteran u.s army my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org number 17143697455
I'm totally down, can I be Carlos? Or an extra that is similiar, Seriously. That's me in real life, check my page and pics.
So sorry but have other project commitments at this time and will not be able to read today at 4:30 for the male roles. My schedule in the short term is a bit tight. What is your schedule for shooting?
I AM REALLY INTERESTED IN MISTAKEN MUGGER AND PASSERBY.
HOPEFULLY YOU CAN USE ME IN IT. email@example.com
I am very interested in this. I emailed you. Keep me posted :) firstname.lastname@example.org
Aloha! This sounds like an adventurous project. I would love to be put in the running for the role of Jessica if you are still in the casting process. Contact me at email@example.com or through ADR Agency 808-596-2524.