Production Information

Casting Notices

Project: The Velvet
Producer: Magdalena Kwiatkowska; Director: Thea Naerdal; Casting Director: Christopher Soloma de Cadavid
Contract: SAG-AFTRA Student Film Agreement

Auditions: 3-10 p.m., April 7, 2014
(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time via email)
Call Backs: 3-10 p.m., April 15, 2014
(Please note all call backs will be given a specific time via email)

Audition Location: 466 Townsend Street, San Francisco
Shooting Location: San Francisco, CA
Email: chris@squirrelfilms.com

Shoots: June 17-20
Location: San Francisco
Pay Rate: $100 per day, deferred under the SAG agreement
Story Line: The Velvet is a Victorian drama that tells a story about a boy who must overcome the loss of his Magician father. It deals with theme of faith, love and magic – both the illusionist kind, and the kind that helps us carry on when we have nothing else to hold on to.

Seeking actors able to portray the following:

Thomas Renwick - a successful magician; “the Duke of Deception” but also a loving father and husband. Thomas has always loved entertaining others through his magic tricks, and hopes that his son Holland will continue in his footsteps. Nothing has ever stopped Thomas from performing his magic shows; this proves to be fatal for both the magician himself and his son Holland’s belief in his father.
- Age: 35-45

Holland Renwick - Thomas’ son and the main character of ‘The Velvet’. Holland has always looked up to his father, and although he is more hesitant than Thomas in always trusting that the tricks will go as planned, he has willingly let his father start grooming him to take over the stage because he trusts that his father always knows best. Holland is mature for his age and just as strong willed as his father. In the story, Holland’s trust in his father and what he stood
for is challenged.
- Age: 10-14

Margaret Renwick - Thomas’ wife and Holland’s mother. She is a kind woman with a helpful nature and a bright mind. Margaret has been married to Thomas for many years, and never imagined a life without him. When she suddenly loses her husband she has to find a way to raise a teenager alone in a life without magic.
-  Age: 32-45

Oscar Clairmont - the town debt collector. After the death of Thomas he is sent to the Renwick house to collect what is owed by the deceased. Oscar is intelligent, but not a very social person, and he has no family of his own.
- Age: 40-50

Julien – a rich elderly gentleman. He is bored and slightly eccentric. When he arrives at the Renwick house, he intentionally challenges Holland and his father's heritage, causing Holland and himself to discover the joy of magic.
- Age: 50-60

“Male/Female assistant” - Thomas’ assistant on stage during shows. He/she is intelligent enough to be of help to Thomas, and handsome enough to distract the audience when needed.
- Age: 18-25
 
Submission Instructions: Please apply to the casting through SF Casting/The Velvet OR email us directly at chris@squirrelfilms.com.

We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting.  For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless otherwise specifically indicated.


Casting Notice: TV Pilot Written and Directed by Lee Daniels

20th Century Fox Television is seeking two series leads for a pilot for their new drama, Empire, written and directed by Lee Daniels.

Seeking actors able to portray the following characters:

Hakeem and Jamal: African-American males, between the ages of 20 to 24 years of age. Skilled singers.

Click here for submission instructions and full details.

No phone calls to SAG-AFTRA please.

We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting.  For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless otherwise specifically indicated.