Casting for AFA Short Film

AFS is hiring actors for our upcoming short film which will be produced September 12-24th 2011 in Tupelo, MS.

STORY LINE: A determined woman goes to great lengths to achieve her childhood dream of becoming a mother. When infertility and a failed adoption leave her out of options, where will she turn?

Lead Roles: Christy, Matt and Cammy will be cast by Beverly Holloway Casting. For more information, contact bhcasting@gmail.com.

Supporting Roles: Pay varies per role. Please submit a resume and head-shot as well as a link to your video audition. Sides can be dowloaded below. Please be sure to slate your name and contact information before beginning your scene. Submissions are due by August 17th and should be sent to casting@afa.net.

Nonspeaking roles/ Extras: Non speaking roles of Bailey, Sam, Baby Gabe and Toddler Gabe as well as 20+ extras are also needed. Send your head-shot to casting@afa.net. Resumes will also be accepted. These are unpaid roles.

Lead Roles

Lead Roles will be cast by Beverly Holloway Casting. For more information, contact bhcasting@gmail.com.

[ CHRISTY ]

FEMALE, 32-36 years old, CAUCASIAN. Christy is attractive and intelligent with a gentle kindness and a natural love of children. As a young girl, Christy drew a picture of what she imagined her life would be one day--beautiful home, great husband and a house full of kids. And for the most part her dream has come true, except for one thing. She has been unable to get pregnant despite every effort and medical treatment. So for now, she is left on the sidelines to watch her girlfriends, and her sister, experience the joy of motherhood instead. Unable to bear children, Christy and her faithful husband turn to adoption. But failure finds them again and it seems all hope is lost. So what will pull this once vivacious, lover of life and God, up from the depths of depression? What will give her a new, hopeful perspective and set her down a path of peace?

[ MATT DAVIS ]

MALE, 34-38 years old, CAUCASIAN. Matt is Christy's loyal husband who enjoys coffee, likes sports, and loves his wife. He's an understanding guy with a witty charm that his wife easily falls for. However, the laughs in the house, as of late, have been rare and Matt is missing the fun-loving girl who caught his eye years ago. Unbeknownst to Christy, Matt is having an especially hard time dealing with the news that they're unable to have a baby and frustrations are compounded with the news that adoption is not in the cards either. As he has so many times in the past, Matt turns to his Bible for comforting words, hoping that both he and his wife will be able to find some peace in the midst of the pain.

[ CAMMY ]

FEMALE, 32-36 years old, CAUCASIAN. Cammy is Christy's older sister and her seniority shows with her tendency to offer advice to her younger sibling. Cammy loves her role as an adoring mother, which makes her heart hurt to see her little sister struggling through infertility issues. However, Cammy soon has struggles of her own and suddenly her role as the glue that holds her family together is in jeopardy. Now the question is, can Christy step out from under her dark cloud to support Cammy and find a way through their crippling despair?

Supporting Roles

Pay varies per role. Please submit a resume and head-shot as well as a link to your video audition. Sides can be dowloaded below. Please be sure to slate your name and contact information before beginning your scene. We are looking for local hires, but will consider actors from out of state. Submissions are due by August 17th and should be sent to casting@afa.net.

[ MADISON ]

FEMALE, 6-8 years old, CAUCASIAN. Madison is Cammy's daughter. She has an innocent and vibrant energy that's almost as cute as she is. She can draw, run, play, and giggle with the best of them, but she's never the one who has to be told twice when it's time to listen to adults. One adult she loves to listen to is her Aunt Christy. She's always excited to visit her and Uncle Matt and to sit down for teatime or cupcake baking. Madison also loves being a big sister to little Gabe and hopefully just as good of a cousin one day.

 

 

 

[ STEVE/STEPHEN ]

MALE, 36-40, CAUCASIAN. Steve is Cammy's husband. He is one of those easy-going dads that you see shopping with his wife and kids, arms full of bags, pushing the cart, big ol' smile on his face and you can't help but be impressed. He's strong and quiet but fun and loving. He's a good provider for his family and has done an amazing job finding balance between spending time at work and spending time at home. His heart goes out to his sister and brother-in-law in regards to their infertility.

 

 

[ JULIE / MEGHAN ]

(2 ROLES) FEMALE, 32-38 years old, ANY ETHNICITY. Julie and Meghan are best friends with Cammy and Christy. These two proudly claim the title of "typical mom" and they're not afraid to share their pride with their fellow mom-club-member, Cammy. When it comes to Christy, they welcome her into the circle and genuinely do their best to include her in conversations or offer advice only after unintentionally saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. It's just most of the time Julie and Meghan have their hands full, attention focused, and minds on their kids so anyone around who's not of the same state, might feel a little left out.

 

 

 

[ TONYA ]

FEMALE, 38-55 years old, ANY ETHNICITY. Tonya is a counselor at the state run adoption agency where Christy and Matt start their adoption process. She is a sassy and passionate no-nonsense women who often is forced to hold her tongue. She is tired of seeing couples leave because they couldn't find the "perfect little baby" when thousands of older children go without homes. She tries to stay professional but sometimes people can be so narrow-minded. However, she does sincerely want to help Christy and Matt with their dream of parenthood, but it seems there is nothing she can do. She speaks truthfully, with a humble confidence, and doesn't try to sugarcoat the reality of the situation. In the end, her big heart and desire to see every foster child adopted, guides Christy and Matt to another hopeful option.

 

 

[ LINDA ]

FEMALE, 40-55 years old, CAUCASIAN. Linda is the counselor at the private adoption agency and she represents her agency extremely well. On the outside, she's sharply put together and on the inside she has the business sense to match. However, her professionalism does come at the expense of compassion and she has a talent for being straightforward, but without coming off cold.

 

 

 

[ YOUNG CHRISTY ]

FEMALE, 7-9 years old, CAUCASIAN (MUST LOOK LIKE ADULT CHRISTY). This is a smart, young girl who knows what she wants and she is boldly going to share it with everyone she can...a lot of the time, through her drawings or paintings. Her excitement for her dreams and goals in life are apparent in her cute expressiveness and she's not afraid of a crowd.

 

[ JENNY ]

FEMALE, 24-26 years old, CAUCASIAN. Jenny works at a little coffee shop and she's the best looking thing in it. She's also one of the sweetest. She isn't crazy about her job but there are certain perks that help her through her day, one in particular is Matt. He doesn't come in often but when he does, Jenny puts on a flirty face and enjoys what little conversation they have from across the counter.

 

 

Nonspeaking roles/ Extras:

Non speaking roles of Bailey, Sam, Baby Gabe and Toddler Gabe as well as 20+ extras are also needed. Send your head-shot to casting@afa.net. Resumes will also be accepted. We are looking for local hires, but will consider actors from out of state if they pay for their own transportation and housing. These are unpaid roles.

[ TODDLER GABE ]

MALE, Almost 2 years old, CAUCASIAN. This is Cammy's young son as a toddler. Still a head-turner, Gabe continues spreading smiles. He's grown to enjoy time with his Uncle Matt, playing with blocks and toy trucks, but he is excited to be able to keep up with his big sister. Being a big brother is pretty cool too and he's helping Mom in any messy way he can.

[ BABY GABE ]

MALE, Around 10 months. CAUCASIAN. Gabe is Cammy's young son as an infant.

[ BABY TYLER ]

MALE, Around 10 months. CAUCASIAN. Cammy's youngest child.

[BAILEY ]

FEMALE, 15 years old, CAUCASIAN. Bailey is a freshman in high school who finds out she's pregnant. Raised in a broken home, Bailey has already had her share of tough times and with the news of a baby on the way, it doesn't look like it's going to get any easier. Initially, she decides to put the baby up for adoption but later chooses another plan of action that could affect not only her, but many other people as well.

[ SAM ]

MALE, 16 years old, CAUCASIAN. Poor Sam. This guy doesn't have a clue. He's actually a fairly bright student but when it comes to the social side of life, particularly girls, he just doesn't use his brain. Ideally, he's a good decade away from being any kind of stable father, but with the news that his 15-year-old girlfriend, Bailey, is pregnant, he may have to do some major growing up fast!