Casting Call: New Indie Film "Backwoods"
Tuesday, Jun 05, 2018
Fighting Owl Films is looking to cast its next feature film, the horror/thriller "Backwoods". The indie film is planning to shoot in early 2019 (winter) in the Mobile, Alabama area. Roles are paid.
Please send a headshot/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 13.
Synopsis: The Hangman was just a ghost story...or so they thought. When high school cheerleader, Molly, is abducted from a post-game party, she finds herself not only having to outrun her kidnapper, but also trying to escape from the urban legend himself!
Noah: 18 (range: 17-25) Molly's childhood best friend and potential love interest. Sarcastic and witty water boy who ends up running from the Hangman after his attempt to rescue Molly goes south. Must be comfortable with mild stunt work. Lead. Jessie Eisenberg-type.
Hunter: 18 (range: 18-25) High school football star and Molly's boyfriend. Classic, all-American type. Jealous, hot-tempered, and keeping secrets. Minor stunt work. Lead. Chris Hemsworth-type.
Jess: 18 (range: 18-25) High school football jock. The "ladies' man" of Hunter's entourage. Comedy background a plus. Minor stunt work. Supporting.
Brett: 18 (range: 18-25) High school football jock. The "smart one" of Hunter's entourage. Comedy background a plus. Minor stunt work. Supporting.
THE FOLLOWING ROLES HAVE BEEN CAST, BUT ARE LISTED FOR REFERENCE.
The Hangman: Age unknown (range: 18+) Mythical slasher known mostly in urban legend. Must be able to handle stunt work while wearing heavy makeup appliances. Lead. THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.
Molly: 18 (range: 18-25) High school cheerleader. Pretty, popular, but able to take care of herself. Thrown into a situation that has her fighting for her life. Must be comfortable with mild stunt work. Lead. Molly Ringwald-type. THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.
Olive: 15 (range 16-20) Molly's younger sister. Wise beyond her years, and even more cynical. Has massive crush on Noah. Supporting. THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.
Drug Dealer: 33 (range: 30-45) Football has-been who can't leave high school behind. Has the hots for Molly. Thinks he's charming, but comes off as incredibly creepy. Comedy background a plus. Supporting. THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.
Feral Woman: age unknown (range: 25-45) The Hangman's hostage who's lost her mind from extended confinement. Minor stunt work. Must be comfortable with heavy prosthetic makeup. Supporting. THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.