Casting Call for feature film "Bahamian Son"
Dec 8, 2010 - 8:47:45 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Casting NON-Union talent for the independent feature
Bahamian Son. Designed for major entertainment markets, including
theatrical release and subsequent distribution on DVD and related media.
Filming will occur in the Twin Cities November 8-22, and
in the Bahamas,
December 8-20. Due to budget financial compensation is negotiable upon
Bahamian Son is the true story of Kevin, a middle-aged man
who sets out to find his father who he hasn't seen since childhood.
During his journey, Kevin examines his own life through flashbacks of
growing up in the projects of Minneapolis. Kevin's perseverance is
finally rewarded when, after a series of unusual events, he finds
his father living in the Bahamas, immersed in the local culture. But when
Kevin meets his long-lost father's new family, he must confront a
lifestyle that Kevin was never afforded as a child.
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We are looking for the following characters:
Winston – Black male, age 50 – 65, wealthy, formal man, he is Kevin’s father and hasn’t seen his son inalmost 30 years.
Aunt Dezirae – Black female, age 45 – 65, Kevin’s aunt, she’s very motherly, funny, and a bit eccentric.
Aunt Camilla – Black female, age 45 – 65, Kevin’s aunt, she’s also very motherly, funny, and a bit eccentric.
Grandmother – Black female, age 65 – 90, Kevin’s grandmother, she is suffering from Alzheimer’s, she’s frail and soft spoken.
– Black male, age 40 – 60, Kevin’s aunt’s neighbor, he builds boats in
his yard, he imparts some knowledge into the economy and life on Nassau.
Jonathan – Black male, age 25 – 35, he is Kevin’s half-brother, he’s surly and angry at Kevin’s appearance in his family’s life.
Airline employee – any
Bahamian Son is the true story of Reggie, a middle-aged man who sets out to find his father who he hasn't seen since childhood. During his journey, Reggie examines his own life through flashbacks of growing up in the projects of Minneapolis. Reggie's perseverance is finally rewarded when, after a series of unusual events, he finds his father living in the Bahamas, immersed in the local culture. But when Reggie meets his long-lost father's new family, he must
confront a lifestyle that Reggie was never afforded as a child.
Reggie's journey of self discovery, reflection, connection and loss leads him across an ocean and across an emotional divide that will either answer Reggie’s questions or leave him void.
Bahamian Son is an independent film designed for major entertainment markets, including theatrical release and subsequent distribution on DVD and related media. Filming will occur in the Twin Cities November 8-22, and in the Bahamas, December 8-20.
Andrew Melby, Director
Andrew Melby is an established and respected member of the local filmmaking community. From directing award winning music videos, to operating camera for clients such as Major League Baseball and NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” Andrew has gained considerable experience in every capacity of the filmmaking industry, including feature films, documentaries, music videos
In early 2010, Andrew worked closely with the director of the feature film Statue of David, written by Hollywood screenwriter/director Caspian Tredwell-Owen (The Island, with Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson, and Beyond Borders with Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen.) Andrew's work with Mr. Tredwell-Owen taught him key elements of feature film storytelling.
Following Statue of David, Andrew joined the production crew of the feature film Souvenirs, starring James Cromwell, directed by Sam Fischer and produced here in the Twin Cities. Andrew is known for choosing crew members of the highest caliber, and for creating an atmosphere of teamwork on the set, thus ensuring the best possible outcome for every project that he chooses to become involved with.
Bill Carlson, Director of Photography
Bill Carlson is an award-winning photographer and cinematographer. His projects include work as Director of Photography on the feature documentary Pride of Lions (regarding the humanitarian crisis in Sierra Leone), the feature film Hiding Victoria, and the PBS film, America's Lost Landscape: The Tall Grass Prairie. Another project just released in the U.S. and France is Titanic Syndrome, a full-length feature about the global climate condition.
Bill’s second-unit DP work can be seen on the Paramount release of That Was Then, This Is Now; the CBS Entertainment television film The Comeback; and the feature film Old Explorers with James Whitmore and Jose Ferrer. Bill was the underwater lighting director for the CBS Entertainment film, The Stranger Within. A former musician, Bill was the Director of Photography for the 75th anniversary film produced for the Minnesota Orchestra.
Bill’s other screen credits as Director of Photography include the HBO feature Sometimes I Wonder; the Illusion Theater's production of Touch, aired as part of the Emmy Award-winning Project Abuse; a KTCA Minnesota Artists film series about Wendy Lehr of the Children's Theater Company, and the short film on breast cancer entitled For our Daughters. Bill's extensive documentary experience includes work as the surface and underwater director of photography on several projects, including the French series Ushuaia, Magazine of the Extreme; the Spanish adventure series, Al Filo De Lo Imposible; the Japanese program, Time 21, and the children's science program E=M6. Bill also filmed a documentary on the Florida Manatee and the West Pacific Dugong entitled Manatees et Dugongs, which recently won the Rolex Award at
the International Underwater Film Festival in Paris.
As an accomplished SCUBA diver, Bill has filmed under the ice, in shipwrecks and in the underwater cave systems of Mexico and northern Florida. He is also a member of the team that established the world record of explored underwater cave passage (43,800 feet).
Bill has received numerous awards for his work as a photographer and Director of Photography, including recognition from the Minneapolis Photographic Society, the Advertising Club of Honolulu, the Gold Camera and Silver Screen Awards from the U.S. Industrial Film Festival, and the Gold Award from the Chicago and Houston Film Festivals. Bill twice won the Grand Award at the New York International Film and Television Festival, as well as a number of gold, silver and bronze medals. Recent awards include gold "Teles" for television commercials, and CINE Golden Eagles for his corporate project, Helping to Control your World and Globalization.
For his work in America’s Lost Landscape, Bill received the award for best cinematography at the 2005 Iowa Film Festival and the 2006 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival.
Reggie Henderson is an emerging artist in the Minnesota art scene. He is a screenwriter, music producer, disc jockey and entertainment mentor to up-and-coming music artists and producers. Reggie wrote Bahamian Son based upon events drawn largely from Reggie's own life experience. Reggie manages his talents through his company, Soul Tools, LLC. His production work can be heard on the internationally released album “A Different Mirror” from Toki Wright, which ranks 66 on the iTunes Hip Hop chart.
One Light Collective
The One Light Collective is a Twin Cities production company. Its members include Andrew Melby, Silas Kindy, Stevie Kane and Jake Gardner. They have been working in the industrial/commercial video field for over five years, working with such clients as 3M, General Mills, Ameriprise, and Great Clips. One Light is also involved in many other areas of the film and video world. They have produced everything from documentaries to music videos, as well as non-profit videos, short films and live events. One Light has quickly established themselves as one of the most respected producers of music videos in Minnesota, and has won awards for their work in both music videos and short
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