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Casting Call – The Wrong Girl

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Accepting Self-tape submissions until March 22, 2019.

Genre: DRAMA / THRILLER 

Synopsis: Cassie, a troubled seventeen year old girl struggling with the death of her mother and her alcoholic father who can barely make ends meet finds herself lured into a seedy underworld of human trafficking by an intricate chain of events. 
Cassie’s terrifying journey, initiated by a female stranger with sinister intentions lures her towards this criminal industry that could either destroy her last shred of hope for the future or give her the strength to fight for it.
This is an eye opening and unflinching look at the inner workings and lengths that human traffickers will go to to keep up with the demand of the illegal sex trade industry and for this one group of traffickers they are about to realize they have taken THE WRONG GIRL when Cassie decides to fight back.

The Wrong Girl – Matchbox Pictures Inc

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

NOTE: For self-tape character sides please email us the character(s) you wish to audition for and they will be sent to you via email. EMAIL US HERE.


CASSIE ANDERSON (18 playing 16-17 Female) Pay $400 per day (Approx. 16 Days)

Cassie, a 17 year old teen is struggling with resentment towards her father after the recent death of her mother. She has been involuntarily tasked with raising her younger sister due to the inability of her father to cope with the situation.

CASSIE’S FATHER (Late 30’s early 40’s Male) Pay $350 per day (Approx. 5 Days)

Cassie’s Father and battling alcohol abuse and neglecting his children as he continues to struggle with his wife’s death and feeling sorry for no one but himself.

MIA (Female Age 17 – 20) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 5 Days)

A trafficked girl that arrives at what is known as “the pens” that has a difficult time coping with her situation.

ALEXA  (Female Age 17 – 20) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 5 Days)


A Russian trafficked girl being held with Cassie. Slight Russian accent.

KATERINA (30’s – 40’s Female)  Pay $300 per day (Approx. 3 Days)

A very friendly and nurturing young woman who’s business it is to befriend and lure unsuspecting young girls into the world human trafficking.

MILOS (30’s – 40’s Male)  Pay $350 per day (Approx. 6 Days)

A European born but US human trafficking muscle and intimidator. Slight indistinguishable european accent. Menacingly friendly in his demeanour yet very suave in his appearance. He loves his suits and takes pride in his appearance.

BORISLAV (50’s – 60’s Russian Male) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 2 Days)

A Russian Oligarch with ties to the traffickers in the vein of Gorbachov or Belsin from the 80’s. Fairly thick Russian accent.

JUDGE CARMICHAEL (40’s – 50’s Male) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 2 Days)

A sleazy, unappealing Federal Judge who abuses his position of power. He is an abusive and subversive man especially towards the girls he pays traffickers for and their services.

LAWYER / BARRY (40’s – 50’s Male) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 2 Days)

The trafficker’s corrupt lawyer who is blunt and abrasive with whoever he encounters. A toned down Lewis Black.

MIKA (Mid 20’s – Mid 30’s Male) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 2 Days)

Lower level and street wise trafficker. He has a James Franco type of dangerous charm.

VICE PRINCIPAL (30’s – 40’s Male) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 2 Days)

An unethical vice-principal who supplements his income by trading information to human traffickers. A weasily Steve Buscemi type.

THE BELARUSIAN MAN (30’s – 40’s Male) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 6 Days)

Milo’s main henchman. A man of few words but who stare and demeanour are terrifying in itself.

REBECCA (Age 7-8 Female) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 4 Days)

Cassie’s younger sister who a strong willed girl not afraid to speak her mind especially to her sister who her world revolves around.

MELISSA (18 – Native American Female) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 3 Days)

A youngNative American girl who finds herself being led into the hands of human traffickers.

WALTER (Late 30’s – 40’s – Native American Male) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 1 Day)

A Native American man who has loses his daughter Melissa to human trafficking. He is wise and spiritual beyond his years.

NESSA (18 playing 16-17 Female) Pay $350 per day (Approx. 6 Days)

A rambunctious and bubbly high strung girl who is taken by the traffickers at the same time Cassie but doesn’t fair as well.

PAULA (19 Female)  Pay $300 per day (Approx. 3 Days)

An firm and comforting older and wiser trafficked girl with a motherly quality who tries to help Cassie survive. May or may not have a slight eastern european, Russian accent. Actor’s audition choice.

JAKE (Mid 20’s – Mid 30’s Male) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 3 Days)

NYPD Tech department op. Slightly geeky but also funny and wise cracking.

OFFICER CAMPBELL (40’s Male)  Pay $300 per day (Approx. 2 Days)

Dirty Uniformed NYPD Officer being paid off by traffickers for information and protection.

OFFICER JAWORSKY (30’s Male) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 3 Days)

Dirty Uniformed NYPD Officer being paid off by traffickers for information and protection.

UNIFORMED OFFICER #1 (mid 20’s – early 30’s Female) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 1 Day)

Uniformed Sheriff’s department officer who responds to missing persons report.

UNIFORMED OFFICER #2 (30’s – 40’s Male) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 1 Day)

Uniformed Sheriff’s department officer who responds to missing persons report.

JAMES GERRARD (19 or early 20’s Male) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 2 Days)

White street kid who loves rap and the thug life but doesn’t really fit in and tries a little too hard to both in his demeanour and dress.

SEBASTIAN (30’s Male) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 3 Days)

Clean cut “boyfriend type” trafficker who is known as the manipulator. Friendly and charming but also an edginess bubbling just under the surface like he could explode into violence at any given moment. 

BIG BURLY MAN (Mid 20’s – Mid 30’s Male) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 5 Days)

Biker type. Size of guy and a look you wouldn’t want to mess with. 

CARTER (Male 40’s) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 2 Days)

Politician type man with very distinguishable features and can seem creepy without saying a word with his slicked back black hair. The Anthony Scaramucci type of politician.

NIAN ZHEN (Female 18 playing 16) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 4 Days)

Chinese girl who speaks very little and broken english. Most of her dialogue will be in Mandarin.  Innocent and compassionate girl who befriends Cassie and is also being trafficked by these men but for much longer.

WILBUR SCOGGINS (Male 40) Pay $300 per day (Approx. 1 Days)

A slummy real estate agent that will stoop to any low to make a buck. Seems more like a used car salesman than a realtor.

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FILMMAKER BOOT CAMP – London, ON – August 12th, 2017

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Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM Location: 121 Studios – 211 King St. London, ON

FILMMAKING BOOT CAMP – LESS TALKING. . . MORE SHOOTING!!!

When: Saturday August 12th, 2017 (1 Workshop Only)

Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Location: 121 Studios 211 King St. London, ON

Cost: $195.00 per person***

Max. Attendees: 50

Book & Register Now!

Early Booking with Coupon: Save 25% off (Only $146.25 if Purchased before July 31st) Use Coupon Code: EarlyReg25%

Do you want to stop talking about making a film and start shooting it? Are you constantly running in to roadblocks getting your project off the ground? Stop being your own worse enemy, and yes, we as filmmakers are often just that. If you are an active or aspiring independent filmmaker, director or producer this one-day workshop is for you! Learn the things no film school can teach you from practical knowledge and experience.

Join Writer/Director/Producer Greg A. Sager of Matchbox Pictures as he delves into and breaks down the entire independent filmmaking process, shooting in London and lays out how to get your film projects up and going for the whole world to see.

Learn how to not limit yourself as a filmmaker, utilizing your resources, raising capital, attracting the right talent & crew and most importantly, finishing you film!

This intensive 1-day seminar covers the do’s and don’ts of independent filmmaking, from start to finish…

SCREENWRITING

“Oh, so you wrote its raining”…Choosing & writing the right project, the budgetary genre gap and working within it.

PRE-PRODUCTION

“Too much is never enough”…From locations and casting to your perfect crew and understanding the tips and tricks on keeping things moving and everyone committed and engaged.

CASTING

“You have how much?”… How to write your characters so they come alive with your budget in mind and the giant role that genre plays in your casting all while trying to not break the bank.

PRODUCTION

“Feeding the Beast”… Choosing the right camera, scheduling, the art of compromise, picking your battles and the importance of a great Production Manager.

POST PRODUCTION

“Can’t see the forest”… The highs and lows of the post process and how to get it done whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring an editor. Tips and tricks on utilizing resources you didn’t even know you had.

MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTING YOUR FILM

“Sending your child out into the world”… Letting go and what to watch out for…Deciding upon direct distribution, distributors and sales agents. Understand how distribution works and the reality of the new media era and how it affects the independent filmmaker & their films.

Q&A SESSION

‘Ask your Questions’ and get invaluable feedback about your project.

***Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or notebook and pen.***

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

London filmmaker Greg A. Sager has over 18 years of experience in film & video production and has written, produced and directed three feature films (‘Devil Seed’, ‘Kingdom Come’ and ‘Gray Matter’) that have been distributed in more than 60 countries around the world. Greg has also been a regular guest speaker at Fanshawe College’s Advanced Filmmaking and Screenwriting programs over the years.

Greg A. Sager on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3419080/

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Screenwriting 101 – London, ON – August 19th, 2017

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SCREENWRITING 101

When: Saturday August 19th, 2017

Location: 121 Studios – 211 King St. London, ON

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Cost: $119.00 per person

Early Booking with Coupon: Save 20% off (Only $95.20 if Purchased before July 31st) Use Coupon Code: screenwriting20

Max: 25 people per workshop

Book & Register Now!

Join Writer/Director/Producer Greg A. Sager of Matchbox Pictures as he delves into and breaks down the process of screenwriting. Whether you’re writing a screenplay for yourself to produce or writing screenplays to sell to others…because it is far from the same thing. See you’ve already learned something. Great informative introduction for not only individuals interested in screenwriting but also an invaluable resource for producers and filmmakers too.

Some of the discussion topics…

Tips on planning, writing and structuring your screenplays…

Lessons on not writing yourself into a corner…

Software and formatting…

Spotting trends to focus your writing…

Writing for you vs Writing for them…

Q & A Session

About the speaker…

Greg A. Sager has over 18 years of experience in film & video production and has three feature films (‘Devil Seed’, ‘Kingdom Come’ and ‘Gray Matter’) under his belt which have been distributed in more than 60 countries around the world. Greg has also been a regular guest speaker at Fanshawe College’s Advanced Filmmaking and Screenwriting programs over the years.

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3419080/

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MEMORIZATION TECHNIQUES – CONNECT THE DOTS

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By Hank Schob

The Pencil, Page, and Memory 

Writing helps your technique. Penny & I have always stressed the importance of writing your choices down right in the script. We passionately remind our Acting Lions to “Always write it down. Never just ‘memorize’ the lines. Learn the scene, with all of your choices.” It is a crucial element of your acting technique. When I was still acting, I would often write out my lines on a legal pad. This would allow me lots of room to write all of my choices right into the script. The very act of writing down the lines seemed to imprint the lines in my brain. When your subconscious mind sees the choices written down, it recognizes them as concrete and thus commits them to memory on a much stronger level. I instinctively knew this to be true, but I wanted proof. How does writing things down change the way our brains process information?

Connecting the Dots
Writing things down (not typing) builds links between the spatial part of our brain we use to make our scratch marks on the page and the verbal part creativity of our brain we use to create words that give our pencil scratches meaning. Basically, writing it down connects the dots for us. In doing so, we strengthen the process by which we store and retrieve information.

One study showed that while most students retain about 40% of what is taught in a lecture, the students who take written notes tend to remember all of the important material, whereas the material remembered by the students who did not take written notes was random and disorganized.

Writing helps your performance. Research suggests that, when we write a thing down, our brain processes it as if we are actually doing it. Yes, the act of writing everything down has a positive impact on your acting. This means that when writing down your choices, your actions, tactics, emotions, substitutions and character’s memories, it is as if you are actually making those choices and feeling the emotions. And they imprint on your brain. This is something I have always known from the earliest days of my career. When I wrote things down, the scene came alive with all my choices and emotional substitutions early in rehearsal, even though I had never said the words out loud before. When we write down the character’s backstory, along with all of our choices, we deepen our emotional connection with the character’s life. They become real memories for us, which then allows us to get out of our heads when performing and truly live in the moment as the character. Pretty cool, isn’t it?

Writing helps your career. I recently penned an advice column for Acting Lion Tips, called A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Dream. In it, I stressed the importance of writing down your goals for your future and cited a study of The Harvard MBA program that noted that, after 10 years, students who had written down their plan before graduating were 10 times more successful that those who did not. That is 1000% more successful! Just think what developing this habit might do for your career!

Write it down and it will change the way you act forever.

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We’re Looking for New Faces…

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Visual Artists is searching for new Models & Actors to join our roster as the 2017 busy season approaches. Whether you are an experienced or aspiring model and/or actor consider joining us today. Experience is not required to apply. If you have that unique look we are looking for and a willingness to learn we’ll do the rest. 

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Welcome to Visual Artists…

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Since 2011 Visual Artists Management has been involved in casting, actor & model representation, production management, production crew sourcing, location services and special event staffing. We have always known that every project or event is important and very unique.

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