feature film – episodes

**Casting for these lead roles is now complete.**

Arvold is casting the lead roles for the feature film EPISODES.

Based on real events, EPISODES centers around sixteen year old Allie and her mother, both almost-broken spirits attempting to help one another. But when Allie turns to drugs, a formidable journey of self-discovery and the unraveling of secrets and family pain transform them both.

EPISODES
Feature FIlm
SAG-AFTRA
Ultra Low Budget

Director: Peter Hertsgaard
Writers: Peter Hertsgaard, Tom McNulty
Producers: Peter Hertsgaard, George Benford
Casting Director: Erica Arvold
Casting Associate: Meghan Apostoles
Casting Assistant: Eileen Small

Start Date: July 1, 2017
Location: Richmond, VA and Charlottesville, VA
Auditions: Sept 26 – 30 in Charlottesville, VA or via self tape
Callbacks: Oct 12 & 13 in Charlottesville, VA

Seeking only the following LEAD roles at this time.

[ALLIE] Female, Caucasian, 16 – Artistic, introverted, & internally rebellious, Allie is a kind-hearted teenager caught in difficult circumstances. Allie wants a better life for herself, but her father’s absence has had a great impact on her, and when she faces a severe trauma, Allie isolates herself even further, turning to drugs to cope. While she longs to be older and dresses the part, her rage and need for acceptance are that of a typical high school sophomore.

[BETTY] Female, Caucasian, late 30s to late 40s – A hard working single mother with two jobs who struggles to pay the bills every month. The stress of single motherhood has taken a toll on this once vibrant woman. Betty loves her daughter deeply and is concerned by the changes she sees in Allie. Allie’s therapy process is a catalyst for several of Betty’s unresolved emotional scars to surface.

ONLINE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

If you are appropriate for this project, please select ONE of three ways to submit:

OPTION 1: If you have an agent, your agent may submit you for this project through Breakdown Express.

OPTION 2: If you have an Actors Access account, you may submit for this project through Actors Access.

OPTION 3: If you do not have an Actors Access account or an agent (or do not wish to use one for this project), follow the instructions below to fill out our online form.

If you have already submitted for this project via Breakdown Express or Actors Access, please do not double submit!

STEP 1: Please fill in the form at the following link: EPISODES Submission Form

STEP 2: Please send your headshot and acting resume in PDF format to [email protected].

Use the following SUBJECT HEADING for your headshot & resume e-mail (personalized to YOU):

YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME, City & State (where you are based), EPISODES, ROLE(S)
For example: JANE SMITH, Richmond, VA, EPISODES, BETTY

For MINORS ONLY, please include age in the subject line
For example: JESSICA SMITH, Richmond, VA, 17yo, EPISODES, ALLIE

If you fill out the form, email your headshot & resume AND type the subject heading as instructed, your submission is considered complete!

Thank you for following our instructions. We will be having auditions by appointment ONLY. Submitting does not automatically get you an audition, but it does get you considered for one. We are only able to respond to those submissions we select for auditions, but we sincerely appreciate your interest!

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