Audition/Casting Call


Virginia Commonwealth University Cinema Program

Richmond, VA 23220


Jul 03, 2022


Jun 29, 2022

Anne Chapman Casting & VCUarts Cinema seeking actors for a SAG-AFTRA short student film shooting JULY 12th, 13th & 14th, 2022 in Richmond, VA
COVID-19 University & Film Production Protocol (including a negative COVID-19 test 24 hours prior to arriving on set) will be followed.

Submit a current photo (a selfie is fine!) & any acting experience to:

Include the following information in the subject line:
Your Name, NAME OF THE ROLE submitting for and your distance from Richmond.
In the body of the e-mail:
Photo(s) & Resume/Any acting experience.

(If you have a Breakdown Express/Actors Access account please submit to the breakdown there.)

VCUarts Cinema SAG Short Student Films
Production Company: VCUarts Cinema
Executive Producers: Danny Caporaletti
Producers: Chris Debo
Directors: Terre Nguyen
Writers: Galen Hogan-Barden
Casting Director: Anne Chapman
Casting Associates: Isabella Thietje, Veronica Lee
Casting Assistant: Alexa Lushetsky, Amani Hagmagid
Shoot Dates: July 12th, 13th, and 14th, 2022
Rate: $175 - $250/day
Final authorization for engagement of services is dependent upon university budget approval.
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Virtual Audition Date: July 6th

MA: Ma is a story about a Japanese family forced to live in an incarceration camp during WWII in 1944. This drama follows Haruki, Taira, and their son George as they navigate being a family burdened with the trauma of war.

Taira - Late 20’s, male, Japanese. Dapper, and up beat, with an adventurous spirit, Taira was a photographer before he and his family were imprisoned in the incarceration camps, but always finds a chance to continue with his art. Tries to keep up the light, hope, and joy for his family in such a dark place. Knowledge and love of baseball would be great. Shoots Three (3) days - $250.00 per day - July 12th, 13th &14th, 2022

Haruki - Late 20’s, female, Japanese. Sensitive, graceful, and stoic with a hidden humor. Haruki is an artist who uses flower arranging to express herself while being imprisoned in the incarceration camp. She’s protective of her family, and also knows they are being wronged and isn’t afraid to make others realize that. Knowledge of/experience with Ikebana/Kado would be great. Shoots Three (3) days - $250.00 per day - July 12th, 13th &14th, 2022

George - 10, male, Japanese. George is energetic, curious, and determined, with a mischievous streak. He has inherited his father’s love of baseball. A familiarity with baseball is helpful. Shoots Three (3) days - $175.00 per day - July 12th, 13th & 14th, 2022

Don’t forget to attach your headshot/resume and reel (if available). Please use easily downloadable formats.

Thank you in advance for your submission!
Submitting does not guarantee an audition, you will be contacted if selected to self-tape or audition virtually.

Every submission is thoughtfully considered. Specific requirements to each role are indicated above. Anne Chapman Casting is a safe space where all voices are equal regardless of age, sex, racial, tribal, religious, linguistic, cultural or national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.