[UPDATED] Departure/Calypso Music Video

(This is an update to a previous call for the same project made on October 11, 2018. If you have already auditioned for the roles specified below, there is no need to submit again, as production still has you on file and is still considering everyone for the project. Thank you.)



Project Type: Short
Union: No
Genre: Drama
Production Company: Royal Misfit Studios
Director/Writer: Derek Allison
Producer: Cailen Hollins
Project Start Date: 01/18/2019
Project Wrap Date: 01/21/2019
Total Shooting Days: 4

Project Details: Film sponsored and funded by DJI. Provided by Austin Film Society. The short film will be a combination of two music videos with the songs “Departure” by Ross Mayfield and “Calypso” by Tony Shaw (aka DJ Optimus Crime).


Synopsis: A woman named Rosalyn struggles to sustain a meaningful relationship. When her past comes back to haunt her, she remembers the evenings she spent in her closet as she listened to her parents outwardly despise one another. Dance was her deliverance, but she must now confront her past if she is going to hold on to her future with the only person she has ever sincerely loved.


ROSALYN (Child) | FEMALE | 8-12 | Lead | $100/Day
Looks exhausted for a child, but handles pain better than many adults, at least on the surface. She is well aware of her parent’s unhappiness and is hardly staggered when her father leaves in the middle of the night. Her only departure from these arduous memories is her love for dance. Note: Must be an experienced dancer.


Audition Dates: Sunday, December 02 & Sunday, December 09, 2018
Audition Location: 2200 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78723 United States
Will tapes be accepted?: Yes
Additional Instructions for Actors: In the email, please specify in the subject line which role you are submitting for. Please tell us which date you prefer to audition. We will give you available times to choose from. For the role of Young Rosalyn, specify how much dance experience you have (years training and what styles). Austin residents preferred. While these roles are PAID, we cannot cover travel accommodations. However, we are able to cover gas to and from set and meals during the shoot. Thank you for your interest.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, December 08, 2018

Email for Submissions: departure.calypso@gmail.com

All submissions should include a Headshot (firstname_lastname.jpg) and Resume (firstname_lastname.pdf) as well as a link to Reel if you have one. Include the role your are submitting for in the subject line.