Departure/Calypso Music Video



Project Type: Short
Union: No
Genre: Drama
Production Company: Royal Misfit Studios
Director/Writer: Derek Allison
Producer: Cailen Hollins
Project Start Date: 11/16/2018
Project Wrap Date: 11/19/2018
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 (Adult) | FEMALE | 20-35 | Lead | $250/Day
A dance instructor with bad posture and the weight of the world on her shoulders, has had a difficult time with relationships since she was a kid. Her father abandoned her at a young age with no real explanation. She continually keeps those closest to her at arms length, but her boyfriend Tony has been the only person to break through. Now that he is leaving to pursue a career opportunity, Rosalyn must outrun her demons. Note: Twins are strongly encouraged to apply.

ROSALYN (Child) | FEMALE | 8-12 | Lead | $250/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.

NATHAN | MALE | 30-45 | Dayplayer | $100/Day
Worn-in eyes and regularly sports a five o'clock shadow, a door-to-door salesman who combats his responsibilities as a husband and father. Every time it seems like he has come around, he regresses even further. After a physical altercation with Rosalyn's mother, he can no longer handle his loss of freedom.


Submission Deadline: 10/18/2018
Audition Date: 10/21/2018
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. For the role of Young Rosalyn, specify how much dance experience you have. 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: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Email for Submissions:

All submissions should include a resume (firstnamelastname.pdf) and a message with your experience, portfolio, reels, and/or equipment willing to provide, respectively. Provide the position you are submitting for in the subject line.