**Immediate Casting Call for 5-6yo boy**

Union Status: NON-UNION Short Film (SAG Short Project status pending)

Rate of Pay / Contract: $125/day, copy, credit, meals

Producers: Kelly A. Turner & Lisa Laing

Director: Jeremiah Kipp 7-time feature film director

Writer: Kelly A. Turner NY Times Bestselling author

Casting Director: Lisa Laing

Consulting Producer: Jenn Plotzke

Director of Photography: Chris Bye

Filming Dates: Fri-Sun, Oct 21-23, 2022 (no night shoots)

Shoot Location: Irvington, NY and a house rental location in the Lower Hudson Valley (transportation will be provided).


This short film is a proof of concept for a feature film. We will be putting this short film on the festival circuit in the hopes of finding investors for the feature.


Boy, appears 5 to 6 years old, any ethnicity. Co-lead of the film along with his mother character. Seeking a child actor who ranges from shy/nervous to scared/tearful to confident/powerful. Some physical activity will be required for the escape scenes (crawling in the dark, running in the woods). A safety supervisor will be on set at all times and we are working with a 7-time feature film director who has worked with child lead actors before and who is highly experienced in the thriller genre. The child actor will not be in any scenes with violence. This script contains no nudity or any prop guns or prop weapons. 
An unassuming housewife discovers her own strength and power when her husband’s poor decisions place her and her young son in mortal danger. Genre: thriller.

HOW TO SUBMIT for this role: Email your child’s headshot(s) as a .jpg or .png file, along with your child’s resume or description of his prior performing experience, and reel/video clips (if any) to [email protected] with the subject “LUCAS Role – submission materials”. Deadline for submission is 9/6/22.

Self-Tape Callback Due Date: If we contact you by email asking you to submit a video audition, please email us your video audition file by Saturday 9/17/22. We will provide a 1-page audition side, the full script for your reference, and technology instructions for submitting.