Auditions for an Indie Thriller in Cleveland

Casting Directors are looking for all types of actors to work in scenes filming this summer. This is a great opportunity to work in an independent movie set to film in and around Cleveland, Ohio.

15 years after being abducted, tortured, and left for dead by sadistic college classmates, Jody has overcome multiple personal tragedies to settle into a seemingly normal life, but an unexpected encounter sends her world, along with those of of her former captors, crashing back together in a dark cat-and-mouse game involving bitter vengeance, serial killers, and a dangerous love triangle.

Casting Details

Date: May 14th

Where: Cleveland, Ohio

Further details of this casting are below. To attend a Nine9 Open Call and learn more about the UnAgency including how to receive additional castings, complete the Nine9 Talent Application.


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Actor auditions will be held Monday, May 14 from 2:00 – 7:30pm at Kent State University Center for the Performance Arts (CPA building) located at 1325 Theatre Dr., Kent, OH 44243. Filming to take place over the Summer at various locations primarily around the Akron-Canton area, with some scenes likely being shot in the Fall. Character breakdowns and additional information listed below.

To schedule an audition time or to ask any questions about the project, please email Jesse Dillon Sorrells at jesse@coldstartfilms.com

– JODY: (Lead) Early 30’s. Petite caucasian, brunette. Originally portrayed by Angie Morris in first film, so similar appearance would be ideal. (Reference images on webpage link below or watch CUT on YouTube for comparison: https://youtu.be/-eBuolZ-DGQ?t=1s ) Still deals with symptoms of PTSD from being abducted and tortured at age 18. Character ranges from innocent and insecure to methodically brutal and violent, so strong acting skills required.

– DAVID: (Lead) 30-ish. Any ethnicity. First-year homicide detective. Boyishly handsome and charming with youthful enthusiasm and naivete. Eagle Scout personality.

– DEBBIE: (Supporting) 30-ish. Caucasian or mixed race. Any hair color except brunette! Free-spirited and extroverted “party girl” with a heart of gold. Jody’s best friend. Tries to inject some fun into Jody’s life. Good comedic timing a plus!

– FRANKIE: (Female) Early 30’s. Short stature (brunette wig will be provided) Puerto Rican or tan caucasian (or at least able to wear spray tan/body makeup) Originally portrayed by Sarah Snook in first film (reference images on webpage or YouTube link to first film in description of Jody above) Must be able to convincingly portray intense fear. Previous stunt work a plus!

– TOMMY: (Male) Early 30’s. Caucasian. Slim, square-jawed and handsome but has become addicted to heroin and other drugs. Originally portrayed by Houston Rhines in first film (reference images on webpage or YouTube link to first film in description of Jody above) Must be able to convincingly portray someone in the midst of a barely-aware heroin binge.

– MARK: (Male) Age 25-35, Any ethnicity. Handsome with a gentle nature and friendly smile. Jody’s former fiancee who died tragically prior to the events of the film. Multiple scenes with important actions but no audible lines. Seen in various flashback sequences.

– ANNE: (Female) middle-age. Any ethnicity. Sassy and sweet police officer. Has a special fondness for David, her favorite young Detective.

– CALDWELL: (Male) 50+ Well-seasoned small town sheriff with a stern but respectful demeanor. A classical gentleman. One scene but pivotal character!

– CORONER: (Any gender or ethnicity) 30+. Appears in 3 scenes. Two with dialogue.

– HOMELESS MAN: 50+. Stereotypically shabby and unkempt. Grizzled dirty beard. One scene. Screams in protest while being arrested.

– OTHER ROLES: (Under 5 lines. Picture-only submissions accepted):

Please note, this is a micro-budget project that will be seeking online crowdfunding for additional support, so at this time positions are not paid, however any production-related travel expenses will be reimbursed and on-set meals/facilities provided. Great opportunity for college film students interested in gaining on-set crew experience over the summer!

Payment: Other

City or Location of call: Kent, OH

Please submit to: jesse@coldstartfilms.com by 2018-05-13


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