Film & Video Announcements
CREW CALL: Bechdel Films (http://bechdelfilms.com), a Houston based independent film and theater production company, is seeking an experienced Final Cut 7 documentary editor to work COURTING NIKKI, a feature-length documentary. The pay is $300 for 30 hours a week. Candidates must live in Houston and be able to commit to working on the project for 6 months. This is a great opportunity for a LOCAL Houston documentary editor who wants to create a diverse body of work. Send letter, resume, and online reel to firstname.lastname@example.org
CASTING & CREW CALL: JAF-Productions is seeking cast & crew for a new web-series about college drop-outs, their parents, and friends. Roles: male and female leads (college students), parents, teenagers and nurses. Crew: Video Editors, Camera Assistants and PA's. Filming will be approximately 6 hours a week in Houston and the surrounding area from October through December. Roles/Positions are Non-Paid. Travel Compensation, meals and credit will be provided. Send headshot/resume or crew resumes to email@example.com
CREW CALL: Award-winning director Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation, All Tomorrow's Parties) is seeking a line producer and an intern/assistant for an innovative low fi, high concept, short film/music video for a well known band. The shoot is going to be in Houston and Austin in late October. Crew Positions are Non-Paid, film credit given. If interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org
CASTING CALL: New Houston Media Source TV show (http://hmstv.org) SOUTHERN DIVAS OF HOUSTON is seeking cast for a fashion show scene called "Rip The Runway". Roles: Seeking actor model types men and women, 5'8 or taller and full figured. Casting date is October 26th, 11:00am at Houston Media Source TV at 410 Roberts (77003). Roles are Paid. Call Terri Atwater at 281-995-9938 or email email@example.com for an appointment.
CAST/CREW CALL: Avalanche is a single location indie SAG feature film (SAG ultra low) scheduled to shoot in the Houston area/energy corridor from October 30 2015 to November 24 2015. The story centers around a husband, his wife, and her lover becoming trapped in a house together and navigating the chaotic fallout of their indiscretions. The production is seeking one male supporting role, as well as a male featured extra and a female featured extra, both have no spoken lines. The production is also seeking the following non-paid crew positions: Production Assistants. Meals, credit, and final copy only for production assistants. For more information or to submit resume/online reel, please email Todd Green at firstname.lastname@example.org more info at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3685490/
CASTING CALL: ITCH is an independent feature film tentatively scheduled to shoot in Houston November 7th-8th, 2015. SYNOPSIS: A domestic drama about a marriage coming apart in real time as Grant (late 20s-early 40s; open ethnicity) and Maya (late 20s-early 40s; open ethnicity) confront one another about their fears, suspicions, and revelations of each other. ITCH explores what can and can’t be said in a relationship. The two feature roles are PAID. To send headshot/resumes, schedule an audition, or for questions, please contact Mehdi Akbar at email@example.com
CASTING CALL: DIY Network's Jason Cameron is searching for the ugliest front yard in America for his biggest landscape transformation of the year. Licensed contractor Jason Cameron has fixed up more than 150 Desperate Landscapes across the country, and now, he's on the hunt for DIY Network's America's Most Desperate Landscape for a huge landscape makeover. Jason's planning an over-the-top, jaw-dropping project so send your overgrown jungles, crumbling sidewalks, peeling paint and falling down porches. Jason wants front yards so ugly that it'll take his team two days to transform into something amazing. Go to http://www.jaytv.net/amdl_application.php and send your pictures and videos.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: Boomtown Film & Music Festival is now accepting entries for short films, feature films, documentaries, experimental, music videos, and student films. Early Deadline is October 15th, Regular Deadline is December 15th, Late Deadline is December 31st. The festival runs February 25-27, 2016 in Beaumont, TX. Houston filmmaker discount code (15% off): HOU2016. To submit please visit www.boomtownfestival.com/2015/submit
WORKSHOP: The Idea Fund is a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses and funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Idea Fund provides cash awards to artists at three distinct levels: Spark $1000, Catalyst $4000, and Stimulus $7000. The next Idea Fund Info Session is Monday October 12th, 1:00P-3:00P at University of Houston - Clear Lake (Bayou Bldg., Room #1333). Deadline to apply is November 3rd. For more information please visit http://www.theideafund.org/
WORKSHOP: Actor Sarah Gaston (http://www.saragaston.com/resume/) will be teaching a October-November Film Acting Class. Each week will have a different focus: how to deal with multiple eye lines in a taped audition, how to create a secret that drives the scene, how to discover the relationship of the scene, how to discover wins and losses, and more! We will use different scripts from film & television each week. Scripts will be handed out ahead of time. If you need an on-camera workout, audition practice, or are transitioning from theatre to camera, this class will help you prepare so you’ll be ready when opportunity knocks. We will do playback each week and students receive videos of their work via e-mail. When: Mondays October 19th & 26th and November 2nd & 9th. Who: Ages 15 and up. Where: 1535 West Loop South, Suite #100, Houston, Texas 77027. Early Registration Discount. Reserve your spot today by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
WORKSHOP: Introductory Voice Over Workshop on Saturday, October 17th, from 1:00P to 5:00P at 4801 Woodway (77056) . Basic technique, lots of practice and constructive critiques. Strictly limited to four students maximum. For more information contact John Wesley Downey at email@example.com
WORKSHOP: Ongoing on-camera acting class for kids/pre-teens/teens/adults and Stanislavski Method Acting for Adult Students are held at Next Actor Studio, 5522 Chaucer Drive, Houston, Texas 77005. Screenwriting Classes start back on Thursdays, from August 27 and Filmmaking Workshops on Sundays from Aug 30 at the studio where students will be able to work creatively with visual art. For more information visit www.nextactor.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-532-2867
WORKSHOP: Ruby Lee Dove II (http://rubyleedove.com) and Mr. Alex West (http://www.mralexwest.com) of Life after Life Films are hosting a Young Actors Workshop October 22nd and October 30, 2015. This for actors between the ages of 10yo-18yo. The workshop will be located at 14120 Wallisville Rd Houston, Texas 77049. For more information, cost, and to register, please email email@example.com
WORKSHOP: Houston MediaSource, Houston’s Public Access Television Channel, provides training and equipment for aspiring Film, TV, and radio producers. Houston’s creatives are welcomed to learn how their artistic visions can be transformed into high-quality film or TV productions at FREE Orientation Sessions held every Monday at 6 p.m. Houston MediaSource is located at 410 Roberts, 77003 in EaDo. Attendees will learn how they can produce their own TV shows, radio programs, and film projects at Houston MediaSource, using top of the line gear, studios, and editing facilities. Learn more at www.hmstv.org or RSVP to Ariana de Valdivia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (713) 524-7700 x112
HOW TO LIST: Email a one-paragraph Crew Call/Casting Call/Workshop to the Houston Film Commission (cc: Rick/Jessica/Alfred) with the following information:
•One-Paragraph Project Description
•Tentative Shoot Dates or Days/Time of Casting Call/Workshop
•Physical Location of Shoot/Casting Call/Workshop
•If positions/roles are Paid or Non-Paid
•Production Company Name/Contact Name/Number/Email/Website
Listing must be received by Noon on Friday to be posted same day. The Houston Film Commission reserves the right to refuse to list a Crew Call/Casting Call/Workshop or to remove a Crew Call/Casting Call/Workshop listing at any time.