Harrison Waldman

Seeking Actors for Short Action Thriller Film-"In the Backseat"

Harrison Waldman • Chicago, IL, United States


  • Position
  • Start Date
    May 01, 2017
  • Location
    Chicago, IL, United States
  • Rate
    This is a paid position. Rate is $100/day deferred for up to 4 shooting days & $25/day deferred per rehearsal
  • Status
    Job has been filled

Job Description

In the Backseat Plot Summary (15 min):

Two friends (Jeff and John) find themselves in a monetary predicament, so they start robbing apartments for some quick cash. Jeff ends up finding himself trapped in the trunk of a car. Scared out of his mind, he will do whatever it takes to escape from his captors.

Goals for the Project:

I am trying to create a fast paced, chaotic action thriller with very complex characters that convey a wide range of emotions. In addition to giving extensive verbal notes during rehearsals, I provide in-depth written character notes regarding their past along with a scene by scene analysis for each character. I have a very close attention to detail and specific vision regarding my characters. I am a very calm person who will never yell at actors/actresses or crew and will treat everyone with the most respect.


Jeff-Male (Teen, 20's-30's): A laid back guy who rarely loses his cool. Jeff speaks calmly and slowly. Once he is kidnapped Jeff is first paralyzed by fear, but then becomes willing to do anything to escape his captors.

Jeff-Requirements: Can't be claustrophobic. Will spend short period of time in trunk of car. Will need to run for a short period of time.

Kim-Female (Teen, 20's-30's): Kim is practical and tries to do the rational thing. She has a somewhat negative outlook. Kim gets annoyed with Kevin because she has to be a babysitter to his childish antics.

Kim-Requirements: Will need to run for a short period of time.

Kevin-Male (Teen, 20's-30's): Kevin enjoys to party and have a good time. He smiles often and is positive. Kevin holds grudges against anyone who does him harm, and he is very paranoid.

Amy-Female (Teen, 20's-30's): Amy is easygoing and she wants her friends to be happy. She is very shy and chooses her words carefully.

John-Male (Teen, 20's-30's): An uptight and neurotic individual, John is intelligent, but also has a bad temper. He speaks quickly and fidgets

Mid-Late February-Weeknight or Weekend (2-3 days of auditions)

More details regarding exact dates and times will be sent shortly.

Status for Auditions: Non-Union

Email: ProductionBeast | Film and TV Production Jobs to set appointment.

Director's Bio:

Harry is a passionate filmmaker who has been watching movies since as long as he can remember. Some of his favorite films include, "Memento", "The Dark Knight", "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "Alien", etc. He has seen nearly 3,000 films and is as crazy about movies as any individual you will ever meet. Harry has worked on a number of various films, and has written, produced, directed, and edited "515" and "Enter the Room".

More Info, Contact Information:

If you are interested in this project, please contact me at ProductionBeast | Film and TV Production Jobs. Also, feel free to visit my website. The link is listed below.


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