Baltimore/DC Casting Call for Speaking Roles in an Upcoming Feature Indie Film

Project Casting

Angela Mickey & Rachel Reiss of Liz Lewis Casting Partners are seeking actors for DEAR JEN, a SAG-AFTRA MODIFIED LOW BUDGET to be shot December 2-23, 2013 in and around Rockville, Maryland. SAG actors welcome.

Please send head-shots and resumes to: [email protected]  Please include role(s) you are submitting for in the subject line.  Include audition date availability and your travel distance to Rockville.  The auditions will be held in Rockville, Maryland, October 21-23, 2013.  Thank you in advance for your submission!  Submitting does not guarantee an audition, you will be contacted with the audition time and location if selected.




Producer: Emily Ting
DIrector: Stephen Suettinger
Writers: Jim Beggarly/Stephen Suettinger

Casting Director: Angela Mickey& Rachel Reiss/LLCP

Interview Date(s): 10/21-23 in Rockville, MD
Shoot/Start Date: 12/2-12/23

Location: Rockville MD

Pay:  Day Player Rate – $268 + 10% per day



SUBMIT current head-shots and resumes to: [email protected]

Include the following information:

  • Role(s) you are submitting for in the subject line
  • Name:
  • Union Status:
  • Contact information:
  • Audition date availability:
  • Travel distance to Rockville:


SYNOPSIS: After falling off the roof at a New Year’s house party, Owen decides that it’s time to make some wholesale changes in his life. Over the next year, he quits drinking, re-enters his estranged son’s life, reignites old friendships, and falls in love with Vera, a bank teller and fellow divorcee…all in an attempt to replace members of his family who he’d lost prematurely. Owen, a vending machine proprietor, soon finds that sometimes in life, you just need a little change…


OWEN: Bryan Greenberg

VERA: Claire Van Der Boom

KENNY: TR Knight

VICTOR: Marshall Allman

ANGIE: Natasha Rothwell

TODD: Jamie Hector

PAM: Jamie Chung

CINDY: Hilarie Burton

MARTIN: Eyal Podell


[ADAM] INTERESTED IN BOYS WHO ARE LOCAL TO THE BALTIMORE/DC AREA. Should appear 11 years old, Adam is the son of Owen and Cindy and is intelligent and insightful beyond his years. His parents are divorced, and he lives with Cindy. Well aware that Owen is a remarkably undependable and unreliable dad, Adam has spent long frustrating hours waiting patiently for his dad to pick him up for some small planned event, only to wind up trudging back inside again. A nice kid who obviously loves his dad, Adam gets a big break when Owen starts burnishing his crappy act and starts paying diligent attention to his son. LEAD (11)

[CLAIRE] 58 years old, Caucasian female. INTERESTED IN WOMEN WHO ARE LOCAL TO THE BALTIMORE/DC AREA. Claire is Owen’s aunt and the mother of two adult sons Kenny and Victor. Having raised her sons alone for years, Claire has had a difficult life and it’s not getting any easier. Her youngest son Victor is just getting out of prison just as her older son Kenny is potentially going in. Claire’s protective love blinds her from Kenny’s nefarious misdeeds, though she doesn’t hold the same regard for Victor. Not seeing eye to eye with Victor since he went to jail, she asks Owen to take him in, explaining that ”this is what family does – they help one another in times of need.” Claire suffers a mother’s nightmare when Kenny finally admits his sins and takes his own life. LEAD (11)

[KIMMY] Female who appears to be 15 years old (preferably someone over 18 to play younger). INTERESTED IN WOMEN WHO ARE LOCAL TO THE BALTIMORE/DC AREA.Kimmy buys alcohol under the table from Kenny, and winds up half-dead from alcohol poisoning. She then accuses Kenny of sexually abusing her, a charge that leads eventually to his suicide. 2 lines, 2 scenes (12)

[MELISSA] 28 years old. INTERESTED IN WOMEN WHO ARE LOCAL TO THE BALTIMORE/DC AREA. Melissa, Pete’s semi- slutty cousin, drives down from Philadelphia to Maryland to attend Pete’s New Year’s eve party. After having fast and loveless sex in the bathroom with Owen, she casually reveals that she brought her 7-year-old daughter Mandy along with her to the party. Potential for above-the-waist nudity.2 speeches & 6 lines, 2 scenes (10)

[MR WHEELER] African American male age 50-65. INTERESTED IN MEN WHO ARE LOCAL TO THE BALTIMORE/DC AREA. Years of drinking have taken a toll on his physique. His wife running out on him and the never-ending caretaking for his paralyzed adult son has driven him to drink excessively – to the point that his alcoholism finally ends up claiming his life. No lines, appears dead. (65) MAY CAST FROM PHOTOS ONLY.