Looking for Actors!

Charm City Filmmakers is producing more than a dozen short films written and directed by its members. Each film shoot will be on a single weekend in the Baltimore area this fall/winter. Actors will be compensated with credits, copy, and craft.​

We had recently tried to do an all video submissions audition process.  That did not work.  So we have decided to change our auditioning process.  We will be holding In Person Auditions on the weekends of August 21st/22nd and August 28th/29th.  Please email our Casting Director at charmcityfilmmakers@gmail.com to schedule an audition time.

We are still accepting online video submissions.  We have extended the deadline for online video submissions to August 30th.

Online Video Submission Rules
  1. First download your side for a given role here.

  2. You can submit for as many roles as you would like.

  3. Each role you audition for should be its own video. For example, if you want to submit for six roles then you need to submit six videos.

  4. You can record those videos on anything that is convenient for you, your webcam, your phone or anything else you have available. The videos do not need to be high quality. We just need to see you clearly performing the role.

  5. Each video must start with you slating into the camera. That is at the beginning of each video clearly state your name and the role you are reading for.

  6. The videos can be uploaded to YouTube, Dropbox, Google Drive.

  7. All videos must be submitted by Monday, August 30th.

  8. Once all the videos are reviewed by the directors, we will be reaching out to you to schedule in-person auditions in Baltimore. Those Call Backs will be scheduled in early Sepember. 

Ready to submit your audition recording?

Project Descriptions
ALWAYS

An unexpected meeting between two souls amidst historic ruins cannot help but change their hopes and expectations for the future.

  • Amari (Primary) Female, 20 to 40 years old.  Pregnant female, hopeful about the future despite the evidence or circumstances.

  • Clark (Primary) Male, 60 years old or older, Caucasian.  Grandfather type old male, grizzled, thoughtful, gentle, kind.

 

ENSNARED

A sudden storm strands a traveler, forcing him to seek refuge in a not so abandoned cabin.

  • Sulien (Primary) Male, 20 to 40 years old.  Lone traveler on a mission.

  • Minuet (Primary) Female, 20 to 60 years old, Black/African.  A beautiful recluse with a very dark side.

 

CAN I DO THIS

A recruiter with an eye for raw talent helps an injured pilot find a new path.

  • Dede (Primary) 40 to 60 years old, Black/African or Caucasian.  Dede is a recruiter for PAG.  Dede is always on the lookout for the right talent.

  • Fatima (Primary) Female, 30 to 40 years old, Black/African or Caucasian.  She is a jet pilot who has lost her leg.  She is at a crossroads professionally and personally.

 

FIRST DATE

A shy young woman decides to open herself to the possibility of companionship by going on a date with a charming but difficult-to-read young man.

  • Dan (Primary) Male, 20 to 40 years old.  Dan is charming and handsome, with confidence that reads as charisma.  He is very comfortable in social situations.  He enjoys putting people at ease.

  • Sarah (Primary) Female, 20 to 40 years old.  Sarah is an introverted, thoughtful person who is currently a little lonely in life.  She occasionally battles social anxiety and low self-confidence.

 

INERTIA

A troubled artist attempts to leave an explanation.

  • Tony (Supporting) Male, 40 years old or older.  Gentle, roguish, talkative, friendly.

  • Momma Rae (Supporting) Female, 40 years old or older.  Gentle, wistful, not serious, straightforward.

  • Fay (Supporting) Female, 20 to 40 years old, Black/African.  Clearly works hard for her living, independent.

 

LETHE SHORT

Convicted of manslaughter, a single mother is given the choice between life in jail or early release if she completes a study that potentially will make her forget everyone from her past life - including her daughter.

  • Myra (Primary) Female, 30 to 50 years old, Black/African.  Myra is strong, professional, hard exterior but gentle heart.  She is used to being in charge.  A Southern British Accent and American Accent are needed for this role.

  • Stewart (Primary) Male, 50 years old or older, Caucasian.  Stewart gives off a friendly, cheesy dad vibe but with a dark side.

  • Dr. Heller (Supporting)  40 years old or older.  Scientist, logical, friendly, but extremely driven and motivated by money and success.

  • Jeffrey (Supporting) Male, 40 to 50 years old.  Lawyer who has good intentions but cares about the bottom line.  He can be harsh when someone embarrasses him.

 

ONE LAST TIME

A mother reminisces on one very fateful day from her childhood.

  • Tiana (Primary) Female, 20 to 40 years old, Black/African.  Tiana is Naomi’s mother, a resilient, humble, loving mom.

  • Moe (Primary) Male, 20 to 40 years old, Black/African.  Moe is a hardworking manager that gets drunk often when in distress and becomes abusive to his family.

  • Young Naomi  (Primary) Female, Under 13 years old, Black/African.  Young Naomi is a loving, sweet, young girl that is very protective of her mother.

  • Naomi (Supporting) Female, 20 to 30 years old, Black/African.  She is Young Naomi all grown up, reflecting on a critical moment from her youth.

  • Ralph (Supporting) Male, 20 to 30 years old, Black/African.  Naomi’s supportive and understanding husband.

  • Officer Antwan (Supporting) Male, 20 to 30 years old.  Officer Antwan is an authoritative police officer who takes his job seriously.

 

HIREATH

A man going through a painful life transition confides with a therapist through a virtual session about his past mistakes.

  • Man (Primary) Male, 30 to 40 years old.  MAN has undergone a rough transition in his home life and is struggling to cope.

INCHES AND MILES

A silent film about two romantically disjoined lovers who express their thoughts and feelings with the aid of a sketchpad.

  • Sandy (Primary) Female, 20 to 40 years old, Black/African.  Female junior executive who is better at expressing herself with sketches than words.

  • Joe (Primary) Male, 20 to 40 years old, Black/African.  Jovial but romantically imperceptive, blue-collar worker who is not afraid to express his feelings in written form.

 

THE KING’S NARRATOR

In the distant future, a fringe archaeologist is interviewed about a king who once ruled the entire world.

  • Interviewer (Primary) 20 to 50 years old.  Interviews an archeologist in a sarcastic manner.

 

JOURNEY TO LOVE

A widower's effort to find love again.  And the frustration he experiences when these online experiences do not work out.

  • Dan Fenton (Primary) Male, 50 years old or older, Caucasian.  Dan is a widower who is disappointed with the women he's met through an online dating service.

  • Dr. Eve Stanford (Primary) Female, 50 years old or older, Caucasian.  A therapist specializing in adult social emotional problems.

  • Jill Raymond (Primary) Female, 50 years old or older, Caucasian.  Jill Raymond is Dan Fenton’s sister. She talks directly to Dan, sometimes in a demanding manner.

  • Kim Holland (Primary) Female, 50 years old or older, Caucasian.  Kim is easy to converse with and very easy going.

  • Carol (Supporting) Female, 50 years old or older, Caucasian.  Carol wasn't interested in putting more time and effort into her appearance for her date with Dan.

  • Thelma (Supporting) Female, 50 years old or older, Caucasian.  Thelma is a bit self-centered and did not seem at all interested in Dan's opinions.

  • Brenda (Supporting) Female, 50 years old or older, Caucasian.  Brenda is unwilling to focus her time on her date with Dan.

 

DEAR WES

After the death of his parents, a manipulative playboy, tries to escape from a naïve young woman he framed for their murder.

  • Wes (Primary) Male, 20 to 40 years old.  A selfish, young man who will destroy anyone to get what he wants.

  • Mr. Stanton (Supporting) Male, 50 years old or older.  Mr. Stanton is a cruel man that takes pleasure in humiliating his son.

  • Detective Casey (Supporting) Male, 30 years old or older.  He is the detective assigned to the Stantons’ case. He is a clueless man who can't see past Wes's charm.

Ready to submit your audition recording?

If you have any questions, please email us at charmcityfilmmakers@gmail.com.