Proof of Concept Film
Union Status: Non-Union
Director: Deandra Spinner
Audition Date(s): March 10th - March 18th, 2018 (Online Submissions)
Callback Date(s): March 20th & 21st, 2018 (via Skype)
Table Read/Rehearsal Date: TBD (in Orlando, FL)
Shoot Dates: April 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, 28th, 2018 (**night shoots**)
Rate of Pay: $50/Day Lead, $25/Day Supporting, IMDB Credit, Meals on set, Lodging (For those outside of the Ocala area. LEAD roles ONLY.)
Shooting Location: Ocala, FL
CHOSEN ACTORS WILL BE ASKED TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPED AUDITIONS FOR FIRST ROUND
Jake O'Toole: (Male, Caucasian, 25 - 30, Athletic Build) Despite his charming good looks, he is hot-tempered, boisterous, secretive, and exudes a continuous aura of douchebag. Must be in shape. LEAD.
Derek Ford: (Male, Caucasian, 25 - 30, Light Brown Hair; Short or Medium length) The attractive but shy and sensitive younger step-brother of Jake, Derek masks his personal insecurities with sarcasm. Derek constantly yearns to obtain Jake's approval, despite being the polar opposite of him. LEAD.
Jamal Jackson: (Male, African-American, 25 - 30) Handsome, charming, and witty, Jamal oozes confidence and swagger. A bonafide ladies man, Jamal is very self-aware of all of his positive qualities. Effortlessly cool, but can be a tad over-dramatic when situations become weird or tense. Has the natural ability to be the comic relief. Comedy background a plus. LEAD.
Sisely Banks: (Female, Caucasian, 20 - 25, Blonde) Sisely is naturally beautiful in an All-American girl next door kind of way. Sisely is laid back, polite, and gracious. Her constant inner struggle lies between balancing being respectful of others while drawing a line in the sand when the time comes to stand up for herself. LEAD.
Tamara Reid: (Female, African-American, 20-25) Feisty, confident, and fiercely outspoken, Tamara is not shy about telling others exactly what is on her mind. Less of a risk taker than her friends, Tamara still finds that her friends get her into precarious situations. She has a gifted intuition for sensing trouble but oftentimes will ignore her gut feeling to stay loyal to her friends. LEAD.
Vanessa Gonzales: (Female, Hispanic, 20 - 25) A firecracker in a bottle, Vanessa is also extremely self-absorbed and stuck up. She believes her intentions are well-meaning, but there is always an ulterior self-fulfilling motive behind anything she does. Vanessa is dependent upon having a constant male companion, despite always being untrusting of them because she religiously dates the douchebag types. LEAD.
Madge Prayer: (Female, Caucasian, 60 - 70) The ultimate pastor's wife. A sweet, charming, harmless-appearing grandma to the public, Madge, and her husband hide a sinister side. Must possess the ability to switch from sweet grandma to annoyed wife to sadistic killer. Southern accent a plus. LEAD.
Kenneth/The Figure: (Male, Caucasian, 40 - 50) Mysterious and intimidating, the Man in the Hat is as backwoods as they come. Unwilling to lend a helping hand to a stranger in need. His presence is unnerving and eerie. Southern accent a MUST. SUPPORTING.
Party Boy: (Male, Caucasian, 20 - 30) Party-goer dressed as Bill Clinton at the Halloween party. He is bullied by Jake. MUST be comfortable in being in your boxers. SUPPORTING.
Vorhees Guy: (Male, All Ethnicities, 20 - 30) Party-goer dressed as horror icon Jason Vorhees. Friends with Zombie guy. Comes to his defense when he picks a fight with Jake at the Halloween party. SUPPORTING.
Zombie Guy: (Male, All Ethnicities, 20 - 30) Party-goer dressed as a zombie for the Halloween party. Starts a fight with Jake. SUPPORTING.
Set in the fictional town of Hidden Glades, 'Death Trap' follows the story of 6 friends on Halloween in what promises to be a night of mischief and debauchery.
The night quickly turns sour when a deadly combination of Florida wildlife, inclement tropical weather and a youthful assumption of invincibility set the stage for an accident that destroys the car and leaves the group stranded in the dark interior of the night.
Shock and panic ensue and emotions run high. Quick-tempered Jake disappears into the dark. Derek and Jamal search for their furious friend while the girls stay behind. Eventually, the girls' patience wears thin and they set out to seek help on their own. They will all soon discover that alligators are not the only predators living in the state of Florida.