Open Casting Call for Two Compass Short Films

Compass College of Cinematic Arts

An open casting call is being held on November 1st and November 2nd at the . They will be casting for two short films, “The Almost Perfect Crime” and “Shotgun Wedding”.

Open Casting Call Details:

November 1st, 2011 and November 2nd, 2011 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Compass College of Cinematic Arts
560 5th street NE Suite 110
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Available Roles:


Synopsis: Four thieves. One night. One diamond. In order to pocket the prize the 4 skilled thieves must outwit and outplay their criminal colleagues.

  • ARTHUR: 25-35 male. Arthur is a suave, classic-style thief. He’s tall with short hair, normal build.

  • CHARLES: 30-40 male. Charles is a pink-panther-style thief. Classy, well mannered and British.

  • NIGEL: 20-30 male. Nigel is the youngest of the four. He’s new to the game, a little green. Lanky build but confidant.

  • ROY: 30-40 male. Roy is a louder, kind of obnoxious thief. The others kind of find him annoying. He’s a master of disguise. Larger build.

  • NAOMI: 20-25 female. Naomi is the daughter of a master thief who is worlds above the rest. Her skill is perfect timing.


Synopsis: Two families with completely different styles of living come together to force a shotgun wedding. The brides family is liberal and support the wedding, being as the bride is pregnant. The grooms family is a country gentleman style who do not support the wedding. The pastor is stuck in the middle of the whole problem and is being threatened by both sides of the family.

  • MURRAY, Chapel Pastor: Medium height, goofy face, innocent, shaven, middle to low class. AGE: 30-35.

  • ALLEGRA, Bride: Small petite, very thin, dark hair, pale and non threatening almost peaceful. Preferred light complexion. AGE: 18-21.

  • BILLY, Groom: Unassuming, slightly paunched, non-threatening look. AGE: 18-21.

  • WILLIAM, Father of Groom: Tall thin and gauche, beard or stubble, country gentleman, golden/white hair. AGE: 40-45

  • MARTHA, Mother of Bride: Petite thin, (sandra bullock look). Preferred dark hair, similar look to Allegra. AGE: 40-45


These are not paid roles.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please notify us at and attend the open audition. If you have any questions you can email them to:

NOTE: Please bring headshots and your resume to the audition.