Shawn Vanden, dir.; Kent Belli, prod.; Austin Reeves, DP/Prod.; Bjorn Munson, casting dir.
Casting a “proof-of-concept” for “Grey Angel Journals,” (GAJ) a paranormal metaphysical thriller, to be produced both as a traditional TV series/streaming episodic series.
GAJ explores themes of love, loss, redemption, and discovery wrapped within a time-travel mystery, woven into a deeper multi-verse enigma. This Gothic-themed saga places ordinary, fallible characters, within a race-against-the-clock, labyrinthine story.
Ian McDermott (Lead): Male, Mid 40s
Athletic, Alpha, Ian is a brooding, introspective former off-the-books Federal Agent and analyst. He has been trying to raise a teenage daughter (teenage son Phillip 17, who is away at a Military School, is revealed mid-Season in season 1). Married for 18 years to his wife, Amelia, who mysteriously goes missing — with the only clue being a vigilante code sketched onto his kitchen ceiling.
Ethnicity: White or Caucasian
Helena Caron (Lead): Female, Mid-Late 30s
Helena is an attractive, intense, and quirky Internal Affairs Investigator. She is separated from her husband and on the cusp of finalizing a divorce while raising two elementary school aged kids. Helena is ambitious and seeks to unravel Ian’s professional secrets.
Ethnicity: Caucasian or Mixed
Melanie Lange (Lead): Female, Mid-Late 30s
A nurse at a local hospital with a troubled past. A former athlete, an injury when she was younger led to an addiction to increasingly powerful opiates. She has been involved in illicit activity, a strange domestic dispute with her current boyfriend, and is the “caretaker” of Elder, a former drug kingpin.
Ethnicity: Hispanic or Mixed
Max QC (Supporting): Male, 50s or older
“Max QC” is the moniker of the eccentric host of “Revelations and Conspiracies,” an online talk show that explores the strange and unusual. Max QC is revealed to be Capt. Tutor, a former army officer who worked for DARPA in the late 70’s on top secret projects.
Now a disillusioned security analyst and former member of the intelligence community, he currently lives off the grid on a prepper farm in Canada where his small, but loyal YouTube following validates and fuels his obsessive investigations.
Adam Livingston (Supporting):
Male, late 30s/early 40s An 18th century Pensylvannian who is a family man and farmer. He’s average height, build, darker hair/eyes, a man who seeks to do right by the world, but the world does not do right by him. Seek an empathetic, earnest looking type.
Bian (Supporting): Female, late teens/early 20s
Vietnamese teenager whom the young Capt. Tutor (Max QC) fell in love with before having to evacuate with the US Army at the end of the Vietnam war. She remains mysterious; he only knows her first name and that she came from a village outside Saigon. She will be a B&W Photo in the proof-of-concept, with plans to have Max QC/Capt. Tutor attempt to go back in time to find her during the series.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Online rehearsals begin November 2020.
Tentative shoots between November 21-22 or 28-29.
1-day location shoots to be done in Maryland, West Virginia, approximately November 2020 – April 2021.
Depending on COVID-19 precautions, initial shoots may be remote/online
Compensation & Union Contract Details
This GAJ proof-of-concept will be produced under the SAG-AFTRA New Media Agreement. Union and non-union talent may apply
Anyone submitting for “Max QC” (Capt. Tutor) should submit by Monday, November 2nd.
Other roles may submit by November 15th.
Headshot and resume required.
Links to video reel or video clips highly recommended (if you do not have a video reel with Backstage, please provide links in the cover letter section)
After reviewing submissions, we will be asking for self-tapes from actors.
Seeking talent from the Washington, DC area