Hello, my name is Bruce James Bales, and I am a filmmaker from the Quad Cities. I am reaching out because my production company DEFT is casting for a short film set in the Quad Cities, and I was wondering if you could share the casting notice with some of your students.
I plan on making many more films and to build a network in Iowa and the Midwest, so I appreciate any assistance you can provide.
The poster for the film is attached, the casting notice and a company bio are below.
Thank you for your time. All the best.
DEFT Productions is an independent production company based in Des Moines, Iowa focusing on commercial work, music videos, and films. DEFT has screened films at the Boston Underground Film Festival, the Interrobang Film Festival, the Muscatine Independent Film Festival, and the Snake Alley Festival of Film. DEFT's film "Marmalade" received an Honorable Mention at the 2017 Interrobang Film Festival. DEFT is set to release their newest short, OMW, in Fall 2017.
Casting Notice - UNDERTOW
Production Title: Undertow
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent Drama
Project Length: Short Film (8-13 minutes)
Posted on: August 30th, 2017
Production Location: Bettendorf and Davenport, Iowa
Production Companies: DEFT and Anatomical Heart Films
Director: Jack Meggers
Director of Photography: Bruce James Bales
Filming Locations: Bettendorf and Davenport, Iowa
Compensation: Credit, Copy, Lodging, and Meals
Filming dates: October 6th-10th, 2017
After a close friend’s suspicious overdose, Cyrus is caught in the current of a drug ring. Surrounded by addicts, money envelopes, and eviction notices he succumbs to the darkness.
Cyrus (Male, Age range: 18 to 28)
High school dropout, lives with his mother, desperate
Anthony (Male, Age: 21 to 31)
Charismatic, laid back, secretly operating a drug ring
Janis (Female, Age range: 35 to 50)
Cyrus’ mother, addict, absent
Gary (Male, Age range: 35 to 50)
Janis’ boyfriend, addict
Harry (Male, Age range: 35 to 50)
Landlord and maintenance man, sheepish
Aaron (Male, Age range: 18 to 28)
Cyrus’ longtime friend and drug runner
Oscar (Male, Age range: 21 to 35)
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