HCC Film and Video Technology Program Announces Casting Call

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  • Location: HCC Auditorium
  • Dates and times:
    • From 8:00 AM on Friday, September 10
      to 11:00 AM on Monday, September 13, 2010
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Last updated: Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010 at 11:17 AM Posted: Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010 at 04:26 AM

Haywood Community College’s Film and Video Technology program announces a casting call for its fall semester short film project on Friday, September 10 from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. and Monday, September 13 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Charles Beall Auditorium on the college campus. Those cast into the project will receive screen credit.

The Pond is a story by David Blanton, developed into a screenplay by David Blanton with Cassidy Haynes and Ryan Robinson. The film is about five life-long friends in their mid to late 20s who set out on a routine camping trip only to find out one of them is not what they seem to be.

Cast of characters include: Dylan – the outdoorsman, the quiet one. He has been in love with Jamie since the day she moved into the neighborhood. An avid camper who his father always took camping when he was young. Matt – the pretty boy, rich, spoiled. His father is a big-shot attorney in town. He used to date Jamie, but is now a loner, outsider and all-around jerk who doesn’t care about anyone but himself. Brody – serious, mature. As the leader of the group, he is the camping trip organizer. He is Linda’s boyfriend and has big plans involving a BIG question to ask her while on this trip. He is in his last year of medical school. Linda – the “girl next door.” High-school sweetheart of Brody and has been waiting for years for him to propose. Jamie – the party girl. She was prom queen in high school. She gets by in life on her looks and cannot stand Matt. She is also Linda’s best friend.

HCC film and video students plan to enter the film into several student film competitions and festivals at the end of the year including the Cannes and Sundance student film festivals. HCC Film & Video Production Technology students will assume all the major production roles for the film - from art design to director of photography to chief editor. Instructor and program coordinator Cheryl Fulghum will oversee the production, serving as producer.

"We began pre-production of the film the first day of class and have a tight schedule for the production. But with local talent and easy location access, I have confidence we'll finish by our end of semester deadline. I'm thrilled with the work they've done so far and I expect their enthusiasm to continue. They clearly "own" this project as a team and crew, and that is a producer's dream," Fulghum says.

For more information about the casting call, film and video program, or fall semester project, please call Fulghum at (828) 565- 4280 or email cfulghum@haywood.edu.