He Said She Said Productions

The City of Walnut Ridge will be working He said She said Productions for a Casting Call Set for Walnut Ridge in March of this year …
Writer/Director/Producer/Actor Michael Jason Allen is homegrown here in Walnut Ridge and is ecstatic to be creating his 6th feature film using as much northeast Arkansas talent as possible. A local premiere is targeted as well.
www.HeSaidSheSaidProductions.com will be conduction auditions at The Venue at 117 West Main Street in Walnut Ridge on:

Saturday March 10th from 9a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday March 11th from 10:00 a.m. To 4:00 p.m.

Send your submissions no later than March 5th to:
hsssproductions@yahoo.com

Here’s the full list of details…
He Said She Said Productions is now casting & crewing for their upcoming feature length film. It is a family fantasy drama that will be filmed during the last two weeks of May in Walnut Ridge & immediate surrounding areas.

Hello, Are You There?
“The Lambert family purchased a new telephone in 1909. Eighty years later & after the recent passing of Tim Lambert’s father, his mother moves in with him along with some special family heirlooms. One in particular, is the obsolete telephone that still seems capable of doing one thing– receiving long distance calls. Hello, are you there? The past has dialed Tim for information… or is it help”?

He Said She Said Productions is an independent production company highly regarded by indie film critics. We have collected wins/nominations in film festivals and film awards competitions across the United States over major studio performers and studio-backed films. We make our period films on skeleton budgets with the gracious help of enthusiastic volunteers & sponsors. Performers and crew will have the ability to earn pay through the film fundraising campaign. Additionally, you will get professional worldwide IMDb film credits, on-screen credits, packaged DVD, resume recommendations, and of course, a great experience.

Writer/Director/Producer/Actor Michael Jason Allen is homegrown here in Walnut Ridge and is ecstatic to be creating his 6th feature film using as much northeast Arkansas talent as possible. A local premiere is targeted as well.

We realize that headshots and resumes may not be readily available for many prospects, so when submitting, please send the following:
– CURRENT simple photograph of yourself taken less than 1 month ago (does not need to be professional nor glamourized)
– List any experience you may have in performing arts (experience not necessary)
– Your detailed availability during the time window May 18th-May 31st
– Desired role, your preferred audition date & time (using 15 minute increments based on the audition schedule below)

SEND SUBMISSION NO LATER THAN MARCH 5TH TO: hsssproductions@yahoo.com

Dates/Times:
Saturday, March 10th from 9:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, March 11th from 10:00am-4:00pm

Location:
The Venue, 117 W. Main St., Walnut Ridge, Ar 72476

Sides (script excerpts) for your character will be provided in advance via email during the week of auditions. Learn more about our work and this film at
www.hesaidshesaidproductions.com.
Reliability, enthusiasm, dedication, prompt communication, and professionalism are absolutely necessary to make this a great project. If you do not have experience in the movie-making process or have never performed before (yet you’re serious & passionate), give it a shot anyway and come on out!

If you’re more interested in what goes on behind the camera rather than performing in front of it, we have crew positions available that we will be interviewing for as well. We are seeking a few volunteers to assist with auditions on March 10th/11th such as an event assistant & a few table readers. We are also interviewing prospective production crew ie. camera asst, sound asst, scouting, set design, grip, catering, city history consulting, wardrobe/makeup/hair asst, prop hunter, etc. Proper on-screen film & IMDb credit will be given for all help.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to your submission & meeting you.
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NOTE: Age ranges are not actual. Ages are based on what you could potentially appear to be. Celebrity character references in descriptions are not meant for appearance, but as an idea for the essence of the character.

WANDA:
Physical Description: Female from the year 1989. Appears 70-75+ years old.
Character Description: She’s the recently widowed mother of Tim. She misses her late husband of 50 years, yet her manner is positive and bright in her outlook on life. This is a role driven by expressions & authentic delivery. Think less comical Betty White or older version of Kathy Bates.

CATHY:
Physical Description: Female from the year 1957. Appears late teens-early 20’s. Brow length bangs & ponytail is envisioned.
Character Description: She’s soft-spoken yet outgoing, concerned & somewhat scared of her situation. Think pre-transformation Olivia Newton-John from Grease.

DEAN:
Physical Description: Male from the year 1957. Appears late teens-early 20’s. AvGreaser or varsity look.
Character Description: Although seemingly tough, he’s concerned & desperate to figure things out. Think C. Thomas Howell or Ralph Macchio from The Outsiders.

JEANNIE:
Physical Description: Female from the year 1989. Appears 30-35 years old.
Character Description: Jeannie is small town sweet & genuine. On the surface, she appears naive, but is more in-tune than she seems. Think younger versions of Jane Seymour/Helen Slater/Mary Stuart Masterson.

PROFESSOR LINDEMAN:
Physical Description: Male from the year 1989. Appears 55-70 years old. Beard &/or moustache encouraged.
Character Description: He is a physics genius. He is Tim’s co-worker & mentor at the local college. Think Wilford Brimley/Howard Hesseman/Kurt Vonnegut.

TIM:
Physical Description: Male from the year 1964. Appears 13-16 years old. Brunette with barbershop cut or close to a buzz cut. Thin build.
Character Description: He will be able to listen intently to a special story his father is telling him. Think Freddie Highmore from Willie Wonka (re-make) or any of the boys from Stand By Me.

CLAUDIA:
Physical Description: Female from the year 1964. Tim’s sister. Appears 9-12 years old. Any hair. Any build.
Character Description: She will be somewhat dismissive to the special story her father is telling them & more excited about other things.

1957 Malt Shop – Day Players/Extras – all ages/genders/sizes/shapes. Families or teen couples preferred but not limited to.

1957 Townspeople – Day Players/Extras – all ages/genders/sizes/shapes. People going about their business.

1964 Welcoming Committee – Day Players/Extras – all ages/genders/sizes/shapes.

1989 Trade Store – Day Players/Extras – all ages/genders/sizes/shapes. Families or elder individuals preferred but not limited to.

1989 College Class – Day Players/Extras – late teens-early 20’s/all genders/sizes/shapes.

1989 Townspeople – Day Players/Extras – all ages/genders/sizes/shapes. People going about their business.

http://www.hesaidshesaidproductions.com/

Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.

Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.