‘Dead Heat’

Expires: 2024/05/02
Description

Casting “Dead Heat,” a Boston University student film about a recent college dropout who struggles to bet himself out of debt through horse racing before a threatening bookie takes care of business.

7 Project roles
Rich
Male
18
-
28
y.o.
All Ethnicities
A recent college dropout who spends his days in a seedy Off-Track Betting (OTB) room. Rich is a quick, decisive character who struggles with his gambling addiction. Rich studies horses and makes bets from his knowledge. Bothered from the outside world and the guilt of his past, Rich inhabits the OTB site as his protection. When he uses the last of his college loans, he desperately borrows money from his bookie, Doc to make up for his losses.
Application deadline closed.
Doc
Male
50
-
80
y.o.
White / European Descent
A heavy-set, sluggish man who is the unofficial bookie of the OTB site. Doc is the true depiction of a gambling addiction: he has lost his family, his hygiene, and himself through gambling. He doesn’t leave his desk. He makes a living through other bettors as he places bets for others. As calculated and powerful as he is, there is a warm and gentle side to him.
Application deadline closed.
Tracey
Female
35
-
58
y.o.
Rich’s mother is a single mom who works as a waitress for the local diner. She’s aware of Rich’s poor decision-making but chooses to disconnect from him. Tracey struggles financially from what we can assume comes from her late husband and her son’s common addiction to horse betting.
Application deadline closed.
Older Gentleman
Female
50
-
80
y.o.
Old Gentleman / Marty is an OTB regular (daily). Few speaking lines. He will also serve as a background character.
Application deadline closed.
OTB (Off Tracking Betting) Extra
40
-
80
y.o.
Background actors who print vouchers, carry cigarettes, and bet on horse races. Needs to be older (preferably gray hair/ bald) and look disheveled. Additionally, will need to have the ability to scream on command at the horse races.
Application deadline closed.
Son
Male
8
-
14
y.o.
This son will be mirroring the innocence of the now grown-up and addicted main character!
Application deadline closed.
Crony
30
-
60
y.o.
Intimidating person that hurts whoever Doc tells them to
Application deadline closed.