‘Department’

Expires: 2024/04/29
Description

Casting “Department,” a feature film. Target runtime 100min. Synopsis: After losing her apartment in a breakup, a lowly government worker is ordered to return to in-person office, only to realize that she doesn’t know — in fact, nobody knows — what this large, eccentric Department does.

Out-of-state submissions allowed, if willing to travel. To be presented at the Cannes Marché du Film in 2025.

11 Project roles
DIANA
18
-
25
y.o.
All Ethnicities
A dyed-in-the-wool skeptic of anything and everything, but forced to adapt to the world that demands money for rent. Diana spent most of the pandemic being shuffled around from department to department within local government to the point where she is unsure who she works for, or what she does exactly. She’s almost relieved when she receives the notice to return to the office, and that’s where the adventures begin.
Application deadline closed.
OSCAR
55
-
77
y.o.
Oscar died a year ago of mesothelioma and doesn’t know he is a ghost. Being the loyal worker he was in life, his ghost only knows that he needs to be at the office, making him the most uninteresting haunter in paranormal history.
Application deadline closed.
CARLA
35
-
44
y.o.
A single parent with two kids, Carla is bothered by the neglect of a park at the heart of her neighborhood. She doesn’t want to get involved in local politics, but felt it her duty to bring attention to this. She just wants a good future for her kids, and is worried that this city might not be the place for her.
Application deadline closed.
FREDERIC
25
-
44
y.o.
A mix of a Silicon Valley type and a lonely Arab oil prince, he has made more money than any human being ever should have, who has no idea what to do with it, but also is unbothered with not knowing. He doesn’t lord it over other, poorer people (i.e. everybody) but he’s aware of what money can do. He doesn’t remember the last time he wasn’t able to buy something, and nowadays he’s got a taste for charming old family homes.
Application deadline closed.
INTERN
18
-
24
y.o.
An absolute chameleon. This intern is designed to climb the ladder in any workplace. You have a belief? They believe the same thing. You need something done? They’re on it. Most infuriating of all: they’ll actually get it done pretty well.
Application deadline closed.
ALEX
18
-
24
y.o.
An absolute chameleon. This intern is designed to climb the ladder in any workplace. You have a belief? They believe the same thing. You need something done? They’re on it. Most infuriating of all: they’ll actually get it done pretty well.
Application deadline closed.
NIKO
25
-
34
y.o.
Niko wore a shirt one day to the office that was described by a coworker as ethnic. Now, he is the person every visiting dignitary stops to say hello to, to pay respect to diversity. Niko doesn’t take it as an insult, but rather a blank check to spend office hours getting really, really good at Age of Empires II, a decades old video game.
Application deadline closed.
VELMA
45
-
54
y.o.
Velma is an HR director, and she loves people. She doesn’t like it when people have any issues whatsoever though. She’s also not sure how she got this job, or what this department does, but she takes her HR role seriously, attending every conference and getting every certification. She also happens to be the niece of the most corrupt businessman in local history, who is doing a white-collar bid in prison upstate.
Application deadline closed.
FRANK
18
-
54
y.o.
Frank has been the Deputy Director of the Department for his whole career. Literally, his first job. He loves his job and could not explain it to you. What he does know is that the higher-ups love him, give him free things, and pay him good, so it’s allllll fine. He also has anger issues but that’s none of your business.
Application deadline closed.
SISTER AGNES
35
-
44
y.o.
Mother Theresa if Mother Theresa knew how to do a bang-up makeup job and rocked TikTok. Sister Agnes is the hope of a generation — a generation that wants to do good in the world, and make sure it’s seen. Also, maybe consider donation a few bucks to her organization? Link in bio.
Application deadline closed.
VALERIE
45
-
64
y.o.
A former lawyer and a current boss of bosses. She is the mountaintop. She can snap her finger and make your whole career disappear, along with the careers of everyone in your office, which she controls the funding of, the heating bills which she pays. Not a lot of luck on the dating apps but don’t bring it up. She will end you with a smile.
Application deadline closed.