Casting Call: “The Key” probono inspirational short film

410 Garfield Films, Crooked Path FilmsPoorchild Films have partnered to produce an inspirational short film entitled: “The Key”.


“Some keys open doors… others can open your heart”.

We are now casting for the following roles:

DEREK – (Lead Male) – 13 to 15 year old boy. Caucasian. Must be able to convey wide range of emotions, including comedy.

Derek is cocky but witty and funny but loyal to Alex (lead female) beyond doubt. He’s got her back as only a true friend can. He admires her strength and grace through her tragedy. She always has been able to talk him into anything.

THE MYSTERIOUS CHILD – (Supporting) – 8 to13 year old girl. Any ethnicity. Confident and comfortable in whom she is. Able to convey poise and charm without being overly dramatic. Natural style.

The Mysterious Child is a comforting but guiding person who may be an Angel or other spirit sent to steer Alex (13 yr. old female lead) in the right direction. She is encouraging but aloof at the same. The actor needs to be a child who can deliver her lines with a natural style.   1 scenes, 16 lines


Filming Dates:
Project will be filmed the last three weekends in March.
March 13 & 14, 21 & 22, 27 &28.

Filming Locations:
Throughout the DFW Metroplex.

Film Synopsis:
The KEY is an inspirational, family friendly short film that takes you on a journey of discovery with young, Alex Clayton. It deals with her failing strength of faith, family and God. Alex must find value and a purpose for her life when no one else seems to care.
At her weakest moment, she is confronted by a mystery and quickly solicits the help of her best and only friend, Derek Otis. The two turn the small town of Harmony upside down in their search for answers. They soon find themselves on the wrong side of the law on their convoluted trial in their search for clues that takes them only deeper as they go.
Exhausted and at wits end, Alex must give in and let go of everything, only to find she may have never been alone or loved so much than right now.

The project will be submitted to various regional & national film festivals. Participants will receive IMDB credit, meals and a copy of the DVD. No pay is offered.

Please send resumes, headshots and contact info to:  Please place “MYSTERIOUS CHILD” in your subject line.
If you are selected for an audition, you will receive audition information via email.


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