Casting Call for Student Film, HOLY SMOKES (Feb-Mar 2024)

About the project and the company

When tomorrow’s final is due & neither of them have started, chronic daydreamer Bootstrap & a somewhat elusive Graham set off to get their essays done ASAP while doing as little actual work as possible.

HOLY SMOKES is a student BFA short film shooting this spring in the Seattle area. It’s a coming-of-age buddy comedy being produced by a passionate group of film students. BIPOC and LGBTQIA folks are highly encouraged to apply. Thanks for taking the time to check out our listing!

Location of Audition

Auditions will be self-taped and sent to the provided email address. If you would like an in-person audition, please send your headshots to the provided email address and be prepared to visit the downtown area of Seattle for the audition.

Other details

Due to our nature as a micro-budget film we are unable to pay for acting services but will happily provide meals for the time you are on set.

Audition requirements

Please provide your name, pronouns, and contact information before reading the sides provided for the character you wish to audition for. Auditions will be conducted via self-tape with the provided sides. Please apply before March 20th. Your time is appreciated!

Character breakdown / Project needs
Bootstrap Wasserman (Lead)
BOOTSTRAP WASSERMAN [he/him]: Bootstrap is a guy that is doing his best. He is a nihilist in the way where "nothing matters, why not help my friends?" He has poor executive functioning, and spends a lot of time Spaced Out. Early twenties.
Graham Smithers (Lead)
GRAHAM SMITHERS [he/him]: Graham is Bootstrap's roommate, and overall a decent fella. He was away from school for over a month, and still hasn't done the assignment!! He speaks a bit bluntly, and is emotionally distant. Early twenties. Must identify as trans-masc.
Mac Emerson Grantworth Fisher-Price III
MAC EMERSON GRANTWORTH FISHER-PRICE III [he/him]: If that's even his real name. Seemingly rich kid that dresses a bit old money, Mac is the class valedictorian. And while he is smart, we all understand the consequences of growing up in the "Gifted Kid Program." He's also a lil catty. Early - mid twenties.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

02/11/24 - 02/23/24

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle WA

Pay type

Food Food

Callbacks or second audition/interview?


Submission instructions

Please email headshots and a self tape to

Union Requirements

Open to All

Sides or script location

Equity Contract