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OPEN AUDITIONS: Casting for Student Thesis Films - Saturday, May 4

When: 05/04/2019 | 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Where: 2040 Crooks Rd
Suite B
Troy, MI 48084

Motion Picture Institute

If you're an aspiring actor looking to get cast in a film project, this is the event for you.

Our film school students are now casting for their upcoming thesis films — their final projects for graduation.

Many of these projects are film festival bound which make them a great vehicle for actors to not only practice the craft, but gain some valuable exposure.    

This is Motion Picture Institute's 20th Annual Thesis Casting Call. This event is open to the public. Parts range all ages, genders, and ethnicities.

When:  Saturday - May 4th.

Time:   12:00pm to 3:00pm. (doors shut after 3 pm and we'll finish those who are inside).

Who:    Motion Picture Institute student filmmakers seeking aspiring actors (you!).

Where: Motion Picture Institute - 2040 Crooks Rd, Ste. B, Troy, MI 48084

What to bring:  Yourself, dress casually, headshot preferred but not required, acting resume preferred but not required.

What to expect: Sign in at the front desk, drop off any headshot resume, you'll be directed to an area with prepared sides (cold reads).  Choose the parts you wish to audition for.  You'll be guided to the station where the filmmakers will watch and listen to your performance.  All actors will be videotaped.  You may audition for as many parts as you like that are available.

Follow-up:  If you are selected for a part you will be contacted within the following 10 days.


Following is a list of all the characters and actor types for the films actors will be auditioning for that day.

There will be a few late additions to the film list, available when you arrive. Sides will be only be available on the day of auditions.

View Full Character Breakdowns

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Just come in between 11:30AM and 3:00PM. Come as early as you can, because late arrivals will have to wait on longer lines.

Please bring a headshot or a recent photo to include in our Actor Database. It doesn't have to be professionally done. We just need a reference for your "look" to include in our files.

If you have further questions you can email us at or call us at 248-528-1760.






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