Asking For It - An Emerson College BA Capstone Film

ASKING FOR IT, an Emerson BA Capstone Film, is a dramatic narrative about the impact of street harassment on Tara and her peers, before they decide to take matters into their own hands. CASTING CALL DATES: Monday, October 3rd @ Piano Row Campus Center 113 (150 Boylston St. in Boston) 3:00pm-6:00pm Tuesday, October 4th @ Piano Row Campus Center 113 (150 Boylston St. in Boston) 5:00pm-8:00pm Friday, October 7th @ Piano Row Campus Center 232 (150 Boylston St. in Boston) 2:30pm-5:30pm Director/Writer: Hannah Carpenter Producer: Matthew Planer Director of Photography: Nydia Hartono Our shoot dates are OCTOBER 28-30 and NOVEMBER 4-6. Not every character will be called for both weekends though, so check availability based on the characters you are interested in. Please bring a résumé & headshot if you have one and/or send samples of your work or your reel to If you are unable to attend one of the casting calls but are still interested in auditioning, please send a résumé, headshot, briefly which character you’re in and why, and any examples you have of your work!

Location: Boston


Contact (Email): matthew_planer@emersonedu

Actor (Non-Union) (RORY (M/F/Nonbinary, Early 20s) Tara’s significant other, a compassionate though preoccupied student. Needed: November 6th)Nobody yet. Apply?
Actor (Non-Union) (MS. GRIER (Female, 30s) Tara’s biology professor, whose interest in non-patriarchal animal societies acts as a hint of the animalistic behavior about to play out in the film. Needed: During October 28-30, (exact date pending))Nobody yet. Apply?
Actor (Non-Union) (STREET CREEPS (Male, 18-45) We’ll be casting 5 main street creeps, whose misogynistic comments and actions vary from passive to aggressive, and eventually taste the karma of their actions. Needed: Varies, October 28-30. Each man would be called on)Nobody yet. Apply?
Actor (Non-Union) (NATE (Male, Early 20s) Syd’s boyfriend, a kind soul whose empathy for the ladies’ conflicts with street harassment is only limited by his own experiences. He brings the male perspective but with a grain of salt, and tries to be a supportive figur)Nobody yet. Apply?
Actor (Non-Union) (SYD (Female, Early 20s) Tara’s roommate and friend. Syd’s a mellow and warm roommate, whose friendship with Tara is somewhere between mother and sister, with a shared apprehension for entitled street creeps. She’s been with Nathan for about a y)Nobody yet. Apply?
Actor (Non-Union) (JILL (Female, Early 20s, WOC) Jill is classmate and friend of Tara’s whose fearless temperament and flair for chatter make her a positive, though sometimes overwhelming, presence. Her boldness wavers when she’s sexually harassed, giving way to a )Nobody yet. Apply?
Actor (Non-Union) (TARA (Female, Early 20s) Tara is a college student, whose normal quiet and comfortable nature contrasts with the deep-seated anxiety she internalizes when she encounters street harassment. She presents cool autonomy in her disposition to mask the pan)Nobody yet. Apply?

Project owners: Matthew Planer

Added to Open Calls on October 2nd, 2016.

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