Casting: Richmond, Virginia

Independent Short Film Casting Call Shooting in Richmond, Virginia!

An independent short film from VCU Cinema alumni, seeking 1 actor (Female, portray age 18-25). Shoots 3 days between Feb 28-March 14.

Don’t Forget your Orange Galosh

Producer: Will James, BA Cinema VCUarts

Producer/Cinematographer: John Shutika, BA Cinema VCUarts

Writer/Director: Michelle Taft, BA Cinema VCUarts


Michelle is enamored with cats. When she overhears a speech from an unexpectedly inspirational exercise instructor, she decides to finally pursue her dream of cat ownership. Her roommate Wilma volunteers to go with her, and the two begin an absurd journey through the city, encountering many unexpected and illogical obstacles along the way. When Wilma experiences a terrible allergic reaction, Michelle is faced with an unexpected decision.


WILMA: Female, 18-25 years old, Any Ethnicity. Wilma is a smart, nerdy young woman who loves musical theater. In college, she intended to become a theater stage manager, but became an elementary school teacher instead, in order to have more philanthropic impact. Wilma has a self-conscious demeanor and avoids conflict, but often leans into sarcasm as a safety blanket in conversation with acquaintances. She has been roommates with Michelle for almost a year now, but doesn’t know her very well. Wilma wants to be better friends; she just doesn’t know how to get past Michelle’s aloof-ness.


Shoots 3 Days: one day per weekend; February 27-28; March 6-7 and March 13-14. Specific dates TBD.

Please note, we have a limited budget for travel and/or accommodations. Make a note if you have accommodation in Richmond and if you are able to get to Richmond by your own means.

Submitting does not guarantee an audition; you will be contacted with audition time if selected. Auditions will be conducted remotely.

Covid-safe protocols will be in place during the shoot.

Please note all castings are intended for Barbizon graduates registered with Barbizon Placement ONLY. Full casting and submission guidelines are emailed to the Barbizon Placement Division. Please send any casting inquiries to For more information about Barbizon visit