I am in the early production stages of casting for a feature film, BACKSTAGE.

My previous work:
Ramesses trailer:
Monster trailer:

This film focuses on the backstage life of community theater. It will highlight the behind the scenes chaos and shenanigans that occur as this fictional theater prepares to put on their show. It’s an ensemble cast that will be a comedy/drama.

I am looking for NON-UNION actors. Actors will be given a small stipend for their involvement. LOCAL HIRE ONLY. Travel and housing will NOT be provided. Filming will be in the Northern Delaware area.

What am I looking for?
Hazel: FEMALE. ANY ETHNICITY. AGE 25-30. One of the leading ladies of the production. She frequently argues with the leading man. She is most invested in this production than any other actor. Meanwhile she is in a relationship with another cast member that begins to go sour.
Anna: FEMALE. AFRICAN AMERICAN / INDIAN / ASIAN. AGE 25-35. The director of the stage production. She is the leader. Strong. Confident. Sassy. Intelligent. She has strong values and opinions for her production and won’t stop until her vision becomes reality.
Frank: MALE. ANY ETHNICITY. AGE 40 – 60. One of the co-stars of the production. He is a veteran to the stage, but has vastly been overlooked. He is increasingly angry at Robert who is an inexperienced actor, but has a bigger role than him.
Ed: MALE. ANY ETHNICITY. 25 – 40. One of the co-stars of the production. Thinks very highly of himself. He is always eating (a running gag throughout the film).
Robert: MALE. ANY ETHNICITY. Age 30 – 60. One of the co-stars of the production. A very inexperienced actor. He can barely remember his lines. He has a feud with Robert.
Shannon: FEMALE. ANY ETHNICITY. Age 30 – 60. One of the co-stars of the production. Very diva-like and demanding. She expects people to fix her problems at her request. Causes friction with other actors in the show.

When will shooting begin?
We expect to shoot in June 2022. Meetings, rehearsals, and table reads will occur in the months/weeks, leading up to shooting.

Availability MUST BE FLEXIBLE. If you have a job that requires you to only film on the weekends – this is NOT the gig for you.

All interested parties please send Headshot/Resume AND an acting reel showcasing your work. I need to see what you can do! If you do not send footage of your previous work, you will NOT be considered. Please send to the director, Kevin Austra at Please e-mail what role(s) you are interested in as well.

If interested, I will follow up with you on how to proceed. Thank you for submitting!