Sunday, July 23, 2000

Volunteer actors invited to casting call

By Margaret McGurk
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Volunteer actors of all ages, especially African-Americans, are invited to an open casting call Wednesday for a short film by local commercial director Alphonzo Wesson III.

        Flickering Dreams, a semi-autobiographical story of an urban youth's love affair with movies and how they changed his life, will be a 30- or 40-minute program that Mr. Wesson intends to submit to a Showtime cable competition with a deadline less than a month away.

        The director said shooting will take place in Cincinnati Aug. 3-9, and will be edited for submission by the mid-August deadline.

        “It's a breakneck schedule,” the director said, “but I feel sometimes a tight schedule galvanizes you and brings out the best in people.”

        The production will be seeking African-American youngsters ages 10-12, adults in their 30s and 40s, and a “kindly old curmudgeon bookstore owner” who will age from 55 to 70 in the film.

        The casting call will run 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Arts Consortium, 1515 Linn St., West End. Details: 961-0671.


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