Robinson Film Center will host writer-director Zack Godshall as a filmmaker-in-residence in August, says Alex Kent.
During a 10-day master class with 15 to 20 students, Godshall will produce an original short film called “Calponia” and lead a multi-day workshop on short-film production.
On Saturday, June 26, between 1 and 4 p.m., Godshall will host a casting call at Fairfield Studios, 1510 Fairfield Ave., in Shreveport. For the short film, he is looking to cast the following speaking roles:
• Calponia - Caucasian girl, ages 9-12
• Junifer - Caucasian boy, 9-12
• Lucian - Caucasian man, 60-80
• Gabriel - Caucasian man, 35-60
• Balthazar - Caucasian man, 35-60
The casting call is free and open to anyone who fits the above descriptions. Actors should come prepared to do cold readings and improvisations. Minors who wish to audition must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The short film is a non-union production. Actors and students will not be paid for participating in this nonprofit education residency, but they will receive credit and a copy of the film.
Zack Godshall was recently named the Louisiana Filmmaker of the Year by the New Orleans Film Festival for his new documentary “God’s Architects.” Godshall’s first film, “Low and Behold,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won numerous awards at film festivals around the country. He currently lives in Baton Rouge where he is the Screenwriter-In-Residence at LSU.
Godshall’s residency is part of the Robinson Film Center’s media education program. The workshop will be offered at no cost to students, and it will require a 10-day time commitment in early August. More details will be released during the first week of July.