Independent feature film ‘Galveston’ casting call

The indie crime thriller feature film “Galveston” will begin shooting on February 15, 2017 in the Savannah, Georgia area and email submissions are being accepted for several very featured roles that will be hand picked by the director. Film crew members can also submit resumes to the production office. Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Mélanie Laurent is directing the film from an adapted screenplay written by two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Nic Pizzolatto based on his novel of the same name. Pizzolatto is creator of the HBO crime drama series “True Detective”. Bruce Hall is 1st AD.

“Galveston” centers on Debt Collector and sometime-killer Roy Cady, who senses that his boss, a dangerous, violent and pitiless loan-shark, wants him dead, and his next routine assignment is indeed a death-trap. Yet what the would-be killers do to Roy is not the same as what he does to them. After a smoking spasm of violence, they are mostly dead and Roy is barely alive. Before making his getaway, Roy discovers young prostitute Raquel Arceneaux hiding in the back room, and he sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that prompts a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he flees New Orleans to Galveston, an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable. Rocky is too young, too tough, too sexy – and far too much trouble, especially when she makes a detour to liberate her 3 year old sister from the clutches of their seedy step-father. Like the smoke dancing upwards from a barrel of a gun, there is no way things are going to end well. This fragile trio hides in the battered seascape of Galveston’s country-western bars and fleabag motels, a world of treacherous drifters, rusting pickup trucks, and worn-out dreams. Any chance of a safe haven is soon lost. Rocky is a girl with secrets to hide, one that will pursue and damage Roy for a very long time to come in this powerful and atmospheric film noir.

Starring in “Galveston” is Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Elle Fanning playing the role of Raquel Arceneaux, and Daytime Emmy Award winner Ben Foster as Roy Cady. Independent Spirit Awards winner and Low Spark Films President Tyler Davidson will produce. Satellite Awards nominee Jean Doumanian will executive produce along with Patrick Daly, Kevin Flanigan, and Sean O’Brien. “Galveston” will be released in theaters sometime in 2018.

Galveston Casting Call Details

To be considered, all actors and extras must be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in the state of Georgia. You can find eligibility and work permit information in the Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook.

Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Mélanie Laurent is directing the indie feature film “Galveston”, and she is hand-picking the featured background roles listed below. You need to be local to Savannah GA, or can work as a local (meaning you have local friends/family that you can stay with) as production will not pay for travel. If you are available for roughly 12 hours of filming on the dates listed below, please follow the instructions to apply ASAP:

• GERALD’S SON (February 15) – Caucasian boy with brown hair around 7 or 8 yrs old (would like a real brother and sister if possible).

• GERALD’S DAUGHTER (February 15) – Caucasian girl with brown hair around 7 or 8 yrs old (would like a real brother and sister if possible).

• GERALD’S WIFE (February 15) – Gerald’s wife (2/15)- Caucasian, age 30s, a little overweight.

• TWO COPS (February 15).

• TWO CRAB SHACK WAITRESSES (February 20) – Must have actual waitressing experience.

• TWO BOXERS (February 22) – Athletic men to spar with a punching bag.

• VONDA (February 23) – Female, at least 21 years old to play 20ish. Attractive brunette. This is a very featured role that involves nudity. (flat rate of $250.00).

• SINKOWITZ (February 23) – Male, Caucasian, 50ish.

• DRUNK MAN (March 2) – Male with a character face, age 30’s – 50’s.

• CURTIS (March 2) – Male, Caucasian. Cowboy type, age 30ish.

• USED CAR SALESMAN (March 10) – Male, Caucasian. Age 60ish.

• STAN’S SIDEKICK (Date To Be Determined) – Caucasian male, age 60-ish, physically fit but not too body guard looking.


• TWO DETECTIVES (March 15).

The film also needs the following:

OSCAR GALE BODY DOUBLE (March 7) – Male, height 6’3, weight 275 lbs. (

To apply please follow these steps ASAP:

1) Please create a profile at, using the activation code: texas. If you already have a profile, simply add the new code to be registered for this film: add the code, “texas”, then click “add project”, then click “save info” (code = texas). BE SURE TO UPLOAD A PHOTO! They can only book you if they can see what you look like (photo does not need to be professional, just current. A current cell phone photo is fine).

2) Then email the casting director at: [email protected] with the heading of the role in which you are applying. (ex: Cop, Waitress, Vonda, Gerald’s son, etc.)

Galveston’s rates are as follows:

$64/8 for background actors.
$25.00 car bump if needed in film.
$25.00 featured extra bump if very featured.
$125/12 for standins and photodoubles.

Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)

New York:

Barden/Schnee Casting
150 W 28th Street
Suite 402
New York, NY 10001


Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

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Film Crew Members

Experienced film crew members available to work in the Savannah, GA area between February 16 – March 15 can submit resumes to the following:

[email protected]

Production Companies:

Jean Doumanian Productions
595 Madison Avenue
Suite 2200
New York, NY 10022

Embankment Films WE 020
242 Acklam Road
London W10 5JJ

Cinetic Media
555 West 25th Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10001

PHONE: 212-486-2626 FAX: 212-688-6236
STATUS: February 15 LOCATION: Savannah, GA
PRODUCER: Tyler Davidson – Jean Doumanian – Patrick Daly – Kevin Flanigan – Sean O’Brien – Drew Sykes
WRITER: Nic Pizzolatto DIRECTOR: Mélanie Laurent LP: Karri O’Reilly 1AD: Bruce Hall CAST: Ben Foster – Elle Fanning
LOW SPARK FILMS [email protected]
EMBANKMENT FILMS WE 020, 242 Acklam Road, London W10 5JJ +44 (0) 207 183 4739 [email protected]
CINETIC MEDIA 555 West 25th Street Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10001 212-204-7979 [email protected]

Executive Producers:

Patrick Daly
Jean Doumanian
Kevin Flanigan
Sean O’Brien


Tyler Davidson


Nic Pizzolatto


Mélanie Laurent


Elle Fanning – Raquel Arceneaux
Ben Foster – Roy Cady


A noirish crime thriller, Galveston centers on New Orleans hitman Roy Cady, diagnosed with lung cancer at 40. Before the cancer can do him in, however, he has more pressing concerns in the form of his mobster boss, who has decided to remove him from the business – and the world – via a set-up. Turning the tables, he goes on the run having rescued teenage hooker Raquel “Rocky” Arceneaux. He’s persuaded to pick up her baby sister Tiffany, and with his new wards in tow, heads to his titular hometown to scheme revenge and redemption.