The Charles Effect



SAG Short Film
Production Company: Red Zeppelin Productions LLC. 
Producers: Theodore Adams III, Victoria Chang, Theodore Adams IV
Executive Producers: Tara Kathleen Gorman & Jai Jamison
Director: Theodore Adams III
Screenwriter: Theodore Adams III
Casting Director: Anne Chapman
Casting Assistants: Tracia Austin & Alyssa Price
Shoot dates: 2 days in September, 2018. Exact dates TBD
Shoot location: Northern Virginia, USA
Audition: Via Self-tape
Callback: TBD August, 2018 in Northern Virginia
Rate: $150-300/shoot day

Auditions will be primarily via self-tape.  Please let us know if you are a Virginia/DC local.  We would love to see you in person if possible. Actors on the autism spectrum are encouraged to submit.



Charles Jones is a participant in an experimental research project to see if people living on the autism spectrum can use their unique perspective to find cures in the medical field.  Always finding it painful to express his ideas, Charles desperately wants to contribute an unconventional solution for a cancer treatment.  His extreme anxiety communicating with others is frustrating and debilitating, and he must find a way to step out of his own world or an important medical breakthrough might be lost in his silence.




Male, 25-35yrs, Any Ethnicity.  Sharp, alert, sensitive, pensive and a bit awkward. Frequently experiences the world in an alternative reality where adults can appear as children or senior citizens depending upon how comfortable he is in a situation. CHARLES has always found it difficult, if not outright painful to communicate and almost exclusively avoids physical contact.  He is willing to challenge himself to get his breakthrough solution in front of his colleagues.

Shoots 2 days. $300/shoot day.



Male, 60+, Any Ethnicity.  Professorial, with an Ivy League intellect. Wise and kind. Very deliberate yet nurturing.  Creating a program that places autistic students in cancer research projects, he sees their unique potential, hoping their perspectives may offer solutions that might not otherwise be considered.  DR. SNOW has a fatherly bond with CHARLES.

Shoots 1 day.  $150/shoot day.



Male, 40s, Any Ethnicity.  Shares all the same qualities as OLDER DOCTOR SNOW.  Totally committed to finding a cure for cancer and is willing to risk his own reputation to make his experimental research project a success.  Has a tender side, is in touch with his emotions, not afraid to shed a tear.

Shoots 1 day.  $150/shoot day.



Female, 60+, Any Ethnicity. Maternal and nurturing.  MS. DAVIS is a teacher specializing in students on the autism spectrum.  Caring and kind with a sense of humor.  She has an uncanny ability to make people feel safe enough to stretch beyond their comfort zone and shine.  Takes great pride in all of her students.

Shoots 1 day.  $150/shoot day



Female, 40s, Any Ethnicity. Shares all the same qualities as OLDER MS. DAVIS.  Has a wonderfully charming smile and the gift of making everyone feel comfortable.

Shoots 1 day.  $150/shoot day


Submission instructions:

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