Film and Music Director Kevin Slack has begun casting a new short film entitled “The Drought” about an elderly Brooklyn resident contemplating his daily routine as an umbrella street vendor during a discouraging and persistent drought.

The film was written by Kevin Slack and is being produced by Allison Vanore and Nicole Scarano.

This short film is scheduled to be filmed in the New York area February, 2011. Auditions will be held in early December, 2010 in Manhattan. Compensation will depend on union status and experience. More details here.

Actors Needed:

JONAS (78) Lead / Male / Caucasian Description: Brooklyn resident – umbrella street vendor, worn by age, whose job is made obsolete in the face of a persistent drought – seeking male actor with aged/weathered look, thin white hair.

MARCO (26) Supporting / Male / Hispanic Description: Brooklyn resident – a friendly, resourceful street vendor who is good at making money – seeking Hispanic male with boxer build.

FRANK (47) Supporting / Male / Caucasian Description: Brooklyn resident – Jonas’ neighbor – must be comfortable smoking cigar

JANET (30s) Featured (no lines) / Female / Caucasian Description: Jonas’s wife we see in his apartment – she is a soothing presence – seeking a beautiful 30s-something sweetheart type, brunette with freckles.

HOMELESS (40s-60s) Under 5 / Male / All Ethnicities Description: homeless man who digs through trash – worn down look – speaks to residents and passersby.

Sara Marie Casting is currently seeking submissions for “The Drought.” To submit for any of these roles, please email headshot and resume to Please indicate the role for which you are submitting.

For a sample of Kevin’s work, take a moment to check out his latest music video or chat him up on Twitter!

Gillian Visco – You Are a Mountain from Kevin Slack on Vimeo.