Production Title: Damien Chazelle’s ‘Whiplash’ Scene

Independent/Student/Studio: Student

Union/Non-Union: Non-Union

Production Type: Scene

Production Format: HD
Production Location: Austin
Production Start Date: 02/20/2015

Production Wrap Date: 02/22/2015

Production Schedule: 1 Day Shoot

Writer(s): Damien Chazelle

Director(s): Zachary Purcell
Email Address for Cast / Crew Submissions:

Synopsis: An in-depth filmed performance of one scene from the movie Whiplash (2014). It’s a great opportunity to flesh out the characters of the script in a thorough manner–taking the focus away from creating and planning an entire production and narrowing in on an in-depth performance of one scene. It’s a powerful moment in the movie and resonates emotionally even as a stand alone piece.

NOTE: This is not an attempt to remake the movie scene as closely as possible–rather an attempt accurately and emotionally bring the characters of the script to life. Preferably you have not seen the movie or even the trailer–we want to approach this with a fresh mindset!


Character Breakdowns:

[ ANDREW ][ MALE ][ AGE: 18-25 ]
Andrew is an eager and determined music student at Shaffer Music Conservatory in New York–one of the best in the world. He is willing to do whatever it takes to become the best Jazz drummer of his generation.

[ FLETCHER ][ MALE ][ AGE: 40-60 ]
An alpha male if there ever was one. Fletcher is a dominant and imposing character–unapologetic to anyone he offends on his quest to mentor the next great musician. His character is strong and imposing, but also subtle and humble in a unique way.


2 Audition times will be held:

Saturday (Feb 14th) 
10am to 12pm                 CMB 4.122 Studio 4D
Sunday (Feb 15th)
 5pm to 7pm                       CMB 4.102 TV Studio 4A

Audition Location: CMB (covered in large black panels w/o windows)

Audition Address: 2504 Whitis Avenue Austin, Texas 78705

*email me if neither of these times work for you*


Crew Positions Needed:

Director of Photography


Boom Operator

Cast and Crew is Non-Paid

Additional Compensation: Film Credit, digital copy for reel/ portfolio

Meals: Good Food (Which Which, Vert’s, Einsteins NOT PIZZA), Snacks and Beverages 

Email Address for Cast / Crew Submissions: