Project Title:  Easement

Independent/Student/Studio: Student
Union/Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Short Film
Production Format: HD

Producer(s):  Olivia Biehle
Director(s):  Ben Ellsworth-Feher
Additional Attached Crew: Sarah Hennigan

Synopsis:  Easement is the story of a surveyor in 1960s rural Texas who is shot without warning. An elderly woman comes to his aid but soon the surveyor realizes that she pulled the trigger – mistaking him for a thief in fearful delusion. Together they must reach civilization before he succumbs to his wound.

Length:  Under 15 minutes
Type:  Narrative Drama
Format:  HD Video

Shooting Locations: Austin

Production Start Date: 01/09/2015
Production Wrap Date: 01/15/2015
Production Schedule: 6 days

Meals Provided for Shoots Exceeding 6 Hours: YES

Casting Call

Bill (40-55), PAID:
Learned cartography during the war but never saw action. Now he methodically wanders the countryside as a journeyman laying out new roads. However, he must always leave before his project brings development. His injury marks the first time he is forced to contemplate his own mortality.

Esther (60-75), PAID:
Self-sufficient homesteader who was isolated from her neighbors when the power company flooded the valley. Unsentimental yet indelibly tied to the past. She is beginning to realize her forgetfulness is a sign of something besides old age.

Compensation:  Paid Acting Roles Available

Will accept digital submissions: YES

Crew Call

Compensation:  Unpaid crew positions available

Submission Info

We are auditioning by appointment at University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday, November 19th at 3:30-10pm and on Sunday, November 23rd starting at 11am. Please email to schedule an audition. Once scheduled, we will email sides and directions to the audition.

We are a non-union film, and there are five paid days guaranteed with a sixth day expected. Our shoot dates are January 9-15.

Contact Info:
Olivia Biehle