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Eleven One Productions is currently casting for an actress (union or nonunion), any ethnicity, 38-50-years-old, for a paid dramatic role in a SAG low-budget, short film (less than 10 minutes in length) shooting Aug. 11 only, with rehearsal on Aug. 10, in Columbus, Ohio. Will be submitted in multiple film festivals.

Please send your reel, head shot, and resume to sgreegor@live.com ASAP.

23899079_10156254224493968_1603193712_nEleven One Productions is pleased to welcome Shannon Watts to the production of “Revenge Inc.” as the secretary. Shannon was drawn to the role because of the female focus, both in writing and direction. The script was written by Dianna Craig and will be produced/directed by Steph Greegor.

“I was very interested in this script, being female-written and directed,” said Watts. “There seems to be a more raw and honest creativity in this script than what I’ve seen before.”

Watts, who’s known for her work both in front of and behind the camera, said she’s drawn to her character’s pragmatic side, adding, “it mirrors my own personality somewhat.”

“I love that my character is all business, no nonsense,” said Watts. “Truthfully, all of the characters in the story are very strong in their own way.”

Watts won’t give away any spoilers about the script, but she did say, “The story is fantastic.”

Production begins in the spring of 2018.

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Ian Short

Eleven One Productions is thrilled to have the talented Ian Short, a founding company member of Available Light Theatre and performer with BalletMet, CATCO, Gallery Players among others, join the cast of “Revenge, Inc.” as the short film’s antagonist, Martin.

“I enjoyed the script when I read it,” said Short of the 10-minute thriller. “I think Dianna Craig is a talented actress, so it would be great to work with her.”
Craig write the short film, which was purchased by Eleven One in the fall of 2017 and set for production in March of 2018. Craig will also star opposite Short.
“I’m most drawn to (my character’s) vulnerability, even as he proceeds with a laser focus to accomplish his goals,” said Short, who uses his own laser focus to prepare for roles. “I will do paperwork about the character and look at his objectives, his obstacles and how he attempts to overcome those obstacles.”
The obstacles and unique viewpoint of the character are what drew Short to the project.
“It’s the unique premise as well as the twists and turns that spin out of that premise,” said Short, whose television and film credits include Reverend Stevens in the Hallmark Film “The Christmas Spirit” and the principal role of Sam Thorn in the action film “Chain of Command.” “That (my character) is a contradiction in many ways. He is not what he seems to be, but he is also exactly who he says he is.”
See the rest of the cast HERE.

Headshot_Dianna Craig 2016 (2)Columbus-based actress and writer Dianna Craig will star in the short film, “Revenge, Inc.,” produced by local company Eleven One Productions. Craig wrote the short, which was purchased by Eleven One in the fall of 2017.

“I started writing this script with a role for myself, so that I wasn’t just sitting around and waiting for other work to fall in my lap,” said Craig, a seasoned actress represented by CAM Talent Agency. “What interests me about this character is how we persist in circumstances that feel overwhelmingly negative. Whether it’s guilt or regret because of past actions, frustrations with current events, or friction within an unsatisfying job situation, there are a lot of ways to be overwhelmed but nevertheless, we persist.”

That persistence in the face of emotional dissatisfaction creates an irony that Craig was drawn to writing, and now portraying, saying “The pain of her regret versus the fact that she works in a business that helps other people ease their own pain, without really seeing how to help herself” is what drew her in.
Craig said the notion of this film being interpreted as an alternate reality or “as a glimpse at our totally real and not-too-distant future,” is what she finds most interesting about the script. As for the character, Dianna is drawn to how “she decides to take responsibility and accept punishment, in a way and within a system that she understands.”
Filming begins in 2018.

Eleven One Productions is currently casting for the role of “Receptionist” in its upcoming production “Revenge Inc.” A one day shoot in late February. Union and nonunion actors welcome for this paid role.

RECEPTIONIST DESCRIPTION: Female, 20s, any ethnicity.

Please send resume with subject line “Revenge Inc – Receptionist” to elevenone@elevenoneproductions.com

 

 

Dianna Craig
Dianna Craig, shown here in promotional photos for Eleven One Productions’ upcoming short film, “Nellie,” sold her first script to EOP this month. It was also the first script acquisition for Eleven One.

COLUMBUS ~ Eleven One Productions is pleased to announce its first script acquisition from Dianna Craig, a Columbus-based actress and screenwriter, who spent a decade in New York City before making her way to Columbus.

“Revenge Inc.,” is Craig’s first script sale. The short script, a suspense, will begin production in early 2018. Eleven One Productions owner and director Steph Greegor will helm the film.

“I’ve gotten to know Steph through work on other projects, to the point that I trusted her enough to share the script,” said Craig. “Her creative vision for the project was very much in line with my own…I felt the story was ‘safe’ with her.”

The short film, which examines the “volatile, payback culture” we live in, will feature Craig in its lead role.

“I originally wrote the script as a vehicle for myself as an actress, so the biggest key contract point was that I would be cast in the lead role,” said Craig, who, as a female screenwriter, continues to create work for herself as an actor. “As a FEMALE screenwriter, based on what I’m making me do and say, I’m way more angry than I ever realized, about how difficult it can be for women to safely navigate their own lives.”

“Revenge” looks to answer questions such as “What do we deserve when we make mistakes? And what counts as a redeemable mistake versus intentional damaging behavior?” said Craig. “I’m proud of the concept and the execution of it. I worked hard on this script, went through multiple drafts, and finally arrived at a finished product I’m excited to share.”

Craig is a self-described “Army brat,” whose childhood saw her living in Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, and Kentucky, before she moved to New York and studied acting as an adult. She has earned roles in multiple films and commercial projects and is represented by Heyman Talent. Craig is currently polishing two feature-length scripts and will star in Eleven One’s upcoming short film, “Nellie.”

Eleven One Productions is based in Columbus, Ohio, and has produced two short films with two films in production. The short film “Olsky,” directed by Greegor, is a festival-accepted, Emmy-nominated, short starring Aaron Massey. Learn more at www.elevenoneproductions.com.

 

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