LolaIntroducing Lola Jane Hollins to our short film, “Nellie!” This beauty just turned 4-years-old on Valentines Day. Lola was adopted by her family at 16-weeks-old. She’s a fierce lover, a best friend to her 6-pound Chihuahua/Poodle adopted brother, and strives endlessly to please her human family. She loves to fetch, run, take long walks, and is an awesome guard dog. Lola doesn’t rest until all her human family members are home in bed. She does have a kryptonite which is tennis balls and treats ~ which we plan to give her tons of on set! Welcome, Lola!

 

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“The Third Period” is a feature-length drama set in the hockey world. It will be shot in Columbus, Ohio, across June and July 2019. Ohio Film Group set to produce.

Union and Non-Union actors welcome to submit for listed roles. These are paid roles. This will be considered a low-budget SAG/AFTRA film. Ohio, regional, and national actors are invited to submit.

Directions for Submitting:

Email to submit: elevenone@elevenoneproductions.com

Subject line of Email: The Third Period | “Role your submitting for”

Body of Email: Include your resume/CV, a head shot, link to reels or IMDb profile

Please understand: This film will take 2-6 months to cast. If you don’t hear anything right away, don’t panic! We will follow-up with everyone who submits.

 

LOGLINE: 

An aging hockey star must battle his way back from injury and addiction to win big in the third period of his life.

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS

PRINCIPAL ROLES:

Mike Olsky | 35-38 year-old, white male, MUST be able to play hockey or learn to play, Pro Athlete
Teddy Hendrix | 24-28 year-old, white male, MUST be able to play hockey or learn to play, Pro Athlete
Bella | 32-38 year-old, white female, Mike’s wife
Pops | 60-65 year-old, white male, Mike’s father
Tuck | 33-38 year-old, white male, MUST be able to play hockey or learn to play, Pro Athlete
Marie | 55-65 year-old, white female, Mike’s Mom
Ana | 16 year-old, white female, Mike’s daughter, MUST be able to play hockey or learn to play
Johnny | 13 year-old, white male, Mike’s son
Coach Jackman | 50-60 year-old, white male, MUST be able to skate or learn to skate
Dan Ashton | 35-38 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Reporter
Dr. Rosten | 35-45 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Psychologist, Jeff Goldblum type
Doc | 35-50 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Team Doctor
Bobbi Bromba | 30-38 year-old, female, any ethnicity, Reporter
Gary Grines | 50-65 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Play-by-Play Guy
Rick Cotter | 35-45 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Broadcaster
Chary | 20-24 year-old, white male, MUST be able to play hockey or learn to play, Pro Athlete
Cots | 20-24 year-old, white male, MUST be able to play hockey or learn to play, Pro Athlete
Jean-Luc Paquet | 25-30 year-old, white male, GOALIE, MUST be able to play hockey or learn to play, Pro Athlete
Glaz | 25-30 year-old, white male, MUST be able to play hockey or learn to play, Pro Athlete
Trainer | 25-30 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Pro Athlete
Paige | 16-year-old, female, any ethnicity, MUST be able to play hockey or learn to play

ADDITIONAL ROLES:

Carter | 30-38 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Drunk driver
Dalton | 30-38 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Bartender
Female Bartender | 19-23 year-old, female, any ethnicity
Bar Scene Extras | 18-65, male or female, any ethnicity
Bar Scene Extras | 18-65, male or female, any ethnicity
John | 55-65 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Hendrix’s father
Cale | 55-65 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Photo guy at drug store
Pharmacy Scene Extras (Interior) | 18-65, male or female, any ethnicity
Pharmacy Scene Extras (Exterior) | 18-65, male or female, any ethnicity
Boston Teammates | 25-30 year-old, males, any ethnicity, MUST be able to play hockey or learn to play, Pro Athletes
Bar Extras | 18-65, male or female, any ethnicity
Hockey crowd extras | any age, male or female, any ethnicity
Main Hockey Team | 25-30 year-old, males, any ethnicity, MUST be able to play hockey or learn to play, Pro Athletes
7 Additional Hockey Teams | 25-30 year-old, males, any ethnicity, MUST be able to play hockey or learn to play, Pro Athletes
Press Box Extras | 25-65, male or female, any ethnicity
Fan extras with Signs | any age, male or female, any ethnicity
Briggs | 20-23 year-old, male, any ethnicity, MUST be able to play hockey or learn to play, Smartass type with lines
Linesman | 25-45 year-old, male, any ethnicity, MUST be able to play hockey or learn to play, With lines
Game Linesmen | 25-45 year-old, male, any ethnicity, MUST be able to play hockey or learn to play
Jack Jonahs | 25-30 year-old, male, any ethnicity, MUST be able to play hockey or learn to play, Pro Athlete
Guy #1 |  35-40 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Hockey fan with speaking lines
Guy #2 |  35-40 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Hockey fan with speaking lines
Ed Grober | 55-70 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Grouchy Newspaper Editor
Cop #1 | 35-40 year-old, male or female, any ethnicity
Cop #2 | 25-30 year-old, male or female, any ethnicity
Harvey | 23-28 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Teammate on IR, Pro Athlete
Team Suite extras (2-3) | 25-45 year-old, males, any ethnicity, Pro Athletes/Team Brass
Howie | 25-30 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Team PR person
Media scrum extras | Will be the same as press box extras
Olsky Team Coaching/Athletic/Equipment Staff | 25-65, male, any ethnicity
E.R. Hospital Staff extras | any age, male or female, any ethnicity
E.R. waiting room extras | any age, male or female, any ethnicity
Rookie player | 25-30 year-old, male, any ethnicity, MUST be able to play hockey or learn to play, Pro Athlete
Team staff extras | 25-65, male or female, any ethnicity
Funeral home extras | any age, male or female, any ethnicity
Team Pilot and staff extras | 25-65, male or female, any ethnicity
Anthem singer extra | 25-65, male or female, any ethnicity, MUST be able to sing the national anthem
Airport extras | any age, male or female, any ethnicity
Player’s wives extras | 23-45, female, any ethnicity, Pro Athlete Wives
Ron | 50-65 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Paige’s father
Dominic | 35-50 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Attorney
Rehab Doctor | 35-45 year-old, male or female, any ethnicity, Rehab Doctor
Rehab Facility staff extras | 25-65, male or female, any ethnicity
Rehab Facility patient extras | 25-65, male or female, any ethnicity
Carson | 25-30 year-old, male, any ethnicity, Male Nurse
Hotel Bartender | 25-30 year-old, male, any ethnicity
Team brass | 45-65, male, any ethnicity
Christopher | 10 year-old, male, any ethnicity
Prison/Jail extras | 25-65, male or female, any ethnicity
Post office worker | 25-30 year-old, male or female, any ethnicity

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.

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Introducing Columbus-based Brett Hunt in his first role as the guard, “Barrett,” who investigates a suspicious incident during “Nellie.”

“With this being my first role as an actor, I believe it was a perfect fit for me,” said Hunt. “My character is raw and impressionable, has that ‘new to the job’ feel as if he recently joined this (jail). He wants to do his job and do it the right way, but  he also knows where he is and the history of the world he now lives in. And in some places, the world doesn’t always work the way it should. He’s a character that we meet at his most impressionable moment and we get to learn which direction his moral compass points.”

Hunt said the script is what drew him into the role, as well as the depth of the characters.

“As I try to write my own scripts, I’ve developed such an admiration for great shorts that can tell a complete story, and this is one of those,” said Hunt. “In the limited pages and time, you are able to get a real sense that you’ve been with the main characters, in this world, and can easily envision life for them before the events of this story. To have that connection and then experience the events of this story with them is so much fun. The opportunity to be involved with a writer/director who is able to accomplish that is an honor, a blessing, and a great way to start acting.”

Hunt said understanding the morality of his character and why he makes choices the way he does will be integral to playing Barrett well.

“He knows how to do his job. He knows right from wrong. But he also knows that he’s ‘not in Kansas anymore’ and that things aren’t necessarily by the book in this town,” said Hunt. “What he does with that ultimately shapes who this guy is.”

All the characters are uniquely positioned to grow in this short film and they use humor within the darkness to do so. It’s a natural caveat of this particular world, said Hunt, who said he believes the lightness adds to the film.

“I believe it is all in the truth of the character and the world they live in. Knowing (my) character, the world (he’s) lived in, and the experiences in life ultimately help and allow you to play to the humor in situations where society would cringe,” said Hunt. “To the characters in this world though, these situations are ‘just another day’ or maybe just a funny way of life sorting itself out.”

“Nellie” begins production in March 2018.

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Joe Kidd, a Central Ohio-based actor, producer, director, and Marine, joins the cast of “Nellie” as one of its guards, Smitty, a sarcastic, but lovable character that adds lightness to the film.

“It’s an awesome character that adds a little humor to break up some pretty intense moments,” said Kidd, who’s been involved with filmmaking for more than 10 years. “Nellie” will be his 60th project. “I’m excited to be a part of such an amazing cast.”

In fact, Kidd said the tremendous cast is what got him most excited about the short film.

“I’m just honored to be a part of this amazing group.”

The script is dark and many of the characters have ulterior motives and quirky complexities. Kidd said his character, Smitty, is more focused: “My character has a very clear goal he wants to achieve and he is not a very dark character.”

“A big part of my character is to add humor in a pretty tense moment,” said Kidd. “I believe the key will be to keep from going over the top which could easily be done with Smitty.”

Nellie begins filming in March of 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

 

 

Deanna Sherman, and her daughter, Brenna, join the cast of “Nellie,” playing wife and daughter to the lead, John.

“I am always drawn to productions where I can share the screen or film with my own child,” said Deanna, who, herself, has been acting since age 6. Her recent credits includes supporting roles in the 2016 Sundance film, “The Land,” soon to be on Netflix horror film “6,” and Netflix feature, “The Horse Dancer.” She’s also had lead roles on several shows on the Investigation Discovery channel including “Homicide Hunter” and “Evil Twins.”

“I love watching Brenna grow,” said Deanna of her daughter, who’s been acting and modeling since she was 3-years-old. Brenna’s credits include supporting roles in thriller, “Clovehitch” playing Dylan McDermott’s daughter, “A Walk With Grace” with Jason London and Stephen Baldwin and horror film “6,” which has a deal with Netflix.

“This particular project is a challenge for us both because neither of us has had to do an accent yet,” said Deanna. “We have been practicing and it’s nice to be able to learn something new together!”

Nellie begins production in March of 2018.

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Columbus-based Kristina Kopf joins the cast of “Nellie” as the title character’s mother, Clara Belle, a warm-hearted Southern who takes her daughter in after a horrifying incident.

“I’m excited to bring the spirit of the character to life, and to work with some talented actors ~ I love spending time with creative people, bringing stories to life,” said Kopf. “I’m also very excited to work with Steph Greegor, the director and filmmaker, who emphasizes and encourages women in film.”

Kopf’s film experience includes roles in the feature films “Axe Giant,” “Madtown,” “Cleveland Abduction,” “Oracabessa,” “75,” and “Looking for the Jackalope.” Kopf recently starred in the feature film “The Street Where We Live,” currently in festivals.

Kopf’s character, Clara Belle, is the most pure in the script, bringing much-needed light and warmth to a serious drama.

“My character doesn’t hold the darkness of the film,” said Kopf, who will spend time learning the character’s life in preparation for the role. “I like to wear the character around, get into how she moves and speaks, what she thinks of everyday situations, how she feels about the people in her life and in her story. Once all of that is in place (and I’ve memorized the dialogue), all that’s left is to be fully present.”

Clara Belle’s lightness along with some of the script’s dark humor brings a relief for the audience.

“I think humor is generally funniest when it’s delivered sincerely,” said Kopf. “And so the humor comes out of being completely immersed in the moment, even if the moment is dark.”

Nellie begins filming in March of 2018.