Wednesday, July 24, 2013
FITmedia will be producing a 30 minute pilot episode for a crime-dramedy series entitled “Chasing the Draw.”
Based loosely on the town of Traverse City, Michigan, the story is set in the fictional resort town of Bayside, and follows Jack, a poker-obsessed property management agent who believes he’s the illegitimate son of a Chicago mobster whose ill-gotten gains built the town. Pursuing his birthright, Jack struggles to make ends meet as the tourist season begins while taking advice from a slew of nefarious characters.
Part of the humor stems from the idea of organized crime running a small town. This story imagines how an old-school gangster might run such a town. While Bayside presents itself as a friendly vacation spot in the Summer, the story is that many of the characters put their morals on hold in order to survive the Winter.
While showcasing the eccentricities of a seasonal location, the show will be presented in a way that has a national appeal. Filming will be primarily based in Traverse City, but both the casting call and additional location scouting reach out across the Midwest.
Casting Call for Independent TV Series "Chasing the Draw"
FITmedia is casting for the independent episodic TV series, "Chasing the Draw". Filming is set to take place this November in Northern Michigan (Grand Traverse area).
Synopsis: "Chasing the Draw" is a 30 min per episode, independent black comedy series set in the fictional resort town of Bayside. The story follows Jack, a poker-obsessed property management agent who believes he's the illegitimate son of a Chicago mobster whose ill-gotten gains built the town. Pursuing his birthright, Jack struggles to make ends meet while taking advice from a slew of nefarious characters.
Jack Hartini - Main Role
Property Management Agent, late 20's/early 30's
Albert Schmidt - Permanent character
Owner, Schmidt-Hapenz Property Management Co. Bastard, horrible boss, terrible father. 50's/60's
Eddie "Mousetrap" - Permanent character
Freelance hit man? Short-tempered, but he's working on it. 30's
Jimmy Schmidt - Permanent character
Security for Schmidt-Hapenz. Albert's enforcer and son, but otherwise unreliable. Late 20's/early 30's
Anthony Padrone - Guest appearance
Regional Manager for Hattan Enterprises, "Kingpin" of Bayside underbelly. 50s/60s
ADDITIONAL ROLES - Mixed scenes- Various supporting roles/background roles
Compensation: This production is crowd-funded, so compensation will depend upon the budget raised. If the pilot episode is received well, contracts may be extended to the cast and crew.
How to Apply: If you are interested in applying, please email your head-shot, resume, and/or video reel to: CTDcasting@thefitmedia.com as soon as possible.
Thank you! We are looking forward to your submission.