PROJECT: Port Authority
TYPE: Feature Film
GENRE: Drama
STUDIO: Madeleine Films (Paris)
DIRECTOR: Danielle Lessovitz
CASTING DIRECTORS: Damian Bao and Kate Antognini
SHOOT DATES: Starts June 2018 for 4-6 weeks
PAID OPPORTUNITY: $$$ will be discussed when talent moves to the final round

New York. A teenage boy’s life is thrown into disarray when he is forced to leave his aunt’s home in a small Midwestern or Southern town and move in with a cousin he’s never met before in New York City. After not being picked up at the Port Authority bus station, an abandoned Paul is thrust into brutal city life battling means of survival and morality. Finding salvation in the form of his love for a beautiful woman of color from a vibrant dance community in the Bronx, NY, Paul is left alone to face the discomfort of navigating a romance as he grows into his own identity.

All actors and non-actors are welcome to submit to the Online Open Call. Acting experience is not required to be considered.

PAUL (17), Male, White – Open, scrappy, fearless and raw, Paul comes from a blue collar or more disadvantaged upbringing. He is vulnerable and naive beneath his flimsy masculine bravado. (Open to talent ages 15-20 from all 50 U.S. states.) – Submit for the role in the form below.


This is a PAID opportunity to star in a feature film that will premiere at a prestigious film festival. It is also an opportunity for a new actor or non-actor to start a serious acting career and get the attention of the top acting agents, talent managers, and casting directors in the world.

For those who are not based in NYC, if you are selected, the below will be provided:

  • Roundtrip transportation to NYC
  • Transportation to and from the film set
  • Accommodations and lodging
  • Spending money for food each day
  • Compensation for each day/week that you work on set
  • (and possibly) A roundtrip to France with travel, accommodations, and lodging also covered

*** If talent is under 18, a parent or guardian will also be flown to NYC with travel and lodging expenses covered.

Submit for the Role of Paul (Lead)

Please fill out as much information as you can. It is important that you double check your answers to make sure the email and phone number that you are providing are correct. 

Talent's Full NameFirst Name Last Name
Talent's Phone NumberRequired Format: 000-000-0000
Street Address
Talent's Heighti.e. If you are 5 feet 2 inches, write 5'2"
Facebook Name
Instagram Username@username
Twitter Username@username
Personal Website
Link to Your Video or Reel
Special SkillsList any special skills or talent you have.
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Talent's AgeYour age will only be used for archival reasons.
Talent's Date of BirthFormat: mm/dd/yy
Submission Questions:
Where did you grow up? Describe what it was like when you were growing up.
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Tell us the first time you fell in love? Are you in love now?
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Who is the most important person in your life? Why?
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What are your dreams? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 10 years?
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Describe a time where you were the happiest.
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For talent who are under 18 in age:
If you are under 18, do you have permission from a parent/guardian to submit?
Your Parent/Guardian's Full NameFormat: First Name Last Name
Parent/Guardian's Relationship to Talent
Parent/Guardian's Phone NumberRequired Format: 000-000-0000

Image Uploads

Upload 3 Current Photos! Selfies or pictures taken from your phone are fine. We do not need professional headshots. You must upload 3 images for the form to successfully submit.  Each image cannot be over 5MB (5000KB).

2. FULL BODY IMAGEHead to Toe Image
3. PERSONALITY IMAGEAn image that showcases your personality or uniqueness

Note: Thank you for your interest in becoming a talent! Personal information and photos submitted will only be used for casting purposes. If there is further interest, someone from our office will be in touch with you within 30 days.

How did you hear about this project?
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By submitting this form, I agree to allow the Port Authority casting team to email, call and/or text me regarding the film project.