Bad Decisions Scene 1-4 Complete

Scenes 1-4 of Bad Decisions are complete! Last night we shot scene 3 and it was straight fire! Simply excellent performances from newcomers Mike Taylor and Mark Williams (go Army strong!), and the usual powerful delivery from veteran Dru Scott. Many thanks to Willie ‘Buddy’ Marshal doing double duty as grip and boom. And a super special thanks to my wife Bonita Starkey: What can I say, you’ve donned roles from Lead Actress, Casting Director, Executive Producer, Assistant Director! This production simply would not have happened if it weren’t for your tireless effort and dedication! Love ya for life baby 💙💜💙💜! Scenes 5 and 6 are a coming and we can wrap this!

Bad Decisions Casting Call

 

Title: Bad Decisions
Written and Directed by: Ed Starkey
Produced by: LuxShots Films
Location: Trumbull and Mahoning County
Category: Short Film
Budget: Indie Film, self funded. no pay.
Timeline: Principal shooting starting May 13th, 2017.

Synopsis: Jade and Shawn are an upper middle class couple who fall from grace into a pit of despair! On their last dime, they must choose from a list of bad decisions that test their morality and their dignity.

We are currently holding casting for the following roles:

Lead Roles:

Jade Hightower: Mid 30’s early 40’s. Sophisticated and classy.  (Role Cast)
Shawn Jackson: Mid 30’s to early 40’s. Intelligent, handsome and the fiance of Jade Hightower. (Role Cast)
Aaron Burrows: Mid 30’s to early 40’s. Arrogant and brash lady’s man. Ex-lover of Jade. (Role Cast)
Andre Young: Mid 30’s to early 40’s. A cold-hearted mid-level street pusher who likes he’s upper class(Role Cast)
Beauty Mi: Late 20’s to mid 30’s. A kind and witty stripper working at the G spot. No nudity or pole dancing, just wear a bikini.
Lady Diane: Late 40’s to Late 50’s. Owner of the G spot strip club. Money hungry and scandalous.
Joey Williams: Mid 20’s to mid 30’s. A street thug. Grimy.  (Role Cast)

Supporting Roles:

Home Owner: Late 30’s to early 50’s. (Role Cast)
Bodyguard 1: Mid to Late 30’s. Mean and intimidating. 6ft+ tall. 250lbs. Bodyguard of Andre Young.  (Role Cast)
Bodyguard 2: Mid to Late 30’s. Mean and intimidating. 6ft+ tall. 250lbs. Bodyguard of Andre Young.
Bodyguard 3: Mid to Late 30’s. Security officer for a mob boss. (Role Cast)
Bodyguard 4: Mid to Late 30’s. Security officer for a mob boss.

VERY IMPORTANT: For consideration, send a headshot, the role your applying for and a contact phone number to casting@luxshots.com Call LuxShots at 888.539.5530 for more info.

Bad Decisions in Pre-Production!!

Been working on this for most of the year, and now were ready to get this ball rolling! 

 

It’s really incredible finally getting this project off of the ground! There is soooo much left to do, but that’s what adrenaline is for! To keep you focused on the task at hand such as set design, lighting, blocking, table reads, costume, location scouting and casting. Did I forget to mention something? I’m sure I did!

UPDATE:

Synopsis: Jade and Shawn are an upper middle class couple who fall from grace into a pit of despair! On their last dime, they must choose from a list of bad decisions that test their morality and their dignity.