Casting Call for THE SAXOPHONIST Short Film

The Saxophonist is a short film with fiscal sponsorship from New York Foundation for the Arts. It tells the tale of a struggling jazz musician who must choose between a career opportunity and beautiful ballet dancer who could be his soulmate. SAG-AFTRA and NON-UNION actors are welcome to submit. Auditions will take place in late April through early May. Production begins August 2017 in locations around Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY.

The following roles we are seeking are as follows:

ADELLA (Lead): Female, 21-40
A naturally beautiful, down to earth ballet dancer. Has a passion for dance much like Lonnie the saxophonist does for jazz, making the two connect emotionally. Actress must have a dance background.

Ethnicity: Caucasian, Hispanic, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race

ART (Supporting): Male, 60-80
Bartender and owner of Fine Art’s Bar & Grill. A true jazz historian and mentor to Lonnie the saxophonist.

Ethnicity: African American

PARKER (Supporting): Male, 25-35
Studio producer and engineer. A sarcastic straight shooter.

Ethnicity: Caucasian, African American, Hispanic, Asian, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race

JEANE (Supporting): Female, 30-40
Lonnie’s blind date. A self-centered, fast-talking party planner who never stays off her phone. Over-glamorized with long nails and enough jewelry to rival Mr. T.

Ethnicity: African American

LYDIA (Supporting): Female, 21-35
Lonnie’s aspiring but insecure actress girlfriend. Frustrated with his music not paying the rent and utilities.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

CARLTON (Supporting): Male, 50-65
A smooth, sharp dressed record producer for a west coast jazz record label who wants to sign Lonnie.

Ethnicity: Caucasian, African American

Please submit all headshots and resumes to Find out more about the project at our fiscal sponsor website at the New York Foundation of the Arts.