UE Auditions for “Blood Rites” Horror Feature

Auditions for Blood Rites, a horror suspense feature written by Chad Haufschild and directed by Dorothy Booraem, will be held in Omaha and Lincoln during March. The Omaha audition will be held on Saturday, March 6th at the Nebraska Film Group studio (1904 Farnam Street) from 11:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Lincoln auditions will be held on Sunday, March 7th at the Turbine Flats building (2124 Y st) from 11:30 to 5 pm. Continue reading for character profiles and audition sides.

Heavily influenced by Giallo, a genre of Italian horror popularized in the late 60’s and 70’s by masters like Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci, Blood Rites is a macabre mystery of murder, drug use and the occult. A drug deal has gone horribly wrong. Nicky, a young woman on the wrong side of the law, finds herself trapped in a secluded warehouse with a sociopathic ex-soldier, a violently unstable drug user, a dying gunshot victim and a handful of religious zealots. Something unnatural is happening. A demon wants to be born and that can only happen with a sacrifice of blood.

Blood Rites is a horror/suspense feature that will be shot in HD in Lincoln, NE. The final product will be sent to festivals and seek distribution.

Production will take place on weekends through April and May (starting the weekend of 10 April). It’s very important that we know of any conflicts actors may have with that schedule.

Blood Rites is auditioning for the featured roles listed below. Sides (short pieces of the script used during an audition) are available for download below. Please bring a headshot (a nice photograph will do) and resume as well as the appropriate sides of the character you wish to audition for.

Featured Roles
Darrin – Tall and thin but athletic, ex-military, early thirties
Diz – Thin alterna-girl, piercings and tattoos, drug user, mid-twenties
Axel – Small and wiry, punk/biker, drug user, mid-twenties
Brother Abram – Average height and weight, pale but handsome, forties or fifties
Sister Anani – Motherly or grandmotherly, Alzheimer’s-type disorder, sixties or seventies
Sister Adna – Thin, plain but pretty, naive, innocent, late teens
Detective Frey – Average build, a bit chunky, handsome but un-kept, late 30’s to 40’s
Detective Green – Thin and tall, athletic, well groomed, expensive tastes, early 30’s

Lead Cult girl (mid-twenties)
Cult Girl 2 (early twenties)
Cult Girl 3 (early twenties)
Cult Girl’s Roommate (early twenties)
Convenience Store Worker (female – any age – quirky)

Featured Extras
Uniformed Police Officers (4 to 6 would be nice)
Crime Scene Investigators/Coroner/EMT (2or 3)
Dead Skinhead
Dead Jason (handsome man in his 30’s)