• George Dondero

Actors Wanted - Grand Bargain Auditions Jan 31st through Feb 2nd

Updated: Jan 19, 2020

If you would like to audition please email us at:

Production title: Grand Bargain

Union / Non-Union: Non-Union

Production Type: Independent

Project length: Feature (120 minutes)

Project format: 16:9 4K

Posted on: Monday, January 13, 2020

Production location: Sonoma County

Production Company: Sonoma FilmWorks Inc.

Company website:

Film website:

Director: George M. Dondero

Producer: George M. Dondero

Casting Director: Steven Martin

Audition Location: 148 Johnson St. Windsor, CA 95492

Shooting Location: Sonoma County




January 31, 2020 3:30pm- 6:00pm

February 1, 2020 10:00am–6:00 PM

February 2, 2020 10:00am–2:30 PM

(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window)

Call Backs: TBA

Shooting Starts: Spring of 2020

Shooting Ends: Summer of 2020


With no job prospects and quickly running out of cash, Devon finds himself trapped in the sleepy town of Grand Bargain. Seeing this turn of events as a great opportunity to grift the down-to-earth townsfolk Devon sets off to make some cash. He soon realizes that the strange town is a tougher mark than he expected, with a secret he could never have imagined.

Character BIOS

[Amelia] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 22-28]

Born and raised in Grand Bargain, Amelia spends her days working at a tasting room of an award-winning Grand Marche winery and taking care of her father. Amelia feels burdened by her lot in life but desperately tries to find fun. She sees Devon as exciting diversion and maybe something more.

[Devon] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 22-28]

Devon has spent most of his early twenties moving from one job to another—often getting let go because of his boastful tendencies. Devon is a bullshit artist who is out of money and opportunities. A rash of hard luck has made him doubt himself. His desperate situation has forced him to transform from braggart to low-level conman.

[JoAnna] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 22-28]

JoAnna is tired of living the same day over and over again since she graduated high school. She wants more than what she has. She has tried and failed to leave Grand Bargain several times. She fears if she doesn't get out of Grand Bargain soon her fate will be sealed.

[Keith] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 22-28]

Keith is a frustrated musician who has come back to Grand Bargain to convince Amelia to move down to LA with him. He is stuck creatively and hopes reuniting with Amelia, the only woman he has ever loved, will help him get unstuck.

[Bob] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 35-60]

Bob is the owner of an award winning Grand Marche winery in Grand Bargain. Bob worries that the choices he made to make the winery the success is it will be the death of him. He is frantic to minimize the effects of his relationship with a nefarious silent partner.

[Quinn] [GENDER: Doesn’t matter] [AGE: 22-28]

Always feeling that his/her life has been controlled by the whims of others, Quinn is floating from one day to the next. Quinn longs to find his/her passion but doesn't know where to start looking. Quinn has always looked up to Keith since they were kids. Quinn is extremely loyal to his/her friends.

[Rob] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 28-45]

After high school Rob left Grand Bargain to play college football in Oregon. Unhappy that college football demanded a level of dedication he never had to give, along with the fact he wasn't starting, Rob soon dropped out and returned to Grand Bargain. He is embarrassed and feels like a failure. He projects an air of machismo to hide his feelings of inadequacy.

[Barb] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 35-55]

Barb's family has been in Grand Bargain for four generations. She considers herself to be a mother figure to any Grand Bargain resident under 40. She takes it on herself to make sure everyone is doing what she they should be doing. She will tell anyone who will listen what she thinks of their behavior.

[Mrs. Pearl] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 50-80]

Mrs. Pearl is the ever-watching eye of Grand Bargain. She sees and knows everything. She is always watching and rarely talking.

[Lilly] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 7-12]

Outgoing, wild free-range kid.

[Jamie] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 7-12]

Outgoing, wild free-range kid.

[Jake the Jogger] [GENDER: Doesn’t matter] [AGE: 30-50]

Physically fit birding enthusiast who is Grand Bargain’s roaming newspaper/gossip column.

[Belinda] [GENDER: Female] [AGE: 30-50]

Belinda is an award-winning and commercially successful artist.

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