On Saturday, July 23rd, an open casting call was held at Young Studios in Hartford, Connecticut for several key supporting characters and featured background players in an upcoming SAG production, entitled Diamond Ruff.
The movie is a part of the Diamond Ruff Project, which includes a novel of the same name written and published by Joe Young, Jr. The book is a social commentary set in the backdrop of Hartford. Young adapted the Diamond Ruff novel into a screenplay, and is not gearing up to turn it into an independently produced full length feature film. The plot follows the main character, Diamond Ruff, who is a con artist who crosses paths with a preacher, Rev. Trek Woods, and together, they end up becoming an impetus for change in the world around them.
The production is currently seeking both union and non-union performers, as well as models and newcomers. The cast calls for a range of children and adults of all ages and ethnicities, with many roles open for African American children and adults. The film will be shooting in Hartford.
For those that were not able to attend the open call, you can email a current photo and your contact info to: [email protected]