OPEN CASTING – Shoki’s Bag


casting call flyer


General Information:

Shoki’s Bag will be Karmic Courage’s 17th production. Kate Chaplin will write, direct and produce the first in the Mythic Water’s trilogy. Filming is slated for October, 2014 in Noblesville, IN and surrounding areas. This project is union/non-union. Ultra low budget. Speaking roles and crew are paid. The project will be released as a 8 part webseries and also have a feature length cut for DVD’s, Theatrical Showings and VOD.

Interested Crew:

Email your resume to officekcp (at) gmail (dot) com. You will be scheduled for an in person or skype interview.

We are looking for:

  • Script Supervisor
  • Director of Photography
  • Still Photographer
  • Production Designer hired
  • Propmaker
  • Costume Designer
  • Sound Recordist
  • Make Up Artists
  • Caterer
  • Production Assistants

Interested Cast:

Send in your headshot and resume to officekcp (at) gmail (dot) com. If you would like to submit a video audition, please provide a link in the body of your email. We recommend video auditions be less than 5 minutes and a monologue of your choosing where we can hear and see you clearly. Film Reels are also acceptable. We highly recommend an in person audition on Saturday July 12th at Cambria Suites in Noblesville. When emailing your headshot and resume request an interview time. Audition times are blocked out in 15 minute segments from 10am-8pm. We will email you back an audition time and confirm with you a week before.

Character Breakdowns


Matilda – 35-50, sister to Marla, acrobat in the circus, sweet, angel face, athletic frame, love interest to Shoki. Physically demanding role. Dance and acrobat training a plus. Will do an acrobat/dance routine with Shoki.

Marla – 35-50 sister to Matilda, acrobat in the circus, athletic frame, mean, vengeful, posh.

“The Woman” – 40+, baby kidnapper, man-ish face, not a looker, mean, This is a physically demanding role stunt experience a plus.

Hannah – 55+ villager, hard of hearing, funny.

Isabella – 55+ villager, reserved, loner, sad eyes, kind.

Bucca – 30-45 petite Asian seductress. Squeaky voice. Elf-like.

Inquisitors – (2 roles) 30-60, commanding voice, regal. Lawyer-like.

Dark Water Queen – 30+ Maleficent-like, elf-like, deep voice, must be able to wear a heavy costume.

Julia – 50+ farmer, kind, trusting, helpful, adventurous. Wife of Walter.


“The Man” – 40+, baby kidnapper, not a looker, mean, This is a physically demanding role stunt experience a plus.

Frank – 30-50, a really sucky bounty hunter, tall, skinny/lanky, dirty, lazy eye a plus. Comic relief, improv skills a plus. Stunt training a plus.

Boris – 35-50, a really sucky bounty hunter, short, round, dirty. The heavy of the comic relief, improv skills a plus. Stunt training a plus.

Moriel – 40-60, Daniel Day Lewis type. Tall, lanky, evil grin, commanding presence. Ring Leader of Moriel’s Traveling Circus Show. Also does arms dealing on the side. Not a nice guy.

Caper – 25-40, doesn’t talk much. Second in command to Moriel. French clown not your typical clown. Tall and skinny.

Bennington – draft dodger, fire breather, and athletic build.

Zepher – juggler, running away from his ex-wife, gets beaten.

Boatmaster – 50+ the Taxi driver from the Human Realm to the Water Realm. Knows all the secrets. Sings.

King of the Water Spirts – Nix’s father. Elf-like, tall with broad shoulders, regal, commanding presence.

Hays – 25-45, attractive, physically fit, elf-like, a snake charmer in a Victorian suit. Loves to be the bad guy but a smooth talker.

Inquisitors (2 roles) 30-60 commanding voice, regal. Lawyer-like.

Malaki – 40-70, storyteller, weird, shaman-like, magical, loner, gypsy. CASTED

Protective Water Spirit Guards (PWSG’s) – 4 roles, some with lines. Physically fit.

Roustabouts (2 roles) – 30-50 they set up and tear down the traveling circus. Construction worker frame and build. Beaten down by life.

Little Clown – any age, dwarf/little person. Consistent part of the circus show who is in charge of patron interaction with the show.

Walter – 50+ farmer, rough, untrusting. Husband of Julia.

Train Conductor – 40+ working man look, frame and build.


Nix – (lead role) (female) teenager, looks 13-17, feisty, tomboy, frail, elf-like. This is a physically demanding role. Stunt and/or dance training a plus.

Kallien – (female) teenager looks 13-17, evil, regal, power-hungry sister to Nix. Elf-like. Wears a heavy head piece.

Young Shoki – (male) looks 9-14, Caucasian, Heavy make up to look disfigured. Stunt training a plus as Young Shoki gets beat up.

Zara – (supporting role) (baby girl) just about crawling age around October 2014. We will use a prop most of the time. Zara is destined to be the new Queen. This role does not require an audition. Contact us for more information.

Seminary boy #1 – looks 9-14, mean, fighter, karate (or pulling punches) training a plus.

Jeddah – (male) looks 11-14, red hair (or willing to have red hair and freckles), really mean kid. The main bully at Seminary school whose main target is Shoki.

Young Matilda – (female) looks 9-14 sister to Marla, acrobat in the circus, sweet, angel face, athletic frame,

Young Marla – (female) looks 9-14 sister to Matilda, acrobat in the circus, athletic frame, mean, vengeful, posh.

Flying Water Spirit – (female) a less sassy Tinkerbell. Doesn’t talk. Elf-like, nerdy, friend to Malaki the storyteller. Green screen experience a plus.


Seminary school boys – looks 9-14 cheering on the bullying of Young Shoki until Moriel steps in. (5 boys needed)

Circus Show Patrons – Steampunk! thieves, bounty hunters, gypsies, along with the Victorian high elite. Huge plus if you already have a Steampunk costume!! All ages. The more the merrier! No acting experience necessary, you get to watch a circus show.

Water Spirits – teenagers looks 10-17, boys & girls elf-like. Wears a heavy head piece. (3 actors needed)

Train Station Patrons – Victorian clothes of various class systems. All ages.  (7 actors needed)

Koseny village – farmers market patrons. All ages. (10 actors needed)



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