“anxious.” indie feature casting call

Welcome to the casting notice for the upcoming indie feature “anxious.” written & directed by Nida Chowdhry.


Please view the list of roles here.

Production Details

Casting a female-directed, surreal, dark comedy, ultra-low budget, feature-length indie film exploring mental health themes, inspired by films like “Eternal Sunshine” and “Amelie.” Production states:

  • Cast and crew will be fully-vaccinated and masks will be required.
  • A covid safety plan will be in place.
  • Women-identifying, POC, and LGTBQ+ candidates encouraged to apply.
  • Aside from the “South Asian / Indian” specified roles, applicants ages 18+ may apply for a role outside of the specified ethnicities/genders/ages indicated.
  • Nationwide applicants who are willing to work as locals (travel and accommodations will not be provided) are welcome to apply.
  • Note: Only submissions with pre-screens of the ATTACHED SIDES for each role will be considered.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Filming will take place in January and February 2022, primarily in Orange County, California as well as throughout Southern California.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Non-Union; Professional Pay: $85 – $175/Daily

Rates are $175/day and $85/half day. Meals provided. Masks provided.

How to Submit

If you’re interested in a role(s), there are two (2) ways to submit:

  1. Apply directly on Backstage.com
  2. Or submit the following to neederish @ gmail.com :
    • Email Subject: “(Name of Character) Audition Submission”
    • Your availability for January/February 2022 for filming in Southern California
    • Headshot (or headshot-type photo) (or link to your headshot / website)
    • Link to your audition video using the appropriate Pre-Screen sides. After the sides, please be sure to provide a 30-60 second in-character answer to one of these improv prompts towards the of the video: “Tell me about yourself,” or “What brings you here,” or “How are you really doing?”
    • Links to acting reel or relevant work samples (if any)

Deadlines / Timeline

Submission are accepted from now through November 15th, 2021.

Candidates who have been selected for the next round of auditions will be notified in November 2021.

Thank you for your interest and time!