Casting for Dave Plus One is now closed.
We have contacted many of you to help us out in supporting roles, and there are are great number of them! Please keep in mind that we are shooting 7 (yes seven) episodes of Dave Plus One, and as we are all working humans we will be shooting one episode per fortnight. What that might mean for you, is that we really want you for Ep06, but that shoot is a few weeks and an thousand details from now. So we ask for your patience.
By all means get in contact with us if you have any questions, but rest assured that we haven't forgotten about you.
First things first
This is a labor of love for me. I’m doing this because I just want to make something good. All cost are coming out of my pocket. So with that in mind, please be aware that this is, and most likely will remain, a non-paying gig. If that’s not your cup of tea, that’s cool. No hard feelings, just wanted you to be aware from the get go.
Dave - (28 - 35 male) a little short, and little unsure of himself, all round good guy even if he is a lawyer. A few years ago, Dave’s long term girlfriend broke up with him, seemingly out of the blue. Since then he’s been a little love-shocked and his relationships have not being doing so well. A good guy with a lack of direction, Dave isn’t the sort to rock the boat by asking for more, only he has just started to realise that he needs more.
Annabelle - (28 - 35 female) Dave’s flat-mate, and romantic crush/crutch, Wades girlfriend and a pre-school teacher. Annabelle has had a plan for her life since she was 15 and in following that path she’s gotten nearly everything she wants. If Wade finally proposes she’ll have everything she has set out for herself, which is making her wonder who she’ll be after that. But that’s all the serious stuff, Annabelle is a fun, easy going person who wouldn’t usually meddle in other people’s business, but Dave is a special case.
Zac - ( 30ish male) Dave’s best friend and partner in crime, a loose cannon, an ideas man, UN-pigeon-hole-able. Zac is the personification of the phrase ‘just crazy enough to work’. When Zac was 18 he developed gourmet sauces for pet food and sold the brand for a small fortune. Being 18 and rich he blew through as quickly as he could. Since then Zac throws every idea at the wall, seeing what sticks. He goes from flat broke to riding small waves of success and back again, always searching for his next big creation. A foolish genius and mad businessman, Zac lives for the moment, though perhaps not quite in it.
Wade - (32 - 40 male) Dave's boss, Annabelle's boyfriend. Sometimes douche, all time winner. The world conforms to his view. Wade believes that as long as you’re a winner nothing else matters. In a line from the series, Dave describes Wade as ‘A shark with a jet-ski’ and I think that sums him up nicely. He’s not just a doer; he’s a doer who can’t understand why others don’t also constantly do. A big picture kind of thinker, Wade may have lost sight of the trees for the forest.
Kinsey - ( 28-35 female) Florist, cute as a button, sharp as a blade and maybe the answer that Dave’s been looking for. A down to earth woman, Kinsey is a no-nonsense kind of girl, unless it’s the fun kind of nonsense, with balloons and puppets and stuff, then she’s totally onboard. She’s had her share of love and hurt but has a quiet drive that makes her fearless and isn’t interested in anyone’s BS..
. . . and another thing
Being a show that heavily features dating means that there are many supporting roles to fill.
Some are small and some are smallish. Just know that roles like “That bitch be crazy” or
“she’s a red head so she must be wild in the sack’ or even “she started picking names for our kids”
DON’T exist in this show. We are trying to put together a well made romantic comedy,
without having to resort to overused archetypes.
Having said that. If you have a cat we do have a couple of lines for you.
If you’d like to find out more, come say hello!
We realise that some people have an actual life, and can't commit to 7 episodes worth of shooting. Luckily for these go-getters, we also have our supporting cast. Yes these parts are smaller, but does that mean they are less important?
Yes it does . . .
. . . but you'll be done in one day, and will retain all bragging rights.
These following characters have one episode appearances, and generally have between 20 - 50 words.
50+ word supporting casts:
Jennifer - the ex
The source of much of Dave’s trouble, though she won’t be seen for much of the show. Jen and Dave dated for several years until she ended things, seemingly out of the blue. She’s grown a lot since she last saw Dave, and reconciling with him might be her last step towards starting her new life. Jennifer would have a professional career and be a smart, open person who occasionally might run away from a problem she doesn’t know how to solve.
Nick - co-worker
A lawyer in Dave's firm who's overwhelmed and sinking.
Alicia - date night
A paralegal in the same firm as Dave, she’s an image driven person, the sort who really cares about their Instagram account.
Lexus - date nights 3rd wheel
Essentially a flippant tag-along to Alicia, Lexus is really jealous of Alicia’s Instagram.
Skye - date night
Software developer working with Zac, Skye is a direct, driven person who just doesn’t seem to click with Dave.
Samantha - date night
An office worker who finds Dave awkwardly charming but who finds out they don’t quite match. Laughs like a gearbox.
Charlie - florist
A florist who finds flowers stupid, ugly little weapons of distraction. Think an Aubrey Plaza type (because we were). If you are Aubrey Plaza or her clone consider yourself hired.
Reginald - highbrow yet sympathetic waiter
20+ word supporting cast
We don't really have a description for these roles, but don't let that stop you. These guys and girls have fast, funny and witty lines. Basically, they are more concerned with quality over quantity.
Barista Girl, Barista Guy, Waiter, Businessman 1, Businessman 2, Businesswoman 1,
Elevator Woman, Office Woman, Security Guards,. Pixie Girl, Hipster Girl, Cat Lady,
Speed Date Woman, Cougar, Suited Douche