NorthBay is now casting for Real Talk – 2019


Our short film Real Talk  will feature authentic, fun and energetic actors who look between the ages of 15-17.
The actors chosen for this project should:
• Be comfortable & authentic in front of the camera
• Love acting
• Have a genuine interest in developing their craft and giving outstanding performances

Production location: DMV area
Shooting Location: Baltimore/Prince George’s County, MD
Shooting Dates: TBD Early February


Real Talk is a short film featuring 4 High School students facing a variety of issues ranging anywhere from, the perceived importance of social acceptance, to the everyday pressures of being a teenager in school. We are introduced to the characters when one of the leads sends out a mass invitation to a house party that was forbidden by her parents. As we watch them prepare, we hear their inner thoughts allowing the audience to gain a deeper perspective of each character’s personal challenges. The culmination of the story occurs when a terrible event unfolds at the party.

Character BIOS:

16 year old cheerleader. Popular and has been called the prettiest girl in school, but she basically lives two separate lives, one life where everything is glamorous on her social media, and the other where she is insecure about her appearance and is constantly feeling judged.

16 year old Yearbook photographer and all around nice guy. Rez is always willing to lend a helping hand. He works at a auto mechanic shop to help out his mom at home.

16 year old football superstar and a bit of a hot head. Brad’s parents are confident that his talents will take him all the way to the NFL but what Brad’s parents don’t know is that Brad has a substance abuse problem.

16 year old president of the science club, shy girl who wants to be a doctor to find a cure for cancer. A bit of a wallflower Jess has the full support of her father and the school faculty but has no presence in the student body.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to bring this story to life then please follow the instructions below for submitting your video audition to NorthBay Media’s production team.



  1. Start your recording device and state the following while looking directly at camera:
    • Your full name
    • The city and state in which you live
  2. In your video we want you to do two things:
    a) Tell us about yourself! and tell us why you would be a good fit for this project.
    b) Prepare a 1 minute monologue as one of the characters above. (doesn’t have to be exactly 1 min a little shorter or longer is ok)
    Or perform a 1 minute monologue from your favorite movie or play (doesn’t have to be exactly 1 min a little shorter or longer is ok)
  3. Your complete video should be no longer than 3 (three) minutes.


  1. Export/Upload your video to Youtube, Vimeo, or google drive, and email to with “Real Talk Auditions” in the subject line (NorthBay will only accept videos from students who follow all of Vimeo, Youtube or other guidelines for posting video to the internet – Including parental permissions!)
  2. In the body of your email include the following:
    • A link to your audition video.
    • A few sentences about yourself and any film, stage or acting experience you may have.
    • Your contact information (address, email, phone number, cell phone number, applicable social media info – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)
    • Your parents’ information (names, email, cell phone)


NorthBay is the premier education facility and retreat center to affect positive change in our world.

NorthBay has made one of it’s primary goals to teach middle school students that their attitudes and their actions have an effect on their future, the environment as well as the people around them.  NorthBay uses a unique combination of our amazing facility, innovative environmental education, and cutting edge technology and media to share this mission.  Each year we serve approximately 10,000 students from the mid-Atlantic region of the United States with our five-day four-night program.

The real Talk short film fits perfectly into this scenario. We will use it to illustrate our daily themes during our evening program called NorthBay LiveNorthBay Live is hosted by seasoned stage personalities and features professionally-produced video segments, live music and comedy performances, as well as short lessons & skits designed to teach and inspire the visiting students.

If this sounds like you please follow the instructions above for submitting your video audition to NorthBay Media’s production team.