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Production title: THE HEADMISTRESS
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent
Project length: Feature Film (85 – 95 minutes)
Production Company: Three Tortured Minds / Visuality
Film Site:

Producers: Jay Sapiro, Glenn Chung, Christopher A. Micklos
Directors:  Jay Sapiro, Christopher A. Micklos
Casting Director:  Jay Sapiro
Audition Location: UW Memorial Union | 800 Langdon St., Madison WI | Capitol View Room, 4th Floor
Compensation: Yes

Auditions:  Thursday, June 27, 11:00am – 4:00pm

Call Backs: TBD,

Shooting Location: Oconomowoc, WI

Shooting Dates:  10-13 days in September 2019

Logline:  When a debt-ridden young teacher inherits an abandoned lakefront inn, she and a group of potential buyers visit the property, where they discover a dark, sinister secret and a malignant supernatural presence determined to keep them there forever.

Casting the following roles for this session (talent does not have to be exact age of character):

  • MARA | Female | 30-35 years old
  • DONOVAN | Male | 50-55 years old
  • PETE | Male | 40-45 years old
  • DEX | Male | 30-35 years old
  • ANI | Female | 25-27 years old
  • NIKKI | Female | 35-45 years old

Character BIOS can be found at:

About the casting session:

While this is an open casting call, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to see everyone who shows up on Thursday, June 27, at Memorial Union. We will, however, reserve a limited number of audition spaces for those who contact us prior to the session.

If you are interested in being considered for a reserved audition time, please send the following to Jay Sapiro (

  • Resume
  • Headshot
  • Links to sample work
  • Availability in September 2019

In addition, a Milwaukee-area casting session will be held on Friday, June 28. Click HERE for more information!

Three Tortured Minds: THE HEADMISTRESS will be the second feature film from Three Tortured Minds, a Madison, WI, film production company. TTM’s award-winning first film, THE NURSERY, was released by respected indie horror film distributor Uncork’d Entertainment in 2016, and is widely available on DVD, cable-on-demand, and multiple digital streaming services, including Amazon Prime. Reviewers have called THE NURSERY “chilling”, “awesome”, “creepy as hell”, “a real surprise”, and “one of the best horror films to come out of 2018”! Find out more about THE NURSERY at or at our nearly-60,000 fans strong Facebook community at