Casting Pearls

“Casting Pearls” is a short comedic film by Deep Stealth Productions which illustrates the difficulties transwomen face in Hollywood. Calpernia Addams stars as The Actress, and we follow her on a hectic series of auditions. Despite all the horrible, funny and cruel things said by various Hollywood industry people, The Actress carries on with plucky determination and professionalism, showing that decades of bias can’t hold back the artistic contributions of transgender people in the media. Directed by Andrea James, this short is being distributed worldwide by Frameline Distribution.

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http://vimeo.com/23507275

Watch on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiNYtpW2bxs

Calpernia Addams Casting Pearls

Calpernia Addams in Casting Pearls.

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Location Date Details Order Tickets
frameline31
Frameline 31, San Francisco June 21, 2007
The Roxie *
past
OutFest25
Outfest 25, Los Angeles

July 20, 2007
Directors Guild of America *

past
OutFest25
Outfest 25, Los Angeles

July 22, 2007
Barnsdall Gallery Theater *

past
gender odyssey
Gender Odyssey September 1, 2007
Seattle, WA
past
fresno reel pride
Fresno Reel Pride September 21, 2007
Fresno, CA
past
frameline31
Frameline Best of the Fest Shorts September 22, 2007
The Roxie, San Francisco
past
OutFest25
Outfest Wednesdays: Favorite Girls’ Shorts

September 26, 2007
Egyptian Theater
Hollywood, CA *

past
agliff
Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival September 29, 2007
Regal Arbor Theater
Austin, Texas
past
southwest gay/lesbian filmfest
Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival September 29, 2007
Albuquerque, NM
past
gay days anaheim
Gay Days Anaheim October 5, 2007 @ 7pm
Dreams Tower at the Disneyland Hotel
free!
gay days anaheim
Gay Days Anaheim October 7, 2007 @ 1pm
Dreams Tower at the Disneyland Hotel *
click here free!
woodstock film festival
Woodstock Film Festival, Woodstock, NY October 12, 2007@ 5:30pm
Woodstock Community Center
Woodstock, NY
click here past
siglff
Sacramento Int’l LGBT Film Festival

October 13, 2007 @ 2:00pm
The Crest Theater
Sacramento, CA

past
woodstock film festival
Woodstock Film Festival, Woodstock, NY October 13, 2007 @ 7:30pm
Upstate Films II
Woodstock, NY
past
reel pride michigan
Reel Pride Michigan October 16, 2007 @ 9:30pm
Main Art Theatre
Royal Oak, MI
click here past
seattle lgff
Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival October 20, 2007 @ noon
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
past
click list
Click List: Best in Short Film October 24, 2007 @ 10pm
Logo Network

rehoboth film society
Rehoboth Beach Film Society Independent Film Festival November 9 @ 7:45 pm
November 10 @ 8:50 pm November 11 @ 10:15 am
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
past
San Francisco November 9, 2007@ 7pm
LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street @ Octavia, SF
past
mix nyc
MiX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival November 16, 2007 @ 9pm
72 Greene Street

past
bfi london gay lesbian filmfest
BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival March 27- April 10, 2008
past
athens oh film fest
Athens International Film and Video Festival May 1, 2008 @ 7pm
Baker Center Theater
Athens, Ohio
past
inside out fest
Inside Out Toronto Lesbian & Gay Film and Video Festival May 15-25, 2008 past
copenhagen lgbt film fest
Copenhagen Gay & Lesbian Film Festival October 17 , 2008
reel affirmations 18
Reel Affirmations: The Nation’s LGBT Film Festival October 22 , 2008
indianapolis lgbt film fest
Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival November 14-16 , 2008

Casting PearlsRuntime: 00:06:41
Country: USA
Language: English
Format: High Definition Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.77 : 1 (widescreen letterbox)

  • Starring Calpernia Addams as “The Actress”
  • Director: Andrea James
  • Director of Photography: Lisa Wiegand
  • Written by Andrea James and Calpernia Addams
  • Off-camera voices: Andrea James
  • Produced by: Andrea James, Calpernia Addams, Ron Nyswaner
  • First AC: Joe Zovko, John Orphan
  • Second AC/Video Playback: Emily Langner, Christopher Smith
  • Gaffer: Shane Reed, Mike Roy
  • Audio: Hope Vinitsky
  • Editor: Debra DeSilva
  • Hand model/Set stud: Peter Foltz
  • Music: Andrea James
  • Filmed at: The Complex, The Syndicate, Big Time Picture Co.
  • Edited at: Big Time Picture Co., Ren Mar Studios

Casting Pearls IMDb listing

 
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