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Cast overview, first billed only:
Todd A. Waters ...
William Ashe
Veronica Malone
Detective Drake
Lewis Korff ...
Detective Grayson
Dylan Clements ...
Hotel Clerk
Director (as Scott Skversky)
Hannah Tsapatoris ...
Jasmine Andersen ...
Bryan S. Clark ...
Rodney Gray ...
Guy at Bar, Voice from Television
Curious Girl
Daniel Johnson ...
College Guy
Bryan Yeshion ...
College Guy
Linda M. Burns ...
Woman at Bar
Saida Etheriage ...
Blonde Distraction


Meet William H. Ashe. That's kind of like William H. Macy, so it must be a sign, right? William Ashe is 30 years old, but he seems more like 16, still living at home with mother with no concrete plans in life other than a belief in signs, which today, have him convinced to be an actor. And with all the signs in place, William Ashe travels to the big city all by himself to audition for a movie in this absurd character study where life may lead anywhere once you choose to see the signs. And even though murder, mayhem, and mistaken identity sidetrack him along the way, a sign's a sign... right? Written by Sam Holdren

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"Hi... William Ashe... I'm an actor in town for a movie audition..." See more »


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$4,500 (estimated)

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This movie took 33 months to go from idea to screen. Originally conceived in July 2004, principal photography was completed that December. The movie would then remain in post-production until July 2006, exactly 24 months from inception, and its first official public screening would take place 9 months later. See more »


When William steps outside the hotel and stands with his cell phone, a reflection of the boom and a few crew members are visible in one of the windows. See more »


Director: So you came here just for the audition?
William Ashe: Well yeah... I figured it'd be smart to stay where the auditions are held. I mean, who knew it'd be in a hotel, right?
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Quirky and Pleasant Film
21 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Audition" is an interesting short that contains many genres wrapped up into one quirky film. It stands up well despite its low budget. Todd Waters is perfect as the sappy lead and the rest of the cast deliver solid performances under the steady direction of Sam W. Holdren.

Taking over two years to make, and well worth it, "Audition" is not perfect but certainly that deserves repeated viewing. Great locations and an interesting twisted plot set the backdrop for this dark-comedy/mystery full of many memorable characters.

It's a little bit of "Forest Gump" mixed with Hitchcock and Altman. Could be a festival sleeper.

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