OttWorks Seeks Actors for Short Film to Be Made on St. Thomas

Naeem Cobb, director

OttWorks is casting for a short film entitled “Heaven’s Hill,” which will be directed by Naeem “6ix” Cobb from Washington, D.C. The shoot will take place on St. Thomas during the first week of November. Talent will be compensated.

OttWorks, a talent agency located on St. John, is seeking talent for speaking roles. West Indian/Caribbean accents are wanted. These are the talent and age groups:
Black Male, 8-10 years old
Black Male, 16-18 years old
Black Male, 30-40 years old
Black Male, 45-65 years old
Black Male, 65-80 years old
Black Female, 30-40 years old
Black Female, 45-65 years old
Black Female, 65-80 years old

Short Film Summary
“Heaven’s Hill” is a jovial, somewhat whimsical story surrounding a small family in the Caribbean Islands. The film stars an 8-year-old boy, Stephen, who just wants to enjoy his childhood but is confronted with some serious circumstances. Stephen is transferred to a new, unfamiliar school, where he is teased all the time. He also loses his father to a sudden heart attack within the same year. His mother opts to pack up and move to escape it all. Yet Stephen returns eight years later for some redemption and a little fun exacting revenge on his old classmates.

Note: There will be no nudity nor violence in this film.

Interested talent should submit a 10 second video (taken by phone is okay), introducing themselves with name, age, where they live and if they have any relevant experience.
Please e-mail before Oct. 15 to or text to 917-865-7427.

Naeem “6ix” Cobb, director
Director/ filmmaker Naeem Cobb has worked in multimedia for over 20 years, and his directorial and cinematic work through television and film has reached over 100 million viewers. He has directed, filmed and produced TV commercials, training courses, event reels, promos and award-winning documentaries and films, several of which have become official selections for the Sundance Film Festival.

The Trust of the National Mall hired him to chronicle the re-opening of the Washington Monument, and he was invited to the White House and chosen to document Michelle Obama to help promote the First Lady’s Higher Reach initiative. He has won numerous filmmaking awards.