New independent studio now casting for short films in Delaware

December 27, 2020

Nantico, a digital-first, independent film production studio, is looking for Delaware-area talent to fill roles in three upcoming short films: “And, Act I,” “Out” and “Colorado.”

“We’ve been working on building this production studio for a couple of years,” said Jordyn Gum, director at Nantico. “Due to the pandemic, we had to postpone the bigger productions we had been planning, but we were itching to get back on set somehow, so we came up with the idea of doing 42-second shorts.”

These microshorts are a series of short films geared toward digital distribution.

“Of course, our top priority is everyone’s health and safety,” said Gum. “We filmed our first four socially distant projects in late October with just five people on set. We wore masks the entire time and made sure everyone kept a six-foot bubble. Though I had never worked with such a skeleton cast and crew before, it went better than I expected, so I’m excited to start production on these three new projects.”

The first four films have been posted on Nantico’s website and across its social media platforms. While producing these short films has provided an avenue for pandemic-conscious film production, Gum is excited about the future of independent filmmaking in Delaware.

“Before starting this series, I didn’t really know if there were many people in the area interested in film, but the response has been encouraging,” said Gum. “We’re hoping to find more Delaware-based talent for both in front of and behind-the-camera roles. If you check out the casting calls on our website and don’t see something for you right now but are interested in film, please send us your information so we can contact you about future projects.”

For more details and to submit a virtual audition for these short films, go to


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