William Scherer- Producer, Writer, Director
Having lived all over the world as a Navy brat, Bill grew up mostly in the Washington DC area and went to college at the Virginia Military Institute. Upon graduation Bill received an Officer commission in the Army where he spent three years with the 82d Airborne Division as an Airborne/Ranger. Having done theater in high school, his nights were spent at the Fort Bragg playhouse where he had many leads.
Upon leaving the Army, Bill travelled to Hollywood where he got involved in TV and Movie industry. He has acted in movies and theatre with Academy Award winner George C. Scott, Dorothy Lamour, Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Carol Burnett, Helen Hunt, Bill Cosby among others but it was behind the camera that most fascinated him the most. There he was able to learn his photographic craft from some of Hollywood’s most celebrated directors and cinematographers like Academy Award winner, Robert Wise. The first script he ever wrote, a comedy pilot, was optioned by Universal Studios and got him into the WGAW. Bill also became a member of SAG, AFTRA and AEA.
A year later Bill got married and decided to leave show business for personal reasons. Having been taught to fly by the Army in College, Bill bought an airplane and using the photography skills he learned in Hollywood, quickly became one of the leading Fine Art Aerial photographers in the country- www.SkydancerLE.com. Flying 100 mph at 300 feet off the ground and taking Fine Art images is something that Bill finds very fulfilling.
In 2006, yearning for more excitement, Bill bought a motorcycle and within the next three years earned himself three World Land Speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, having gone a top speed of 200 mph.
The story for House on Rodeo Gulch has been in the making for the last four years. Making a low budget independent movie is a real challenge but Bill like’s challenges. Knowledge of the arts, proper preparation and a good business sense can make it all possible.
We looking for local Bay Area Talent first, but would also consider LA talent. SAG and Non-SAG.
Shani- Lead – 17-20, female, strong, silent type, attractive, innocent looking, athletic, star presence. Should have an attractive figure. Older is okay as long as she looks young. Very much like Katniss in The Hunger Games. The daughter is not very happy. Besides dealing with a new mom she had to leave her high school friends in Texas with this move to Santa Cruz.
Denise- Lead- Step mother to Shani- 40’s, attractive, must have a wide range. School teacher, has a nervous breakdown. Newly married to Shani’s dad but has trouble bonding with Shani.
Nicolette- Supporting- A new friend of Shani’s- 12, braces, lonely, insecure, talks a lot, funny, a lot of energy, precocious. outgoing personality, funny. She comes from a broken home in Santa Cruz and her mom works three jobs to keep their head above water and in her dancing lessons.
James- Lead- preacher, 45-55, strong actor, antagonist- Strong presence. Good orator, Smart, Slick, Tech savvy, Will do what it takes to get this internet congregation thriving…
Raoul- Supporting, 30’s-40’s, broken English, from a third world country. Works for James. Previously with a cartel but now wants to be an preacher. Menacing looking. Doesn’t like it but does James dirty work. Doesn’t want James to deport him.
Bob – Denise’s father. late 60′s, Bob is honest, smart, funny, and the foundation in Denise’s life. A retired building contractor, Bob discovers the perils in the house and tries to warn them.
Pictures and videos may be submitted to SchererEntertainment@gmail.com
a resident of Rio Del Mar, has been cast as “Bob”. A superb actor, Bob has an extensive background in the theater and we are fortunate to have him. When not in front of the camera or on stage Bob can be found flying in his own airplane he built himself.