CASTING FOR THOMAS
As a teenager, David Schifter hosted a cable television show in New York City called "Spotlight on Teens", and later spent a successful 14 years as a TV news investigative reporter, reporting for stations in West Virginia, Virginia, California, New York and Cleveland. He also was a correspondent for CNN and CNBC. He earned numerous awards including three Emmy nominations and the coveted Emmy itself.
In 1999, David took the ultimate career risk by walking away from everything familiar to begin a career as an actor and later, a casting director. In 2001 he founded Hollywood East Casting, a principals and extras casting company based in Wilmington,North Carolina, USA.
While continuing to act in national film and television productions, David and a staff cast commercials, television and feature films. Notable clients include NBC, Warner Brothers, The History Channel, Discovery Channel, Woman's Entertainment, TRU TV, ION Network and others. He also worked as a Development Producer conceptualizing programming ideas for television and video series. Today, David focuses solely on acting.
PORTION OF SCRIPT (SIDES) USED FOR THE SELF TAPE
Camp Rock–Nate Gray High school Production, Bluffton SC▪ May 2014
Cinderella Bridezilla–Frog Prince High school Production, Bluffton SC– November 2014
Left Behind Vanished: the Next Generation-Earl, Springfield GA▪ December 2014
Birth of a Nation- Slave Owner, Savannah GA June 2015
Timeline-Soldier Moore, Savannah GA February 2015
Rage on! Clothing Model, Rage on corp. December 2014-Present
Special SkillsSwimming, intermediate Spanish, Can play any sport, lift weights, dribble a ball, throw a ball and kick a ball, Parkour, play a recorder, paint, draw, sculpt, Beginner level dancer, high level of adaptability
EducationHigh School Degree– Bluffton High School, Bluffton, SC ▪ 2015
Justin Ray is an actor and director, known for Attack of the Killer Donuts (2016), 1 Chance 2 Dance (2014) and Disaster L.A. (2014).
ACTING: LESLY KAHN, SHARI SHAW; DANCE: ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS - JAZZ, BALLET, MODERN, HIP HOP, TAP; UC
IRVINE: JAZZ, BALLET, TAP; VOICE: DIANNA RUGGIERO
PROFESSIONAL DANCER (JAZZ, BALLET, MODERN, HIP HOP, TAP), GYMNASTICS/TUMBLING, FENCING, STAGE COMBAT,
FENCING, STUNTS, ROCK CLIMBING, CERTIFIED SCUBA DIVER, PROFESSIONAL SINGER (BARI-TENOR), HORSEBACK
RIDING, SWIMMING, SOME PIANO... I CAN EAT A BANANA WITH MY FEET