Imagine Casting
Imagine Casting

DREAMS OF CALIFORNICATION by John Silver and Vincent Garcia; Warner Bros. Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures

Freddie James Ziggler is an old-school loving musician with aspirations to move to Los Angeles and make it big. Unfortunately, along the journey to greatness he is rejected by the top dogs in the music industry. Losing all hope, Freddie James is ready to call it quits, until he meets an independent and strong-willed girl, Amelia, who spent most of her life as a social outcast protesting against the press after the alleged death of her father as a result of religious persecution from another country.

On the other side of the music life, veteran country singer Thomas Hodge is reflecting back on his troubled career and youth hood as his days of life worsen from a terminal heart condition. His addictions to gambling, drugs, and drinking ruined his image and is in competition with the boy bands that are now trending to the public. What he doesn't know is Amelia is his estranged daughter and he faked his death in order to keep her away from the overwhelming press based on their shaken family history.

And there are the boy bands - a group of unlikely singers who are on the rise due to their sufficient formula of feminine and masculine types mixed within music in addition to their propagandizing views of pacifism towards war. The result backfires on the group badly and they are not accepted into the potential candidates of the award winning music festivals.

All three stories interconnect with themes of love, betrayal, persistence, greed, sex, politics, and truth that will change the lives of everybody in the world.

Influences: Across the Universe, Whiplash, and La La Land.

MPAA: Rated R for intense images including protesting and a scene of violence, strong language, sexuality/nudity, and some drug use.

Main Leads:

Freddie James Ziggler - A recent college graduate with a passion for the music from the 70's and 80's, including jazz, rock, and old-school pop. Freddie is a retentive but compassionate young man who is slowly corrupted by money and power, leading him to question his own ambitions.

Amelia Sadie Cohen - A strong-willed and independent woman ostracized by her peers for protesting against the press's accusations of the death of her father and troubled history of crime. She is beautiful, goth, but feminine, eccentric, and curious about Freddie James, posing as a love interest to him. In the end, she is revealed to be Lisa Hodge, the estranged daughter of Thomas Hodge.

Thomas Hodge - A veteran country singer, reminiscent of Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, and Bon Jovi. Wise beyond his years of age, Thomas is flawed through addiction leading to his terminal illness, distancing himself from the new music on the rise and has little possibility of revitalizing his career. His daughter Amelia/Lisa is estranged due to Thomas wanting his daughter to have a life away from the spotlight, and to move on from his history of crime.

Matthew Lester - Head of the boy band “Angelico” - charming with boyish looks and confidence, the inside of this lead singer is the polar opposite: Determined to sell his soul to the devil for years in the spotlight after the failure of his career as a dancer, Matthew's peers begin to distance themselves away from the band though their motives for protesting are to bring an end to the war on gang violence. Matthew is a vulnerable yet ruthless youngster with a desire to run the music industry with an iron fist.


Perry Toombs - A big-time charismatic talk show host on television whose objective is to focus on the up and coming music bands.
Valerie Newman - Freddie James's ex-girlfriend with a distaste for old music and succumbs to the new social “adaptations”.
Dexter Williams - Guitarist of the Angelico band.
Octavius Newbar - Foreign drummer of the Angelico band.
Erica Parks - Matthew's girlfriend who fears he may be letting fame and fortune get to his head.
George Manslow - Amerlia's ex-boyfriend who has had enough of dealing with her troubled family history.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Denis Villeneuve 100% 

Cast Results

Freddie James Ziggler Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Jack O'connell 100% 

Amelia Sadie Cohen / Lisa Hodge Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Rose Leslie 66% 
  2. 2. Georgie Henley 33% 

Thomas Hodge Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Nick Nolte 100% 

Matthew Lester Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Dacre Montgomery 100% 

Perry Toombs Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Denzel Washington 100% 

Valerie Newman Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Dakota Johnson 100% 

Dexter Williams Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Beau Knapp 100% 

Ocatvius Newbar Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Dev Patel 100% 

Erica Parks Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Halston Sage 100% 

George Manslow Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Sam Claflin 100% 


  • Rhyder_Hawkman27: Idea Suggestion: A Disney Pixar movie where the theme is that it's okay if you want to be alone.
  • vin13ish: Hey John, would you care to list off Red Hot Chili Peppers' Song that you used for Dreams of Californication?
  • MovieCriticGamer:

    Rhyder_Hawkman27 wrote:
    Idea Suggestion: A Disney Pixar movie where the theme is that it's okay if you want to be alone.

    Sounds good to me. Will get …
  • ThatNerdGuy789:

    Rhyder_Hawkman27 wrote:
    Idea Suggestion: A Disney Pixar movie where the theme is that it's okay if you want to be alone.

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