From: Jennifer Beatty [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 7:14 PM
Subject: UOFA STUDENT FILM CASTING CALL
To All Actors and Actresses,
An up and coming senior BFA UofA Media Arts Production film is under way and
we are in need of actors. We will be casting on the U of A
Friday September 2nd - 6pm-9pm
Saturday September 3rd - 12pm-3pm
The film will be shot locally, tentatively scheduled to be shot October
20-27. We are in need of 3 key roles and various other speaking and
non-speaking roles for both men and women of all ages. If you are willing to
have some fun and encorage the learning process of BFA students, we would
love to have you auditon for the film.
Below is a description of the parts we are looking for, if you are at all
interested please email Jennifer Beatty or crew for location and contact
information. We are flexible with schedules and promise a friendly, hard
working, and organized film shoot. We look forward to hearing from you!
please email Jennifer or the crew at firstname.lastname@example.org if
you are interested in auditioning for the film. We will email you time,
location and date information upon request.
Actors and Actressess are needed:
The film follows the troubled life of a teenage boy who has pretty much
raised his young disabled sister. His mother hides the pain of being alone
with alcohol, complicating the life and bond between Mother, Brother, and
Sister. Brian falls in love and is forced to make a decision that will alter
his life forever.
We are currently casting 3 key roles, 5 small speaking roles, and various
BRIAN: CAUCASIAN MALE 17 YEARS OLD
Brian's character is strong willed and hard working yet remains shy around
girls. He has avoided and been frightened by his mother whom he has never
really stood up to. His character goes through a mental change of finding
himself and discovering that he does have the ability to change his life.
His sister Valerie is 12 and has moderate spastic cerebral palsy - he is
compasionate to her and girls who remind him of her. He is rebellious and
sometimes seems mature for his age. Physically he is average built and under
6' in height. Actor must be able to lift 100 lbs, as there are scenes where
he must remove his sister from her wheelchair to a bed or in a car.
JULIE: CAUCASIAN FEMALE 17 YEARS OLD
Julie's character is seen as sweet and innocent however she has rebellious
side that matches with Brian. She can be sneaky but always maintains a high
level of obedience and confidence. She yerns to experience a world outside
her own uptight suburbanite boring home, and finds a love and compassion in
Brian she has never known. She is spunky and full of life. Actress must be
able to weep with some ease, and blush with ease.
BETH: CAUCASIAN FEMALE 35-50 YEARS OF AGE
Beth was once a strong successful woman with a loving husband and wonderful
family, however when her disabled daughter was born, her husband could not
handle the responsibility and disowned the family.
She has since disintagrated and become a verbally abusive alcoholic.
Her character goes to all extremes to hide her personal life from the world.
Character has a few scenes where stumbling and drunken behavior is key to
hightening the drama.
SMALL SPEAKING ROLES:
MALE TEACHER - ANY AGE - ONE SCENE
TEENAGE BOY - 15+ - ONE LINE
RECEPTIONIST - ANY AGE - 2 SCENES
MR. VAUGHN - 40'S - TWO ON SCREEN SILENT, ONE OFF-SCREEN SPEAKING
MRS. VAUGHN - 40'S - ONE ON SCREEN SILENT, ONE ON-SCREEN SPEAKING
EXTRAS NEEDED :
10 HIGH SCHOOL AGE BOYS AND GIRLS
- ATLEAST 3 GIRLS WILL REACUR AS JULIE'S FRIENDS
- ONE BOY WILL REACCUR AS JULIE'S BROTHER
Anyone who is interested is encouraged to contact us so we can send you
audition information, as well as the script for you to read through. We
await your replay!
You can reach us by email at: email@example.com
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