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EstherAnn Graber receives a phone call that brings her from Brooklyn to tiny rural Texas town La Vernia. The loss of the family matriarch brings Esther’s complex relationship with her own mother into focus and elucidates the many roles Esther plays. With moments of humor, La Vernia’s rich 16mm landscapes will create a subtle, visually and emotionally textured exploration of identity, family relationships and loss.
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|CHERLYNN GRABER||Female||Caucasian||41-50||(Mother)- Caucasian,Looks a lot like Esther. She is pretty, with a few strands of gray and a few extra pounds. She speaks with a faint Texas accent. Must be ok with singing (I’ll see you in the morning-Red Johnson). She is a confident singer. She sings well but not embellished.|
|JIM GRABER||Male||Caucasian||41-50||(father) -Caucasian, close-cropped salt-and-pepper hair, medium build. (one line)|
|AUNT DOTTIE||Female||Caucasian||51-60||(father’s sister)- Cacasian plump sing-song-y, proper. Wears feminine suit to the funeral.|
|Extras: FAMILY AT FUNERAL||0||Caucasian||Any Age||(varying ages-need younger folks and kids). Wilson County/Actual La Vernia folks, Or Talent wiling to travel From San Antonio.|
|Extras: JAM SESSION AUDIENCE||0||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||(Age: 21+)Wilson County/Actual La Vernia folks, Or Talent wiling to travel From San Antonio.|