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Columbia University Thesis Film
Genre: Dark Drama
Director: Andy Fortenbacher (http://andyfortenbacher.com)
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
CONTACT: Lisa Mueller, email@example.com
Shoot Dates: January 3rd-9th
COMPENSATION: Paid. Travel and compensation is negotiable based on experience an will be based on SAG agreements.
Logline: In a rural Midwestern town during World War II, a young girl, whose father is serving overseas, discovers a beautiful friendship with the disfigured town outcast that changes her life forever.
- Must submit a headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Preference will be given to actors that can supply an online dramatic monolog. Video quality will not be judged, the performance is the important part.
- Demo reels where available
- Accepting applications from Union and Non-Union actors.
- Audition videos will be the main consideration for scheduling an audition
- Audition dates: Oct 11 (Chicago), Oct 12 (Grand Rapids, Mi.), Oct 14 (Grand Rapids CALL BACKS), Oct 15 (Chicago CALL BACKS)
- Compensation of actors will be based on experience and will be negotiable.
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|FRANK||Male||Caucasian||15-17||Frank is a gangly boy with a large stature, kind heart, and reserved personality. There is something unique about Frank's physical appearance, and because of that, the younger kids in the neighborhood oftentimes taunt him, referring to him as "Frankenstein" or "freak". He is constantly bullied but never seems to stand up for himself. A loner who spends most of his time caring for his injured father returned from the war, Frank relishes his new friendship with Sam who teaches him to stand up for himself. (NOTE: Frank's exact physical appearance is still TBD and will depend on the natural characteristics and abilities of the actor cast in the role. Distinctive facial or physical features are a plus for this role, but additional makeup and prosthetics may be used to complement the look. Actor must be able and willing to sit for life cast molding process. Ability to control or contort posture is also helpful.)|
|MR. CUNNINGHAM||Male||Caucasian||41-50||Mr. Cunningham (Male 35-45) -- SUPPORTING: Frank's father is a gruff and large man that was discharged from the war after acquiring an injury from a shrapnel blast, leaving his face scarred for life. He is an intolerant man, and is both physically, and verbally abusive to his son, Frank. He doesn't speak much, but when he does, his words are laden with unexplained bitterness and resentment.|
|CARL||Male||Caucasian||11-14||Carl (Male 10-12 years old) -- SUPPORTING: Carl is a tough guy and popular amongst the kids in the neighborhood. He is the charismatic but manipulative type with a bit of a foul mouth. Although he treats Sam as a friend when they are alone, Carl oftentimes belittles and even bullies Sam when they are in a group of people, all for the sake of boosting his own image.|