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Production Title: Birthday Boy
Production Type: Short Film
Production Location: Austin
Production Start Date: 03/23/2018
Production Wrap Date: 03/24/2018
Production Schedule: 2 days
Producer(s): Takayuki Toyama
Writer(s): Monica Silverio
Director(s): Monica Silverio
Synopsis: After years of being a magician’s assistant, The Phenomenal Phoebe tries to prove she is an amazing magician as she performs on her own for the first time at a restaurant.
PHOEBE: 30s-50s, female, preferably Asian. Spent several years as a magician’s assistant. This is her first night as a magician. She is great at performing but is underappreciated.
HAROLD: 40s-50s, male. A goofy, oblivious father. Obsessed with magic.
ELAINE: 40s-50s, female. The mother, who is fed up with her husband’s obsession with magic.
BRYAN: 8-12, male. His family is celebrating his 8th birthday at this restaurant. A crybaby. He terrorizes the magician.
MATILDA: 10-13, female, preferably Asian. Quiet, weird, adopted, insecure about her brother being the miracle child.
OTHER IMPORTANT SPEAKING ROLES:
ELDERLY WOMAN: 70s-80s, female. She is hard of hearing and does not understand Phoebe's magic.
ELDERLY MAN: 70-80s, male. He speaks only few lines but important to the comedic element. He does not understand Phoebe's magic.
TEEN BOY: 13-15, male. Mocks magician.
TEENAGE BOYS: 13-15, male. Will need at least 5.
BACKGROUND ACTORS/ACTRESS: All age and any ethnicity.
Crew Positions Needed:
Hair and Makeup
Boom Operator/Sound Mixer
Paid / Non-Paid: Non-Paid
Other / Additional Compensation: Film Credit, DVD/Digital Copy
Meals / Lodging / Transportation: Meals, Snacks and Beverages, Transportation
Email Address for Cast / Crew Submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions will be accepted until 03/24/2018.
Special Notes for Potential Cast/Crew: We are going to submit this film to the film festivals. This project is conducted under the class of Advanced Narrative Production Film class which is high-level film production class at UT Austin.
To casts: please send your headshot, resume, some videos from your previous works if you have one to our email. The further instruction will be followed via email.
To crew: please send your resume or the videos from your previous works if you have one to our email.