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Casting for "Tale of the Tape," a student short film. Synopsis: A period piece story that takes place in the early 2000s. After coming up on a get-rich-quick scheme in order to buy some shoes, a creatively shy high school student must choose to follow his personal morals or concede to the almighty dollar. Constantly ridiculed time after time, Aaron Wallace makes a choice to raise money for a pair of shoes. Although the intention is for a good cause, this decision could cause harm to others.
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|Aaron Wallace||Male||African American||16-17||Aaron Wallace is the shy but silently creative video editor who is now coming to realization that he may have a gift. Aaron at sometimes is the butt of many jokes, mainly regarding his shoes. He is the true artist of the group which also includes a sense of humility for people. He has only one friend which is the main person who is influencing Aaron. Aaron does not mind being in the background but understands that being notice feels a lot better. Although Aaron may seem as a weak individual, Aaron is nothing but a sleeping giant waiting to be awoken. He hopes to figure who he really is as a person and finally can be pursue his true passion of film.|
|Otis Redding||Male||African American||16-18||OTIS GOODING is the hustler of the group and is always looking for the next major payday. He sells candy,snacks and even t-shirts between classes. He is one of those kids that has all the new clothes and shoes As the only child of a single mother home, he tends to not get the discipline he needs. Otis is always in trouble in school, but somehow he still is friends with the outcast Aaron. The worse partner at times but yet, he pulls through at the last second. He tries to play the tough guy role, but moments come out where he is as soft as a teddy bear.|
|Principal Sanders||Male||African American||39-50||Principal Sanders is the old strict southern creole principal, who despises anyone who goes against his system. Although his accolades show of a honorable man,his actions behind close doors disputes that. Currently disgruntled because he is still at the school and not picked as the county's superintendent. His blood pressure is constantly going up, so he has befriended a bonsai tree.|
|Superintendent Woods||Male||African American||36-45||Superintendent Woods is a very educated and wise woman, who is strict as well. She has a very well kept style, while always about business. She is a newly appointed superintendent who was picked solely on her unique skill for solving problems. Dealing with being the first African-American woman superintendent,she is hit with the scandal of student fight videos. No matter what she does,her actions will always be judge by others.|