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Currently submitted to SAG in application for a New Media Project ---------------- Synopsis: A desperate father explores the depths of the notorious Dark Web to acquire a new heart for his sick son. Faced with losing his family and possibly more, he must answer the question, "How far is he willing to go?"
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|Isabella (Bella)||Female||Any||25-35||Bella is kind, loving, passionate, extroverted and wears her heart on her sleeve. She gave up her dream of becoming an artist when she met Le0, her husband (10 years ago) and unexpectedly got pregnant with their son Danny. She is terrified of losing her son - is in mid-depression, but trying to stay hopeful. Her son is the only bright spot in her life. Feels completely helpless and it makes her angry and frustrated that her once loving husband has now become estranged. She desperately needed to lean on Leo when the son’s medical condition started, but Leo began pushing away and becoming isolated, working and not sleeping… it drove them apart. She’s angry with him, lacking that support she needs right now but also desperate and longing for everything to go back to normal. ------- Very layered role. Need a very strong actress|
|Danny||Male||Any||7-12||Danny is 10 years old and has been having problems for a year now, formally diagnosed with Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy six months before film starts. Danny was best buds with his dad and their favorite hobby together is to ride bikes. The last year his dad has been distant, very busy, doesn’t hang out with Danny anymore. So Danny thinks it’s his fault and thinks his dad doesn’t love him anymore because he got sick. He also thinks his parents don’t love each other any more because he got sick and thus is internalizing everything as it's his fault. Like his father, Danny tends to keep to himself as he is introverted by nature but yet he is very smart and keen as to the circumstance around him.|
|Isabella (Bella)||Female||Any||25-34||The wife of our main character, Leo. Isabella's life used to be near-perfect before her son was diagnosed with a heart condition that now threatens to take his life every day. Instead of being a source of comfort, Isabella's husband now spends all his time working, and she suspects cheating on her as well. Isabella is an outgoing artist, who's ambitions to paint and draw have been put on hold to take care of her son and take classes for a more stable job. Now, all the stress and loneliness have reached an ultimate high, and Isabella feels she must give her distant husband an ultimatum. -------- Very layered character. Seeking STRONG actress|
|Danny||Male||Any||8-12||Danny was a normal, introverted kid who six months ago was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Now even going down stairs makes him weak, unable to breathe and terrified. Growing up he was extremely close with his dad, who shared a love of mountain biking. But now, Danny sees his dad's absence and his mom's depression as his fault. Constantly apologizing and being hyper aware of his parent's struggles, Danny tries his best to make his illness seem like it's not as bad as it truly is.|
|CARSON||Male||Any||26-35||Best friend of the main character Leo. A financial manager - Carson is the one who brought his college buddy Leo into the financial world and now the two work for the same firm. Their friendship consists of getting the occasional drink after work, and getting together as families every now and then. Being one of Leo's only real friends, Carson feels for what Leo is going through with Danny, and wants to help however Leo will let him.|
|DOCTOR||Male||Any||40-50||Professional. Stern, but also feels for the patient. The doctor is procedural and composed. However, it is not easy for the doctor to deliver the news to the parents.|