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The Cost of Being
Union: Non Union/Waiver
Area of Media: (16:9 HD) Short Film
Posted on: Sunday August 27, 2011
Cities for response: Vancouver
Production Company: Vancouver Film School
Director: Travis Hansen & James McPhee
Casting Director: Jansen Tong
Vancouver Film School
400 W Hastings Street,
Vancouver, BC, V6B 1L2
Shooting Location: Vancouver
Phone: By request
Auditions: Wednesday August 30th through Thursday September 1st
Call Backs: Saturday September 2nd through Sunday September 3rd
Shooting Starts: Saturday September 8th 2011
Shooting Ends: Wednesday September 11th 2011
In a cruel world, value is everything. Daniel Reed has nothing left. He takes a step closer to the edge of the roof of a building in a desperate cry for help. In this dark thriller, Stacy is in a race against the clock to reach Daniel in time. But her motive for getting there may not be as it seems.
Submission Instructions: Open to all demographics, unless otherwise specified. Please submit by phone or email. Thank you.
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|Daniel Reed||0||Any Ethnicity||31-40||[Daniel Reed] [28-40] [Male] Daniel is a hard worker, concerned with making a good buck to support his and his wife's lavish lifestyle. However, he is no longer the successful stock broker he once was. After some bad investments, his stock and his marriage, plummet. Feeling like the whole world is like walls collapsing upon him, Daniel realizes he is all alone. He also now harbours a slight limp. Possibly a cry for help, or his only answer to his situation, Daniel decides to attempt suicide.|
|Mrs. Reed||0||Any Ethnicity||31-40||[Mrs. Reed] [28-40] [Female] Mrs. Reed is the wife of Daniel. She comes from a rich family, and had married Daniel on the presumption that she would live a lavish lifestyle. Her love for Daniel has been measured by his ability to make excessive amounts of money. Now that Daniel has lost everything, her fears of losing her social status are slowly being realized. Using Daniel and his life insurance policy to her advantage, she plots to murder Daniel by hiring Stacy, an assassin.|
|Stacy||0||Any Ethnicity||25-30||[Stacy] [18-28] [Female] Stacy is physically fit, has a cold and hard personality, and has learned to switch off her emotions, or use them to her advantage, when it comes to business. For her, business comes in the form of killing. As an assassin, she has, in her mind, discovered a way to redeem the loss of her murdered parents. Yet, due to monetary constraints, she finds she struggles to get enough business just to pay her monthly rent.|