CASTING CALL!!! CALLING ALL DHS PRODUCTIONS STUDENTS AND ALUMNI!!!!!
If you are interested after reading this, contact Michelle (address
below) Send her a head shot and resume or just list your experience
however brief....This is a very reputable source and could result in
some great opportunities...
We are looking for local talent to
cast for our staged reading of the screenplay. The movie will film this
summer and any actors cast in the reading will have the opportunity to
audition for the movie. We are located in Danbury, CT. What is truly
unique about this story is the opportunity to see the power of an
educational program taught by a dynamic teacher and how the scope of
those important lessons can ultimately shape and sometimes change lives.
In this story we see the manifestation of those lessons through the
eyes of our main character and how the impact of those lessons change
decisions and impact other lives over the course of the film. The
character education lessons utilized in this film were developed by Tim
Salem, our screenwriter, and subsequently shared with colleagues in the
Greater Danbury area.
We are also looking for some adult roles. If
you should know of any adult, or student that you feel would be
interested in any of the parts please contact me ASAP at: Michelle@Our8s.com Description: Casting a staged reading of a new screenplay.
The film is a coming of age journey for a teenager who is struggling to
find his identity. This inner turmoil puts him into direct conflict
both at home and in school. His journey intersects with five other lives
that are also dramatically altered as a result of their relationship
with him. The character of the teacher is the inspiration for the main
character to truly follow his heart and make the decisions that are
right for him, despite being pulled in different directions by loved
ones and friends. Character descriptions: Ty: (male) African
American, Attractive, Athletic 16-18 yrs. Ty is bright, insightful,
seemingly confident on the outside but struggling to find himself;
conflicted initially caught in the web of popularity but slowly that is
peeled away as he begins sees the world differently. Kory: (female)
Caucasian, 16-18 years. Extremely intelligent but not always confident
enough to show it, somewhat withdrawn from the "in" crowd and still
struggling to cope w/ Mom's untimely death and her Dad's issues.
Tiffany: (female) African American, 16-18 years. Beautiful, above
average intellectually, but her intelligence is lost in her own
narrow-minded view of the world in her eyes it is the "have's vs the
have nots" she also relishes in her own popularity and enjoys being
cruel. Cal: (male) Caucasian, mid 40’s/early 50’s Struggling to cope
with the loss of his wife and his responsibilities to his daughter;
genius doctor who cannot seem to get back into a "normal" routine. His
uncanny instincts as a doctor made him revered by colleagues.
Trevor: (male) African American mid 40’s-early 50’s. Ty’s father. Rose
out of the depths of poverty to become an extremely successful
businessman; however, he has forgotten his roots in the process as well
as the empathy that accompanied that progression. Puts him in conflict
with Ty. Mrs. Laws: (female) mid 40’s-early 50’s. Deeply caring
teacher who's singular goal is to make her students more empathetic,
compassionate and widen perspectives she cares for the personal success
of all students, putting their needs ahead of her own. Internally she
struggles with the loss of her husband and is still ashamed about how
she treated him initially; which fuels her desire to "do right" by kids
even more. Adele: (female) African American. 40s. Doting housewife
and Mother who follows her husband's lead out of loyalty; but is
conflicted as she sees her son growing/changing unfortunately, she waits
too long to make her voice heard. Emory: Ty's trusted best friend.
Loyal, strong personality recognizes the unbelievable talent Ty posesses
(perhaps more so than Ty!) the type of friend most would want in their
corner. Good athlete but not in the caliber of Ty; and he is ok with
that. Braden: AA Lanky, Attractive. Outstanding athlete Very trendy.
Needs to center of attention and trying to "make a name" for himself.
Arrogant, cocky, unfriendly. He is conflicted between allowing himself
to become a super-star athlete vs the brazen and bold lifestyle of the
gang. Attracted to Tiffany. Caitlin: Caucasian. 16-18. Kory’s best friend. Supportive friend. Caitlin is gay and bullied about her sexuality.