Student Film – Vancouver, BC
Joe Pesinski hates his past as being a child actor in a 80s TV series. After another failed casting, where he tried to prove that he is more than just his past, he witnesses a crime. Unfortunately the mobster Benny needs to kill Joe, now being involved. When Joe is trying to run away, he gets hit by a car. In the hospital Joe faces Benny again. But when Benny learns that Joe is in fact his childhood idol Joey P, he might show mercy. The only thing Joe has to do is what he hates most: Being Joey P again.
This production is student film, non-union, and strictly volunteer.
All cast members will receive a screen credit for their involvement.
Meals will be paid for by the production.
Rehearsals will be handled by individual directors.
Location production will run for the duration of 3 days. (Possibly less)
Characters Ep.1 and Ep.2
Joe (Lead) Gender: M Age: 35-45
Ex-child actor of a 80s sitcom. For the last 10 years working as a waiter at a ribs place, while failing casting after casting. Every mention of the 80s show makes Joe cringe. He is basically considered a loser in all regards.
Benny (Lead) Gender: M Age: 35-45
Second generation living in Canada, originally from Eastern Europe. A seasoned integrated man who loves American ribs. Deep in his heart Benny wants to be an actor, like his childhood idol Joe from the 80s sitcom.
Janel Miller (Supporting) Gender: F Age: 30-40
Upcoming but disillusioned doctor. Hasn’t slept for days to prove to the chief physician that she is worth to get the interesting patients, as she says. Susan likes food but she has almost no time to eat. The unlimited access to the meds room makes her to stay awake, concentrated and stressed altogether.
Gina (Supporting) Gender: F Age: 30-35
Joe’s ex-wife who is currently dating a rich ‘industrialist’. Her main life goal is to lead a luxurious life, while siphoning all the cash and residuals she can, from Joe.
Amber (Supporting) Gender: F Age: 16-18
Joe and Gina’s daughter. A smart and lovely girl who is disobedient at times. She has a glowing eye and a kind heart. Ever since her Dad’s accident, she has a soft corner for him. She doesn’t want to lose him, and thinking about that scares her.
Steven (Supporting) Gender: M Age: 35-45
An old distracted director. Hired gun to shoot this really bad drama feature. He hates the script but he needs to pay his rent. The constant ringing of his chronic Tinnitus (which he got at a way too loud rock concert five years ago) makes it hard for him to concentrate.
Miranda (Supporting) Gender: F Age: 35-45
An old brilliant film producer. Miranda has a knack for where the money has to go to come back tripled. Unfortunately the feature she is casting right now is supposed not to make any profit – studio politics. Depressed by that Miranda decided to get Steven on board so the next months are at least sexually fulfilling.
Benny’s Henchman (Non Speaking Role) Gender: M Age: 25-30 A young and intimidating duo. These guys follow Benny around nearly all the time.
Note: For this role only, it would suffice if you email the headshots and resume to the email id.
Please submit your headshot and resume to email@example.com
You may indicate in your email a preferred day and time from those listed above and we will do our best to work within your schedule. You will be sent a confirmation email with the date and time of your audition attached.
AUDITIONS: 15 Nov 2015 (10 am to 6pm) and 17 Nov 2015 (5 pm to 8 pm)
CALL BACKS: 21 Nov 2015 and 22 Nov 2015
SHOOTING STARTS: Ep.1: November 28th, 2015 / Ep.2: December 5th, 2015
SHOOTING ENDS: Ep.1: November 30th, 2015 / Ep.2: December 7th, 2015
PRODUCERS: Andrew Miller and Ranjani Modukuri