NYU THESIS SHORT FILM – “APRIL” – MAINE
Location: PORTLAND, MAINE
Type: Student Films
Casting for a New York University MFA thesis short film, shooting in Maine in February 2017.
“April” tells the story of an older woman struggling with the recent death of her husband. April lives alone in the Maine woods and has always prided herself on being independent and strong, but when a pest coyote starts to haunt her, she reaches a breaking point and decides to take matters into her own hands, hunting down the animal in order to find some peace. But April’s hunt takes a surprising turn, pushing her to come to terms with her real fears and find a bit of solace in an unexpected way.
LEAD: APRIL (Female, late 60s-80s)
April is a feisty, lively, lifelong-Maine resident who loves the outdoors. She’s at her most comfortable doing physical work; she’s not afraid to get on the roof to shovel ice. She is struggling to come to terms with her husband’s recent death.
SUPPORTING: JANE (Female, 20s-30s)
Straightforward, compassionate Maine Game Warden. Dedicated to her job and protecting the woods.
SUPPORTING: FRANK (Male, 50s)
Bearded outdoorsman and longtime friend of April’s.
SUPPORTING: PETER (Male, early 20s)
Earnest young acquaintance of April’s husband.
Please send all inquiries and headshots to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Emilie Silvestri (www.emiliesilvestri.com)
Producer: Eve Symington (www.evesymington.com)
Cinematographer: Nathan Golon (http://www.goodfightmedia.com/nathan-golon/)
City or Location of call: PORTLAND, MAINE
Please submit to: APRILSHORTFILM@GMAIL.COM
This casting notice was posted by: EVE SYMINGTON