Casting Call for Short Film “Ben and His Mother” [Brooklyn, NY] #casting

Posted October 22, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Ben and His Mother
CLASSIFICATION: Student
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
DIRECTOR: Jardley Jean-Louis
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Youlette Productions
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: December 5-7, 2014
SHOOTING LOCATION: Brooklyn, New York

SYNOPSIS:

This is a student thesis film.

A teenage boy, living in a struggling life, escapes into his imagination after the death of his mother one morning. His imagination depicts his making preparations to go to the beach with his mother, as they never got to do in life. Unfortunately, the memory won’t let him ignore what happened.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

BEN: Is 15 years old. Solemn, and more serious than his peers, he feels very separated and different from his peers due to the way his mother struggles to make ends meet. He is in denial of his mother’s death and desperately tries to fulfill the aspirations they had in her life. Need a male who looks younger than his age.

Male / 18-24 yrs. / African American

JUNE: is an overworked nurse. She is awaiting her diagnosis about the spots on her lungs. She puts on a brave face, and fiercely loves her son. She’s tough, clean and organized but struggles under the bill and work hours.

Female / 31-40 yrs. / African American

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages, Transportation
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: November 15, 2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: jardleyjeanlouis@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Snapshot okay

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