ACTORS WANTED FOR THE FILM ‘APEX’ – UNION AND NON-UNION MAY APPLY

Student Film

Job Position(s): Actors & Actresses
Project Type: Short Film
Job Date: See Post
Compensation: Volunteer

PRODUCTION TITLE:   APEX

MEDIA: Film / Student Film

STATUS: Union and Non-Union may apply

PRODUCTION COMPANY/SCHOOL: Humber College

PRODUCER: Amanda Richer

DIRECTOR: Rob Oakman

WRITER: Rob Oakman

CASTING DIRECTOR: Yugo Suzuki

AUDITION DATES: Sat. Nov. 16th and Sun. Nov. 17th

AUDITION LOCATION: Humber College Lakeshore campus

SHOOT DATES: Shooting 4 days during Tues. Nov. 26th and Mon. Dec. 2nd

SHOOTING LOCATION: Toronto/GTA

PAY RATE: As per our ACTRA Agreement – this is a non-paying student film

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CASTING COMMENTS:
• We can accept union and non-union actors through our student agreement with ACTRA.
• This is a non-paying student film and no permit is required.
• Actors will receive a copy of the finished film for their demo reel.

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STORYLINE:
Eva is dying, and her husband Sam can’t live without her. They are offered one slim chance to save her; transfer her consciousness into a machine. They are recruited into the trial of the APEX program which will attempt to download her mind into a virtual world where she can live on without pain or sickness or worry. If successful, Sam will be able to communicate with her using an app program through any internet connectable device, but the odds are against them. As the transfer progresses Eva realizes that she is losing her memories while Sam watches the love of his life deteriorate. Then, just as the critical stage is reached something goes wrong. Eva has to decide whether to stop the process and remain trapped in her dying body with many of her most precious memories erased from her mind, or continue to the final stage and risk the chance that the transfer will fail, and what will be left of her is just a copy in the machine.

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CASTING:

EVA – LEAD ROLE – FEMALE – 30-39 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
39 LINES – 17 SCENES
Slim. Used to work in an office in management. She’s confident, smart, and willing to risk everything to stay alive, but her resolve is tested to its limits. She believe’s she is making the right decision by joining the program. She loves her husband Sam more than anything and doesn’t want to see him suffer by watching her die.

SAM – PRINCIPAL ROLE – MALE – 30-39 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
29 LINES – 16 SCENES
Works in an office. Sam loves Eva more than anything. It’s killing him to watch her deteriorate, but he’s afraid of what the APEX program will mean for them. If it fails he will lose her faster than the cancer was taking her. If it succeeds, what happens to their relationship as he grows old, and he doesn’t. Despite his reservations, he supports her.

DR. CURRY – PRINCIPAL ROLE – FEMALE – 40-59 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
30 LINES – 14 SCENES
A genius, but sympathetic… to a point. As the creator of the program, she is fully invested in seeing this succeed. But how far will she go?

BARISTA 1 – ACTOR ROLE – MALE OR FEMALE – 19-25 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
1 LINE – 4 SCENES
A barista at a coffee shop. He/she prepares a coffee and hands it to customers. No specific race or gender.

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