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

Student Film

Job Position(s): Actors
Actor(s) Age Range (if applicable): See Post
Project Type: Short Film
Job Date: See Post
Compensation: Unpaid

PRODUCTION TITLE:  Honey!

MEDIA: Film / Student Film

STATUS: Union and Non-Union may apply

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Ryerson University

PRODUCER: Ashvin Anandarajah

DIRECTOR: Onna Pluciennik

WRITER: Onna Pluciennik

CASTING DIRECTOR: Emilia McCarthy

CASTING ASSOCIATE: Emily Stranges

AUDITION DATE: Mon. Nov. 11th

AUDITION LOCATION: 122 Bond Street – Room #329 – Toronto – ON – M5B 1E9

SHOOT DATES: Thurs. Nov. 14th to Sun. Feb. 2nd – See role descriptions below for exact shoot days
– Honey (24) shoot days: January 21, 28, 29, 30 & February 1, 2
– Dani (25) shoot days: January 21, 28, 30 & February 1, 2
– Young Honey shoot days: November 14 (REHEARSAL) & Nov. 16
– Young Dani shoot days: November 14 (REHEARSAL) & Nov. 16
– Keith shoot days: November 14 (REHEARSAL) & Nov. 16

SHOOT 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 & non-union actors though 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.
• If outside GTA, transportation will be provided.
• Meals and beverages will be provided on shoot days.

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STORYLINE:
“Honey!” is a story of the effects of fame on a friendship. When Honey’s acting career takes off and he finds himself in the centre of attention, what happens to his close friend Dani? The story is told from the perspective of Dani, as she reflects on the time when she watched her friend lose himself.

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CASTING:

HONEY – LEAD ROLE – MALE – APPX. 24 YRS OLD – CAUCASIAN (SLAVIC/RUSSIAN)
To play 24. Preferably SLAVIC/ RUSSIAN descent. Caucasian. Outgoing and eccentric. Honey was bullied as a child for being different. He swore to himself to become something great and so he did. He became the biggest TV show star in 1970s Canada. When he is suddenly in the middle of the attention it turns out to be quite overwhelming. In the midst of all the glitz and glamour his closest friend/more than friend Dani, the only real thing in his life, is slipping away.
Smoking simulation, basic Russian language (2 words)
* Shoot days: January 21, 28, 29, 30 & February 1, 2

DANI – LEAD ROLE – FEMALE – APPX. 25 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
To play 25. Open ethnicity. Honest, warm and observant. Dani has always lived her life accepting who she is and takes pride in being grateful of the things she already has. She is passionate about the environment. Her close friend/more than friend Honey has gained overnight success and she watches as he loses himself into an industry/world that she is most against. She tries to get him out and to snap him back to reality.
* Shoot days: January 21, 28, 30 & February 1, 2

YOUNG HONEY – PRINCIPAL ROLE – MALE – APPX. 13 YRS OLD – CAUCASIAN (SLAVIC/RUSSIAN)
To play 13. Preferably SLAVIC/ RUSSIAN descent or ability to do RUSSIAN ACCENT. Caucasian. Proud, hot headed but sensitive. He has had enough of his friend Keith’s harsh comments and stands up to him. Best friends with Dani. Scene has physical contact such as shoving a pushing as well as curse words. Honey attempts to shove dollar bill into Keith’s mouth.
Accommodations will be provided.
* Shoot days: November 14 (REHEARSAL) & Nov. 16

YOUNG DANI – PRINCIPAL ROLE – FEMALE – APPX. 14 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
To play 14. Open ethnicity. Honest, kind and observant. Best friends with Honey, she defends him when he is bullied and tries to cheer him up.
* Shoot days: November 14 (REHEARSAL) & Nov. 16

KEITH – ACTOR ROLE – MALE – APPX. 13 YRS OLD – CAUCASIAN
To play 13. Caucasian. Big ego, rude and argumentative. He is jealous of Honey because he gets attention from girls, parents and teachers.
Bullies Honey. Scene has physical contact such as shoving a pushing as well as curse words. Honey attempts to shove dollar bill into Keith’s mouth.
* Shoot days: November 14 (REHEARSAL) & Nov. 16

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