ACTORS WANTED FOR THE SHORT FILM ‘ISOLATE’ – NON-UNION

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Job Position(s): Actor or Actress
Actor(s) Age Range (if applicable): Various
Project Type: Short Film
Job Date: See Post
Compensation: Volunteer
Union Status: Non-Union

PRODUCTION TITLE: Isolate

MEDIA: Short Film

STATUS: Non-Union

DIRECTOR: Matt Joyce

AUDITION DATE: See note below

AUDITION LOCATION: Toronto

SHOOT DATE:  February and March 2020 – see note below

SHOOT LOCATION: Toronto / GTa

PAY RATE: Non-paying / Volunteer

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PRODUCTION NOTE:  AUDITION TIMEFRAME /CASTING VS. SHOOT SCHEDULE:
Casting for James, and any character who is in an exterior scene (list at the very bottom) has to be done ASAP. The story takes place in winter, so I have to get the exteriors done by late February, weather permitting. Approximately 3 days of shooting for exterior scenes. Difficult but not impossible. Interiors will be shot in March.

In-person auditions for James and Ron are necessary. Self-Tapes are completely fine for all other supporting and secondary cast.

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PRODUCTION NOTES:

The cast who are in an exterior scene:
-James -Father -Mother (voice only) -Devin
-Dannie -Katherine -Uber driver -Mover
-Rideshare drive & 4 Rideshare passengers (BG)
-Street salesman

All Pedestrians in conversation:
– 2 females ‘My boyfriend lost his job’ discussion
– Male/Female couple ‘comparing yourself to others usually ends badly’
– Male/Female couple ‘we’re breaking up in a park, but why?’

Animals:
– Dog.

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SYNOPSIS:
James endures a breakup and flees his rural hometown and moves to Toronto without a plan. With no job, and no apartment he ends up sharing a one-bedroom apartment with Ron, a middle-aged man with OCD, who reminds him of who he could become if he’s not careful. James escapes, signing a lease to a studio apartment of his own, breaking the promise he made to himself – to not live alone.

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CASTING:

LEADS

JAMES – LEAD ROLE – MALE – 30-35 YRS OLD – CAUCASIAN
Skinny, tall, naïve, impressionable, earnest

RON – LEAD ROLE – MALE – 45-50 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
Fit, tall, quiet, emotionless, jaded

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SUPPORTING CAST: CAST WHO ARE IN 1-2 SCENES WITH MULTIPLE LINES.

FATHER – SUPPORTING ROLE – MALE – 60-65 YRS OLD – CAUCASIAN
Tall, stoic

MOTHER – SUPPORTING ROLE – FEMALE – 60-65 – CAUCASIAN
Short, sensitive, frail

DEVIN – SUPPORTING ROLE – MALE – 30-35 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
James’ friend from high school, confident, assertive, alpha

DANNIE – SUPPORTING ROLE – FEMALE – 30-35 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
Devin’s wife, fast processor, peppy, driven

KATHERINE – SUPPORTING ROLE – FEMALE – 25-30 YRS OLD – CAUCASIAN
British, James’ Tinder date, easy-going, down to earth

ALEX – SUPPORTING ROLE – MALE – 30-35 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
James’ friend from high school, cocky, alpha, joker

AMANDA – SUPPORTING ROLE – FEMALE – 30-35 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
Alex’s wife, bubbly, good listener, cares, asks questions

GREG – SUPPORTING ROLE – MALE – 30-35 YRS OLD – CAUCASIAN
James’ friend from high school, soft-spoken, intellectual

UBER DRIVER – SUPPORTING ROLE – MALE – 20-25 YRS OLD – SOUTH AMERICAN
Grateful, calm, polite

LANDLORD – SUPPORTING ROLE – MALE – 40-50 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
Stern, concerned, watchful

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ACTOR ROLES / SECONDARY CAST: CAST WHO ARE IN 1 SCENE WITH 1-2 LINES

RIDESHARE DRIVER – ACTOR ROLE – MALE – 40-45 YRS OLD – MIDDLE-EASTERN
Exuberate, cheerful

MOVER – ACTOR ROLE – MALE – 30-40 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
Big guy, impatient

LANDLORD #2 – ACTOR ROLE – FEMALE – 50-60 YRS OLD – EUROPEAN
Grouchy, indifferent

WAITER – ACTOR ROLE – MALE – 25-30 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
Tired, wants to go home

STREET SALESMAN – ACTOR ROLE – MALE – 20-25 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
Full of energy, persuasive

PEDESTRIAN FEMALES – ACTOR ROLE – FEMALE – 25-30 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
Pedestrians in conversation: ‘those who echo James’ internal thoughts’
‘My boyfriend lost his job’ discussion

PEDESTRIAN COUPLE #1 – ACTOR ROLE – MALE AND FEMALE – 25-30 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
Pedestrians in conversation: ‘those who echo James’ internal thoughts’
‘Comparing yourself to others usually ends badly’

PEDESTRIAN COUPLE #2 – ACTOR ROLE – MALE AND FEMALE – 20-25 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
Pedestrians in conversation: ‘those who echo James’ internal thoughts’
‘We’re breaking up in a park, but why?’

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BACKGROUND PERFORMERS: IN 1 SCENE WITH NO DIALOGUE.

4 RIDESHARE PASSENGERS – MALE AND FEMALE – 20-40 YRS OLD – ANY RACE

CONCIERGE – MALE – 25-30 – RACE

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ANIMALS: 1 SHORT SCENE, THE OWNER MUST BE PRESENT.

DOG – CHOCOLATE OR BLONDE LABRADOR OR GOLDEN RETRIEVER

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