Student Film Toronto!!

Paperclipped Productions

Job Position(s): Actors & Actresses
Actor(s) Age Range (if applicable): See Post
Project Type: Student Film
Job Date: February to March TBD
Compensation: TBD
Union Status: Non-Union

Production title: Amissio

Union / Non-Union: Non-Union

Production Type: Independent / student

Project length: Short Film (8-10 minutes)

Posted on: January 6th 2019

Production Company: Paperclipped Production

Director: Malaika Athar

Shooting Location: Downtown Toronto

Shooting Starts: February, 2020
Shooting Ends: March 2020
Compensation: No, but possibility of negotiation depending on skill and need.

Audition Location:
– Auditions will be held at the Robarts Library Ground floor study rooms. Book your space through the doodle link on https://docs.google.com/…/1c6FVFfkhrpkbVGvFSNIUHyvwLI…/edit….
– Audition reels can also be sent to the email malaikaathar1@gmail.com below in a video format or a link

Auditions times:
January 11, 2020 2:00 – 5:00 PM Study Rm. 1
January 14, 2020 3:00 – 6:00 PM Study Rm. 1
January 16, 2020 3:00 – 6:00 PM Study Rm. 2
(Note: Please note you have to book your 30 minute audition within these time windows using the doodle link above)

Other audition details:
The link below has the audition scripts. Find the corresponding audition lines for the role you would like to audition for. You will be allowed to occasionally glance off the paper but not read off it. https://docs.google.com/…/1c6FVFfkhrpkbVGvFSNIUHyvwLI…/edit…

Synopsis:
“Amissio” illustrates the story of Ed, a young man who loses his mother and how horribly he deals with the repercussions of this loss; told with a non-linear structure and visual imagery inspired by Terrence Malick.

Character BIOS
[YOUNG ED] [GENDER: MALE] [ SHOULD LOOK AGE: 7-10 ] [ETHNICITY: CAUCASIAN]
The youngest version of Ed, is like another child at this age; he adores his mother and is either in a state of restless frenzy or curious quiet.

[TEENAGE ED] [GENDER: MALE] [ SHOULD LOOK AGE: 13-16 ] [ETHNICITY: CAUCASIAN]
At this point in his life Ed becomes more composed as his understanding of morality starts setting in. He also becomes more solemn and dependent on his mother at this age so a facially strong actor is required.

[MOTHER] [GENDER: FEMALE] [ AGE: 18-40 ] [ETHNICITY: CAUCASIAN/MIXED RACE]
A smart woman who cares deeply for her son, Mother is a rock for Ed as she raises him into a charming young boy but an emotionally unfit son. Acting here will be largely reliant on facial expressions so someone with an ability to emulate maturity but kindness is desired.

[SICK MOTHER] [GENDER: FEMALE] [ AGE: 18-40 ] [ETHNICITY: CAUCASIAN/MIXED RACE]
As an illness takes hold of mother and worsens, she becomes a completely different person physically — though still harbouring the kind eyes and strong smile — and with only a couple of shots in the film she forms the foundation of Ed’s spiral.

[KERSTIN] [GENDER: FEMALE] [ AGE: 18-40 ] [ETHNICITY: ANY]
Though her composure is confident and immovable like that of soldier, her actions are anything but in the service of others. Working in a well-established firm, Kerstin embodies the ruthless side of humanity in the facade of social dignity. She narrates a soliloquy which is to be filmed in one long take and so emotion memory is a key skill for any interested actors.

To apply for this job please visit docs.google.com.