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We are currently casting for a short student film (CU Boulder) that would be shot in early Spring of next year. The movie is a dialogue-driven character piece, about three children (ages 8-11), playing Monopoly. As the film progresses, the audience gets a sense of the dynamic between these friends and who they are.
I'm looking for three male actors, grade-school age. The ability to memorize lines will be a most valuable asset.
Here's the plot and character information:
Three children playing a board game in the early evening. As they play, they resume a discussion of an upcoming school play.
- Dennison. A natural leader, easily shapes the conversation of the three in his direction. Confident and outgoing, does well in team sports.
- Andy. Quiet, bookish, studious. A talented student with a love of learning. Tries to be a voice of reason among the three, and not afraid to show off his knowledge from time to time. Does well in the science fair.
- Marion. Excitable, very engaged in his passions, but this can make him absent-minded. Loves to act, always injecting a little drama into conversations. Hums when he's nervous, and is sensitive about it. Does well in theater.
The movie takes place largely within one room. The script is 22 pages long, likely to be condensed in the coming months, I expect that with enough rehearsal, it could be filmed in three days.
In terms of location, I will be spending much of my time on the Boulder campus so that would be best for rehearsals, and the movie will likely be shot in Aurora, if that helps at all. As a student film, I unfortunately cannot promise any financial compensation, but I can promise the following...
- I am understanding of children's attention spans, and we will be very accommodating in terms of breaks, and making it as pleasant a work environment as possible.
- Food will be provided (not just pizza, something better than that)
- A quality film to put on your resume.
The description of your film sounds interesting so far. My sons read it and are very interested. I sent you an email with their information included.