Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Casting Notice: Student short film "Ellis" seeks actors

[Received this casting notice from Stephen Buskey. Looking to film VT/NH:]

"ELLIS" A SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY THESIS SHORT FILM

Shoot Dates: August 8, 9, 10
THE STORY

“Ellis” is a story about forbidden love, friendship, personal growth and sacrifice. A story that takes place in Dover Creek, a poor trailer community in the heart of rural Vermont, where Ellis, a 16 year-old boy, falls in love with a married woman named Sheila and attempts to persuade her to leave Dover Creek for good to start a new life.

THE CHARACTERS

ELLIS - (16) An old soul that falls in love with a like-minded, caring woman filling the gap of his lost mother and providing an escape from his abusive stepfather.

SHEILA - (38) An attractive, kind and caring woman is stuck in a draining marriage and seeks comfort in Ellis, a 16 year-old guilty pleasure that makes her feel young again.

GREASE - (11) A charismatic young Fonzerelli, a bit too young to be as curious as he is about women but seeks brotherly friendship and advice from his best friend Ellis.

DALE - (45) A stepfather stuck with a son he never wanted after his wife passes away, constantly proves himself around the house.

If interested in auditioning or further information about the project, please contact Stephen D. Buskey (Writer/Director) at ellis.ftma@gmail.com.