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Cover Up

Deadline:
37 days ago

Janice Wilson, a mid-30 housewife of the 1930’s, deals with a crisis inside her marriage, she suffers from domestic violence, but the problem is that her husband, is a police officer. Trapped in this unbearable situation she struggles with her pain and fear trying to find a way out, she must overcome her state of submissiveness by taking control of her life. Janice is the representation of hope that we are trying to communicate by putting an end to this male chauvinist culture.

Clint Wilson, a police officer in his 30s, in the 1930’s, lives strictly by his moral code that resides in his land and faith, he is a patriot protector of his people and a harsh catholic. All this pressure and power lies heavily upon him as he takes it out on drugs, such as cigars and alcohol, and on his wife Janice, whom he beats, telling himself that as the man of the house, it’s his duty to keep good order and behaviour. Clint is the representation of the enduring male chauvinist culture: expectations and heavy flaws.

Project Type: 
Status: 
Non-Union
Salary: 
$0.00/day
Role: 
Sex: 
Male
Female
Age: 
31 - 35
Ethnicity: 
Location: 
Please e-mail our assistant director at [email protected] Provide her with your headshot and resume and she will work with you to set up a time and send you sides. Casting dates will be January 19 and 20, on set lunch will be provided but there will be no monetary compensation.

Project Details

Project Title: 
Cover Up
Short Synopsis: 
A short experimental piece detailing the not so long ago acceptance of male superiority. Showing the dark and dangerous side to what is thought to be a happy and normal home in the 1930's, playing to modern themes of feminism and why it's so important. Clint and Janice, a husband and wife sit down for dinner, no words are spoken, but the elephant in the room causes Janice to poison her husband. She releases herself from the control he holds on her life.
Producer: 
Emily Krack
Casting Director: 
Danika Huska
Name / Company: 
Vancouver Film School

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