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Casting Call for Short Independent Film



Production Title: Of Wise and Earnest Men
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent
Project Length: Short Film (25-30 minutes)
Project Format: Celluloid
Production Location: Hart House, University of Toronto
Writer / Director: Oliver Kraeker
Production Manager: Deb Lim
Audition Location: 7 Hart House Circle, M5S 3H3
Shooting Location: Hart House
Email: [email protected]
Compensation: To be discussed

KEY DATES
Auditions:
Friday May 25th, 2018 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday May 26th, 2018 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Please Note: All auditions will be given a specific time within this window.
Also: If you are unable to make either of these dates, please contact us anyway. We will do our best to arrange an audition suitable to your schedule.
Call Backs: TBD, Early June 2018
Shooting Starts: August 2018
Shooting Ends: October 2018

To Submit:
Please email your headshot, resume, and audition availability to [email protected]. You are welcomed to include a demo reel or any related supplementary materials.
We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an audition will be contacted.

Characters to be Cast:
CORDELIA, CAUCASIAN FEMALE, CANADIAN, 18 YEARS OLD
Cordelia is an undergraduate at the University of Toronto in 1926 and our protagonist. Though she has recently been cast as Viola in the Hart House Theatre’s upcoming production of Twelfth Night, she is forbidden to enter Hart House proper, as were all women at the time. She is however an intrepid, daring and brave, fed up with the stings of injustice and confident enough to break the barriers that create them.
Androgynous in appearance. Must be comfortable with Shakespearean English

OSCAR, CAUCASIAN MALE, CANADIAN, EARLY 20s
Oscar is Cordelia’s brother. He is the dry, scholarly, intellectual type, fierce and penetrating in his use of language, but weak when it comes to practicing what he preaches. He is a competitor in the debate, and argues Nay, that women have not more than come into their own.

DON BRETHERTON, CAUCASUAN MALE, LATE 50s
Bretherton is Hart House’s Porter. In the early days of the House, the Warden lived on the premises and kept servants and butlers as his attendants, of which Bretherton is one. He is the typical servile and obsequious butler with perhaps a faint Irish accent left over from youth. Neat, organized and meticulous, Bretherton is flabbergasted in the face of any anomaly.

ARTHUR HUGH ELSDALE MOLSON, CAUCASIAN MALE, OXFORDIAN, EARLY 20s
Molson, a historical personage and descendent of the famous brewer, was a student at New College, Oxford, where was President of the Oxford Union Society. In 1926 Mr. Molson visited Hart House as a member of the “Imperial Debating Team”, and on the evening in question argued Aye, that women had more than come into their own. He was the head of his team.
Endomorphic type. “Oxford” or “received pronunciation” accent, especially as it was spoken in the 1920s

RALPH NUNN MAY, CAUCASIAN MALE, BRUMMIE, EARLY 20s
May, a historical personage, was a student at the University of Birmingham, where he was President of the Debating Society. In 1926 Mr. May visited Hart House as a member of the “Imperial Debating Team”, and on the evening in question argued Aye, that women had more than come into their own.
Ectomorphic type. Brummie accent of the 1920s

PAUL RIED, CAUCASIAN MALE, LONDONER, EARLY 20s
Reid, a historical personage, was a student at the University of London, where he was Vice-President of the Union Society. He was visiting Hart House in 1926 as part of the “Imperial Debating Team”, and on the evening in question argued Nay, that women had not more than come into their own.

Londoner accent of the 1920s

THORBURN PITTYVAICH MCDONALD, CAUCASIAN MALE, SCOTTISH, EARLY 20s
McDonald, a historical personage, was a student at the University of Edinburgh, where he was President of the Celtic Society. In 1926 Mr. McDonald visited Hart House as a member of the “Imperial Debating Team”, and on the evening in question argued Nay, that women had not more than come into their own.

Scotsman accent of the 1920s


Project Type:  Short Status:  Non-Union Ethnicity:  White / Caucasian
Sex:  Male Female Age:  all ages Role:  Actor City:  Toronto

Project Details

Project Title:  Of Wise and Earnest Men
Short Synopsis:  On the evening of October 12th, 1926, a debate is held at the University of Toronto’s Hart House. The motion for the debate is: “This House is of the opinion that Woman has more than come into her own.” The one-hundred and fifty some-odd men that attend the debate believe they have successfully excluded women from their night of revelry. Little do they realize, however, that one attendee in particular is not at all what he seems.
Producer:  Deb Lim
Director:  Oliver Kraeker
Company:  Craft Room Productions
Deadline: EXPIRED (332 days ago)

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