Production title: Dream Machine
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent / student (SFU)
Project length: Short Film (10 minutes)
Production Location: Vancouver
Audition Location: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W Hastings
Director: Maria Dontsova
Casting Director: Ubair Shaheen
Submission Information: Please submit headshots, resume, demo reel and any other relevant information to [email protected] with subject “[Your Name] - [Character Name]”
Email: [email protected]
Compensation: non-paid, demo reel footage, food provided
Audition Date: October 27th and 28th, 2018
Callbacks: November 1st, 2018
Rehearsal Dates: November 10th and 11th, 2018
Shooting Dates: November 16th, 17th and 18th, 2018
A Father makes a last desperate attempt to electrify the desolate atmosphere within his family. He brings home a device advertised as the Dream Machine, that claims to allow people to share a dream. As the family navigates the absurdities of the dreamworld, they are struggling to understand each other and the ways in which each of them have expanded into their environment. Will the device work to bring them together or will the family deteriorate completely?
Dan, 35-45, male, open ethnicity
Dan is an ineffectual father and a constant source of disappointment to his wife. Reminiscent of happier times, he is constantly determined to find new ways to connect with his family. However, his eccentric efforts can come off as childish and irritating as they always seem to revolve around avoiding the actual problems.
Sloan, 35-45, female, open ethnicity
Sloan, raised in a conservative household, has never questioned the traditional housewife duties placed upon her, preventing her from exploring her own identity outside of home and marriage. She is slowly beginning to regret the life that she never allowed herself to have. Refusing to accept her own mistakes, she places blame on her husband, making her life revolve around keeping things antiseptically clean inside the house and in her child’s behaviour.
Bino, 14-17, open gender, open ethnicity
To his parents, Bino appears to be a disinterested angsty teenager. He has created this cold exterior in response to his parents not making an effort to understand him or treat him as a mature individual in the family. His mother has always set up unrealistic standards for him to live up to and his father still treats Bino as if he’s 5 years old. He refuses to fulfill his mother’s expectations and no longer respects his father, as the superhero figure that he once looked up to has transformed into a pathetic man on the brink of divorce. Though Bino doesn’t yet know what he wants from life, it becomes clear to him that the answer will never come from his parents.