15- 20 y/o Male or Female lead wanted for the lead role of "Charlie" in a short film. Looking for an actor who is or can pass for a young teenager.
Character Description: 13 years old, balancing the roles of her mother’s primary caretaker, going to school, and being a kid
TYPE: Volunteer ACTRA Co-op, Short film, 19 pages
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Alison Duke is a filmmaker and owner of Goldelox Productions, a Toronto-based film and video company producing films that works with producers, directors and artists on projects that brings diverse audiences together to affect positive social change. In 2016, Alison executive produced the Akua Benjamin Legacy Project with five black female filmmakers from Toronto. This series of five award-winning short documentaries celebrate the legacy of Toronto's renowned black activists; Gwen and Lenny Johnson, Marlene Green, Rosie Douglas, Dudley Laws and Charles Roach. She will be directing DISCLOSURE in 2019 and has several films in development including:Mr. Jane & Finch directed by Ngardy Conteh George and Mothering in the Movement directed by Laurie Townshend
SYNOPSIS: DISCLOSURE is a powerful film about Yolonda and her daughter Charlie ripped apart by illness, an unjust system and a failure to face the truth. As Charlie’s mother, Yolonda, health takes a turn for the worse, an adamant Charlie still has hope. Loyal, she insists on sticking by her mother’s side until the very end. But when her school begins to notice Charlie’s absence, she is placed under a system of surveillance and Charlie will soon come to find that some decisions are outside of her control.
If you are interested in one or more of these roles, please e-mail your headshot, resume, and any additional material to Evelyn at [email protected] ,ccing Alison [email protected] by March 31, 2019. Thank you for your interest in our project and we look forward to collaborating with you!