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Mother's Day



Mother's Day is an adventurous short comedy about Abner, a lonely 11 year old boy who lives in a quiet neighbourhood in a one story bungalow home with his night shift working father. Going about his daily routine waiting for his father to arrive home one Saturday, Abner meets and forms a friendship with two younger boys who come to his house seeking his help for something. Immediately pulling Abner into a trip filled with chaos and mess, Abner soon realizes just how much he misses his own mother, and the loss that he has to experience himself when he grows up.

Roles:
Abner: Aged 10-16
A quiet, broody loner, the kid who’s always alone in the corner at parties. Abner’s the big kid on the block, and though younger kids annoy him to no end, he’ll always come to their aid, if reluctantly. He tries to hold onto his youth, while indirectly acting as an older sibling to Freddie and Nathan.

Freddie: Aged 8-13
The bossy older sibling. Enthusiastic, excitable, and incessantly annoying. A know-it-all who knows nothing. Clumsy enough to screw everything up, but ignorant to his failures, and determined enough to keep trying.

Nathan: Aged 6-10
The peppy younger brother, and Freddie’s personal cheerleader. Amazed by the abilities of kids older than him, and would follow them to the ends of the earth. Says whatever comes to his mind, passing deep into the realm of oversharing.

Mr. Zarecki: Aged 40-60
A friendly established neighbourhood relaxed store clerk who knows most of the kids in the neighbourhood. Sort of likes his job working as a clerk. Likes seeing children and having small talk customers who visit his store.


Project Type:  TV Status:  Non-Union Ethnicity:  Any Ethnicity
Sex:  Male Age:  all ages Role:  Actor City:  Toronto

Production Shoot Dates: November 24t-27th 2017 in Toronto TBD

Please Note: We can accept union and non-union actors through our student agreement with ACTRA. This is a non-paying student film and no permit is required. Actors will receive a copy of the finished film for their demo reel. Warm well prepared meals and beverages will also be provided on the shoot days. If transportation is required we can arrange for a ride for the actor during all days of filming.

To apply, please submit a headshot and resume to [email protected].

Project Details

Project Title:  Mother's Day
Short Synopsis:  Mother's Day is an adventurous short comedy about Abner, a lonely 11 year old boy who lives in a quiet neighbourhood in a one story bungalow home with his night shift working father. Going about his daily routine waiting for his father to arrive home one Saturday, Abner meets and forms a friendship with two younger boys who come to his house seeking his help for something. Immediately pulling Abner into a trip filled with chaos and mess, Abner soon realizes just how much he misses his own mother, and the loss that he has to experience himself when he grows up.
Producer:  Alexander Desouza
Director:  Alexander Desouza
Casting Director:  Alexander Desouza
Company:  Alexander Desouza / York University
Deadline: EXPIRED (511 days ago)

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