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Fairfax – Open auditions for student film – Aug 23-24 – non paid

OPEN AUDITIONS for George Mason Student Film





Age: 60-80

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: Flexible

Personality: Warm, loving, eccentric, and sassy.


[ALEX: Clementine’s Grandson]

Age: 18-24

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Flexible

Personality: Reserved, smart-aleck, and tender.

Synopsis: Clementine, an elderly woman who suffers from dementia, feels lost while seeking her way home as her grandson and caretaker, Alex, must help her find her bearings.


Hello, my name is Matthew Vargas and I am a senior undergraduate film student at George Mason University. I am seeking to fill two roles in my upcoming senior thesis film, “Clementine”, a 10-minute short narrative psychological fiction film about an elderly woman, Clementine, who suffers from dementia as she seeks her way home while her grandson and caretaker, Alex, helps her find her bearings. The story is told from Clementine’s perspective and is meant to be a simulation of dementia. The project was awarded a competitive grant from my University as a student academic research project for the purpose of seeking empathy of dementia patients.

The story is largely based on my experiences with my own grandmother and is essentially in tribute to her.


Dates and Times: August 23 and 24; 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: George Mason University, Fairfax Campus – Art and Design Building – Room L011

Parking information: https://transportation.gmu.edu/parking-services/

Campus map: https://info.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/FairfaxMap_2019.pdf

Audition Requirements: You may come prepared with any short 1-minute monologue of your choosing for this audition. We will require you to read from select parts of our script for your audition – if you would like a copy of these selects in advance of your audition, please email us at mvarga3@gmu.edu and tnader@masonlive.gmu.edu.

  • If you are interested in either role but can not make the auditions, you may email us at mvarga3@gmu.edu and tnader@masonlive.gmu.edu to coordinate sending an audition tape including a headshot and resume.


Looking to film in mid-October

Please contact Matthew Vargas,  mvarga3@gmu.edu and Tyson Nader, tnader@masonlive.gmu.edu for additional information, questions, or inquiries.