REGENT MFA PRODUCING THESIS SHORT FILM
Paid / Non-Union
Title: THE DRIVE
Producer: Melissa Howerton
Director: Michael Barder
Casting : Sylvia Cox
Shoot Dates: New Shoot Dates: Monday – Thursday, December 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2022
First Round Auditions via Self-Tape: October 28thth to October 31st, 2022
Callback Date: November 1st – November 4th, 2022 (in person), or zoom if you are out of state
Shoot Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
COVID-19 University & Production Protocol will be followed
Synopsis: Mary, a devoted mother and loving wife, can no longer be the driving force behind her family and community. She desperately searches for hope and a cure when she is diagnosed with the unthinkable.
Mary Watkins (age: early to late 40s), Cauc Female. Mary is proud of her southern charm and soft southern accent. Mary is a homemaker raising two children. She is the anchor of the household, involved in her children’s school and extracurricular activities, while ensuring the home runs smoothly. She’s fiercely independent and is involved in several charities and philanthropic endeavors.
Brett Watkins (age: late 40’s to 50s), Cauc Male. A well-dressed savvy New York businessman. Brett is a senior partner at his law firm and is regarded as one of the leading trial attorneys in the US. He’s driven, goal oriented, and prone to avoid risk at all costs. His parents have both passed away, his mom from complications related to a routine heart procedure. Brett is used to winning and getting what he wants.
Matty Watkins (age: 14), Female, Cauc (can play 14 & 16). Enjoys soccer, hanging out with friends, and spending way too much time on social media. Rate: $200/day
Grayson Watkins (age: 8), Male, Cauc (can play 8 & 10). Quiet boy who loves to play with Legos and antagonizing his older sister. Rate: $200/day
Dr. Vonkowski (age: 60s), Any EthnicityMale. Dr. Vonkowski is a well-respected neurologist and the Director of Neurology at one of the top-rated hospitals in the country. The rare doctor with a gentle bedside manner who is able to put patients at ease. Rate: $200/day
If interested in receiving sides for a Self-Taped Audition, please follow these instructions.
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by October 28 th 2022 (early submissions welcome)
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