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PRODUCTION TITLE: Friendzoned
MEDIA: Pilot Episode / Student Production
STATUS: Union and Non-Union may apply
PRODUCTION COMPANY / SCHOOL: Sheridan College
DIRECTOR: Ben Andersen
WRITER: Scott Morris
CASTING DIRECTOR: Scott Morris
AUDITION DATE: Sat. Feb. 1st
AUDITION LOCATION: Downtown Toronto
SHOOT DATES: Fri. Feb. 14th to Sun. Feb. 16th – the character Ben will be needed for an ADR session on Feb 19
SHOOTING LOCATIONS: Sheridan College and Rabba Apartments across the street
PAY RATE: As per our agreement with ACTRA – this is a non-paying student production
• 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.
• Meals and beverages will be provided on the shoot days.
• If transportation is required we can arrange for a ride for the actor during filming or pickup at the Oakville go station.
• Transportation costs will be reimbursed if actor has to pay.
After failing to connect with the girl of his dreams, a lonely college student befriends an elderly widow who promises to help him with dating advice while helping her adapt to the 21st century.
BEN BRADLEY – LEAD ROLE – MALE – 19-24 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
An awkward college student who lives most of his life in his mind, constantly battling with his own voice. When he’s not doing that he’s battling with his playboy roommate who is opposite to him in every way. Ben is searching to find love and connection, he generally feels very lonely. Ben is in love with Sarah, a student in his program who he believes is way too good for him, but that doesn’t stop him. His journey with Elizabeth, an elderly widow who is ends up giving him dating advice, takes him from being a quiet desperate young man to becoming confident with himself.
ELIZABETH SMITH – LEAD ROLE – FEMALE – 55-70 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
After being married to her husband for 40 years until his death several years ago, Elizabeth feels empathetic towards Ben. She feels just as lonely as him, if not more. She is more empathic to Ben’s cause and offers to help him with old school dating advice in exchange for help adapting to the 21st century. She doesn’t sugar coat it, she’s lived too long to be beating around the bush. She’s quirky and spontaneous. Ben offers her a chance to feel young again, and encourages her to take her own advice and put herself out there.
MIKE – PRINCIPAL ROLE – MALE – 22-30 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
There’s no worse roommate for Ben to have during school than Mike. Mike is a real hunk, it’s a shame he’s such a prick. He can be smooth around everyone else but when he’s with Ben we see another side of him. He might actually care about Ben. He’s obnoxious and is always doing something crazy that will ultimately affect Ben in some way. Ben looks at him like the exact opposite of himself, and in some ways Mike could learn a thing or two from Ben.
SARAH JOLLYMORE – ACTOR ROLE – FEMALE – 19-24 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
Sarah is dedicated, organized, and focused on finishing her degree. Her aspirations go far ahead in life past college and onto a career. She is not looking for a relationship in her life right now. The two of them know each other from small interactions during their time at school. Nothing more. She’s a real nerd at heart but might not show it all the time. She is confident with herself unlike Ben, however she does let him down easy. When he starts taking the advice from Elizabeth, a spark lights between Sarah and Ben.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
FRIDAY, JAN. 31ST
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
We sincerely thank everyone for their submissions
but only those talent selected for an audition will be contacted.