York University / OMATS Prods.
PLEASE SUBMIT ASAP!
UNION AND NON-UNION MAY APPLY
PRODUCTION TITLE: Old Man and the Sea
MEDIA: Film / Student Film
STATUS: Union and Non-Union may apply
PRODUCTION COMPANY: York University
PRODUCERS: Dylan Alsop and Nick Collier
DIRECTOR: Dylan Alsop
WRITER: Dylan Alsop
AUDITION DATES: Sat. Nov. 16th to Mon. Nov. 18th
AUDITION LOCATION: York University
SHOOT DATES: Fri. Dec. 6th to Mon. Dec. 9th
SHOOT LOCATION: Toronto / GTA
PAY RATE: Honorarium
$200.00 – Lead Roles
$100.00 – Principal Roles
CASTING & PRODUCTION COMMENTS:
• We can accept union and non-union actors through our student agreement with ACTRA.
• No permit is required.
• Actors will receive a copy of the finished film for their demo reel.
• Meals and transportation will be included on the shoot dates.
STORYLINE: “Old Man and the Sea” follows Bill, a near retirement professor of environmental studies as he tries to get his job back after the dean has dismissed him as being not modern enough for the job. He goes on an adventure to discover what being modern means. Eventually he fails and returns to work in shame, only to discover that his students have been impressed by his attempt it comforts him. He keeps his job and becomes a more self-actualized person.
BILL HEM – LEAD ROLE – MALE – 60-80 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
Bill Hem is a elderly professor of climate studies who hasn’t joined the internet epoch. He has fallen into a comfortable routine in his cosey tenure. He wants people to like him, but since much of his job has transitioned online, he feels like no one cares enough to talk to him in real life anymore.
DEAN – PRINCIPAL ROLE – FEMALE – 30-50 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
The Dean is a savvy fiery business woman, hell bent on efficiency and growth.
TALIA – PRINCIPAL ROLE – NON-BINARY – 19-25 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
Talia is a Graduate student who wants to be heard and make their mark on the planet by solving climate change.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
WEDS. NOV. 13TH AT 6:00PM
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
We sincerely thank everyone for their submissions
but only those talent selected for an audition will be contacted.