Full Name (Your name, not company):
Production Company or School:
Tracey Mack, Rose-Ann Tisserand, Amanda Konkin
Tina Marie McCulloch (Tina Marie Casting)
Shoot / Perf. Location(s):
Vancouver (Transportation at actors’ expense)
Jesse is a worm. Yes, she was surprised too.
Growing up in a community of caterpillars, Jesse hadn't really stood out much.
Sure, she ate dirt and had no arms (terribly inconvenient), but it had never occurred to her that she might be something very different.
Then The Change happened. One by one, all her friends became butterflies but
she did not. In this Slice-Of-Life Biopic, we follow Jesse as she works on coming to terms with her 'wormy-ness'. Through interviews with her and her friends interspersed with ‘captured footage’ of Jesse living a worm’s life in a butterfly’s world, we get to know her as she starts to really know herself. Her life might not be picture-perfect, but maybe that’s okay. Sometimes it’s alright just to be a worm.
Character 1 Description:
Bio: Polite and quiet, you might not even notice that Jesse is present, except for the fact that she is a worm in a city of butterflies. Literally. Comfortable as a child with her caterpillar friends, she's now in her early twenties and reflecting on the fact that she will never be a butterfly. Despite this, she comes to terms with it and accepts herself for who she is in a slightly bittersweet but ultimately hopeful way.
Voice: Early twenties female. Soft-spoken, but can speak up when necessary. Gentle, a little shy and nervous until she gets going. In the film, she will get a little more confident as time passes and she becomes more comfortable with herself.
Similar voice: Minty Lewis as Eileen from "Regular Show"
Character 2 Description:
Bio: Stylish and well put together, Bridgette is Jesse's best friend from high school. Unlike Jesse, however, the young caterpillar Bridgette grew up into a beautiful butterfly. Things aren't all as they seem, however- Bridgette's attention to her outward appearance is used to overcompensate for her remaining childhood awkwardness on the inside. Voice: Early twenties female. Confident, but not cocky, has a "chill" kind of voice. Sounds like she'd be the cool person working at a hip coffee shop, but wouldn't be a snob about things.
Similar voice: Melissa Fumero as Amy Santiago from "Brooklyn 99"
Character 3 Description:
Bio: A go-getter and powerhouse of a woman, Jesse's mom has never met a challenge she couldn't overcome. While it's easy for her to meet her own high standards, it's more difficult when she expects the same of her daughter. Though she sees herself as caring and motivational, her words are unintentionally sharp. It's easy for her to expect her daughter to soar to the same heights despite that Jesse's mother is a butterfly and Jesse is a worm. Voice: Early-fifties female. Sharp and to the point, but not snappy. Mid-ranged. Might sound a little younger than she is.
Similar voice: I don't have anyone specific in mind, but if I were forced to include a reference, it would be Robin Wright's performance from "The Congress". I'm open to anything.
Character 4 Description:
Bio: The manager of the hardware store has worked there for two decades- it's her pride and joy. She likes Jesse, her newest hire, but pities her a little bit. The manager will see her try things out sometimes, but this is worrisome- she would rather have Jesse stick to something she can do rather than potentially make a mess of things. In the manager's mind, she's sparing Jesse the inconvenience and embarrassment, but tends to intervene in an unintentionally patronizing way. Voice: Mid-forties female, caring in a Minnesota-nice kind of way.
Similar voice: April Winchell as Pepper-Ann's mother, "Pepper-Ann", Sylvia in "Wander Over Yonder".
Shoot / Perf. Date(s):
Between May 6th to May 12th TBC