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Production Company
Vancouver Film School
Producer(s)
Harrison Chen
Director(s)
Omar Benson
Casting Director(s): 
Harrison Chen & Omar Benson
Union Status
Non-Union
Project Type
Film
Student Production
Yes
Compensation Details

Lunch and Crafty services provided on set

Audition Date(s)
March 3-5
Audition Location
Zoom
Shoot / Perf. Date(s)
March 20-23, 2021
Shoot / Perf. Location(s)
Surrey, BC
Submission Deadline
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Submission Instructions

Please submit a current headshot, Resume, and DEMO REEL (if available). Send to [email protected]

Project Synopsis
In the backyard of a suburban home, Jean busily digs up a hole in the dead-centre. Across the fence stands her inquisitive neighbour Gary, whose harboured a secret crush on her ever since she moved in. Try as he might to impress her, Jean never understands when he’s trying to flirt with her. Gary’s gallant attempts to help Jean dig her hole are all but thwarted when her husband Frank, returns home from work. Gary tries to be invited over for dinner. Like Jean, Frank also doesn’t understand social graces or communication. Frank and Jean enter their home, while Gary is left alone in defeat. That night Gary interrupts their dinner to find their young son Timmy who doesn’t eat, because he’s a burnt corpse. Not being able to deal with the tragic loss of their son in a devastating house fire, both Frank and Jean have kept Timmy’s body in the belief that to them, he’s still alive. Gary doesn’t understand this, so he’s swiftly stabbed in the throat by several perfectly-sharpened pencils by Jean. After dinner, both Jean and Frank bury Gary’s body in the backyard. Their secret is safe for another day.
Additional Comments & Safety Protocol: 

All crew members are required to wear masks when doing outdoor shoots and face shields additionally if doing indoor shoots. All casts are required to wear masks when they are not shooting. Hand sanitizers will be provided for daily use.

Character 1
Jean
Age
25-40
Gender
Female
Description
Any Ethnicity. Jean is a “suburban mom” who loves dearly for her son Timmy and Husband Frank. Her passionate love for her family and their “perfect” suburban life they’ve created, is the reason for her very unconventional choice of “moving forward” after Timy’s tragic death. (Must be comfortable with shoveling and the use of fake blood).
Character 2
Gary
Age
30-50
Gender
Male
Description
Any Ethnicity. Gary is your normal friendly suburban neighbour. He has a crush on Jean, and is very suspicious of Jean and Frank's way of moving forward after their son's tragic death. He’s hard-working, curious, and introverted. (Must be comfortable with the use of fake blood and prosthetics).