The Meating

Production Company
InFocus Film School
Director(s)
Alessia Di Padova
Casting Director(s): 
Alessia Di Padova
Union Status
Non-Union
Project Type
Other
Student Production
Yes
Compensation Details

Non paid. Provided: credits, travel expenses, and vegan snacks.

Audition Date(s)
Self-tapes by February 14
Audition Location
Online
Shoot / Performance Date(s)
March 6th, 2022
Shoot / Performance Location(s)
Vancouver
Submission Deadline
Thursday, February 3, 2022
Submission Instructions

Please submit a video (via email/Dropbox link/Google Drive at alessia.dipadova@gmail.com) including:
- A brief introduction about yourself;
- Your acting background (if any);
- Which role you are interested in and why;
- Why are you interested in this project.

Project Synopsis
Right after vegan chef Oliver proposes to vegan food enthusiast Barley, Julienne (Barley's mom) – a supposedly voracious meat eater - invites herself for dinner on the same night to meet her future son-in-law for the first time. Oliver and Barley grudgingly agree on ordering take-out, but when a shortage of animal-based products in the city forces the newly engaged couple to divert to vegan “meatballs”, even the numerous most strenuous attempts at cooking meat-look-a-likes may not be enough to deceive her.
Additional Information & Safety Protocols: 

As per InFocus Film School's policy, all provincial COVID-19 protocols will be followed (e.g. physical distancing for the crew; masks worn at all times by all crew; mask worn when the camera is not rolling by all cast).

Character 1
OLIVER
Age
25-35
Gender
Male
Description
Oliver is a meticulous vegan chef, whose inflexibility is balanced out by his humorous side, always ready to crack a joke. He cares about the animals, the environment, and the people he loves. After getting a “yes” from Barley, he is forced to meet his future mother-in-law (Julienne) for the first time. In most stressful situations he's able to remain focused, unless it actually concerns Julienne.
Character 2
BARLEY
Age
25-35
Gender
Male
Description
Barley is a food enthusiast and peacekeeper often one minute away from panic. He always tries to please his mother and avoid any kind of conflict. He didn't hesitate in accepting Oliver's proposal, but when Julienne (his mother) suddenly invites herself for dinner, he finds himself between the hammer and the anvil.
Character 3
JULIENNE (Barley's mother)
Age
50-65
Gender
Female
Description
Julienne is a posh workaholic and rarely leaves her downtown-based architectural firm. Right after learning about her son's engagement, she invites herself to dinner to meet her future son-in-law, on the same night. She's supposedly a voracious meat eater, but - unbeknownst to her son and his partner - she recently became vegan, too.