Mute

Production Company
Vancouver Film School
Producer(s)
Riley Hanlan
Director(s)
Rachel Constant
Casting Director(s): 
Sandra Laurensya
Union Status
Non-Union
Project Type
Film
Student Production
Yes
Compensation Details

- All cast members will receive a screen credit for their involvement
- One meal per day and crafty will be paid for by the production

Audition Date(s)
Self Tape
Audition Location
online-only
Shoot / Perf. Date(s)
TBA
Shoot / Perf. Location(s)
TBA
Submission Deadline
Friday, April 10, 2020
Submission Instructions

Please email a Headshot, Resume, & demo reel (if available) to castingmute@gmail.com

Project Synopsis
MUTE is a dramatic horror that follows Charles McGomfrey, a 21-year-old man who happens to be mute, but is assumed deaf by his friends. Through home videos Charles recorded, we see the suffering that he persevered through and what ultimately leads him to teaching Marshall, the insecure bully, an important lesson – treat others the way you want to be treated. He does this by sewing Marshall’s mouth shut.
Additional Comments: 

Due to Covid-19, Shooting dates are TBD and all auditions will be Self Tapes.

Character 1
CHARLES MCGOMFREY – Lead
Age
20-23
Gender
Male
Description
A caring young man who is mute. Charles tries to give his friends the benefit of the doubt when they treat him poorly, but he’s been taking their shit for too long and is now too tired to really care anymore. Must know lines in Sign Language
Character 2
MARSHALL – Lead
Age
20-25
Gender
Male
Description
Nonchalant, energetic and fun but lacks self-awareness. Marshall is the type of guy that likes to party. He wants everyone to have a good time, most importantly himself. At times he’s oblivious to his actions and as a result, ends up hurting more people then he realizes.
Character 3
CARLA – Principle
Age
20-23
Gender
Female
Description
The mom of the group. Carla just wants to take care of everyone and make sure that they’re all enjoying themselves. She’s the type of person that brings extra snacks for everyone, and she’s almost always the designated driver, meaning she’s the one often left out of the fun. Must know lines in Sign Language
Character 4
BOBBY – Principle
Age
19-22
Gender
Male
Description
A people person, Bobby just wants to fit in with everyone else. This means that, like Marshall, he sometimes crosses the line and hurts people’s feelings by “going with the crowd” but he is more apologetic for his actions.