The Ones Who Walk Away

Production Company
SFU
Producer(s)
Anastasia Itkina
Director(s)
Dalia Hatalova
Casting Director(s): 
Anastasia Itkina
Union Status
Non-Union
Project Type
Film
Student Production
Yes
Compensation Details

No monetary compensation, demo reel footage, IMDB credits, food provided.

Audition Date(s)
October 15th, 19th, 20th
Audition Location
SFU Woodwards, 149 W Hastings Vancouver BC V6B14H
Shoot / Perf. Date(s)
November 15th - 17th
Submission Deadline
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Submission Instructions

If available, please submit email headshots, resume, demo reel, and any other relevant information to: oneswhowalkaway.casting@gmail.com

Project Synopsis
Sam lives with his oldest sibling Jordan and their parents in the utopian city of Omelas. On the day Sam turns 12, they are to undergo a coming of age ritual which signifies becoming a fully-fledged member of the community. Sam and their family attend the ceremony and it is revealed to Sam and Jordan that the prosperity of the city depends on the perpetual misery of one of its citizens. Sam and Jordan are led to question the morals of their society after being shaken by what they’ve seen.
Character 1
Sam
Age
11-15
Gender
Open
Description
Sam is happy, extroverted, and optimistic. Taking in the excitement of the big day, Sam is intrigued by the revelation the ceremony is supposed to uncover for them.
Character 2
Jorday
Age
16-22
Gender
Open
Description
Jordan is quiet and earnest. The well-being of others has always been a priority to them. Until the day of Sam’s ceremony, Jordan has felt they’ve come to terms with the price of their happiness, but revisiting the place has brought up many conflicting thoughts and emotions.
Character 3
Doorman
Age
25-45
Gender
Male
Description
Roughhearted man who has been carrying out the ritual for many years. He is very respectful of Sam and the family but lacks sympathy or benevolence to the citizen he has been the keeper of.
Character 4
Abandoned child
Age
5-12
Gender
Male
Description
The sacrifice Omelas has to pay for their happiness.
Character 5
Jane
Age
30-50
Gender
Female
Description
Sam’s and Jordan’s mother is an upstanding member of Omelas. She grows concerned about the well-being of her children.
Additional Characters

John, 35-50, male, open ethnicity
Sam’s and Jordan’s father. He is an upstanding member of Omelas. He is the guardian and protector of his family.