The Oracle

Production Company
Vancouver Film School
Maria Castro
Sydney Dargent
Casting Director(s): 
Maria Castro
Union Status
Project Type
Student Production
Compensation Details

Volunteer Project.

Audition Date(s)
19th February, 2021 - 25th February, 2021
Audition Location
Zoom Online
Shoot / Perf. Date(s)
8th March, 2021
Shoot / Perf. Location(s)
Downtown Vancouver
Submission Deadline
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Submission Instructions

Please send us your headshot, portfolio and resume. We will send you the sides for self tapes after we get the mail from you. - [email protected]

Project Synopsis
"The Oracle" follows an older, well-meaning fortune teller. She receives a letter from a concerned friend of a young man names Desmond. The letter begs the Oracle for help. It implores advice on Desmond; he hasn't reached out to any of his loved ones but they know he is struggling. Just as she finishes the letter someone walks in, Desmond. The Oracle thinks she knows just what to do. She gives him a tarot card reading. The cards all reflect what was in the letter, Desmond needs o reach out and realize he's not as alone as he thinks. He stubbornly disagrees and The Oracle is forced to show him the letter as the proof, sometimes people don't believe. As he reads the letter Desmond realizes he is not along and needs to open up. But one thing is off; the letter is not about him. It's about about another man named Desmond. The Oracle is surprised and bit thrown off by the revelation. Desmond thanks and leaves as another man walks in. The Oracle greets him as Desmond and asks him to sit down with her and the already laid out tarot cards.
Additional Comments & Safety Protocol: 

We use face masks and shields on set. We have Covid Supervisor on set who makes sure physical distancing is followed and takes care of giving hand sanitizer to the crew. We eat lunch physically distanced least by 6 feet. We have a Covid Safety Protocol approved by Act Safe.

Character 1
The Oracle
53 - 65
(LEAD) An older comforting woman, a tarot card reader, warm and friendly, wise. She gives Desmond Elmora comfort and advice regarding his problems. She thinks she has every situation under control.
Character 2
Desmond Elmora
20 - 27
(LEAD) Anxious, in need of some reassurance, young and slightly naive, can overhand shuffle cards and keep certain cards in the same spot. Has been going through a rough patch in his life and doesn’t think he can ask for support.
Character 3
Desmond Leroux
30 - 35
(BIT PART) Surprised, weathered, nervous. Needs some guidance from the oracle as he has also been having a rough time.
Character 4
Concerned Friend
25 - 35
(VO ONLY) loving, caring, a bit of a jokester. Wants nothing but the best for his friends.