AUSTIN-WIDE CASTING CALL
AUSTIN WIDE SEARCH FOR LEAD AND SUPPORTING ROLES FOR A YOUTH CINEMA COLLECTIVE FILM.
WHO WE ARE: The Creative Action Youth Cinema Collective is a group of diverse teen filmmakers from across Austin who gather to make films about their communities. YCC partners with other community stakeholders to make gripping and compelling cinema about the real issues young people face in their lives. YCC films have appeared at the Austin Film Festival, the Do It Your Damn Self Film Festival, and the San Marcos Film Festival. YCC is a part of Creative Action, whose mission is to spark and support the artistic, social, and emotional development of young people in Austin. For more information about these and other programs at Creative Action, visit http://creativeaction.org .
DIVERSITY STATEMENT : Youth Cinema Collective is committed to diversity in our casting process. We believe in diverse representation on screen and behind the camera. These casting notes are merely guidelines, and we are completely open to alternate interpretations in our casting process. If you have any questions, you can contact the YCC director, Marcelo Teson, at marcelo@creativeaction.org.
COMPENSATION: This is a student film experience for young actors who wish to make challenging work beyond typical avenues available to students. In addition to food, credit, and copies, we will be providing a small honorarium for your participation.
SCHEDULE:
MARCH 24T H & 25T H 2018 Venue: Creative Action
2921 East 17t h Street, Building B
Auditions will be held by appointment and each slot will be 45 minutes long. We may be interested in having you come in a second time to read alongside another actor. We will schedule those on a case-by-case basis.
AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS
Must be available for filming on weekends in April, May, and June (6-8 weekends, not necessarily both nights). Filming will generally be in a 6-8 hour block, sometimes more, but never to exceed 12 hours. If you provide scheduling conflicts, we will do our best to work with you.
RSVP PROCESS: Please email all inquiries to marcelo@creativeaction.org to schedule your audition appointment.
PLEASE BRING:
A film/theatre experience resume
A picture/headshot - these do not need to be professional! Selfies totally fine. Script material will be provided at the audition. No need to prepare!
MOVIE/CAST BREAKDOWN ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF THIS PAPER

PLOT SYNOPSIS : After Logan experieriences a a mental health crisis she and four other teens from the Austin area are sent to to a group therapy environment. Within the mandated group they they grow personally and together through the formation of unlikely friendships.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS
LOGAN- AN OVERACHIEVING STAR STUDENT COMING FROM A LOW INCOME, UNDERACHIEVING SCHOOL. STRUGGLES WITH ANXIETY. FEMALE PERSON OF COLOR, ALWAYS TRYING TO BETTER HERSELF.
SEEKING: FEMALE TEENAGER TO PLAY 14-18 YEAR OLD . PERSON OF COLOR. MUST BE 14-18 YEARS OLD.
TAYLOR : DRUMMER, ADHD, ALWAYS LISTENING TO MUSIC/ALWAYS DRUMMING. STRESSFUL LIFE AND TRYING TO HIDE IT BY DISTRACTIONS. MALE.
SEEKING: MALE/ANDROGYNOUS TEENAGER TO PLAY 14-18 YEAR OLD . MUST BE 14-18 YEARS OLD. OPEN TO ALL ETHNICITIES.
DYLAN: ATHLETIC DANCER COMING FROM A WEALTHY BACKGROUND IN A HIGH END SCHOOL. HIDES HER PROBLEMS. STRONG AND DETACHED AND STRUGGLES WITH BULIMIA.
SEEKING: FEMALE TEENAGER TO PLAY 14-18 YEAR OLD. DANCING EXPERIENCE (ESPECIALLY BALLET) A PLUS. OPEN TO ALL ETHNICITIES.
TONY: CHARISMATIC, STEALS THE SHOW AND OUTGOING. VERY FRIENDLY TO EVERYONE. BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER. MALE PERSON OF COLOR. HISPANIC.
SEEKING: MALE TEENAGER TO PLAY 14-18 YEAR OLD. TALL BUILD. HISPANIC. MUST BE 14-18 YEARS OLD.
SAM: QUIET, STICKS TO HERSELF. PEOPLE WATCHER AND WILL NOT INTERACT. FEMALE.
SEEKING: FEMALE/ANDROGYNOUS TEENAGER TO PLAY 14-18 YEAR OLD. MUST BE 14-18 YEARS OLD. OPEN TO ALL ETHNICITIES.

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