STRAYS
Independent/Student/Studio: Independent
Production Type: Short Film
Production Format: HD

Production Location: Austin, TX

Production Start Date: TBD – will work with actors schedules
Production Wrap Date: TBD
Production Schedule: 2 weekends

Producer(s): Chris Mass, Jessica Vasami
Writer(s): Chris Mass, Hannah McCarthy
Director(s): Chris Mass, AD – Jessica Vasami
Additional Attached Crew: Jordan Calderon, Taylor Rudd, Julian Londono, Hannah McCarthy

Synopsis: Enterprising young Hazel has started her own dog walking business with her younger sister Louisa, all in the hopes of earning the money their hard-working single mom doesn’t have, for a pet of their own. But after a particularly rude dog-owner takes advantage of the fledgling entrepreneurs, Hazel and her sister must gather the courage to take a bold stand against their overgrown bully. Walking the line between humor and suspense, this dark comedy keeps you guessing with each surprising turn, and proves that the biggest heroes are often surprisingly little.

Character Breakdowns:

[HAZEL] Female, Age 11.

Whip-smart and gifted with an entrepreneurial spirit, Hazel is a brilliant young dog-sitter with ample ambition. Hazel’s endearing exterior belies a wise-beyond-her-years savviness, and her ability to not only get what she wants, but also what she deserves. Equal parts compassionate and tough, the street-smart Hazel has an unshakable sense of justice and isn’t afraid stand up for herself. Feisty. Sassy.

[LOUISA] Female, Age 8.

Louisa’s angelic sweetness is matched only by her admiration for her older sister. Easy- going Louisa is good-natured and assumes the best in everyone. She loves animals nearly as much as she loves following Hazel wherever she goes. Skilled with arts and crafts and scandalized by swear words, Louisa is Hazel’s fun and faithful partner in crime. Sweet. Shy. Adorable.

Audition Date: 06/20/2015
Audition Start Time: 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Paid / Non-Paid: Paid
Other / Additional Compensation: Film Credit, DVD/Digital Copy
Meals / Lodging / Transportation: Meals, Snacks and Beverages

Email Address for Cast / Crew Submissions: straysshortfilm@gmail.com