Production Title: The Lemon Tree
Independent/Student/Studio: Independent
Union/Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Short Film
Production Format: HD

Production Location: Austin

Production Start Date: 01/15/2014
Production Wrap Date: 01/18/2014
Production Schedule: 4 days

Writer(s): Amanda Yam
Director(s): Amanda Yam
Additional Attached Crew: Herbie Wei (DP), Matt Stryker (AD/Editor)

Synopsis: A young girl comes to terms with her father’s ailment: a tree growing from his stomach of which there is no cure. As the tree continues its rapid growth, they spend the last few remaining days together.

All ethnicities welcome.

The writer/director, director of photography, and producer have had past projects travel the festival circuit and have received attention for past work. The crew will mostly be comprised of Austin based talent, many of which are integral players in the filmmaking community. Our main goal is to make a worthwhile and collaborative experience for all involved.

Director’s Reel –

DP’s Reel –

Please submit your resume and portfolio to by Monday, December 1 to be considered.

Character Breakdowns:
DAUGHTER (12 – 15): Mature for age, somber but also still retains a childhood naiveté and wonder

FATHER (late 30s – early 50s): Doting and man of little words, does not want to worry his daughter

Audition Date: 12/06 & 12/7/14

Crew Positions Needed:
Art Director


Special Effects (practical)

Paid / Non-Paid: Non-Paid and Paid
Other / Additional Compensation: Film Credit
Meals / Lodging / Transportation: Meals, Snacks and Beverages

Email Address for Cast / Crew Submissions: – include your resume, portfolio, and required rate/stipend. These crew positions will be paid.

Special Notes for Potential Cast/Crew:

Must be based in Austin or able to travel to Austin (travel expenses not provided).