Hi all! I am a casting assistant for an upcoming short film called ‘Amazing Grace’ and we are looking for actors to audition for these following roles. Details about the film, audition process and characters are posted below. Production Title: Amazing Grace
Production Type: Independent Film (Non-Union)
Project Length: Short Film
Posted on: June 25, 2020
Production location: San Diego
Initial Audition Location: Virtual
Shooting Location: San Diego
Logline: As her schizophrenic son loses his sanity, Miriam, an aging single mother must choose between self-preservation and her son’s freedom.
Brief Synopsis: Miriam, a loving single mother, only cares about one thing: her adult schizophrenic son Isaac. When his condition worsens and he refuses to see his psychiatrist or take his medication, she must find a new way to treat him.
Additional Notes: This story is inspired by the real experiences of mothers caring for adult schizophrenics. The production team is in contact with parents who care for their adult schizophrenic children and psychiatrists for creative consultation.
Call Backs: TBD
Shooting Starts: November 2020 (tentative)
Shooting Ends: November 2020 (tentative)
[MIRIAM] [GENDER: FEMALE] [ETHNICITY: ANY] [AGE: 55-65] [HEIGHT: 5” – 5’8”]
Miriam, a loving single mother has dedicated her life to caring for her adult schizophrenic son, Isaac. Ever since Isaac had his first psychotic break as a senior in high school, Miriam has been the only one who has stayed and cared for him. Miriam is loving, compassionate, and carries the courage and fortitude only mothers have. Additional requirement: Actress needs to submit a video of singing the first verse of ‘Amazing Grace’ in addition to any spoken lines in the self tape.
[ISAAC] [GENDER: MALE] [ETHNICITY: ANY] [AGE: 28-35] [HEIGHT: 5’6” – 6’3”]
Isaac’s life has been defined by his disorder ever since his first psychotic break when he was 18. Because of his disorder Isaac has been left behind by almost everyone he once knew; now, he only has his mother who has cared for him ever since his diagnosis. Isaac is in a constant struggle as he wrestles with his disorder and the perpetual paranoia that he experiences. Isaac’s desire to lead a normal life has caused him to deny that he is sick or accept treatment.
[DR. PHILIP] [GENDER: MALE] [ETHNICITY: ANY] [AGE: 50s-70s] [HEIGHT: 5’8” – 6’2”]
Isaac’s physiatrist who has been treating Isaac for some time now and guiding Miriam on how to care for Isaac. Doctor Philip has the wisdom that one gains from suffering and is a man of integrity which makes him a mentor for his patients and their parents.
[PASTOR JAMES] [GENDER: MALE] [ETHNICITY: ANY] [AGE: 50s-70s] [HEIGHT: 5’8” – 6’2”]
The pastor of the church that Isaac and Miriam attend, Pastor James cares deeply about his congregation. He sees himself as a leader and feels it is his purpose to protect his congregation.