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JOB: Short Film “Mickeys Tree”
NON UNION – Sacramento, CA
Mario: Experienced actor. LEAD (Age 18+ to look 17yrs)
Mario is a teenager dealing with depression while trying to figure out how to express himself through art, exercise, and sessions with a therapist. Everything changes when he meets a mysterious girl encourages him to continue to explore this new side to himself and run more with his dog.
Bella/Eve: LEAD ((Age 18+ to look 17yrs))
Eve is the mysterious girl that seems to push all of Mario’s buttons, yet understands him with little effort. This same actress will take on the role of Bella too (a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Eve). While not going through as a tumultuously dramatic change as Mario, Bella is still dealing with her own issues as well and working through them through therapy and music.
Dad: (Age 45) Any ethnicity Mario’s dad. A smaller role but one where he has a couple of key scenes with Mario. Mario’s dad has gone through some similar depression to Mario and is still working his way back into Mario’s life. He’s separated from Maria but they still care for each other and are trying to figure out what’s best for Mario.
Uncle: (Age 45) Any ethnicity Mario’s uncle is the classic support/mentor role. The uncle can tell Mario is dealing with some issues but chooses to acknowledge him as a unique individual and not just write him off as a dramatic high schooler or some stereotype. The uncle has a military background where he worked in a K9 unit, giving him a unique insight into Mario’s relationship with Mickey.
Pays: lead only
Other roles: copy/credit/meals
Shoots: October 11-22nd (a few of these days).