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Character Breakdown for Columbia College Chicago Film – Chicago, IL

Character Breakdown for Columbia College Chicago Film – Chicago, IL

Project Information
Title: A True Tale – Ballad of Monsters –

Duration: Short Film (Graduate Thesis Film)

Plot Synopsis:
“A True Tale – Ballad of Monsters” – is a story about a Children’s story writer who has faced a writer’s block for sometime. She has written stories about heroes for a long time, and has many fans. Everything went well until she created one weak little monster character. One day, a necklace and a backpack fall into her backyard. The following day, a girl visits the writer’s house, and says, “I surrender to you.” The girl wants to get back her necklace and the backpack. To the writer’s surprise, the girl resembles the weak little monster that the writer has been drawing. One lady and one girl; their one encounter makes their lives change forever.

Compensation: Transportation, Meal, and Copy of DVD

Contact: monsterscasting@gmail.com

* NON-UNION TALENT*

Role Information:

Character’s name: Sarah
Character’s sex: Female
Character’s age: 40-45
Character’s height: no preference
Personality traits and characteristics: Caucasian, brown hair, has a strong personality, selfish, lonely, clumsy, intelligent, has impressive eyes, wears barely any make-up
SARAH is a story writer who faces a serious writer’s block .Her stories are very successful and she is very popular among kids. Recently, she drew a monster that looked very weak and could not stop thinking about how she could change this monster. After this monster came to her mind, she faced a writer’s block. Her mind currently thinks, “Should monsters be beaten up by heroes? Are all heroes always right? Are all monsters always wrong?”

Character’s name: Chelsea
Character’s sex: Female
Character’s age: 10-12
Character’s height: around 5’
Personality traits and characteristics: Caucasian, slim, brown hair, wears huge magnifier glasses, less self confidence, clumsy, smart inside, has a nickname “Monster”
CHELSEA is a girl who goes to a middle-school in a suburb of Chicago. She is called “monster” by her friends and she accepts it. She wears a necklace that was given to her by her late grandma and she believes her grandma’s word, “If you keep wearing this with a good heart, you’ll become a true princess.” The necklace is her treasure and a hope to survive any sadness in her life. She knows so many words compared to other kids, and has a creative (imaginative) mind.

Character’s name: Lily Rose
Character’s sex: Female
Character’s age: 10-12
Character’s height: around 5’00’ (Slightly taller than Chelsea)
Personality traits and Characteristics: Caucasian, blonde hair, wears cute/nice clothes – poodle skirt, frilled shirt, behaves like a grown-up, mean, school princess, has lots of self confidence, selfish

Character’s name: Sean
Character’s sex: Male
Character’s age: 10-12
Character’s height: around 5’00’
Personality traits and Characteristics: Caucasian, blonde hair, wears nice/expensive clothes, believes in urban legends, behaves like a normal 10-12 boy, easy to get scared, “school prince”

Character’s name: HERO (Publishing company man A)
Character’s sex: Male
Character’s age: 25-40
Character’s height: no preference
Personality traits and Characteristics: Caucasian or other ethnicity is possible, very bossy, brown hair, spunky, resembles Jack Black, comical

Character’s name: Monster (Publishing company man B)
Character’s sex: Male
Character’s age: 25-40
Character’s height: no preference
Personality traits and Characteristics: Caucasian or other ethnicity is possible, brown hair, follower, quiet

Character’s name: Kid #1
Character’s sex: Female or Male
Character’s age: 10-13
Personality traits and Characteristics: Any ethnicity except for Caucasian is preferable, wears braces, smart, helpful, caring

Character’s name: Kid #2
Character’s sex: Female or Male
Character’s age: 10-13
Personality traits and Characteristics: Any ethnicity except for Caucasian is preferable, some interesting feature in his/her face, smart, helpful, caring

Character’s name: Kid #3
Character’s sex: Female or Male
Character’s age: 10-13
Personality traits and Characteristics: Any ethnicity except for Caucasian is preferable, chubby, smart, helpful, caring

CASTING CALL CATEGORY: STUDENT FILM

LOCATION: CHICAGO, IL

CONTACT: MONSTERSCASTING@GMAIL.COM

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