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Casting Call for Short Film “The Dying Truth” (NY/NJ)

The entire film will be shot in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and would be helpful if you lived within the surrounding areas, but not a necessity.

PROJECT: NON-UNION Narrative Short

TITLE: THE DYING TRUTH

FORMAT: HD – (Black & White / Color)

LOCATION: New Brunswick, New Jersey

SYNOPSIS:

“The Dying Truth,” is an emotional story that takes us into the life of an adopted boy coping with the effects and the difficulties that come with embracing his HIV status. After receiving some disturbing news on his 18th birthday that his HIV has now turned into Aids, his adopted mother reveals some things about his life he never knew about. He not only finds out he was he born in prison, but his mother is alive and living on the opposite side of town. In search of closure, he decides to confront the part of his life that he didn’t know existed. The film will be used as a fundraising tool for the feature, and will also be sent to film festivals around the world. ALL INVOLVED IN PRODUCTION WILL RECEIVE CREDITS INCLUDING IMDb CREDIT.

PLEASE: Submit headshot, reel (if you have one) & resume.

Now casting for the following roles:

BREAKDOWNS:

YOUNG DEVON LEE (9-10 years of age): Male, African-American, Slim

Young Devon is smart, loving, afraid and coping with the effects of having HIV and all that comes with it. He has been to numerous foster homes and schools. Getting taunted by his peers is something he is used to.

NO PAY, WILL RECEIVE MEALS & A COPY OF DVD W/ CREDITS

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TEENAGE DEVON LEE (18): Male, African American, Slim

Teenage Devon is smart and loving. He is struggling with his sickness now that his HIV has turned into Aids he has learned to embrace his sickness.

NO PAY, WILL RECEIVE MEALS & A COPY OF DVD W/ CREDITS

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MS. MILLER (36): Female, African-American, Medium Build

Ms. Miller is a loving foster mother. Devon fills a void in her life. She commits to stick by him through thick and thin.

NO PAY, WILL RECEIVE MEALS & A COPY OF DVD W/ CREDITS

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SOCIAL WORKER (40): Female, Caucasian, Medium Build

Social Worker is caring and knows about Devon’s past. She has placed him in many foster homes and cares where he ends up.

NO PAY, WILL RECEIVE MEALS & A COPY OF DVD W/ CREDITS

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ELLA LEE (36): Female, African American, Slim

Ella is Devon’s birth mother. She is on drugs and also sick.

NO PAY, WILL RECEIVE MEALS & A COPY OF DVD W/ CREDITS

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EXTRA ROLES:

BULLIES (9-15 years of age): Any race, MALES ONLY!

Bullies taunt Devon all through his childhood.

NO PAY, WILL RECEIVE MEALS & A COPY OF DVD W/ CREDITS

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DRUG ATTICK (38): Male, African American

NO PAY, WILL RECEIVE MEALS & A COPY OF DVD W/ CREDITS

PROJECT: THE DYING TRUTH

CASTING CALL CATEGORY: NON-UNION SHORT FILM

LOCATION: NY/NJ

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