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New York, NY Casting Calls: Seeking actors for short film “The Breeder”

Story Line: The Greeley home is not a happy place. Single mother Shawna gets by selling puppies and providing foster care; Son Blair, whose former stardom on the kiddie pageant circuit was once the focus of his mother’s energies, has grown into an awkward teenager and is now largely ignored. Everything changes when Blair is injured in a freak accident and left a “thoraxoplegic”–paralyzed from the waist up and able to use only his legs. Shawna sees a chance to revive Blair’s stage career and adapts his old tap routines as a means of communication, forcing him to dance once again.

[Shawna Greely (40-55)] LEAD. Caucasian Female.
Working-class single mother who breeds toy dogs and takes in foster kids to make ends meet. She has a son she formerly pushed into kiddie talent pageants but ignores now that he’s an awkward teenager. Controlling, heartless, fake-sweet, determined.

[Blair Greely, pre-paralysis (15-18)] SUPPORTING. Caucasian Male.
Former child pageant victim, now pudgy, shy, and awkward. He is naturally kind, eager for his mother’s attention, and writes terrible poetry.

[Blair Greely, post-paralysis (15-18)] SUPPORTING. Caucasian Male.
Must be dancer trained in tap and modern. After a terrible accident, Blair is left paralyzed from the waist UP and can only communicate by using his childhood tap steps as an alphabet.

[Brandy (9-12)] SUPPORTING. Any race, Female.
A foster child living with The Greely family, she is taken in and enrolled in classes to put on her on the child performer track. Her days at this foster home are numbered – she’ll be shipped out as soon as puberty hits.

[Doctor (30+)] CAMEO. Any race, Male. Seeking a cult name.

[Retired Woman (60+)] Female.
Busy-body but pleasant.

[Retired Man (60+)] Male.
Disengaged, but going along with his wife.

AUDITION DATE: NOV 2010

PROJECT: THE BREEDER – SHORT FILM

CASTING CALL CATEGORY: YOUNG ACTORS CASTING CALLS / SHORT FILMS CASTING CALLS

LOCATION: NYC/LONG ISLAND

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