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Casting Call for Short Film “Unfinished Sonata” – Costa Mesa, CA

Casting Call Details:
Production title: “Unfinished Sonata”
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent / student
Project length: Short Film (12 minutes)
Project format: HD
Production location: Orange County CA
Production Company: Orange Coast College Student Project
Company website: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/divisions/visual_arts/film_and_video/
Director: Mandy Soohoo
Producer: Elliot Reekers
Casting Director: Mandy Soohoo
Audition Location: Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa CA
Shooting Location: Costa Mesa, Long Beach
Compensation: No – Copy and Credit only.

KEY DATES
Auditions: Monday, March 19th, 2012 1:00PM – 9:00PM
(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window)

Call Backs:, Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 1:00 – 6:00 PM

Shooting Starts: March 27th, 2012
Shooting Ends: April 5th, 2012

Synopsis:
David Horne is graduating high school. He wants to attend Juilliard, like his mother, and become a concert pianist. His step-father, Thomas, has other plans for David. David’s mother, and a family friend, make David’s dream come true. But when his mother dies unexpectedly, David is faced with a hard choice.

Character BIOS:

[DAVID] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 18-25]
David begins the story at age 18 and ends at age 26. David is a musician. He worries about his mother, and dislikes his domineering step-father. Sheltered, and a bit detached from reality, he is determined to be a concert pianist.

[CYNTHIA] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 40-45]
Cynthia was a promising student at Juilliard, a pianist, when she met and married the man of her dreams. After he died, Cynthia married a “good provider.” Her relationship with her second husband, Thomas, is cordial.

[THOMAS] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 50-60]
Thomas, real estate tycoon, is a serious business man. He is practical and stern: a man to be taken seriously. He married Cynthia when she had no where else to go, and even took in her son. He has given them everything, and now his step-son, David wants to throw his life away on an impractical dream. Thomas is determined to bring David into the real world, and help him to grow up. Thomas does not allow talk of David’s real father.

[WILLIAM] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 40-45]
William went to Juilliard with Cynthia. They were the best of friends. William even introduced Cynthia to her first husband Jack, David’s father. Now William works at Juilliard. He takes great delight in showing David the joys of a musical education. He becomes David’s best friend.

[COACH] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 50-60]
Coaches varsity football at David’s High School. Knows Thomas.

[MR. MITCHEL] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 70-75]
David’s Grandfather – on his father’s side. He really doesn’t like Thomas, and has been following David’s progress for years.

[MRS. MITCHEL] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 70-75]
David’s Grandmother. Cheerful. Outgoing.

Casting Calls Categories: Short Film Casting Calls / Independent Film Casting Calls / Student Film Casting Calls
Audition Date: 3/19
Project: Unfinished Sonata
Casting Call Location: Costa Mesa, CA

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