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Casting Call for Short Film “The Old Man and The Zucchini” – Seattle, WA

Casting Call Details:
Project: “The Old Man & The Zucchini”
Location: Seattle, WA
Casting Call Category: Short Film

A treatment on life and death, regret, striving and learning to let go. In this short film, Santi, an old man, is living a curmudgeonly life, unable to get over the fact his wife of many years has passed. His sister, Eve, attempts to get Santi out of his shell by bringing him soup and encouraging him to get out, which he refuses, preferring to stay in with a cigarette and whiskey.
One day, Santi sees an ad in the paper for the county fair, calling for gardeners to bring in large vegetables for prizes. Something changes in Santi – he decides to get out in the garden again, and starts growing a monstrous zucchini.
The adventure that ensues takes Santi to new places and forces him to reconcile with the past and make amends with the present. Growing the zucchini threatens to destroy him, but brings him redemption as well.

We need 3 actors for this short film presented by students at the Seattle Film Institute.

Late 50’s – late 60’s. Santi is a very special character. Once full of life, he now has a hard shell and a bleak perspective on life. As the story progresses, his shell begins to chip away, and in the end, he must release years of pent up emotion that he’s been holding inside. A great chance for a very versatile actor. Must be comfortable smoking or faking to smoke on a couple occasions during the film.

50’s or early 60’s. Santi’s sister. She is trying to get Santi to move on with life. She’s seen her fair share of troubles too, but is active in the community and keeps herself busy. She keeps trying with Santi, even though he seems like a lost cause and is cruel to her on many occasions.

Late 50’s early 60’s. Santi’s late wife, she is a loving, charming woman who appears to Santi in dream-like visions. She also appears in a photo which Santi often stares at.

June 6th between 1 and 5, at The Seattle Film Institute – located at: 1709 23rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

Please prepare a very short monologue that you feel might portray the character you are auditioning for.

Shooting will take place June 23rd and 24th, copy and meals will be provided.
Please respond to schedule an audition.

Casting Calls Categories: Short Film Casting Calls
Audition Date: June 6
Project: “The Old Man & The Zucchini”
Casting Call Location: Seattle, WA

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