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Name of Project: Stoop Kid
Producers: Drew Curry & Rory Neill
Director: Drew Curry
Shoot Dates: Weekends in late October & early November 2012 (specific dates flexible with actor/actress schedule)

Non-Union Actors/Actresses

Contact Information:
Drew Curry
Andrew_curry@my.uri.edu
(631)875-0038

UNPAID: Actors/Actresses will receive meals, a poster, as well as a final copy of the film on DVD when finished. There will also be a public screening in December.

Casting Information: Email contact with headshots, resumes, current location and availability (if possible)

Audition Information: There will be a date for open auditions (TBD). Those auditioning will be notified with all specific information after emailing about interest in the film. However, if you cannot make the open audition, you can set up an appointment for an audition the works with your schedule (audition process will be flexible). In-Person auditions are preferred, however, video and Skype auditions are accepted.

Synopsis:
An adaptation of the 90’s classic Hey Arnold cartoon – episode: “Stoop Kid”. As Arnold and the gang are playing football in their neighborhood, Arnold kicks the ball a bit too far, only to land on the most revered stoop in town – that of Stoop Kid. He is a local legend/villain, known for verbally abusing passers-by, assaulting anyone near his stoop, and most importantly, NEVER leaving his stoop. The gang assumes that the ball now belongs to Stoop Kid, and Arnold ruined their fun time for losing it. However, Arnold will not stand for some silly legend. Using his wit, he runs past and snags the ball before Stoop Kid can catch him and takes off. He realizes that Stoop Kid actually will NEVER leave his stoop, rendering him more of a coward than a guardian. At that, the entire neighborhood turns this upon him, chanting “Stoop Kids afraid to leave his stoop!” The rest of the story involves Arnold feeling bad for exposing Stoop Kid’s weakness on such a large stage, so he tries to teach Stoop Kid a greater lesson. You cannot stay at home your whole life because you are scared of the bigger world. If you love the things you have at home, just imagine what else lies out there for you.

Note from the Director:
My name is Drew Curry. I am from New York, and am a senior Film major at University of Rhode Island. I have been making films for about 5 years now. I am extremely excited to start working on this project because it is a storythat many people my age know and love from our childhood. We are going to have a lot of fun on this shoot. It’s going to be very nostalgic and innovative at the same time. If all goes well, we are sure to have an awesome reaction at the first screening and then more to come.

Character Name & Descriptions:

Arnold: Blonde hair, male, 18-22. Overly nice and loyal friend to Gerald and the gang. Has the challenge of teaching a very stubborn Stoop Kid to go out and see the world.

Stoop Kid: Male, early-mid 20s. Grungy, facial hair (preferably). Longer hair that can be made to look “messy”. Stoop Kid is basically a juvenile delinquent. Very obnoxious to anyone walking by his stoop. Picks on little kids. At first hewants to pulverize Arnold. He then begins to realize that he needs Arnold if he ever wants to learn.

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Name of Project: Fixed Path
Producers: Bobby Mulligan Jr.
Director: Bobby Mulligan & Christian Williams
Shoot Dates: TBD

Contact Information:
Bobby Mulligan Jr.
mullicommedia@gmail.com
(401)-633-5586

UNPAID:

Actors/Actresses will receive meals, gas money, and a final copy of the film on DVD when finished. There will also be a public screening in December.

Casting Information: Email headshots, resumes, current location and availability.

Audition Information: Full script table reads with camera recording. No need to be off-book but that is a plus. Would meet at a time and place to be determined after hearing back from actors.

Synopsis:
A traveler wanders down a path with a bag on his back and runs into a mysterious man sitting at a randomly placed table. When the traveler approaches the man at the table he notices something is off – he won’t stop staring up at the sun. The man explains he is stuck, and that time ceases to exist on this path. Curious, the traveler questions the man and the two then embark on a conversation that leads them to the truth.

Note from the Director:
This project is going to have a very heavy pace to it. There is no real “drama” between the two characters and more emphasis is put on the realistic nature of the conversation. There will be a lot of room to improvise and make choices that stay within the lines of what the story asks. There will also be a lot of dead space between the two characters as they are located in what is essentially a different dimension. Both characters feel this odd presence, but can’t place their fingers on what is wrong. In a way, there is an eerie feeling throughout the entire conversation. Facial expressions are key. We need to see how nervous the traveler is and how frozen in awe the man at the table is.

Character Names; Descriptions:

The Traveler – A young man, can play mid-twenties, dresses like a hiker, athletic-looking, easy-going, curious, well-prepared, questioning, not-easily swayed, friendly, easily freaked out, determined, ultimately a normal individual thrown into an odd circumstance.

The Healer (or man at the table) – A slightly older man, can play mid-twenties to mid-thirties, unkempt, unhealthy-looking, wears strange robe-like clothing, very detached from reality, fixated on one thing at a time, speaks softly and calmly.

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Name of Project: Baby Money
Producers: Sean Doyle
Director: Colby Blanchet
Shoot Dates: Sunday – November 4th

Union and/or Non-Union Actors/Actresses – Both

Contact Information:
Colby Blanchet
Colby91@gmail.com
401-486-8273

UNPAID: Actors/Actresses will receive meals, final copy of the film on DVD when finished. There will also be a public screening in December.

Casting Information: Email contact with headshots, resumes, current location and availability (if possible)

Audition Information: Auditions will be held October 13th & 14th from 9-2 in the Memorial Union at The University of Rhode Island. In-Person auditions are preferred, however, video and Skype auditions are accepted.

Synopsis:

Comedy. 5 minutes.

Ricky, a used car salesman confronts his boss, Caesar for commission owed to him. Luisa, in her third trimester of pregnancy, walks with her son to the used car lot. Ricky re enters the office and quietly video tapes the secretary, Maria on top of Caesar. The boss is handcuffed unable to attack Ricky. With threats to post the video on Facebook, Caesar gives the code to the safe to keep his private life secret. Luisa leaves her son outside on the steps. Ricky collects the money and Luisa enters without knocking. Caesar tries to break free. Luisa simply wants her money back from a used car previously sold to her. Ricky tries making a deal with her, yet she refuses because they never called her back. Caesar breaks free. Luisa pulls out a gun from her high socks beneath her sweatpants. She takes control and has Ricky pass over the money. Slowly backing away from them with the gun still drawn, she reaches the last step and her water breaks. The boss faints. Ricky is left at a crossroads to either take the money or help her. He takes the money and slips on her water exiting. Luisa with the gun back in her possession demands Ricky to take her to the hospital.

Note from the Director:
My name is Colby Blanchet. I am a senior at URI. I’ve been actively participating on variety of productions since 2009. I worked for a radio station, ESPN, & Shady Records. I’ve been featured in Vibe magazine for music videos. I’m passionate about comedy and I live to entertain on and off set.

Character Names; Descriptions:
Ricky: Male, 20-30. Used car salesman. Working for ends meat. Decides to blackmail his boss.
Ceasar: Male. Middle aged. A cocky attitude in a cheap suit. Must be willing to film in your underwear.

Luisa; 20 to mid 30’s mother. The character will be dressed 9 months pregnant. Preferably a Hispanic background but not necessary. Fast talking and stern.

Maria: Female. Mid 20’s – Early 40’s. Secretary. Must be willing to film in your underwear.

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Name of Project: End of the Line
Producer: Christian Williams
Director: Christian Williams
Shoot Dates: November 9th (9pm to 6am) & November 10th (1am to 6am)
Union and/or Non-Union Actors/Actresses – Non-union

Contact Information:
Christian Williams
CMWilliams13@gmail.com
(401) 378-6095

UNPAID: Actresses will receive meals, a poster, as well as a final copy of the film on DVD or File when finished. There will also be a public screening in December.

Casting Information: Email contact with headshots, resumes, current location and availability (if possible)

Audition Information: There will be a date for open auditions (TBD). Those auditioning will be notified with all specific information after emailing about interest in the film. However, if you cannot make the open audition, you can set up an appointment for an audition the works with your schedule (audition process will be flexible). In-Person auditions are preferred, however, video and Skype auditions are accepted.

Synopsis:
A group of scavengers have been chased and trapped in an abandoned doctor’s office by a group of raiders. Nix has been badly shot, Tessa is trying to keep herself together and their Captain is trying to find a way out. When the raiders find their way inside, the Captain takes it upon himself to protect those who are with him, and fight this battle alone. When Trenton, a man from Captain’s past, shows up the entire situation becomes more complicated. With the Captain fighting a ghost from his past, Nix and Tessa are left to defend themselves. Both groups must fight for their lives and unknowingly determine the fate of the world.

Note from the Director:
My name is Christian Williams, I am from Rhode Island, and am senior film production student at the University of Rhode Island. I have directed many short films and have been apart of the 48 hourfilm project in Providence, Rhode Island. Over the summer my production team shot six short films, ranging from all different genres and lengths. You can find “Fictional Dream” and “Toy Powers” at Youtube.com/CMWilliamsRI as well as my groups reel. Our goal is to create projects and videos that are both challenges and fun for us. If you have any questions please feel free to email or call me.

Character Names; Descriptions:

Tessa: female, 18-21 years old

A girl who has a lot of doubts but wants to protect her friends. She is the glue of the group and keeps everything together. She doesn’t have combat experience but is far from helpless.

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Name of Project: My Best Friend
Producers: Sean O’Connell & Pat Bertovich
Director: Sean O’Connell
Shoot Dates: Weekends in November (Specific dates flexible with actors schedules)

Union and or Non-Union Actors/ Actresses: Both

Contact Information:
Sean O’Connell
seanoconnell5@gmail.com
(401) 533-6657

UNPAID: Actors/Actresses will receive meals, a final copy of the film on DVD when finished. There will also be a public screening in December. Casting Information:

Email contact with headshots, resumes, current location and availability (if possible) Audition Information:

There will be a date for open auditions (TBD). Those auditioning will be notified with all specific information after emailing about interest in the film. However, if you cannot make the open audition, you can set up an appointment for an audition the works with your schedule (audition process will be flexible). In-Person auditions are preferred, however, video and Skype auditions are accepted.

Synopsis:
In high school Chris was the super star athlete that everybody loved. However his bad temper put him into tough situations. Now Four years later he is still haunted by the events of his past that led to the deaths of his closest friends. He is so traumatized by it, that his depression has turned him into a recluse and his family worries about him. His use of drugs to cope with the pain slips him into a deeper depression ultimately leading to his demise.

Note from the Director:

My name is Sean O’Connell and I am a Senior at the University of Rhode Island majoring in Film Studies. I have worked on numerous projects and have written a few short pieces, however this will be my directorial debut. I know that might sound scary to actors to work with a new director who hasn’t done it before, but I have a ton of on set experience and I am hoping to take what I know and love and make a really great movie out of it. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me.

Characters Names and Descriptions:

Chris: 22 year old African American Male. Athletic. Was the star football and basketball player of his high school (No sports experience necessary). Now a depressed pot head.

Bud: 20 something year old Male. Chris’ only friend, acts as the nagging voice in the back of Chris’ head.

James: 30 year old African American Male. Chris’ older brother, wants to reconnect with his brother who has disappeared from his life.

Donna: late 50s African American Female. Chris’ mother, misses her son and wants to convince him everything will be alright if he lets them back into his life.

Taylor: 18 year old Male. Athletic, Chris’ best friend and teammate from high school, will do anything to help Chris out.

Scott: 18 year old Male. High School student who gets beaten up by Chris and his friends, in a display of power as the “big man on campus”, because Scott was seen talking to Chris’ girlfriend.

Unnamed Man: 30 something year old male. Cousin of Scott, seeking redemption for Chris beating him up.

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