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Short Film RUSH Casting: BABY TEETH

RUSH CASTING, SUBMIT ASAP!!!

 

PROJECT:  Baby Teeth

Short Film (SAG Pending)

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  Baby Teeth Productions, Stephanie Ellis

PRODUCER:  Traci Carlson, Gigi Graff

DIRECTOR:  Stephanie Ellis

WRITER:  Stephanie Ellis

SHOOT DATE:  Sunday, April 19th

LOCATION:  Hastings-On-Hudson, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT)

USAGE:  All media in perpetuity

RATE:  No pay but food, $30 travel stipend, credit, copy (less than 8 hours time commitment)

SYNOPSIS:

New mother Alex, suffering from postpartum depression, makes a desperate call to her friend Sophie.  She has lost her baby and needs Sophie’s help.  Alex is determined not to alert the authorities for fear they would take the child away from her.  So the two friend’s set out to retrace Alex’s steps and find her child. But as their stops continue to come up empty and Alex’s behavior grows more erratic, Sophie begins to fear the worst.  The question becomes, how long can Sophie wait before she too needs to call for help?

SEEKING:

TONI (Day Player)

Female, 22-28 years, Chinese or Korean, MUST BE BILINGUAL (English and Chinese or Korean) w/ believable accent when speaking English.  Toni is an employee at a nail salon in upstate, NY, who converses with the two main characters in English and amongst the other employees (in English and Chinese or Korean).

CHINESE OR KOREAN WOMAN #1 (Day Player)

Female, 35-45 years, Chinese or Korean, MUST BE BILINGUAL (English and Chinese or Korean) w/ believable accent when speaking English.  She is an employee at a nail salon in upstate, NY, who converses with the two main characters in English and amongst the other employees (in Chinese or Korean).

Submit these required items for consideration:

  • NAME/CELL #/EMAIL
  • NATIONALITY
  • FLUENT LANGUAGES (must be bilingual)
  • CURRENT HEADSHOT/PIC
  • RESUME (if applicable)
  • SELFIE (taken within the last 2 weeks, clearly showing face and hair length)
  • VITAL STATS (height/weight/hair & eye color)
  • LINKS TO ACTING WORK (if applicable)
  • SUBMIT AUDITION LINK (sides provided at the bottom of page; include slate & profiles, reader should be off camera, upload to Vimeo or YouTube only)

Email:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

Deadline:  ASAP

 

SIDES

 

8 INT. KOREAN NAIL SALON – DAY 8

The salon is empty, save for the four Chinese or Korean employees. THREE MIDDLE AGED WOMEN and ONE MAN, lounging back on his massage chair.  THEY BANTER AWAY IN THEIR NATIVE TONGUE.  An electronic door bell rings as the front door swings open.  The women parked nearest to the entrance pops up to greet  Sophie and Alex.

 

CHINESE/KOREAN WOMAN #1

You come back. You bring your friend? That’s good.

ALEX

So I was here this morning?

CHINESE/KOREAN WOMAN #1

Yeah, yeah. Manicure. Pedicure.

She gestures back to another employee.

CHINESE/KOREAN WOMAN #1 (CONT’D)

(In Chinese or Korean — no subtitles) Toni. Manicure, Pedicure. You mess up her nails?

TONI

No. (In Chinese or Korean — no subtitles) She mess them up. She put on her shoes too quick. I told her.

Toni yells out to Alex.

TONI (CONT’D)

(In English) I told you. You put your shoes on too fast. You need more time to dry.

ALEX

No, that’s great. No. Thank you.  (To Sophie, as if she wasn’t sure)  I was here.

SOPHIE

(To Chinese or Korean Woman #1) And her baby.  She was with her baby when she came in?

CHINESE/KOREAN WOMAN #1

No. No baby.

And then again, gesturing to Toni.

CHINESE/KOREAN WOMAN #1 (CONT’D)

(In Chinese or Korean — no subtitles) The lady had a baby with her?

TONI

(In English) No, no baby.

SOPHIE

Okay. Thank you.

As the girls head for the exit. The Chinese/Korean women continue their banter as if the girls had never entered.

 

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