" Among Flowers"

Production: "Among Flowers" A short film for Humber College.

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Employer: Humber College

SHOOT DATES: November 12th, 13th & 14th 2013

Status: Humber College has a production agreement with ACTRA. Please submit both Union and Non-Union performers.

Intentions: This short film will be screened at Humber College, and will be submitted to numerous film festivals.

Director: Benjamin Irwin

Writer: Benjamin Irwin

Audition Dates: approx. September 14th 2013 (subject to change)

Audition Location: TBA

Rate: We can accept union and non-union actors through our student agreement with ACTRA. This is a non-paying student film and no permit is required. Actors will receive a copy of the finished film for their demo reel. Meal and beverages will be provided on the shoot days. If transportation is required we can arrange for a ride for the actor during filming.

Synopsis:

Drama - Dom and Nik have been living together since second year of college where Dom was interested in agriculture and Nik photography. They grew up together strengthening their friendship and learning about each other over the years. When pollution suddenly becomes a bigger problem then first imagined, the world's population is left in a scramble for what to do. But when Dom and Nik seek refuge in a greenhouse they discover that it holds its own ecosystem of plants and oxygen. They seal up this building and use it to survive longer than everyone else, Dom caring for the plants while Nik uses his gas mask to collect supplies. The longer they survive the more trapped they feel, driving Nik into total mindlessness, while Dom remains calm to keep his mind straight. At the end of the story, it becomes a matter of survival over friendship.

Apply to: Jenn Lue, Casting Director. Email ( amongflowerscasting@gmail.com )

Character Breakdown:

DOM - Male / 25-32 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. Dom was born and raised as a family man in the southern area of California. He was raised as a Buddhist who strongly believes in his faith and also intends to put as much as he can into his life. As a kid he helped his mother care for her garden most of the time, learning valuable techniques on growing and caring for plants. He is frightened by the end of the world but he remains calm because he knows that sanity is the only thing that will help him survive. He is troubled by Nik's behaviour as it is not the friend that he had a few months ago, but now a completely different being, hostile even. When Dom is faced with a situation he keeps to himself to think out the best possible solution to the problem. Dom cherishes his life, but cherishes leaving good in the world more- this is why he wants his plants to survive; it gives him hope.

NIK - Male / 24-28 yrs. / Any Ethnicity

Nik had a troubled youth as an orphan child until the age of nine when a pair of seriously abusive parents adopted him. He lived a horrid life before he reached College where he met Dom and realized how much his life could be. Dom became Nik's best friend through college and post-grad giving Nik more and more confidence about himself and what he could do. His dream was always for recognition; to be thought of as someone above; to be remembered. Nik's hopes and intentions thinned his mind over time creating a very fragile state of mind, that does not handle the end of the world well. His obsessions run high as he frantically struggles to pull off a project that will hopefully get him to be discovered and remembered by the next generation to live on this earth.