" Warning Signs "

Production: "Warning Signs". A short film for a Sheridan College. This is an Advanced Television and Film 3 x 3 project.

Shoot Location: Toronto, Ontario

Employer: Sheridan College

November 28th 2013

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

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

Director: Faten Alfaraj

Producer: Kera Johnson

Audition Dates: November 7th or 8th 2013

Audition Location: Casting Central, 321 Davenport Rd., Toronto

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.


SIMON works as an auto mechanic. When JAMES LANGLEY walks into the garage looking for his car, Simon is shocked to see him. Mr. Langley was Simon's former highschool math teacher, who failed him twice. Simon carries a lot of resentment believing that is the reason he didn't get into college. Simon discovers that the car James believes he dropped off earlier was, never in the garage. Simon and James engage in a verbal argument, which quickly escalates into a physical fight. MELISSA, James's daughter runs into the garage. She informs Simon that James has been suffering from Alzheimer's, and he is only getting worse. Simon realizes that the man he blames for all of his problems, no longer exists.

Comments: This is the first of 4 short films for the post-graduate film studies students at Sheridan College. They can use both union and non-union actors so please feel free to submit anyone who may be right for the roles.

Apply to: Marsha Chesley Email: mchesley@canadafilm.com

Character Breakdowns:

(Lead) JAMES LANGLEY male 50 - 70 : James, a former high school teacher, arrives at the garage in an agitated state. Simon recognizes him and thinks the attitude is because Mr. Langley never thought much of him as a student in his class. But Simon's agitation turns out to be confusion. He thinks he left his car earlier, and he needs it to take his wife to the hospital. When his daughter Melissa comes in search of him we learn that Mrs. Langley died 5 years ago. James has Alzheimer's and it's getting worse. When Melissa reminds him that his wife is dead, his shock and grief feel fresh to him again. He sinks into a chair, crushed. **There is wide latitude on James' age.