" Letters to Mom "

Employer: Humber College

Union: ACTRA

Type: Short Film

Location: Etobicoke

Duration: One Day Shoot, starts October 26th

Apply to: Holly Rowden. Email ( hollyyingzhangrowden@gmail.com )

Payment is on an unpaid basis.

Director: Holly Rowden.

Thanks for checking out my post! My name is Holly Rowden and I am directing a short student film circling around family estrangement.

Synopsis: The story follows a young man who by chance finds his mother who he has not seen for 10 years, after she abandoned him for a man. I need a woman who can look no younger than in her 50s, who looks like she's had a bit of a rough past. Backstory is that she had her son, Nick, very young, and was never a very good mother to him. She left him for a man when he was about 16, ditching town so he had no way of contacting her. She's now in her 50s and has calmed down. She wants to apologize to her son, yet after everything she has a hard time accepting the blame for her mistakes.

This is an unpaid shoot for school but I'll provide lots of food and transport!

ANGIE: 41-50 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. Angie (50) - Older, tired. Estranged from her family. Had a hard life.