" Homefront "

Employer: Sheridan College Production

Union: ACTRA

Type: Short Film

Location: GTA

Duration: 4 Days, starts December 5th

Apply to: ( homefrontshortfilm@outlook.com )

AUDITIONS:November 22nd at Casting Central from 11:00-3:00. - 321 Davenport Road, Top Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 1K5
Nearest Intersection - Davenport & Dupont. Skype auditions and self tape also accepted if applicants can't make the 22nd.

Payment is on an unpaid basis.

Director: Jamie Banks.

SYNOPSIS:

A 12-year-old German boy who has lost almost everything to war, takes shelter with his mother in a cottage in the Ardennes Forest during the Battle of the Bulge. When an American soldier bursts into the cottage and falls unconscious from a grievous wound, the boy’s mother decides to risk accommodating him. When an SS soldier comes knocking, things quickly become tense. Fritz must help his mother maintain a dangerous ruse: that the sleeping man is his father.

BREAKDOWNS:

ELISABETH: Female / 31-40 yrs. / Caucasian. Elisabeth is a forty-year-old German mother who has lost almost everything to the war, including her eldest son. Her husband is away fighting and she is unsure if he will ever return. She lives alone with her twelve-year-old son, Fritz, in a small cabin in the Ardennes Forest in 1944. Fritz is everything to Elisabeth, and she would do anything to keep him from harm.

FRITZ: Male / 11-14 yrs. / Caucasian. Fritz is a 12-year-old German boy who lives in a small cabin in the Ardennes Forest with his mother in 1944. His father is fighting in the war and Fritz misses him dearly. Fritz is eager to join the war himself, he thinks he can make a difference, but his mom always tells him war isn’t for boys.

JIM: Male / 18-24 yrs. / Caucasian. Jim is a 21-year-old private in the US Army. Although he was eager to get into the war, the reality of the situation has worn him down. He has spent the last several months involved in bitter fighting as the Allied forces push eastward from the sites of the Normandy landings. He has taken a wound in the leg and has lost his regiment.

ULRICH: Male / 25-30 yrs. / Caucasian. Ulrich is a 30-year-old sergeant in the Waffen-SS. He is a model SS trooper: cold, resolute, merciless, and obsessively dedicated to victory. He has recently taken part in the Malmedy Massacre. He values strength and courage, and little else.