" Red Carpet on Layaway "

Employer: Sheridan College

Union: ACTRA

Type: Short Film

Location: Oakville, ON

Duration: 2 Days, November 22nd and 23rd, starts Nov 22nd

Apply to: Sarah Sutherland. Email: ( sutherland.sarah@outlook.com )

Deadline to submit a headshot and resume is the 21st of November at 5:00pm. Auditions starting November 17th (tentatively)

Payment is on an unpaid basis.

Director: Mike Richard.

SYNOPSIS:

An old woman who has dreamt of movie stardom her entire life tries to convince the building superintendent of her own imagined grandeur. As she spins a fantastical story of a life she doesn’t live, we delve deeper into her forlorn existence alongside the superintendent.

KATHRYN: Female / 61+ yrs. / Caucasian. Thin, frail and forgotten. Kathryn is a lonely, old-fashioned spinster, desperately holding onto an acting dream that will never materialize. She attempts to ensnare her concerned apartment superintendent in her fantasy, losing herself in the lie. Must be open to wearing a shorter - style dressing gown.

JANET: Female / 41-50 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. Frumpy, reserved, compassionate. Janet is the superintendent at an affordable housing complex. She’s slow to open up to people, but has a kind soul and is interested in helping out those in trouble. When an older tenant tries to convince Janet that she is going to become a Hollywood star, Janet is torn between feelings of sympathy, curiosity, and doubt.