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"Gritted" is a student short film being produced by the capstone filmmaking class at the University of Alabama. Summary: A teenage girl named Autumn takes matters into her own hands when she tries to “fix” her crooked teeth in order to fit in with the popular crowd and conform to society’s new hip trend. It’s a twilight zone twist on the average wanting to fit in highschool tale.
Description of Role(s) Available (age, gender, body type, ethnicity, etc.):
AUTUMN DANTON [Gender: female] [Age: 15-16] *Ideally, actress would be 18-20 but can play younger
Warning: Autumn’s role requires a scene with minor blood/body horror - please inquire about details if you have concerns.
Red hair (flexible). Autumn is a typical teenage girl. She wants to feel beautiful, get noticed by the popular crowd, and ultimately just fit in with society. However, Autumn has one minor flaw holding her back: her teeth. It’s an expensive process to get her teeth fixed, but she begs her parents to let her get them fixed regardless. When her parents say that they cannot afford it, and she is laughed at by the jocks and cheerleaders, Autumn makes the drastic choice to “fix” her teeth herself. Though dangerous, Autumn will do what it takes to fit in, even if it means causing herself a lot of pain.
COLLINE DANTON [Gender: female] [Age: 35-50] Blonde (flexible). Colline is your typical southern mother. Colline cares very much about beauty and self image; however, she, like most mothers, feels that her daughter is beautiful, and does not need to fix herself in order to conform to society’s new hip beauty trend. She understands where Autumn is coming from, but she knows the procedure to fix Autumn’s teeth is too expensive. Colline is one of the reasons Autumn cares about being beautiful, even though Colline sees no correlation in her caring about her image and telling Autumn to embrace her natural beauty.
WALTER DANTON [Gender: male] [Age: 35-50] Brunette (flexible). Walter is your typical blue collar, hardworking father. Walter sees no point in spending tons of money on cosmetics and beauty items when they could spend their money on more practical things such as bills and student loans. Walter works very hard as the local handyman, trying to make as much money as he can in order to keep up with his family's expenses. Though he lets his wife spend her money as she would like, he dislikes letting his hard earned cash go towards something his daughter does not need.
CHRISTIE [Gender: female] [Age: 15-16]
Christie is the voice of reason throughout the film. She is the one person who feels that this new trend is stupid and that Autumn shouldn’t care about what the jocks and cheerleaders are doing with their shallow lives. Christie is definitely a young girl wiser than her age. She has a little edge to her that makes her seem like the typical rebel/activist teenager character. Christie definitely has a level head on her and doesn’t buy into all the teenage drama.
Desired Traits of Auditionees (prior experience, acting/singing/dance training, dialects, other):
General acting experience
What: Tuscaloosa Historical Guide
This tour would take place on a regular basis throughout the year. Crown Transportation and Tours in working with Tuscaloosa Tourism on this project. In the future they may add specific tours (civil rights, university, civil war, ghost), but the initial tour will be a general history of Tuscaloosa.
Who: Actors (any type) for historical host/tour guides.
This person does not have to be a history buff. We'll supply all the needed materials and support for the part. It would be nice if they were a Tuscaloosa native, but that's not necessary.
This is a paying gig.
When: Saturday mornings and also on-call for special groups at other times of the day or evening.
The tours are about 60-90 minutes long. Looking for several actors so that someone will always be available.
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