Company: Simon Fraser University
Producer: Andy Catsirelis
Director: Andy Catsirelis
Casting Director: Taya Van Dyke
M 12-16 | Tommy: Tommy has grown up in a largely fatherless home since the loss of his father at a young age. In this and other lackings, Tommy has distanced himself more and more from reality and the people around him. More concerned with his connection to media, Tommy is a child raised by comics — and his mother. He daydreams of other worlds and often fantasizes himself as a hero, at least one day. With the marriage between his mother and John, Tommy sees a struggle with the expectations of John’s parenting methods and Teresa’s approach of indulging his comic fantasies. While largely happy being insulated from outside problems, he’s not so naive to be unaware of what’s going on around him in his home. He’s reluctant in having to act but feels he can’t act like a child forever.
Chivalrous is the story of a boy named Tommy, 14, and how he overcomes the fears of the unknown, both around him and within. Raised solely by his mother Teresa, Tommy showcases a fearful and timid disposition in his childhood, scared of the ‘monsters’ that lurk in the woods. In his youth and swept up in the fantasy of comic books and superheroes, he witnesses a monster in his home in the form of his abusive stepfather, who tyrannises his mother and himself. Inspired by his comics, Tommy returns to the woods that once scared him and discovers the iconic weapon of his favourite hero, a silver-clad lance. With weapon in hand, Tommy exits the wood and storms up the road, no longer afraid.
Please email headshot and resume to email@example.com with the character you are auditioning for in the subject line.
Submission Deadline: Oct 18
Project Type: Film
Audition Date(s): Sunday, October 20th, 2019 – 10:00am to 5:00pm and Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 – 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Audition Location: Simon Fraser University
Project Dates: November 8th – 10th, 2019
Project Location: Vancouver
Compensation/Rates: No monetary compensation. Demo Reel. Food Provided. IMDb credit.
Union Status: Non-Union
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