Casting Notice: The Shoes

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When young Grace experiences a tragic moment in her life, it changes her story.  The Shoes is a short film that follows Grace’s journey through sadness and loneliness. It is during this most vulnerable time that she must decide how to respond when she becomes the target of a bully.

Hello, my name is Ramsey Stoneburner.  I am the writer and producer of The Shoes.  This short film was an idea thought up by my 6 year old daughter, Jaylen.

She wanted to write a story about a little girl who had to deal with being bullied.  As a parent, I thought what a wonderful way to create a teachable moment for not only her but for many children and parents alike.  You see, it’s simple human nature to want to protect our children, especially when faced with a bully.  We tell them to be strong, stand up, fight back, all of which are admirable notions and important qualities, but we never stop to think about what the other child may be going through.  They’re just thought of as The Bully, but they are still children too.  Often, it is the ones doing the bullying who are the ones truly in need of help.  This film aims to change your perspective.  #BeKind and #WalkAMile in their shoes, and you may end up helping someone when they need it most.

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The following roles are still available.

Production Title: The Shoes
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent
Project Length: Short Film (~25 minutes)
Production Location: Jamestown, OH

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Director: Lana Read
Producer: Ramsey Stoneburner
Casting: Lana Read & Ramsey Stoneburner
Audition Location: ONLINE
Shooting Location: Jamestown, OH
Email: casting@theshoesfilm.com
Compensation: NO PAY. Copy, IMDb credit, meals.

KEY DATES
Shooting: September 24 – 28, 2015

Synopsis:
The Shoes is a film about a little girl’s journey after a tragic moment in her life leaves her sad, confused, hurt, scared and abandoned. It’s during this most vulnerable time that she must learn forgiveness even in the face of adversary, and how one act of kindness just might change someone’s story, and hers.

Available FEATURED EXTRA Roles: (non-speaking)

DANNY – MALE – MID 30s

Rude man at cafe. Blue-collar working type. Eating lunch with “Bobby” and laughing about making fun of a waitress. Non speaking role.

ELDERLY NURSING HOME PATIENT – FEMALE – 50s-60s

African-American or Mixed-Race. Mother to “Miss Lillian”. Living in full-care nursing home with advanced Alzheimer’s that has left her mostly non-responsive. Non speaking role.

MILITARY OFFICERS – MALE – 25+

Two men in military dress uniforms. Clean shaven. Military officers encouraged to apply.  Any race.

COOK – ANY AGE / GENDER / RACE

ORDERLY/NURSE – ANY AGE / GENDER / RACE

Available EXTRAS Roles: (non-speaking)

20-40+ Extras, primarily adults, all genders and races, for a funeral scene.  Black, funeral appropriate attire required.

20-40+ Extras, all ages, genders, and races, for recital scene in an opera house.  Nice, evening attire required.  Small town opera house, nothing black-tie.

10-20 Extras, all ages, genders, and races, for 2 cafe scenes. Casual attire.

10-20 Extras, all ages, genders, and races, for outdoor sidewalk scenes.

5-10 Extras, primarily adults, all genders and races, for grocery store scene.  Casual grocery shopping attire.

2-5 Extras, ages 60+, all genders and races, for nursing home scene. Casual/comfortable attire.

10-20 Extras, all ages, genders, and races, for additional fill-in scenes.



 

TO APPLY, E-mail headshot and resume to casting@theshoesfilm.com. You may be asked to submit a video audition.

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