STAY [LA Locals]
SAG-AFTRA, USC Graduate Student Film
Los Angeles, CA
Producer: Celai Ahmadzai, Nancy Boyd, Arden Sarner
Co-Producer: Ryan Mekenian
Writer/Director: Annie Rhodes Kane
Shoot Dates: July 15-22, 2022
Location: in and around Los Angeles, CA
Rate: $100/day minimum
NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, all ethnicities are encouraged to apply for all roles. This production will be adhering to strict Covid-19 safety protocols and proof of vaccination as well as testing will be required. A full Covid-19 safety compliance plan is available upon request.
Logline: A U.S. army veteran struggling to adapt to life back home faces losing his most trusted companion and must reconcile a past of pain, loss and disconnection.
TO SUBMIT: Please email a current picture and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: STAY [ROLE].
FRANKLIN - 35-40 years old, BIPOC male-identified. Makes our heart beat instantly. Franklin holds a heaviness to him. He is guarded against the world, but behind it all is a warm person who is desperately seeking love. A veteran-now-mailman with PTSD. LEAD.
JEFF - 70s, male-identified. A veteran of the Vietnam war, Jeff is a pacifist as a result of a dark history. His temperament is calm and level headed. He sees a lot of his old self in Franklin and acts as a therapist for him.
A“dead head” with a heart of gold. SUPPORTING. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES.
LISA - 8-10 years old, female-identified. Heavy lisp. Precocious and endlessly curious, Lisa is bright despite already being touched by the darker aspects of life. Grieving the loss of her brother. Full of confidence. SUPPORTING. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES.
NURSE - mid-late 20s, female-identified. Clinical but not without a heart. She is young in her career and dealing with her own problems on the side, which can often make her less comforting in a grieving space. Remains calm when dealing with an angry Franklin, she’s used to it from patients. SUPPORTING. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES.
DR. CHAN - 30s-40s, East Asian male-identified. The least clinical veterinarian you might encounter. He’s spiritual and comforting in the worst of times as a result of being around death more than most. SUPPORTING.
BRUCE CALLAHAN - late teens-early 20s, male-identified. A soldier. Died a brutal death in the war, in Franklin’s arms. Boyish. Jarring to see him holding a rifle in the war. SUPPORTING. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES.