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Cast and Crew Call for Untitled Short Film in German

CAST and CREW CALL – SHORT FILM
Production title: Untitled German Film
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent/Student.
Project length: Short Film
SYNOPSIS
The story concerns a mother and her daughter. The mother immigrated from the former DDR sometime in the 90s after the wall opened, “seduced” by the image of the U.S. The daughter, who either came as an infant with her or was born in the U.S., wants to immigrate back to Germany, “seduced” by her own ideas of a culture she never got to experience, one that recently welcomed more than a million refugees. The daughter feels estranged from what she perceives of the current U.S. culture and political environment. While the mother grew up in a country that built a wall to keep people in, the daughter sees that they now live in a country where the phrase “build the wall” is chanted at presidential campaign rallies.
CHARACTERS (almost all dialog will be in German)
Mother, female, age 30s-50s. Must speak German fluently. Can be of any ethnicity, as long as she speaks German like a native. The mother immigrated from Germany to the United States in the 1990s. She grew up in the former DDR and was drawn to the U.S. dreaming of a better, more affluent life.
Daughter, female, age teen years to mid 20s. Any ethnicity. Speaks German less fluently than her mother. Grew up in the U.S. She can have an American accent when speaking German and can make mistakes when speaking German. Sometimes switches to English when talking to her mother.
Production location: Austin, TX
Director’s website: scottcobb.com
Director: Scott Cobb
Audition Date and Times: Saturday, Dec 7 from 1:30 to 6 PM.
Audition Location: Austin Public, Studio 2, 1143 Northwestern Ave Austin, TX 78702
Shooting Location: Austin, Tx
Email: scottcobb@utexas.edu
Compensation: $100 flat fee, plus IMDb credit, digital copy of the film, and food.
Submission Instructions: Send email to scottcobb@utexas.edu. Describe your German language proficiency. Include your preferred audition time between 1:30 and 6 pm on Saturday Dec 7. I will assign you a time as close as possible to your preference. Include “mother” or “daughter” in the subject line. Include a headshot and acting resume as attachments in the email.
KEY DATES
Shooting Date(s): We will decide on a shooting date that everyone can make. It will be a one day shoot on a day to be determined between December 27 to January 3. The shooting times will likely be 8 AM to 5 PM with a lunch break.
Rehearsal Dates: We would like to have two rehearsals before the shooting date.
CREW CALL
I also need to fill the following positions, each will also get a $100 flat fee, meals, credits, and food.
Cinematographer – Position filled already
Sound Mixer
Set designer (need a bedroom and living room made to look like that of a young woman living in her childhood room in her mother’s house, or mother’s bedroom and living room)

 

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