by Deandra Tan, Monique Arnold, Ilana Strauss, Brian Li, Travis Gonzalez
***Please Select two roles to audition for. You will be asked to read lines from a scene of your choosing involving the character. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the script***
When a 48 hour short film contest is announced,over-confident student filmmaker Chris Henson enlists the help of fellow classmates in order to claim first prize and secure a golden ticket to Hollywood. What ensues is a comical combination of conflicting personalities, big ideas, and bad CGI that sheds light on what goes on behind the scenes with a mismatched group of students trying to achieve their goal.
Chris Henson:The over-confident director of the project. While he knows something about making movies, he lets his ambition and an exaggerated view of his abilities speak louder than his actions. Prone to comparing himself to famous Hollywood directors (and bossing others around like one), he believes this contest is his ticket to fame and fortune and that no one is more deserving than he is to win.
Chris’s friend and classmate, and the Director of Photography on the project. He has a large knowledge of filmmaking and editing, but he often keeps this to himself, acting as the soft-spoken voice of reason to Chris’s ego.
The writer for the short film, she is hipster, intense, and proud of it. Not one to back down, she is highly defensive of her writing and is resistant to any changes that aren’t her own idea, considering her work to untouchable.
Joanne Jacobs/Martian Princess:
The producer and leading lady of the short film, as well as Chris’s girlfriend. Like Chris, she believes this contest to be the ticket to Hollywood to become a famous actress. She isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, and her ignorance tends to irritate the more cerebral Ingrid.
The production assistant who just wants to be an actor, but unfortunately is looked down on by Chris. His main job is getting coffee.
Joe (limited speaking and screen time):
The cameraman that works for James. Being comfortable with holding a camera is preferred
A science fiction nerd who is super enthusiastic about aliens. He auditions for that role in the short film and gets the part, although his hyperactive nature and weird behavior makes for an awkward dynamic between him and the rest of the crew.
Weibo/Captain Kilmar (preferably an asian actor):
The male lead/hero of the short film.
An actor auditioning for a role, recites Oscar Wild monologue
Writer who auditions for an acting role
An incessant cryer auditioning for an acting role
One Episode Roles:
Part of panel that reviews the short film
Other Judges on the Panel