Indian Country by Crandall Buffalo
Director: Tony Kinash
Producer: Matt Kloster
Tentative Shooting Dates: March 16 – 22.
Locations: Edmonton, Maskwacis
NAIT’s DMIT Digital Cinema program is looking for volunteer actors to participate in a student short film to be shot within the 3rd and 4th week or March. Transportation will be provided for those who require it, and full shooting days will be catered. Actors will be given access to a digital copy of the completed film upon request.
AUDITONS: February 25-26, 2019
Time: 5:30 – 9pm
Location: Workshop West, 11516 – 103St, due south form NAIT main campus.
Synopsis: Gerald is a troubled middle-aged indigenous man whose heart is further burdened when he learns of the suicide of an old friend, Lucy Dreaver. Tasked by Lucy’s spirit in a dream to save her son, Eric, from a similar fate, Gerald is asked by Lucy’s mother, Margaret, to bring the boy home from the city for the funeral. In his search for Eric, to break the destructive cycle passed on from parent to offspring, Gerald will have to confront the events long since buried under denial and alcohol that entwine his and Eric’s lives in shared sorrow and tragedy.
NOTE: The roles of Young Gerald, Lucy, and Eli, are non-speaking, but require the actors to portray a significant story event involving a sexual assault. So that the subject matter is treated with sensitivity and respect and to ensure the safety of the performers, the production will be consulting with an intimacy coordinator.
Gerald Ahenekew (LEAD) – Indigenous, male, mid 40’s early 50’s
Gerald’s Daughter (SUPPORTING) –Indigenous, female, late teens – early 20’s
Lucy Dreaver (PRINCIPAL) –Indigenous, female, mid 40’s early 50’s
Eli Muskego (PRINCIPAL) -Indigenous, male, mid 40’s early 50’s
Young Gerald (PRINCIPAL) -Indigenous, male, late teens – early 20’s
Young Lucy (PRINCIPAL) -Indigenous, female, late teens – early 20’s
Young Eli (PRINCIPAL) -Indigenous, male, late teens – early 20’s
Margaret Dreaver (PRINCIPAL) -Indigenous, female, late 60’s early 70’s
Eric Dreaver (PRINCIPAL)-Indigenous, male, late teens – early 20’s
Young Man at Bar (SUPPORTING) -Indigenous, male, late teens – early 20’s
Eric’s Girlfriend (SUPPORTING) -Indigenous, female, late teens – early 20’s
RCMP Officer (SUPPORTING) – Caucasian, male, 30’s – 40’s
Audition bookings will be made via electronic submission of resume and photo to Matt Kloster at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please indicate which role you are interested in and the appropriate sides will be forwarded to you. Physical sides will also be available at the auditions.