Looking for Male and Female Actors


Decline

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Decline Productions

PRODUCER(S)

Paul Ziller, Michael S. Weir and Darren Andrichuk

DIRECTOR(S)

Paul Ziller

UNION STATUS

UBCP Agreement

PROJECT TYPE

Film

STUDENT PRODUCTION

No

COMPENSATION DETAILS

Honourarium based, then after, depending on funding/ sponsorship.

AUDITION DATE(S)

Friday, September 29th – Saturday, September 30th

AUDITION LOCATION

TBD

SHOOT / PERF. DATE(S)

Oct 14th, 15th and 21st With further episode dates to follow

SHOOT / PERF. LOCATION(S)

TBD (Vancouver)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Saturday, September 30, 2017

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Email headshot, resume, demo reel and short intro about yourself. If relevant, your relationship to the DTES and/or Alzheimers. Sides will be sent to those selected for an audition. declinecasting@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement: We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE submissions from actors from all cultural backgrounds. This production aims to
represent the cultural and gender diversity of Vancouver. We adhere to the principles of acceptance and inclusion.

PROJECT SYNOPSIS

David and Alan are two middle-aged brothers that grew up together in the 70’s. David, 55, is 4 years older than his adopted brother Alan. When the boys were in their 20’s, their parents were killed and the brothers drifted apart. David became a successful accountant: Alan struggled and eventually wound up living hand to mouth on the DTES. David was married but lost his wife 3 years ago and in the first couple episodes, the boys have recently reconnected as David has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers disease. Please note, ALL kids only appear in flashback scenes, taking place in 1975. Everything else is modern day Vancouver.

PLEASE NOTE: this series is dedicated to representing the DTES truthfully in its racial diversity and LGBTQ+ community members. All races, genders and orientations are highly encouraged to submit and audition.

Linda
AGE

Early 30’s…

GENDER

Female

DESCRIPTION

David’s secretary: she is compassionate, very smart and welcoming. She does not know that David has alzheimers. Early 30’s. Open ethnicity.

Charlie
AGE

50’s/60’s…

GENDER

Male

DESCRIPTION

Charlie is a disabled man living on the DT Eastside. He uses crutches. 50-60 years old. Open ethnicity.

Dick
AGE

Mid 40’s…

GENDER

Male

DESCRIPTION

A managing partner at David’s accounting firm: he has a strong sense of entitlement. He dresses well: a businessman. Aloof, condescending: little bit of an asshole. Mid 40’s: younger than David. Open ethnicity.

Ms. Upton
AGE

Late 30’s-40’s…

GENDER

Female

DESCRIPTION

A governement auditor hired to review a file submitted by David’s firm. She is detailed and smart: a straight laced, straight faced all business worker. Late 30’s-40’s. Open ethnicity.

Angela
AGE

Mid 30’s…

GENDER

Female

DESCRIPTION

David’s work partner at the firm: petite, well dressed, efficient, compassionate, and sharp as a tack. She listens and sees more than most people. Mid 30’s. Open ethnicity.

ADDITIONAL CHARACTERS

Dr. Minah Gill -(F) A young doctor. A bit of a prodigy: she is very smart for her age. Early 20’s. Open ethnicity.

Young Alan Askew (M) – 8 year old kid brother to David. He faces undiagnosed mental health issues from his mother’s drug abuse. Scruffy appearance: long hair, spindly legs and wears torn clothing. Appears in 1975.

Young David Askew (M) – 12 years old, older brother and protecter to David. He is tall, blonde, and wears a football school jersey. Appears in 1975.

PLEASE NOTE: All children’s roles will be auditioned at a later date. All scenes with kids will be filmed on different dates than those listed above. Please submit the same as other roles.

Additional roles:
Drunk – A man/woman on the street, drunk, that reaches for a thief and misses. Open ethnicity.
Police Officer (M/F) Open ethnicity.
Kid: aged 10-12 (M/F) We will require 10-12 kids for a flashback scene. This will shoot later than the dates listed above. Open ethnicity.