AUDITIONS FOR UT THESIS SHORT FILM

AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR SEEKS PRINCIPAL TALENT

SYNOPSIS

Skunk is a slice of life drama about a loner teenage girl whose main connection is with her dogs, and the encounter she has one day with a boy from the neighborhood who steals her pit bull.


Writer/director Annie Silverstein has had numerous documentaries air on PBS and Independent Lens. Her previous narrative short Spark, won an award at SXSW 2012 and has screened at Slamdance and internationally. She is also an award-winning youth educator, having worked for over a decade with Native American teenagers in Washington state.

SEEKING

LEILA: Any ethnicity, 16-19 (LOOKS 15) She connects more with her pack of dogs than with other teenagers. She thinks they’re more trustworthy. She's had to make her own way—living alone with her mom who is constantly working, and learning to be independent from a young age. She’s always been teased and has developed a brassy exterior to protect herself, but deep down she’s lonely and wants attention. Doesn’t care about her looks or trying to fit in.Must be comfortable with dogs.


MARCO: Any ethnicity, 16-19 (LOOKS 16). Marco is a scrawny wanna-be thug who has a boyish charm. He's the kind of guy who on any given day could make good choices or bad choices, depending on who he's trying to impress. He over compensates by acting tough and hitting on girls.



**Talent must be available May 9-23, 2013. Shooting in and around Austin.

DATES & CONTACT

Auditions will be held at the University of Texas- Austin at the corner of Guadalupe and West Dean Keaton.


DATES:


Saturday March 9

Sunday March 10


Please attach a resume and headshot for specific audition times and further information.


Email: skunktheshort@gmail.com