Title: JUST DESSERTS Production: SVAD FILMS THROUGH SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIV Union Status: NON-UNION Audition: ECOCAST Self-tape submissions due by 5/5/2021 Virtual Callback: 05/15/2021, 05/16/2021 Shoot dates: 06/07/2021 thru 07/02/2021 Location: Chattanooga, TN
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MUST BE WILLING TO WORK AS LOCAL HIRE IN Chattanooga, TN. Talents must have availability during the shoot schedule and self-report.
COVID GUIDELINES: All Talents and crew must wear mask when arriving on set and will need to sign a COVID document indicating that they have not been exposed to COVID or anyone with COVID.
This is a FEATURE Film written and directed by Nicholas Livanos. Produced through the collaboration of the Production Team of SVAD Productions.
[IRENE] 30 25 to 35 years old, all ethnicities female. Wife of lead character (Ben/young chef). Breadwinner, but it is not fun. She is doing a job she hates [pest control]. She decides to go back to school to pursue her passion of music. Preferred ability to play piano. (SUPPORTING) (5-7 day-shoot)
[LUCY PARK] 25 to 35 years old, South Asian, Black, Southeast Asian, East Asian, white female. A rival of the main character (the young chef Ben). She has been trying to break into the industry for a while, but has not succeeded; is Ben’s buddy to start with. Maybe doesn’t actually have the talent, but will do whatever it takes to succeed. (SUPPORTING) (4-5 day shoot)
[OSKAR (HEAD CHEF)] 50 to 60 years old, all ethnicities male or female. Head Chef who can do the stereotypical song and dance of being a classically trained chef, but is disenchanted and jaded about the scene. Just wants to retire. No longer a star, so now training young people. Experienced chefs preferred, but not required. (SUPPORTING) (5-7 day shoot)
[CAMPBELL] 20 to 30 years old, all ethnicities male or female. A dishwasher. Cynic who wants to believe in something - blue collar, loves bowling. Has nothing to prove or achieve. (SUPPORTING) (4-day shoot)
[YOUNG BEN] Preferred dark curly hair 6 to 12 years old, Mixed Ethnicity, white male. Full of energy. Must be able to dance. (SUPPORTING) (1-day shoot)
[MORT] Must have a youthful look 16 to 20 years old, Black, Mixed Ethnicity, white male. Overly earnest and sincere. Doesn’t want to step on anyone’s toes, but learns to stand up for himself. Cowardice to courage. Wears his school uniform all the time. Prep school jacket. Looking for his father’s approval and respect; to hear him say that he did a good job. Ben's (Lead) persona as a Son. (SUPPORTING) (5-7 day shoot)
[PHILIP] 30 to 35 years old, South Asian, Black, Southeast Asian, East Asian, Mixed Ethnicity, white male. Caring, attentive. Wants to be there for Irene and focus on her, but is entirely motivated by guilt because he hasn’t been doing that. Ben's (Lead) persona as a Husband. Humorous and ability to improv. (SUPPORTING) (7-8 day shoot)
[RUTH] 20 to 40 years old, all ethnicities female. Sweet, spicy. Funny. Tomboy. Tries hard to fit in. Ben's (Lead) persona as a Friend. Humorous and ability to improv. (SUPPORTING) (7-8 day shoot)
[JONES] 20 to 30 years old, Black, Mixed Ethnicity, white, Hispanic male. Smooth, driven, embodies ambition itself, silly, goofy, sarcastic. Ben's (Lead) persona as a CHEF. Humorous and ability to improv. (SUPPORTING) (15-day shoot)
[STARVOS] 30 to 50 years old, Black, white male. Ben’s (Lead) hero chef. Won the competition before, represents everything that Ben (Lead) wants. Commands the space. Used to being the smartest person in the room, but personally seeks to be in rooms where he himself can learn. Has intellect, ability, experience, but is humble and grounded. Has already learned the big-picture lessons that Ben (Lead/young chef) still must learn. (SUPPORTING) (2-day shoot)
[STANLEY] 55 to 65 years old, Mixed Ethnicity, white male. Ben's (Lead) father. Loves his son so much and wants his son to be a great person. Ben has learned that Dad wants him to be great, but Stanley has fallen into the trap of just correcting and punishing, rather than rewarding and encouraging. (SUPPORTING) (5-day shoot)
[STAVROS’ DAUGHTER] 7 to 12 years old, Black, Mixed Ethnicity, white female. Must project a youthful spirit of a 6-7 year old. (FEATURED EXTRA-NON SPEAKING ROLE) (1-day shoot) PAY TBD
Storyline: Offered a chance to reinvent the desserts at a posh restaurant, a driven young chef must wrangle his out-of-control imaginary friends to make a genius dish before he's blacklisted from the world of fine food.