MOTHER – Short Film Supporting Role & Extras needed – Non-Paid

  • Project Type: Short Film
  • Company: Nicola Murphy - Producer, Franz Maria Quitt - Director
  • Location: Addison & Forney, Texas
  • Start Date: Sept. 2, 2013
  • Shooting Schedule: Sept. 2, 3rd
  • Send resumes to: franz.quitt@gmail.com

MOTHER, A SHORT FILM STARRING DARLENE CATES (WHAT’S EATING GILBERT
GRAPE) SEEKS HISPANIC ACTOR FOR SUPPORTING ROLE & EXTRAS FOR A POOL
SCENE.

CAST NEEDED:
Must be Hispanic ethnicity, fluent in English, male, mid to late 30’s. Two scenes including a full
scene with Darlene Cates. Fernando is a compassionate, smart, and fun physical therapist and good
friend of the film’s protagonist, Charlie. (Non-union. No pay. Meals, credit and copy of the film
provided).  Needed Sept. 2nd.

EXTRAS NEEDED:
15 extras who have their own swimsuit and are able to self transport to and from
Addison Pool are need.  No pay but copy, credit and meals provided.  Must be available all day 9/3

STORY:

Synopsis: Philip revels in a life without responsibilities until he’s reunited with one that was taken
away from him – his son, Max. After the passing of Max’s mother, Philip is tasked with escorting
him to his aunt’s home, but, along the way, a long withheld truth provokes hope for an overdue
bond.

Meanwhile, Charlie, a physical therapist-in-training, is forced to take on her own mother, once a
model, as her primary patient. Charlie decides a trip into nature is just what her obese and willfully
homebound mother needs until what was meant to be a refreshing venture becomes over-
whelmingly suffocating.

Their opposing states of loneliness bring Charlie and Philip together in a trash yard that separates
their neighboring buildings and serves as a middle-ground for Charlie to step out of her mother’s
shadow and Philip to step out of his own.

TEAM:
Franz Maria Quitt’s literary and directorial debut. After her 10 year retirement, Darlene Cates has
agreed to act again – joining the team as the title role in Mother. She is best known for playing
Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio’s mother in the Academy Award nominated film What’s
Eating Gilbert Grape. Singer/Songwriter and actress Kaylyn Marie Scardefield will play her
daughter, Charlie. Former US Army paratrooper-turned actor Ryan Jonze (Guest role credits incl.
30 Rock, Ugly Betty, Kings) will portray Philip beside Alexander Rolinski (Guest role credit incl.
Panic 911) who plays his estranged son, Max. Nicola Murphy (Co-Artistic Director of Fundamental
Theater Project), and who has worked with esteemed artists, such as, Alec Baldwin, Sir. Peter Shaffer, Shirley Knight, and Michael Emerson, will produce. Pepe Avila del Pino, who received the Volker Bahnemann Award for
Cinematography from ARRI-CSC who recently filmed Black Dog, Red Dog with James Franco and
Olivia Wilde, will act as Director of Photography.

FOR MORE INFOMRATION PLEASE VISIT:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1079331344/mother-0
www.mothershortfilm.com
www.facebook.com/MotherAShortFilm