Actors Needed for "The Christmas Coat", Thesis Short Film
Location: Atlanta, GA
Gender: Male and Female
$50-$100 per assignment
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
The Christmas Coat is the MFA thesis film. Inspired by true events, this film tells the story of Clara, a small-town girl with big dreams who wraps all of her future happiness up in the most beautiful winter coat she's ever seen. There's just one problem: it's crazy expensive. On her journey to obtain the coat, Clara learns of a coworker's struggles and must decide if she can sacrifice her own happiness for someone else.
- CLARA (lead), teenage-looking Caucasian female, 18-30 years old.
Clara, a small-town girl with big dreams, spends most of her time daydreaming about being just like the most popular girl in school (Julie) with perfect clothes and all the best things in life. She's still going through her awkward teenage years, though, and is still a bit rough around the edges. She's also head-over-heels in love with the most popular guy in school, Jim, who is simply the epitome of cool.
- AMY (lead), Caucasian female, 18-30 years old. Red hair a plus.
Amy has grown up in the same small town as Clara, just maybe on the other side of the tracks. Her family life has been unstable for as long as she can remember so she has sought out acceptance and love in other places, not always the best places. In a small southern town where everybody knows your name, getting pregnant in high school grants you plenty of dirty looks and snubs wherever you go. But Amy doesn't let it phase her. She works hard at her job and goes to church every Sunday, always trying to do the right thing and survive this crazy thing called life.
- PHIL (supporting role), Caucasian male, 45-60 years old. A stereotypical blue collar family man.
Born and raised in this small town just like everybody else. Owns and manages the local diner where pretty much everyone eats more than once a week. Phil has a good heart and tries to help people out where he can, like giving Amy a job when no one else would.
- PREACHER (supporting role), Caucasian male, 45-60 years old.
Just what you'd expect from the Preacher in a small southern town: gentle and kind, visits his parishioners on a regular basis, always listens to their problems and tries to help anyone in need.
- JIM (non-speaking role), Caucasian male,18-30 years old.
The stereotypical cool guy. Senior in high school, captain of the football team, tall and good-looking, never had a bad hair day in his life, never really had a bad anything in his life. Some guys just get all the luck and Jim is definitely that guy.
- JULIE (non-speaking role), Caucasian female, 18-30 years old.
The female counterpart to Jim. Prom queen, cheerleader, perfect in everyway and she knows it.
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