Synopsis : Valeria, a Mexican-American seamstress, receives a visit from her boss. Perplexed, Valeria dismisses her intellectually challenged son-Manuel- and invites her boss into their shared bedroom. Manuel later finds his mother in a state of shock after noting a strange silence. Both spend the next few hours trying to cope with the sexual assault that just happened.
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VALERIA (45-55) is a Mexican American woman of 2nd+ generation living in Texas. She is a widow and the sole caretaker for her intellectually disable son, Manuel. Her devotion and struggle to raise alone a man with a disability has given her strength, stamina, and pride. She is ready to fight for her son in times of threat. Dignity and pride are her most valued virtues.
MANUEL (25-35) is an intellectually disabled man. He lives with his mom, under the safe shelter of their home. He is dependent of his mom for eating, having showers, shaving and getting dressed. He often shadows or mimics his mom's actions, but is unable to communicate verbally. Although he cannot articulate, he has a strong emotional intuition and can sense if his mother is happy or not. He cannot control his physical strength nor his anger / frustration.
Audition Date: 10/02/2016
Audition Start Time: 12:00 pm
Audition End Time: 6:00 pm
Production Start Date: 11/25/2016
Production Wrap Date: 11/28/2016
Production Schedule: 3-4 days
Other / Additional Compensation: Film Credit, DVD/Digital Copy
Meals / Lodging / Transportation: Meals, Snacks and Beverages
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