Father to Main Character, Feature Thriller/Crime Film "To Avenge"
$175-$300 per day
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian, Pacific Islander, Native American
We are casting for the key role of Vera's father for our feature film entitled, To Avenge. We are looking for a fresh batch of candidates to broaden our search for the right look. Please keep in mind that despite Vera's dad, Glen, being rock n' roll kinda' guy in his teens, he is now a respected businessman and as such, looks the part.
Contingent on the success of our crowdfunding campaign, projected start date to begin filming is Spring/April 2018.
Please read full story synopsis and character breakdowns before you submit.
Plot summary: "To Avenge" tells the story of Taarna who is an unassuming, late teen to mid 20's female who, by choice, enters the world of vigilante justice. Taarna is outraged when she sees how another woman, Vera is treated by the system after being sexually assaulted by a group of four young men. Two are brothers from a wealthy and well-connected family who use their power and influence to have the charges dropped.
Taarna's feelings cannot be written off as mere sympathy, nor can her actions be described as getting revenge solely for Vera. In Taarna's mind, if the system won't obtain justice, she will. It's not about hatred - it's colder, more methodical and calculating. It's a common sense approach to a simple formula - If she doesn't take action, who's to stop these criminals from doing it again? So Taarna takes the steps necessary to ensure that can't happen.
Vera is a young woman who is sexually assaulted during an off-season visit to the shore. Returning to her family's small beach house one evening, she is followed and brutally attacked by a group of four men. Her physical wounds heal fairly quickly, but in the weeks and months that follow the assault, she feels victimized again as her attackers are caught then released due to "lack of evidence". Behind the scenes political influence exerted by the accused men's wealthy parents, results in the charges being dropped. It becomes a "he said, she said" scenario and Vera is stunned to learn her attackers will go free.
Vera is strong and after a short stay with her parents, she returns home and to her job - looking to regain her life and some sense of normalcy. In the weeks following her attack, Vera learns that the charges have been dismissed against all four men who assaulted her. Initially supportive, as the men go free, Vera's senses her coworkers now seem to have doubts about what really happened that night. Sensing their whispers around the workplace, she becomes withdrawn and melancholy. Understandably, she becomes increasingly guarded and isolated - almost fearful of men. Vera stops going out with friends, quits her favorite activities and even resorts to having her groceries delivered rather than take trips to the store. With the exception of going to work, she no longer leaves her home.
Unknown to Vera, someone is watching - a woman who believes what happened is unacceptable and wants to make things right by any means necessary. Over the course of the film, while Taarna takes action, Vera shows her strength and resilience. While she was the victim of a terrible crime, she chooses to not remain so. We see her slowly, but progressively leaving her "dark place" behind, opting to live again and regain that part of herself she had buried beneath the pain. With subtle nods to small milestones in her healing, we get the sense that Vera is going to be alright - which is more than can be said of the men who attacked her.
This role is for Glen, Vera's father. As Vera is around 20, her dad needs to be age appropriate, meaning around 45 to 55 yrs old. Glen is height and weight proportionate and in decent shape for a man of his age. Glen and Vera are close and enjoy an excellent father-daughter relationship. Vera was a "daddy's girl" and the two bonded when Vera was a child as they listened to classic rock vinyl albums together - the same hard rocking bands Glen listened to in high school during the 80s.
When Glen and his wife Denise get word of their daughter's assault, they immediately leave their home in the Philly suburbs and travel to the resort town of Ocean City in Maryland to be with their daughter. Glen is a loving and caring father, but finds himself awkward in dealing with the nature of what happened to his little girl. Glen is also simultaneously dealing with anger and misplaced guilt as he wishes he could have somehow protected her from harm.
Vera's mom and dad insist that she go home with them "for a while" after the assault and Vera agrees. Glen and Vera's mom are loving and supportive when they arrive bedside to be with her and that love shows in Glen's actions, words and mannerisms.
Please submit if interested and meet the basic criteria as listed.