Supporting Role: Chief Prosecutor/DA's Husband in Feature Film
$200 per assignment
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian, Multiracial, Latino / Hispanic
Casting for the supporting role of Robert Erickson who is the husband of District Attorney Deborah Erickson in our feature film entitled, To Avenge.
Our projected start date to begin filming has been moved to mid-September 2018. Set locations will include Ocean City, Maryland and the nearby resort towns of Fenwick Island and Lewes, Delaware. You will be needed on set for 1 to 2 days of filming.
Story background: To Avenge tells the story of two women who are on divergent paths as the result of a terrible crime. Vera is the victim of a sexual assault who is trying to deal with the aftermath of that physical and emotional trauma. Shortly after her assault by a group of four young men, Vera is relieved to learn her attackers have been caught. Two of the men arrested for the crime are brothers from the wealthy and well-connected Danvers family. The DA sees a strong case against all four men and prepares to move forward to trial. Due to the media interest in the story, Deborah is excited for the attention that's coming her way. She's well aware that one high profile prosecution can give an attorney celebrity status.
At home one evening, the DA receives an anonymous call directing her to drop the charges in the Danvers case. She's advised that doing so could be very beneficial to her career - while failure to do so will result in her husband receiving a package containing photographic and video evidence of her marital infidelity. She falls silent, listening to the voice on the other end of the phone reminding her that such a revelation would result in losing her husband, her home, the respect of her children - and the resulting scandal would likely mean losing her upcoming re-election.
Faced with an untenable situation, the DA announces that after careful consideration they will be dropping the charges in the high profile Danvers rape case. She tells her staff privately that she came to the realization they could have never won the case in court. While the evidence seems overwhelming, she explains that the defense has nearly limitless resources and would rip their case to shreds - ultimately presenting the incident as being nothing more than consensual sex with "morning after" regret. They would argue it's matter of "he said, she said" and cite the victim's overall lack of physical trauma and other aspects of the case that do not fit the typical profile of a crime of sexual violence,
After her assault and a brief stay with her parents, Vera wants to return to her job and tries to restore some semblance of normalcy to her life. At first, her coworkers are supportive, but when headline news drops the bombshell that all charges in the case are being dismissed, Vera begins to fear they doubt the veracity of her story. Feeling let down by the release of the men who assaulted her, she must now also deal with the quiet whispers of those around her.
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 bold action, Vera quietly proves her strength and resilience. While she experienced a terrible crime, she chooses to not remain a victim. We see her slowly, but progressively leaving her "dark place" behind, opting to regain that part of herself she had buried beneath the pain. With subtle nods to small milestones in regaining her life, we get the sense that Vera is going to be alright- which is more than can be said of the men who attacked her.
Taarna doesn't know Vera, so her reason for becoming involved is unclear at first, Taarna seems to fall into her role as vigilante, initially from a sense of disenchantment with a broken legal system. Later, she's inspired by the feeling of satisfaction she gets from delivering cosmic retribution. Still, Taarna is not the kind of person anyone would suspect of these outlaw actions and she has no readily apparent motive.
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. To her, 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. Months after the crime, she begins targeting each of the attackers individually, getting to know their routines then delivering her unique brand of justice with a calm, almost detached demeanor.
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