Film School
Yvette: A Portrait Through Secondhand Transmission
Non union
Area of media:
Film School
Non-Paid Student Film
Jan 21, 2022
Self-tapes by request
Jan 27, 2022 via Zoom
Shooting starts:
Feb 11, 2022 
Shooting finishes:
Feb 14, 2022 
Shooting locations:
Burlington, Orangeville, Innisfil
Cities for response:
We are accepting non-union submissions. This
is a non-paying student film and no permit is required. Actors will receive a copy of the
finished film for their demo reel. We care about the safety and well being of our cast and crew and will be requiring everyone to provide proof of vaccination. Crew members will be required to wear masks at all times and maintain social distancing (as per York University guidelines). Transportation will be refunded/provided to all cast members. Meals and snacks will be provided on set for all members of cast and crew (respecting all dietary restraints and allergies). There also will be a dog on set for one day, the cast will not be within physical proximity of the animal. Looking forward to hearing from you soon :)
When the family matriarch dies, three men must come to a consensus about the ashes, however not without mending their broken familial relationship.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
LeadThe Grandfather Male 50 - 70 Years old
Any ethnicity. Yvette’s Widower; a quiet, brooding older man who is deep in mourning. Has immense difficulty communicating his anger, frustration, sadness, and guilt in a direct way. He cannot part himself of his wife’s ashes and fights to keep them stored in the family home with him. He represents an older generation that is very much entrenched in and dependent on its own traditions and domestic roles.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
LeadThe FatherMale 35 - 50 Years old
Any ethnicity. Yvette and The Grandfather's son; an explosive, emotional man who is also deep in mourning. He has no difficulty letting his emotions out, but he does so without self-censorship, without filter. He deeply resents his own father (The Grandfather), yet he doesn’t have the self-awareness or the emotional strength to take accountability for his own actions. He represents the middle generation who knows better than the older generation, but doesn’t know how to do better. He argues to bury his mother’s ashes, thinking that they do not belong another minute in the miserable family home.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
LeadThe GrandsonMale 18 - 28 Years old
Any ethnicity. Yvette’s grandson, son of The Father; a quiet, somewhat objective observer. In the emotional conflict, he is the outlier; he is the most sensitive, empathetic man out of the three. Nonetheless, he resents his father and grandfather for their complete lack of emotional maturity or self-awareness; he tries his best to communicate his frustrations, concerns, and perspective to them, but to no avail…It is completely lost on them. He proposes they scatter the ashes somewhere meaningful to Yvette as a final sign of respect to her. He represents the younger generation who is determined to do better.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
ActorYvetteFemale 50 - 70 Years old
Any ethnicity. Matriarch and "glue" of the family. Deceased. In her life she was kind nurturing and loving, to the point where she couldn't find the energy to take care of herself.