Short Film
The Church of Tony Dufresne
Details
Union:
Union
Area of media:
Short Film
Network:
Paid?:
Yes
Rates:
ACTRA TIP (Tier 4)
Deadline:
May 26, 2022
Auditions:
Self-Tape
Shooting starts:
June 8, 2022 
Shooting finishes:
June 12, 2022 
Shooting locations:
Toronto, ON
Cities for response:
Toronto
Storyline
Tony is a man who hears the voice of god in his head, or so he claims. While his sister, his job and his psychiatrist may not believe him, he’s convinced that a local TV pastor who also claims to hear god will. But when the pastor turns out to be a sham, an outburst on the televangelist’s show brings Tony into the spotlight.
Roles
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
ActorBOYMale 7 - 9 Years old
Description
All Ethnicities. Inquisitive, naive, has a childlike caring side to him. He doesn’t care that a stranger is sitting with his head down in a rusted car, the boy only cares whether or not this stranger is okay.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
ActorMOMFemale 35 - 42 Years old
Description
All Ethnicities. Protective, motherly. Whisks her son away quickly from the clearly unstable man sitting in a rusted old car.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
ActorWOMANFemale 50 - 60 Years old
Description
All Ethnicities. Pious, high energy, but obedient (she yells only when the time is right). She hangs on to every single word that the pastor Bill Robinson and Edwards have to say, as they speak directly to Jesus.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
ActorMAN IN AUDIENCE Male 50 - 60 Years old
Description
All Ethnicities. Overly devout. Totally high energy, even when he’s not supposed to be.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
ActorPATTY SMITH Female 60 - 70 Years old
Description
All Ethnicities. Patty has lived in pain for some time, and is desperate to have that pain relieved. Not much for the spotlight and gets emotional when she is put in it. Must be willing to tumble on a crash mat.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
ActorPHONE OPERATORFemale 50 - 60 Years old
Description
All Ethnicities. Eccentric. Sits hunched over her telephone.