Short Film
CFC - In Character - The Traveller
Area of media:
Short Film
Open to Actra and Non-Union Members - Unpaid as per CFC/ACTRA agreement
Aug 5, 2022
Shooting starts:
Aug 17, 2022 
Shooting finishes:
Aug 21, 2022 
Shooting locations:
Toronto - Will be required for 2 days of shooting
Cities for response:
The CFC’s “In Character” Productions are original, character driven 2-hander scenes, written by the writers and directed by the directors in the Norman Jewison Film Program. These are intended to further our filmmakers appreciation of character work, and deepen the director’s work with actors within a very contained on-set exercise. Actors involved in these productions will have the opportunity to work with 2 different directors as they direct them in the same scene.

We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

Justin Neal is a playwright and screenwriter based in his family’s traditional Squamish territory, now known as Vancouver. He is the founder of Holy Crow Arts theatre company in Vancouver, where he produced his play So Damn Proud. Justin’s feature film The Skins Game is in development with Curiosity Pictures and Really Real Films, and both his original series, Boundary Bay, and his
feature, The Traveller, have received development funding through the Indigenous Screen Office and Creative
BC. Justin holds a joint MFA in Creative Writing and Theatre from the University of British Columbia.
Joe is lost, wandering aimlessly far away from home. He finds himself on the run with Alice who has escaped from her former partners in organized crime.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
LeadAliceFemale 25 - 30 Years old
female, 25-30 (Indigenous or open ethnicity), calm even cool in life, she wears a perpetual poker face, until provoked, then attacks with ferocity. She can't help but adore Joe but hates his immaturity. She's not sure if he's worth saving. (Proficiency with an Australian accent for this character is preferred but not required.)
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
LeadJoeMale 25 - 30 Years old
male, 25-30 (Indigenous or open ethnicity), he wants to drink himself to death after accidentally killing a loved one. But he's become convinced now that Alice is some kind of angel and only she can save him; that he needs her to live and breathe.