Short Film
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Non union
Area of media:
Short Film
$150 per day
Oct 30, 2023
Actors set up should be as self-tape
Nov 11, 2023 in person 2741 Notre Dame West
Shooting starts:
Nov 26, 2023 
Shooting finishes:
Dec 3, 2023 
Shooting locations:
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A young man’s life spirals out of control over the course of a day, when he is ordered to retrieve a stolen shipment, plunging him deeper into Montréal’s criminal underworld.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
LeadJOSEPH CASSANOMale 25 - 30 Years old
Joseph is a resentful young man who was raised in a very unconventional household and the son to a well respected mobster. He is
quite reserved and keeps to himself most of the time, but has had lot of built up anger over the years from constant pressure. He blames his father for a lot of things that’s happened in his life, but is willing to do anything to protect the ones he loves at any cost, especially his little sister Emilia. - Must speak Italian - Must be comfortable with fake cigarettes
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalGIANCARLO “GIO” CATALANO:Male 27 - 35 Years old
Gio has been Joseph’s best friend since they were young. He’s very handsome, well dressed, and displays a lot of confidence, but there’s something deeper underneath it all. Gio and Joseph are both trying to earn their stripes and become made men. Gio is also the
Salvatore’s nephew. - Must be comfortable in Italian.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalEMILIA CASSANOFemale 18 - 25 Years old
Emilia is Joseph’s younger sister (Camera age 16-18) who is a few weeks shy of eighteen and graduating high school. She’s delicate looking and very responsible, but also very curious and quick witted. She really looks up to her older brother, even though he might let her down most of the time. - Must be willing to learn basic Italian.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalMARIA CASSANOFemale 55 - 65 Years old
Maria is Joseph’s and Emilia’s Mother, and has been divorced for quite some time. She’s a very opinionated woman, who is also
hard on her kids, but always just wants the best for them. Over the past few years, she’s become heavily reliant on pills to cope with her depression and anxiety. She is very emotionally dependent on others.- Must be comfortable in Italian.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalALEXFemale 18 - 25 Years old
(camera age 16-18) Alex ( any ethnicity) is Emilia’s best friend from school. The two of them are inseparable, but it’s clear that Alex has a huge influence on Emilia, which has an effect on the choices Emilia makes most of the time. She’s very flirtatious and most of the time she gets what she wants. - Must be comfortable with fake cigarettes
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalSALVATORE CATALANOMale 50 - 65 Years old
Salvatore Catalano is the acting boss of the Italian Mafia in Montréal. We never get to see what he fully looks like, but his lacking empathy and compassion tells us everything we need to know about him. He’s cold hearted and is willing to do anything in order to achieve whatever he wants, even if it involves danger, or harming others. Must be comfortable in Italian.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalANTOINE LAGUERREMale 28 - 35 Years old
Antoine (Ethnicity Black) is the acting leader of a prominent Haitian Gang operating in Montreal. He’s a tall and powerful young man with an intimidating appearance, which goes hand-in-hand with his wild personality. He was originally born in Haiti and immigrated over in his teenage years. Life was never easy for him growing up, as he was exposed to heavy violence at a young age, which led him to a life of crime. Antoine is a very intelligent thinker and pushes for his people, but always demands respect in the process.
Must be comfortable speaking Creole
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalMR. CASSANOMale 60 - 70 Years old
Mr. Cassano is Joseph’s father, who also used to be a well respected mobster. Unfortunately he fell ill with stage four cancer. Basically on his way out, the only wish he wants in life is to build a relationship with his son again. Mr. Cassano was hard on his children and ex wife over the years. He was a very selfish and violent man, but as the years went by and fell ill, everything chanced. He became very regretful of the life his lived for so long and his only task now is to do good by his family and the people he hurt over the years. MUST SPEAK ITALIAN