Film School
Contemporary - Short Film
Non union
Area of media:
Film School
Dec 3, 2023
Dec 10, 2023 We will invite our callbacks to the VFS FP Campus
Shooting starts:
Jan 6, 2024 
Shooting finishes:
Jan 8, 2024 
Shooting locations:
Vancouver, BC
Cities for response:
We begin with a girl (Mia) and her mother (Lin) having dinner, but Mia’s eyes are clearly lost in a dance performance on the television. Lin hears a delivery arrive at the door and goes to get it, at which point she finds a letter for a dance audition scheduled for the next day. Mia insists that she wants to go to a dance audition, and her mother, who is overly critical about the notion of a career in dance, clearly disapproves. Despite her mother’s stance, Mia goes to the audition, after telling her mother that she wouldn’t go. And prepares to do her best to impress the judges. She’s told that she will have 4 minutes to perform, and she begins her contemporary dance performance, telling a story through her movements, she makes it about 45 seconds to 1 minute into the performance and the judges cut her off early, telling her that they’ve seen enough. Mia hastily escapes the audition, and returns home, emotionally distraught and barely holding it in. This results in Lin and Mia having a fight/conversation in which Mia blows up at her mother but they’re eventually able to finally communicate and understand each other’s feelings, as her mother cares for her under the strict and harsh exterior, and Mia holds a lot of passion for this dream that her Lin begins to acknowledge and accept. After this point we skip ahead a few months in the story; Mia and her mother are getting along. Mia is leaving to dance and the mother shows some support, asking her to give her an update afterwards on how things go.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
LeadMiaFemale 19 - 25 Years old
Mia is passionate about becoming a dancer, an “unrealistic” dream in the eyes of her mother. Because of this, Mia bottles up her emotions and her own desires in order to appease her mother’s expectations. After a failed dance audition, her bottled up emotions explode out of her in a long overdue confrontation.

Special Skills: Contemporary Dance
Producer Note: Will have a Professional Choreographer
*IF AUDITIONING FOR MIA, Please include a clip of you dancing, any style of dance is fine but contemporary is ideal.*
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
LeadLinFemale 35 - 50 Years old
Lin cares deeply for her daughter and wants happiness for her but is not an “affectionate” mother. She believes peace is to be found in financial security, rather than following your dreams, which means she does not support Mia in her endeavors to be a dancer. This however, results in the relationship between them becoming muddied as Mia’s frustrations eventually boil over and Lin realizes she may have to take a different approach to caring for her daughter’s happiness.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
SupportingOlgaAll 25 - 60 Years old
Olga is a perfectionist, neat, calm, cool and collected. She has a brief presence in the story, but a lasting one. Her objective is to find a capable dancer with a good hold on their emotions to perform an audition for her and her panel of judges.