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MOS SFI
Seattle Film Institute

  • MOS SFI
  • Seattle Film Institute
  • Other
  • 16mm
  • Non-Union; Other Union; Open to All
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Jan 11, 2019


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  • Contact Person: kelly.erickson@sfi.edu


  • Prefered method of submission: Email

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4 Student MOS projects

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
We are writing to you in hopes that you will give us some assistance with our student films. Our instructor Heidi Walker highly suggested that we reach out to you to help us with talent for our MOS short films. The talent will receive a digital copy of the film for their reel, screen credit, and an invitation to the premiere screening of the film on February 15th 2019.
AUDITION DATES: 1/11/2019 & 1/12/2019
AUDITION LOCATION: Seattle Film Institute
3210 16th Ave West
Seattle, WA 98119
AUDITION NOTE: Please bring two headshots or current photographs and resume required. There is no script attached for the shorts because they are all MOS but talent should be aware that some improvisation may be required during the audition process.
SUBMISSION DUE DATE: 1/4/2019
SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS to Kelly Erickson at Kelly.Erickson@sfi.edu

We sincerely thank you for your time, Seattle Film Institute Directors Class of 2019.
MOS BREAKDOWNS are as follows:
“Guitar Guy” directed by Lucas Kenney – Shoot Dates – 1/19/2019 & 1/20/2019
Synopsis: A carefree young man is diagnosed with a degenerative nerve disease. He is heartbroken and angry. Determined to not let the disease win, he decides to start learning how to play the guitar. What starts as physical therapy for his shaking hands quickly begins to help him heal emotionally.
Character Breakdown: Male, 20’s. All ethnicities. Sweet, endearing smile, confident, independent. Normally a happy go lucky people person. Genuine in all his actions and emotions. Devastated by his diagnosis. Bitter, frustrated, isolated, and confused. He’s too young for this. Doesn’t want to be pitied. Determined to not feel like or be seen as a victim. Craves a win and a sense of accomplishment. Must be able to play the guitar, at least an intermediate level.
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“Trash Day” directed by Simon Katz – Shoot Dates – 1/18/2019 & 1/20/2019
Synopsis: Two clumsy burglars rob a luxurious house, but fail to realize they’ve tripped the silent alarm. In their rush to get out the door, one of the burglars accidentally grabs a bag of trash instead of the bag of stolen items. They return to their hideout and realize the mistake. The day devolves as two cops notice their suspicious activity.

Character breakdown: Michael 25-30 years of age. 5’6ft – 6’6ft. Average build. Male Any
ethnicity. He is nefarious, aggressive, assertive, ill-tempered. Must be able to run short distances, lift large objects, and be comfortable with subject matter. Michael is a relatively seasoned robber. Usually is the getaway driver on a job. He’s leading the duo on this job. Was discharged from the military for assaulting a fellow soldier and he’s been on the wrong side of the law ever since. Quick to anger.
Alex: 20-25 years of age. 5ft-6’6ft. Athletic build. Male. Any ethnicity. He is nefarious, naïve, eager, submissive. Must be able to run short distances, lift large objects, and be comfortable with subject matter. Alex is new to big time robberies. He was always forgetful and clumsy as a kid. He’s much better as a grunt than he is as a leader, but he’s always willing to help out no matter what.
Officer Keating: 30-35 years of age. Around 6ft. Average build. Male. Any ethnicity. He is professional, cautious, truthful, honorable. Must be comfortable with subject matter. He was raised to be a wholesome person. He doesn’t lie and he follows through with his promises. Experienced in his field. Passionate about his work.
Officer Montgomery: Late 20’s-Mid 30’s. 5-6ft. Average build. Female. Any ethnicity. She is professional, assertive. Must be comfortable with subject matter. Grew up in a rough part of town and has seen some things. New to the job and very green. Wants to have a positive impact on the community.

Geoff: 40+ years of age. 5-6ft. Skinny build. Male. Any ethnicity. Professional, workaholic, put-together. Successful accountant. Average, but classy. Geoff lives for his job and it’s his only source of motivation.
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“The Last Hipster in Seattle” Directed by Ela Algan – Shoot Dates – 1/18/2019, 1/19/2019, 1/25/2019, & 1/26/2019
Please be prepared with a 2 minute monologue.

Synopsis: A feel good type movie, about Free, the last hipster in Seattle, losing her lifelong friends to mainstream media and home town to societal conventions.
Character Breakdown: Free Female. 20-30 Caucasian. Must be aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Please come dressed in hipster appropriate attire. Tattoos and piercings welcomed. Must be able to ride a bicycle. Her parents are hippies. Free values independent thinking, appreciates art and local bands, wears thrift store and vintage inspired clothing, is effortlessly cool while and shuns mainstream media and societal conventions.

Pike: The poser lumberjack. All genders and ethnicities. 20-30 years old. Please come prepared with hipster attire. Tattoos and piercings welcomed. Must be able to ride a bicycle.
Pearl: The bookworm. All genders and ethnicities. 20-30 years old. Please come prepared with hipster attire. Tattoos and piercings welcomed. Must be able to ride a bicycle.
London: The band geek. All genders and ethnicities. 20-30 years old. Please be prepared with hipster attire. Tattoos and piercings welcomed. Must be able to ride a bicycle.

Sunshine: The failed singer. All genders and ethnicities. 20-30 years old. Please come prepared with hipster attire. Tattoos and piercings welcomed. Must be able to ride bicycle.
Mom: The carefree painter. Female. All ethnicities. 20-30 years old. Please come prepared with hipster attire. Tattoos and piercings welcomed. Must be comfortable with handling an infant.
Dad: The friendly, local coffee shop owner. Male. All ethnicities. 20-30 years old. Please come prepared with hipster attire. Tattoos and piercings welcomed. Must be comfortable with handling an infant.
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“Catch Me” directed by Malcolm Frankson – Shoot Dates – 1/18/2019 & 1/20/2019 or 1/25/2019 & 1/27/2019
NOTE*** Will be a one night, overnight shoot, 24-hour session. All actors must be comfortable camping in all outdoor elements. Filming location is in Ravensdale, WA, roughly an hour outside of Seattle. Lodging, food, and transportation will be provided.
Synopsis: Three college students take a camping trip. Unwittingly, they slowly isolate themselves and fall victim to the wrath of a Rotting Girl.
Character Breakdown: BRUCE Male - 20-28, racially ambiguous, physically fit for camping, 5'6"-6'2", must be comfortable with content, and physical affection. Bruce was all about sports when he was in high school. He currently strives to be a personal trainer. He went along on this camping trip as a stress reliever because juggling college courses, continuous workouts, and a serious girlfriend, were much harder than he imagined.
Douglas: Male -20-28, Caucasian, Wears flannel and has a thick beard, basically a stereotypical Seattle Hipster, physically fit for camping, 5'6"-6'2", must be comfortable with content. Douglas is one with nature. He went on this trip to get away from finishing up prerequisites and deciding his major. He also felt the need to cleanse his vegan soul.
Laurie: Female - 20-26, racially ambiguous, physically fit for camping, 5'5"-5'9", must be comfortable with content and physical affection. Laurie is a basic bitch. Pumpkin spice everything and Instagram filters for days. She's that girl you know who will post cute selfies with irrelevant motivational quotes alongside gym selfies that fool no one.
Rotting Girl: Female, 18-25. Any ethnicity or build. Long hair preferred. Must be comfortable with gore style make up and effects. The Rotting Girl is a savage suffering rigor mortis. Her motions are stiff but sharp. Ferocious blood-lust.


Audition/Interview Dates:
Jan. 11-12, 2019

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
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