CALL FOR CHILD AND ADULT ACTORS (Metro Detroit, MI)

Open auditions for 30 minute Harvard University thesis film “Eddie and the Alternate Universe.”

The film is about Eddie, a boy who hates his older brother. One day, an eccentric old man named Mr. Henderson reveals himself to be a wizard and offers to send Eddie to an alternate universe in which his brother had never been born. Eddie accepts and he soon finds himself in a world where his family is extremely wealthy, he receives lots of attention from his parents and no longer lives in fear of being bullied, however, he eventually realizes how much better his life was with his brother and must find a way back to his world.

Actors will be compensated, but minimally, as this is a student film. Actors should be prepared to work alongside special effects. See you all there!

Shooting Dates: July 10 - 24, 2009
Shooting Location: Detroit Metro Area
Audition Dates:
Sunday, May 24: 12pm-4pm
Monday, May 25: 6pm – 9pm
Wednesday, May: 27, 6pm-9pm

Audition Location: 2100 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009

For map see
http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Birmingham&state=MI&address=2100+E+Maple

Please email samlemberg@gmail.com to arrange an audition time.  You may send headshots if you like.

ROLES:

EDDIE
Gender: Male
Age: 9-12
Our hero, Eddie at first hates his older brother Henry.  Through his trip to the alternate universe, he learns to appreciate him and eventually must save him.  NOTE: Athleticism a plus.

MR. HENDERSON
Gender: Male
Age: 45 +
Mr. Henderson is an eccentric, wild-eyed old man who lives down the street from Eddie.  He reveals himself to be a wizard and sends Eddie to the alternate universe.

HENRY
Gender: Male
Age: 12-15
Henry is Eddie’s older brother.  He’s very mean to his brother.

IKE
Gender: Male
Age: 12-15
Ike is Henry’s big dumb friend.  Ike is quite timid and subservient to Henry, however, in the alternate universe, Ike is the bully of the neighborhood that all the kids fear.

WILLIE
Gender: Male
Age: 9-12
Willie is Eddie’s hyper-active best friend whom Eddie learns he has never met in the alternate universe.

MOM
Gender: Female
Age: 30-50
Eddie’s Mom is originally an apathetic housewife who in the alternate universe is a well-to-do socialite.

DAD
Gender: Male
Age: 30-50
Eddie’s Dad is originally a harsh disciplinarian with broken dreams of being a writer who in the alternate universe is a wildly successful author of detective novels.

FRANCIS
Gender: Male
Age: 9-12
Francis is Eddie’s new best friend in the alternate universe.  Francis is a prep school kid who helps Eddie navigate his new world.

RUBY
Gender: Female
Age 9-12
Ruby is Eddie’s crush.  Though she is out of his league, in the alternate universe, where they have never met, he impresses her with his “psychic” knowledge of her from the real world.

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