“Fort Wounded Knee” Auditions for Short Film

GVSU 16mm Student Film Casting

This is a short film project for a 16mm class at Grand Valley State University, and is a story that revolves around two young girls trying to escape an unhappy home situation by running away. Unfortunately, surviving in the woods is more difficult than they imagined, despite their intelligence.

The characters are keen on the social implications of running away from their oppressive environment, although their escape is founded on an idealistic vision of self-reliance. The characters are faced with the dilemma of killing for their own survival, a tension threatens to destroy their friendship and the belief in their own ideals of self-reliance all together.

The shooting dates would be Wednesday November 7th in the late afternoon, and Saturday November 10th.

Audition Details:

Saturday, November 3rd from 12:00pm until 4:00pm

Grand Valley State University (Kirkhoff room 1104)
1 N Campus Dr
Allendale Charter Township, MI 49401

Available Roles:

  • Father, 30-45 years old, is abusive to his family, father of Susie.
  • Mother, also around 30-45 years old. She is Susie’s mother, and lives in a very abusive situation.
  • Ashlee, a young girl somewhere between 9-13. She is strong willed and independent, and is the one to initiate their escape attempt.
  • Susie, another young girl between the ages of 9-13. She wears a knee brace and while she wants to escape, is unsure of her abilities to survive on her own.


We are not able to provide compensation, but we can and will provide food.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email your headshot and resume to: heintzem@mail.gvsu.edu

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