“Negative Space” Auditions & Casting – GVSU (Grand Rapids, MI)

A Grand Valley State University Film and Video Production Senior Thesis

Written and to be Directed by: Nick Kusto
Shooting Dates: October 1, 2010 – October 3, 2010
Tagline: “Sometimes We Can’t See What We’re Missing”

Synopsis:

To deal with a major tragedy that shatters his will to live, November, an emotionally tormented young man admits himself to a mental institution for rehabilitation. Though his search for meaning in life through mental health science seems futile, he manages to befriend a peculiar girl who shares with November her unique perspective of the world.

Available Roles

  • NOVEMBER (Male / 20’s): A grief-striken young man who was unable to save the life of his girlfriend, June. November admits himself to a mental rehabilitation center in an attempt
    to find peace and renewed meaning in life.
  • CADENCE (Female / 20’s): An eccentric girl lost in her own view of the world, She attempts to escape the confines of the institution and bring November along for the adventure..
  • STANTON (Male / Late 20’s): The wise and neurotic friend of November.
  • DR. THORPE (Male / 30’s to 50’s): November’s fatherly psychiatrist at the institution.
  • DR. HARLOW (Female / 30’s): A psychiatrist who works at the rehabilitation institution.
  • JUNE (Female / Late teens to 20’s): The lost love of November who drowned and now only exists in his memory.

Extras:

  • (2) PATIENTS (Male or Female / Late teens to 50’s)
  • (2) ORDERLIES (Male or Female / 20’s to 30’s)

OPEN AUDITION DATES

Date: Monday Sep. 13, 2010
Time: 3 PM – 5 PM
Location: Grand Valley State University – Allendale Campus – 1 North Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401 – Russel H. Kirkhof Center, Room 2227

Date: Wednesday Sep. 15, 2010
Time: 5 PM – 8 PM
Location: Grand Valley State University – Allendale Campus – 1 North Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401 – Russel H. Kirkhof Center, Room 1140

Date: Thursday Sep. 16, 2010
Time: 5 PM – 8 PM
Location: Grand Valley State University – Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus – 401 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6431 – Richard M. DeVos Center, Room 202E

Comepnsation:

Compensation for all roles is unpaid credit.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail a resume and headshot ahead of time or bring copies the audition, if applicable. To request a script copy, schedule an audition at a different time, or for more information please e-mail kuston@mail.gvsu.edu.

CALLBACKS

Date: Friday Sep. 17, 2010
Time: 3 PM – 6 PM
Location: Grand Valley State University – Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus – 401 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6431 – Richard M. DeVos Center, Room 202E

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