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Posted: Jul 5, 2010
Deadline: Jul 12, 2010
Location: Evanston, IL
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Role Details:

Male Lead


This role is open to non-union members.



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Full Nudity Required

He is not exactly less mature than his girlfriend, but projects less obvious command in the world and definitely more uncertain of his footing as yet (and maybe partly because he's got another couple years of school, doesn't have to be more certain just yet). He's more whimsical than she is, maybe enjoying and flaunting a certain nerdiness or artistic "defiance" of "authority." He's less practical in his major--art or creative writing or film. If he's a philosophy major, he fancies himself a philosopher, if an English major, a poet, if a foreign language major, he plans to expatriate to the land of his adopted tongue. Nevertheless, he possesses surprising reserves of patience and strength. She is his first real girlfriend--if not the first girl he's had sex with, then the first with whom he's had sex more than a couple times and the first who he really had to learn to please.

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This is the last day that they'll be a couple. She's just graduated and he has two years left and they're on a final road trip to take her home. She's realizing that she's not on board with the plan to break up. Tensions rise and eventually, at a restaurant along the road, she just walks off.

The story is carefully outlined, but characters, their behaviors and dialogue will be developed in collaboration with performers. Actors will be not just expected, but encouraged to contribute extensively to the writing, so comfort with improvisation and with creating characters that draw on your own experience and observations is key. A long, low-intensity rehearsal process will be followed by a shorter, high-intensity rehearsal/workshop and then a weekend or two of shooting. Rehearsal will take place in July and August and shooting most likely at the end of August and/or beginning of September.
The film will include a sex scene with full nudity. Depicting the end of this relationship will include sex as an element that is essential to how this couple relates to one another, and developing plot, drama and character relationship through sexual behavior is what this is about.
Performers must be comfortable with nudity, but more importantly, since this is supposed to be a couple who have been together for more than a year, they must be very comfortable relating to and touching each others bodies during dramatic situations that are sexual in nature and when simulating sexual acts.
The director has made short films that have won awards in the US and Europe. His feature film premiered at the LA Film Festival, was nominated for an Independent Spirit award, sold to IFC, and has screened on the Sundance Channel.

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Role Gender Age Posted Deadline Status
Female-Lead F 20-29 Jul 5 '10 Jul 12 '10 expired
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