Young Boy/Girl (Matias - work in progress)
Director: Nicolai Valdvieso-Sinyakov
Casting Director: Clara Cellini
Audtions : Friday, Februdary 10th - 6:30pm
Shoot Dates: Saturday February 18th and/or Sunday February 19th
Location: Santa Fe University of Art and Design @ the Film School, Santa Fe, NM
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This short takes us through a single script-adapted scene from the original “Where is the Friend’s Home?”, a 1987 Iranian film made by Abbas Kiarostami. A young boy/girl, Matías (work in progress) is on a mission to return a lost school book to his friend from school, but he cannot find the house of his friend. Our scene starts when Matías meets an Elderly Man who tells him he knows where the friend’s house is located. The Elderly Man decides to escort Matías across the small town to the house, talking about the changes happening to his hometown. It’s a two character scene all the way through.
CASTING DAY FEBRUARY 10th, 2017
Matias (work in progress) is a young ---- boy from a small village in New Mexico. He lives with his older brother, mother, father and grandmother. Matias is shy in nature, he always carries himself in a humble manner. He is respectful to his elders, as we see with his relationship to his mother, the three elders, and the old man at the end of the film. He mostly keeps his gaze downwards and avoids direct eye contact. He has a soft tone in speech. He carries about him a sense of innocence, and a purpose to do good. He is determined once he sets his mind to returning his friend’s book. He is patient with the elders, most likely a sign of his upbringing and cultural background. He is forgiving with others mistakes or rudeness. He is fast, physically. He is cautious, when wandering the streets at night. He is respectful of others privacy. He is observant of his surroundings and takes into account every movement or dialogue around his person, even when engaging in conversation. His main goal is to return the missing book as soon as possible and return home before it gets too late so as not to be scolded by his parents.