Wilkes University


Director Seeks Cast and Crew for Student Film Project

Production Title: Dissonance
Union/Non-union: Non-union
Production Type: Independent/Student Film
Project Length: 10 minutes
Posted on: June 14, 2019
Production Location: Wilkes-Barre
Director: Megan Tindell
Producer: Megan Tindell
Audition Location: Wilkes University, Farley Library, Basement
Shooting Location: Wilkes University and surrounding areas (transport provided if necessary)
Email: megan.tindell@wilkes.edu
Compensation: Unpaid (food and drink will be provided on long shoot days)

Auditions: 3:30 to 5 p.m. July 1, July 3, and July 5 (or by appointment)
Callbacks: 2 to 5 p.m. July 12 (or by appointment)
Shooting Starts: July 18
Shooting Ends: August 9

Note: There is no expectation of 24/7 availability during this timeframe. Shooting will be scheduled based on cast and crew availability.

Synopsis: Inspired by real life events, Dissonance addresses the negative stigma associated with internet friendships. Iris is a young girl trying to hold her broken family and world together. When she fails, and her deepest, most shameful secret is revealed, she turns to the internet for acceptance and the courage to ask for help.

Character Bios:

[IRIS PARCH] [Gender Female] [Age 12-16] LEAD
Reserved by necessity, not by choice. Iris is trying to hold her world together when no one else seems to see the cracks. To cope with the pressure, she turns to self-harming behaviors. Can she find guidance and acceptance before it's too late?

[BILLY PARCH] [Gender Male] [Age 6-12] SUPPORTING
The sweetness hasn't been beaten out of him- yet. A boy being given all the wrong lessons on how to be a man. He lives with his alcoholic father, and loves his older sister Iris.

[MOTHER] [Gender Female] [Age 24-36] SUPPORTING
Abuse survivor; recovering smoker. She's working herself to the bone to support Iris financially. Doesn't realize that physically present doesn't equal emotionally present.

[FATHER] [Gender Male] [Age 24-45] MINOR SUPPORTING
He blames his crappy life on everything and everyone but himself. A child in a man's body, unwilling to handle responsibility. He hides in addiction - alcohol and cigarettes.

[TEACHER] [Gender Male or Female] [Age 24-45] SUPPORTING
Overworked; underpaid. It's a struggle to keep a class orderly, so s/he opts for strict disciplinary measures rather than compassion and empathy. This doesn't help Iris.

Sarcastic and hedonistic minimum wage worker. He cares about those close to him with dry wit and smirking charm.

[SORREL] [Gender Female] [Age 20-24] SUPPORTING
Flower vendor - mother at heart. She's been through hardships herself, but uses that experience like fertilizer to encourage the growth of others. She tries to give Iris the maternal support she needs.

[STUDENTS] [Gender Male and Female] [Age 12-16] EXTRAS

Also seeking:
Sound mixer/Boom Operator

Please email megan.tindell@wilkes.edu with inquiries and interest.