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Boris (Lead)

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Casting "A Boy Called Boris," a short student film for NYU. Synopsis: Boris, ten years old, finds himself suddenly immersed in the seemingly hostile world of public schools after t...more

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Male, ages 10-14, Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race

Role Description

Boris: (Lead) finds himself suddenly attending a public school after the death of his mother, who has home-schooled him up to now. Boris has a speech impediment, dealing with stuttering. On the first day of class, when called upon to read aloud a paragraph from a book,he stutters. The film follows him as he decides to play hooky following the embarrassing incident. Boris has dealt with stuttering most of his life. Being home-schooled, his mother made sure he avoided the public embarrassment. Boris is more on the shy side, very smart, very thought-provoking, kind, generous and playful.