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Production: 'Beauty in the Breakdown'

Katherine (Supporting)

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Casting "Beauty in the Breakdown," a light drama student film for the School of Visual Arts. Director states: "I am a senior film director at the School of Visual Arts. This is my ...more

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Female, ages 16-21, Caucasian

Role Description

Katherine: (Supporting) Cayla's older sister, after their father walked out on them, and their mother's need to work more hours, Katherine helped raise Cayla, to everyone, she seemed perfect to everyone, but underneath it all, she was very depressed, in the scene for this role, Cayla (10 years old) sneaks into Katherine's room at night after being tucked into bed, she opens the door to Katherine's (around 17 or 18 years old) bathroom, to see her cutting herself. Note: Non speaking role. The sides for Cayla provided show the the scene where we will flashback to the event being discussed.

Katherine in Flashback Scene

What was her name? Your sister.


If you don’t mind, I’d really like
you to tell me about her.
Cayla looks at Adam’s eyes, and then down at her feet.

She was one of the strongest people
I have ever met. Katherine missed
out on a lot of normal teenager
stuff growing up, because she
basically had to help raise me. She
was special, and she had the most
amazing smile. She was perfect to
everyone, but underneath it all,
she was depressed. The pain in her
heart was eating her alive.
Tears begin to run down Cayla’s cheeks.

The first time she tried I was ten.
She was in her bathroom, and I
watched her take a razor blade to
her wrist.

I’m so sorry.

I started screaming, and She looked
at me, and grabbed a towel to cover
it up. I ran to the phone, called
911, and told them my sister was
bleeding. When paramedics were
taking her out on a stretcher, she
stared at me, and for the first
time she looked at me like I was a

That must have been really scary.
No one should have to go through

We never really spoke about that
night again. She was in and out of
psychiatric hospitals for the next
few years, and when I was old
enough to take care of myself, she
left. I would get postcards in the
mail, and packages which had
photographs of her with the people
she met along her travels.
Adam wipes the tears from Cayla’s eyes.

She obviously loved you, and if she
were here right now, she would tell
you that.
Cayla smiles.