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'Behind Happy Faces,' Mental Health Video

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Company

Ross Szabo Consulting
Ross Szabo, CEO

Production Description

Casting videos for "Behind Happy Faces." CEO states: "This is the first-of-its-kind mental health curriculum. The program will use five cutting edge educational videos and discussion guides to enhance the emotional development of young women. The curriculum will give participants the tools to address mental health issues effectively by providing a more complete understanding of mental health, teaching participants about coping mechanisms, and showing the important steps to help a friend in crisis. Discussion guides will follow each video to help young women apply the messages in their lives."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Shoots Oct. 26-27 in NYC.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $150/day.

Auditions

Seeking submissions from: New York, NY Sign up or Log In to apply.

Sides for Young Woman A and C

YOUNG WOMAN A
treat each of the following as separate.

YOUNG WOMAN A
sometimes, my mind just starts racing.
thoughts pile on thoughts. all the things
I’ve ever never done. and then I’m
paralyzed. I just freeze up. that might
last, like, a week.

YOUNG WOMAN A
maybe once a day? at night, when
I’m by myself. I just clean. or re-arrange.
it calms me to move things around.

YOUNG WOMAN A
I went to this boarding school where
we were always doing things. always.
my room was never clean enough,
but if I was cleaning it, then I didn’t
have to be part of planning some big event.

YOUNG WOMAN A
sweatpants. it’s not that sweatpants
are bad. it’s that, out of nowhere,
she just started wearing the same
sweatpants all the time.

YOUNG WOMAN A
she seemed so “perfect.” she wasn’t
perfect, but you know- she was always
our “got it together” friend.

YOUNG WOMAN C
treat each of the following as separate.

YOUNG WOMAN C
a friend in high school knew my family.
same church. she called us, “the psycho ward.”
that really hurt. I didn’t want to listen,
but the truth was there. and I was so
tired of lying to myself about our mental
health history.

YOUNG WOMAN C
I’ve seen what decades of neglect does
to one’s mental health. it’s been sucky
being honest about my mental health
and learning how to change my behavior
in a productive way. I’ve fallen on my
face more times than I can count.
but I keep plugging along. better now
than later. think it’s impossible to change
now? wait until you’ve ignored your coping
for most of your adult life. ask my mom.
she’s why I do this stuff now. before
I’m too consumed in pain to even
ask questions. unlike other people,
I had to change my coping. I didn’t
want to live in pain. the only way
to do that for me was come clean
about my mental health, and start
taking each difficult step. one at a time.
left foot, right foot.

YOUNG WOMAN C
I just won’t talk about it. you’re not
gonna get me to say anything outside
my room. that’s my room, and no one
can mess with me in there.

YOUNG WOMAN C
some people just won’t get up. I’m
related to one of them. I can be a
great example, I can leave the door
open. but in the past, I’ve had to let go.
no matter what I did, how I did it, how
much I gave- sometimes you can’t help
someone who refuses you at every turn

Project Details

Partnering with a large international sorority, Ross Szabo Consulting will utilize messaging that has been tested on over one million people, research from leading social psychologists, and content creators from the film and television industry to produce this proactive and impactful educational program.