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'Burning Child'

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NYU Tisch
Kelsey Brewer, dir.

Production Description

Casting "Burning Child" a surreal, experimental narrative for NYU about a father, Theodore, who has just suffered the death of his seven year old son, Theo. As the evening following the death progresses, Theodore is forced to confront himself in order to accept the reality of Theo's death. (Inspired by a passage from Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams, Freud's essay "The Uncanny," and E.T.A. Hoffmann's short story, "The Sandman.")

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin Oct. 17; shoots Nov. 22-24 in NY.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

This is an unpaid production. Producers are applying for SAG-AFTRA Union Agreement. All actors will be compensated with a copy of the finished film.


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What I'm looking for:

Actors who are inspired by the script and who are daring enough to experiment and collaborate with me on our vision of these characters. This project demands dedication and effort, but I have a lot of faith that it will be a very rewarding acting experience. Note: Theodore and Double are played by the same person.