Film: Short Films

'Did You Hear About Melanie Troutt?'

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Rampant Nonviolence
Ella Sadler, Anessa Kemna, Marc De Guzman, coords.

Production Description

Casting "Did You Hear About Melanie Troutt?" a short not-for-profit 20-25 min. film that deals with topics such as homophobia, friendship, innocence, and loss. Synopsis: Eleven-year-old Perry ropes his best friend, Robin, into a harebrained scheme to "rescue" the girl next-door after her grandparents check her into a mental hospital. Their adventure leads to a crisis of friendship - and an unforeseen tragedy. Years later, a grown-up Perry returns to face his past and uncover a young girl's long-buried secret.

The screenplay, which has been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office, is linked here:

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Shoots early spring in Southeast Pennsylvania/South Jersey. Note: Minors' school schedules will be accommodated.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Compensation will include a copy for your reel (which we'll turn around ASAP), meals, and travel reimbursement and lodging for key performers.


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