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Larissa (Lead)

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Casting "Dust," a short film, which will be a visual poem, chronicling the journey of Larissa, an aspirant model, as she strives to leave her mark in the world. Producer states: "D...more

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Seeking

Female, ages 18-30, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Larissa: (Lead) ambitious, independent, hopeful, determined, willing to sacrifice personal relationships for the success that she perceives to be more tangible, more reliable, more important; has moved to NYC in order to pursue a modelling career, wants to be noticed, and then remembered, forever; hungry for success, and ultimately disillusioned, this character is malleable in the hands of the men around her, her transition occurs subtly in front of the photographer's lens as she slowly becomes the version of herself that the world demands of her; her expressions will be captured in painstaking close ups as she poses in beautiful settings.

Auditions

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

Test shoot of Larissa modelling

Dust Treatment

This short film is a visual poem, chronicling the journey of Larissa, an aspirant model, as she strives to leave her mark in the world.

Drawing inspiration from Terrence Malick's Tree of Life and Petra Costa's documentary Elena, this short will concentrate on a aesthetic exploration of the construction of female identity as well as the concept of transience. As humans we strive to leave an impact. Is a legacy a building that stands on decades after its architect is gone? Is it the scars we leave on the souls of others? Or is it personal – can a legacy stem from self-fulfillment?

Larissa's goal is to matter. She approaches New York with a sense of wild optimism. The streets glitter to her. It is a place of magic.

What Larissa left behind is a boyfriend named Beau. While Larissa is enamoured with the timeless endurance of New York's old buildings, he sees the world in different light. The scale is off. These buildings, which Larissa idolizes, are to him obsolete.

She lands her first job on a fashion shoot. The photographer gazes down his lens and is dissatisfied with what he sees. She is too airy, not solid enough. Larissa's confidence is chipped away. The streets lose their glowing veneer. We see the detritus of a broken city smeared on the sidewalks, and with it we feel Larissa's disappointment.

To her Beau, her attempts to crack New York are silly. He is frustrated that she does not see that the most important effect she has on the world is on him. Her words, her presence, transcends geography. He can feel her fingers on his stubble and her soft breath at his ear when they connect via Skype.

In trying to leave her mark, Larissa is ultimately forced into a mold. On her next shoot, she stands aside Grecian stone sculptures and blends in. Her body is rigid. The photographer moves around her, manipulating the reflections from her crystal jewellery and makeup. Her eyes are fixed and determined.

The city sparkles on, beckoning across the universe.