'Last of Kin'
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Henry Chaisson, dir; Susan Chen, prod.
Casting "Last of Kin," a short film dealing with family drama, nostalgia, and death – all set within a 60's-era bowling alley. The story follows 17 year old Neil as he struggles to prepare a eulogy for his arguably irredeemable mother
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Shoots Oct. 12-14 in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
SAG-AFTRA Student Agreement. Producers open to nonunion submissions. Unpaid; copy, meals, transportation and housing provided.
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Male, 16-17, Caucasian
the intelligent, quiet protagonist who has suffered through a broken childhood resulting from parental drug abuse. Tends towards stoicism, b...
Uncle David (Supporting):
Male, 40-55, Caucasian
in town for his sister's funeral (Neil's mother). Out of a dysfunctional family, he was the one who escaped, got an education, and started a...
Male, 40-55, All Ethnicities
a classmate of Vicki (Neil's mother). Found some success career wise, but never truly moved on from the glory days of high school. Loud, som...
Female, 70-90, Caucasian
Sylvia is the protagonist Neil's grandmother. As a grandmother, she is good-natured and kind, occasionally displaying a sharp wit. As a pare...
Male, 5-10, Caucasian
Uncle David's only son. A good-hearted, energetic kid with a wild imagination.
Female, 18-45, Caucasian
This is an unconventional role. Vicki has no dialogue in the movie, and is only seen in photographs and a brief flashback, but her character...
Vicki Friend Male (Supporting):
Male, 35-45, All Ethnicities
A male high school friend of Vicki's. He used drugs liberally throughout high school, and was presumably in a brief relationship with Vicki....
Vicki Friend Female (Supporting):
Female, 35-45, All Ethnicities
A female high school friend of Vicki's. Her intentions are good, but she often falls into her old habit of being a gossip and loudmouth.
Seeking submissions from: CT; ME; MA; NH; NJ; NY; VT; RI
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About the Production Team
This project is being produced by a collaborative of students and professional filmmakers in the Providence, RI area. They have previously produced two award-winning short films on a shoestring budget. 'Last of Kin' will be their first major undertaking. The aim is to make a polished, festival-ready piece.