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Production: Symbiosis (See all 7 roles)

Benny (Changed from Vinny in script) (Lead)

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Production Details

Casting "Vinny," a student film for NYU. Synopsis: A lonely aging man develops a symbiotic relationship with his young beautiful roommate after discovering that he likes to be phys...more

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Male, ages 50-65, Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race

Role Description

Benny (Changed from Vinny in script): (Lead) MALE 55-60. Benny is a sensitive, caring guy, that covers his delicate feelings with a masculine bravado and large doses of antipsychotic drugs. Benny has lived with his mother for years caring for her. She has recently passed away and must learn to function for himself. Benny has a major weight problem, is terrified to go outside and hasn't made love to a woman in years. He loves watching female wrestling.

Places an ad in the paper for a woman to live rent free as his roommate. When Meshka answers the ad, he falls in love with her. Attempts to stand up for himself but fails. Note: For the audition, prepare the ultimatum scene with Meshka.

Opening Sequence Test Footage