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Christian (Supporting)

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Production Details

Casting "The Other Room," a master's thesis film based on a short story about a school student with Asperger's Syndrome.

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Seeking

Male, age 24, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Christian: (Supporting) an Ivy-League, preppy, brainy, quantitative mathematician; reserved, neatly dressed (could be an Oxford student with a British accent but not required); must be an excellent actor; think Dev Patel, Elijah Wood, Rupert Grant, Eddie Redmayne, Kal Penn.

Auditions

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Nick, Donovan, Talbott, Christian & Travis Sides

EXT. HIGH SCHOOL: DAY
It is the end of the school day. Students rush out of the building, chattering, roughhousing, socializing, etc.
INT. HIGH SCHOOL HALLWAY: DAY
In the hallway, students push through the halls towards the entrance of the building. AUSTIN makes his way against the crowd, his body tense and withdrawn, highly focused on getting away from the crowd.
INT. HIGH SCHOOL GYM: DAY
TRAVIS You lost it? What do you mean you lost it?
LILY I dunno. I must have left it somewhere.
TRAVIS That bag has important stuff in it!
LILY “Important stuff?” Like what, your homework?
TRAVIS Noooo, come on. Stuff for the bonfire tonight.
LILY I’m not even sure I want to go.
TRAVIS Why not? You love being outside.
LILY Well it’s not exactly about being outside, is it. It’s more about the stuff in the backpack.
TRAVIS
Lily...
LILY Look, I’ll find it, okay?
She walks away.
TRAVIS (calling after her) I love you!
LILY (not looking back) Love you too.
INT. CLASSROOM 1: DAY
Austin sits at a desk in an empty classroom, engrossed in a book. A red backpack lies under a desk nearby.
INT. OTHER CLASSROOM: DAY
An identical classroom, yet totally different. It is overflowing with books, science equipment, and scribbles all over the walls. The fluorescent lights are off; it is lit by warm lamps instead. It’s a chaotic yet cozy place. A few armchairs are mixed in with the desks. TALBOTT and DONOVAN are hunched over a math problem. CHRISTIAN reads a book. NICK dozes.
TALBOTT So if the set can’t contain X because then X doesn’t satisfy the predicate defining it, where did I go wrong?
DONOVAN Kid, you made a mistake before you even stated the proposition, when you “decided” that sets should be defined using a predicate. I guess you don’t get your pilot license based on your quantitative reasoning skills, huh.
CHRISTIAN Oh do knock it off, Donovan, you’re wrong as well. Actually, the problem isn’t the decision that sets should be defined with predicates, but the assumption that every predicate will define a set.
2.
DONOVAN Don’t be such a smart-aleck. I could tell you a few things about my new factorization method, using the Extended Euclidean Algorithm, that would knock the socks off your little witticisms about proof by contradiction.
NICK Look! Someone’s here!
For the first time, we see there is a large TV monitor at one end of the classroom. It shows the identical room Austin is in; on the monitor we see the door to the classroom opening and Lily walking in.
INT. CLASSROOM 1: DAY
Lily clears her throat. Austin looks up in alarm.
LILY
Hi.
(no response) Uh... have you seen a red backpack?
INT. OTHER CLASSROOM: DAY
NICK Check it out! Red backpack, right there!
INT. CLASSROOM 1: DAY
Austin picks up the backpack and holds it up silently.
LILY Awesome, thanks! It’s actually my boyfriend’s... he’s been giving me the third degree about it.
INT. OTHER CLASSROOM: DAY
CHRISTIAN Third degree?
DONOVAN
No idea.
3.
NICK Burns! Third degree burns!
INT. CLASSROOM 1: DAY
AUSTIN Did your boyfriend burn you?
LILY
Uh... no?
INT. OTHER CLASSROOM: DAY
DONOVAN Then why on earth would she say “third degree?”
TALBOTT I don’t like this at all.
The monitor displays Lily’s shirt, close up. On the monitor it appears to be a much brighter orange than in reality, almost glowing.
CHRISTIAN Look at her shirt. It’s so--
DONOVAN (shielding himself) Blinding.
NICK Guys, it’s okay. It’s just orange.
TALBOTT Orange. Like those flowers at the 7th street park.
LILY (on the monitor) So... can I have my backpack now?
They speak simultaneously, wandering away from the monitor.
CHRISTIAN The park with the old men playing chess. You play chess at home with dad, he won last time and you spilled your ice cream...
4.
DONOVAN Flowers in your mother’s garden, summertime when you used to lie together underneath the stars, you miss her, you want to go home...
TALBOTT 7th street! 7 is a prime number, atomic number of nitrogen, smallest number of faces of a rectangular polygon not constructible by a straightedge and compass....
INT. CLASSROOM 1: DAY
Lily moves to take the backpack away from Austin. He pulls away and starts to rock slightly.
LILY What’s the matter? Is something...? Ohhh. You’re like, special needs, aren’t you. I remember now, I’ve seen you around. Hey... I didn’t mean to scare you.
He gradually stops rocking and looks at her.
INT. OTHER CLASSROOM: DAY
Talbott, Christian and Donovan slowly re-approach the monitor. Nick is glued to it.
INT. CLASSROOM 1: DAY
LILY What’s your name?
AUSTIN Austin Allen Granding.
LILY
Hi Austin.
INT. OTHER CLASSROOM: DAY