Film: Short Films

Production: 'Upstate'

Colin (Lead)

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Production Details

Casting "Upstate," an independent short comedy about two potheads who find themselves stuck in between a murderous kidnapper and his captor.

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Seeking

Males & Females, ages 17-26, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Colin: (Lead) lovable and kindhearted but may smoke too much pot for his own good, often loses concentration and is somewhat aloof to his surroundings, can see the bright side in the darkest of situations. Director's note: "Females will be seen. If you're funny or we think you fit, we'll just make adjustments to the character."

Sides for Colin from 'Upstate'

Colin
(Beat)
Alright, listen. I’ve got a plan: we’ll move a little closer,
get into position, you know? Then once we’re close
enough I'll run out and distract him while you sneak
around behind him, alright?

Michael
...Alright…

Colin
And then when I say, you run out and smash him
over the fucking head with one of these rocks.

Colin gestures to all the rocks spread out on the ground around the creek.

Michael
Okay, but how are you gonna distract him?

Colin
Don’t worry, I got this. Come on, we’ve got
to move closer!

Colin and Michael clumsily sneak over to and take cover behind a bush that is closer to Karl and Kylie.

Michael
Alright man, what are you gonna do?

Colin
(louder now, with excitement)
Okay, so…

Michael
Shh! Dude be quiet! He’s gonna hear you!

At this point, Karl and Kylie both turn their heads towards the direction of Colin and Michael, who by this point are clearly audible.

Colin
Right, right. Sorry. I just got excited for a second.
Too much… uhh… what’s that thing… that drug that your body
makes… it’s like coke, except your body makes it…

Michael
Adrenaline?

Colin
YES!

Michael
That’s not even close to what adrenaline is, but
okay man. What do we do?

Colin
Okay. I’m going to throw…

Colin looks on the ground for a rock. He finds one after a few seconds.

Colin
I’m going to throw THIS rock, and it’ll distract him
for a second. Then, when his back is turned, I’ll charge
at him with a stick or something and you can get into
position to fuck his shit up!


Michael
That’s actually a pretty solid idea. Okay.

Colin
Thanks man, best friends forever!
Ready, man? Hands in.

Colin outs out his hands and Michael puts his hand on top.

Colin
On three..One- two- three

Simultaneously Michael yells "team" and Colin yells "let's go!"

They stare at each other for a moment.

Michael
Sorry... I thought it was-

Colin
No, no, it’s my fault; I should've clarified.

Michael
Just seemed like "team" was what we
were going for…

Colin
Yeah... no don't worry about it.

Michael
I've just never been good at sports,
you know... I got flustered.

Colin
It's fine, just go.

Michael
Right...okay.