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Oliver (Lead)

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Casting "Whispers from the Shadows," a new anthology web series, which adapts popular H.P. Lovecraft inspired short stories into standalone episodes. This series will star Doug Jon...more

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Male, ages 30-55, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Oliver: (Lead) an everyday family man, who loves his wife and son, he usually rushes back home after work every night, except for Friday evenings where he goes to Pickman’s with his co-workers, but this Friday evening of relaxation is interrupted by something supernaturally bizarre, which opens his eyes to things that will change him forever.

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Oliver - Sides

INT. PICKMAN’S BAR & GRILLE
Oliver is drinking whiskey now and downs the glass.
OLIVER
And what happens if you don’t say the right things, the right… whatever it was?
FRANK
(softly)
Then the gate opens. The Dark Gods come through. And there will be hell on earth.
OLIVER
What does that mean, though? What do they want? Why do they want to come here?
FRANK
I’ve thought about that a lot over the years. And I’m not sure there is an answer, or if there is, that we can understand it.
OLIVER
(shaking head)
What do you mean?
FRANK
When you were a kid, did you ever destroy an anthill?
OLIVER
Well, yeah. Once. Just being a stupid kid, you know?
FRANK
Sure. But did you do it because you hated the ants? Or just because you could? Or, look at it another way: Imagine being one of those ants, seeing your huge foot come out of nowhere to destroy their home, killing most of them… would they even understand why? Would the ants understand what was destroying them?
OLIVER
No, of course not.
FRANK
Exactly. It would be something simply beyond their comprehension. From their point of view, you would be evil.