Jesse (Lead, female, 17): Must look high school age. Average height and slender. Jesse is a high school senior who is ready to grow up already. She often tries to sound like she has it all figured out, yet in reality she is nervous and aware of her lack of experience. She believes that with a little confidence, she could handle a date with a man almost 10-years older than herself. *Role involves a scene where a cigarette is smoked
CASTING CALL FOR STUDENT FILM (York University)
Title: Going Up Standing Still
Type: Student Short Film, York University
Genre: Drama, coming of age
Shoot Dates: February 12th-15th 2021
Shooting Locations: Toronto, GTA
Auditions: Via Zoom auditions on January 15th-16th
Self Tapes Due: January 15th
Compensation: Unpaid. Reimbursement of transportation costs, meals and a copy of the final film.
The production team is dedicated to adhering to all COVID-19 safety guidelines set out by the Province of Ontario and York University at the time of filming.
A 17 year old girl, desperate to grow up and prove her maturity, sneaks away on a date to her 28 year old manager’s apartment. During a night of firsts and surprises, she is forced to rethink what she really wants.