Title: Live N' Learn
Director: Doric Sam
Producer: Amín Fernández, Doric Sam & Robert Taronji
NYU Affiliation: Non-NYU
All of the following roles (except DJ) are to play 18-19 (up to 24 if able to portray 18-19) year olds.
CESAR - Male, Cuban. Is fiercely competitive and academically driven but doesn't know how to unwind. He lacks any balance in his life. He’s so focused on the future that he never enjoys the moment. Secretly he wants to be like Ray and DJ but doesn't know how to do that without losing control, which is ultimately what he fears most.
DJ – Male, Guyanese, to play 17 (Up to 20-21 if able to portray 17) year old. The urban middle child of the group still defining who he is. A little brother to Ray, who refers to him on all matters foreign. He is cool, calm and relaxed through most situations. He is caught between the old and the new; very nostalgic; a prototypical millennial; Socially driven, not co-dependent; he likes what he likes - quietly preferential.
RAY - Male, Puerto Rican. A charismatic leader with a strong, “Type-A” personality. He is like a Big brother to DJ. His loyalty is to people not principle. Ray has vision. He is an idea man. Hence is always chasing the next thing, never satisfied. He feeds off of people and their energy. He is all about the vibes/energy of a situation.
SERGE- Male, Brazilian. He is the archetype of a bro without the negative connotations. He is defined by a huge fear of missing out because he wants to do everything with everybody. He listens more than he talks, but when he talks, its gold. He’s family oriented and hates to let people down.
LUKE – Male, Caucasian. He is a mix between a loner stoner. The Apatow archetype lead, except he was an athlete in HS. He tries very hard in every instance, which can come off as desperate. His loud and outlandish antics are a cover for his conservative beliefs and upbringing.
CHANEL – Homegirl is the best word to describe her. She's very serious about school; focused and goal-oriented. Still she is all about her friends and new experiences in freshman year. She is of mixed heritage (Black/Spanish/Caribbean/Asian) but because of her upbringing she can flip flop personalities from long island/valley girl to around the way girl to sophisticated scholar.
Project Description: A comedy-drama about three bright inner-city kids and their struggles to establish themselves when they are thrust into an unfamiliar environment and confronted with issues of cultural and social identity by attending a suburban college.
Dates of Production: Auditions in February, Shoots in March.
Contact: Email resume, headshots and/or reels to firstname.lastname@example.org and specify which role you would like to audition for and your availability.