Seeking talent from NYC.
Shrue, Male, 14-18
An introverted, new inmate; raised by an abusive father and absent mother; in the outside world, he has a newborn son who remains in the custody of his girlfriend; prone to violent outbursts but often internalizes his frustration and trauma; recently involved in a violent crime and quietly overwhelmed by life in juvenile prison; lacks hope for his future and doubts his ability to become a parent.
Mel, Male, 14-18
A defensive, hardened inmate; he's been in juvenile detention for several months, already; skeptical of everyone, aggressive, and always saves face; before prison, he was a signed rapper with enormous potential; deeply resentful of his father for his present circumstances; articulates his emotions through rap; deep down, he feels abandoned and alone.
Casting 'Chicken', an NYU thesis film by Josh Leong. Synopsis: In a Bronx juvenile prison, a 16-year old boy faced with losing custody of his child must discover what it takes to be a father through the raising of a chicken. Inspired by the true stories of anonymous inmates, Chicken is committed to working alongside impacted BIPOC prison communities and recently-paroled children in the Bronx and Brooklyn through our partners Sprout by Design, C3.NYC Prison Ministry, and the NYC Administration for Children’s Services.
Dates of Production
November 13th and 14th
Is this for a class project?
Unpaid. Credit, meals, shared transportation, and reel footage provided.
October 29th, 2021
Sophia Hiller, email@example.com
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