Director: Julio Ramirez
Producer: Robert Lemieux
NYU Affiliation: Undergrad
DELILAH YORBLURXYLPUFF (20-24) – female lead. Confident in her craft, but on edge otherwise, floating in silent hysteria. She hides her condition from others, knowing they cannot understand. Past trauma haunts her every living moment. She works at Judy’s Pie Shop, vying for the position of Head Pie Chef.
BAXTER WELLINGTON (22-26) – male lead. Carefree as the breeze through the trees, Baxter takes most things with a positive attitude. Always speaks his mind. With an infectious calmness and charm about him, Baxter is Delilah’s new boyfriend.
RYZYLKA YORBLURXYLPUFF (42-50) – female supporting. Stern and apathetic, Ryzylka is Delilah’s estranged mother, a cold, alien crime fighter. Unfazed by the many cruelties she has seen throughout the galaxy. She prioritizes her work to a high degree, enforcing it upon Delilah.
JUDY (30-38) – female supporting. Intense and spirited, runs things on a tight ship. An articulate connoisseur, Judy is Delilah’s boss, owner of Judy’s Pie Shop.
APRIL (19-26) – female supporting. Constantly, incessantly, cries. All the time. Delilah’s coworker.
Description of Project: In order to become Head Pie Chef of a bakery, a girl must overcome her strange condition – mushrooms that uncontrollably sprout from her skin – which is only made more difficult by her alien mother and an unexpected pregnancy. A horror-comedy about one’s struggles with mental illness.
Mushrooms is a non-Union, undergraduate NYU student film, for the Advanced Production Workshop class. (Waivers possible for union actors.) Actors will be given a copy of the completed film, and meals.
Auditions will be held starting January 22.
Dates of Production: March 18 - 23