Casting Call for Fort Worth, Texas HD Student Short Film "Them Paletas" Production Title: Them Paletas Studio/Independent/Student: Student Union/Non-Union: Non-Union Project Type: Short Film Project Format: HD Production Location: Fort Worth, Texas Other/Additional Location: Arlington, Dallas Production Start Date: April 06, 2012 Shooting Schedule: One Day Producer: Nathaniel Kantor Writer: Quique Gutierrez Director: Quique Gutierrez Synopsis: Thomas struggles to determine right from wrong when among the company of his manipulative friends, but he knows not where to turn. Character Breakdowns:
- Thomas – (16) Hispanic, He is the only child of a single mother who doesn't approve of his choice in friends or his interest in skateboarding. Part of him is searching for a father figure or at least someone to look up for.
- Ant (15) Hispanic, He is easily swayed to do anything, good or evil, and he rarely thinks before he acts. Skateboarding ability prefered
- Junior (19) Hispanic, In finishing High School, decided to stay in the neighborhood rather than go to college. When it comes to his other friends, he is very manipulative.
- Cop - He's been patrolling this area for 10 years and is a little tired from all he has witnessed.
- Juan Luis – 40-60s, Hispanic, He walks around all day and everyday pushing a heavy cart as he works as a paletero man in order to make ends meet back home.