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.

Paid/Non-Paid: Non-Paid
Other/Additional Compensation: Film Credit, DVD Copy
Meals/Lodging/Transportation Provided: Meals, Snacks and Beverages

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Audition Date: March 21, 2012
Audition Start Time: 07:00
Audition End Time: 10:00
Audition Location/Address: University of Texas at Arlington, Fine Arts Building, Room 155

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