OPEN CASTING CALL "Children of Wax"

UNC School of the Arts - School of Filmmaking
Children of Wax
Fourth Year Film
Casting Call Dates: July 23 & July 30, 2011
Synopsis: Children of Wax unfolds as a camp!re story about a villainous old woman, Callieach, who must burn candles containing the souls of children to stay alive. When a widow, Heidi, !nds her six children abducted, she must battle the evil that is Callieach if she is to see her children again.
Shooting Dates: Oct. 29,30,31 & Nov 5,6,7, 2011
Casting Call for July 23 & 30, 2011:
We are casting for the roles of Drystan, Gavin, Rhedyn, Kearney, Keeland, Farriss, Cailyn, Cayden, Ashlyn, Riane.

Kearney: Female, 5-6; Spoiled brat. Kearney gets everything she asks for, but doesn’t ask for much. She has eyes that could melt a snowman and a smile that could turn the grinch into pudding. She follows Rhedyn around like it’s her job. Everything he says she agrees with, even if she really doesn’t. they’re best friends.
Rhedyn: Male, 6-8; An adventurous spirit, he’s never afraid of anything. He looks out for Kearney the most. the day Kearney was born, his mom let him hold her !rst. He vowed to always protect her.
They’ve been inseparable ever since.

Gavin: Male, 8-10; the biggest heart of them all, Gavin suffers from classic middle child syndrome. He always feels the need to prove himself in front of his siblings. He picks !ghts with Drystan but always loses.

Drystan: Male, 11-13; the oldest and wisest, he has been nominated “Man of the House.” He takes care of his siblings; the leader of the pack. the only one who doesn’t seem to believe it is Gavin. Drystan is teaching Gavin a lesson by taking his siblings to the woods tonight because Gavin was bragging about how much tougher than Drystan he is.

Keeland: Male, 6-7; the smallest and bravest of all. Keeland is sel$ess, innocent, brave, imaginative, and idealistic. Nothing is impossible and everything fascinates him. He reminds others to be more forgiving and how beautiful the innocence of childhood is. He gets along with Cailyn the most because they are both fascinated by the sky. Cailyn tries to teach Keeland about astronomy. Keeland doesn’t understand but pretends to. He just likes listening to her talk because he knows a lot of people don’t listen to her. He carries around jelly beans.

Farriss: Male, 8-10; Farriss is con!dent, impatient, compulsive, passionate, and brave. He tries to stay out of trouble but sometimes it just !nds him. He is the loner of his siblings, he has more fun by himself collecting bugs. He collects things like rocks, shells, butter$ies, $owers and leaves and keeps them in a box under his bed.

Cailyn: Female, 12-13; Cailyn is passive, quiet, timid, intuitive, a book worm, and wise beyond her years. She has the purest soul and the biggest heart. She sees things in formulas and laws and thrives on reason and hope. She is fascinated by astronomy, science, and philosophy, reading every chance she gets. She gets along best with Keeland because she catches him staring at the stars and likes teaching all she knows.

Cayden: Male, 13-15; Cayden is determined, impulsive, stubborn, jealous, strong, and intelligent. He has nominated himself man of the house and tries to uphold this title around Riane. They argue because of the power struggle, but Riane always wins because she’s older by default. He has low self esteem and acts on impulse rather than reason. Although he does trust Riane’s intentions, he feels an obligation to assert himself as the man of the house, since he’s the oldest male.

Ashlyn: Female, 14-16; Ashlyn is beautiful, cunning, meticulous, intellectual, impulsive, intimidating, and sharp. She tries her hardest to differ from her sister Riane because she always compares herself to her. She picks on Cailyn more than anyone in order to take out her frustration from Riane, Cailyn takes it because she is passive and understanding.

Riane: Female, 17-18; Riane is the oldest, wisest, and absolutely stunning. She is intuitive, cautious, protective, and understanding. She has strong decisive qualities and often goes with her gut reaction, like her mother. She has taken the position of a parent !gure for the rest of her siblings. Her siblings have complete faith in her; they know nothing else. They all feel safer when she is around.

Siomon: Male, 4-6; Siomon is curious, jolly, brilliant, shy, dazzling, creative, and inspired. He is Callieach's youngest son. He is a very small boy for his age, his eyes are huge; full of wonder and curiosity. He is of Irish decent. He doesn't talk because he doesn't trust others, he only whispers in the ear of those he loves.

*While Siomon has no speaking roles he will be featured in an animation sequence.
NOTE: Drystan, Gavin, Rhedyn, & Kearney are all siblings who sit around the camp!re. Keeland, Farriss, Cailyn, Cayden, Ashlyn & Riane are all siblings within the story being told at the camp!re.