"THIS BARREN LAND" SAG-AFTRA SIGNATORY SHORT FILM (15 MINUTES) LOCATION: Nashville, TN PRODUCER: Stephanie Adams DIRECTOR: Christin Sites SHOOT DATES: November 1-3 CONTACT INFO: SYNOPSIS: This coming of age drama deals with the effects that a small, drug induced town has on an orphaned girl, Samantha, living with her Uncle. With the help of her best friend, Jake, she tries to overcome the complacency of being trapped in the circle of poverty that has captured most of the town. CHARACTERS: SAMANTHA (lead): A young (14-16 year old) country girl. She is independent but very apathetic to life. JAKE (lead): A young (14-16 year old) boy who is Samantha's best friend. Very outgoing and amiable. Has a joy for life. He always sees the good in negative situations. JIM: Early-mid twenties. A dirty low-life that works for the drug lord of the small town. MRS. TAYLOR: Middle aged woman that teaches Sam. Very sweet and encouraging. DAN: 40-50s. Samantha's Uncle. An extremely tough man that has become very hardened to life. AUDITIONS LOCATION & TIMES: Watkins College of Art Design & Film 2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd. Nashville, TN 37228 Saturday, September 14th, 1pm-5pm Sunday, September 15th, 2pm-6pm *Sides available upon request () *Walk-ins will be accepted, but scheduled auditions take priority. This is a student film, and as such, we cannot offer payment, however, food and beverage will be provided each shoot date and a copy of the film will be provided in format of your preference.