RISD SENIOR SHORT FILM - OPERATION: TWIRL Directed by Carolyn Colton Run-Time: Approx. 20minutes Shooting locations: Providence, RI Shooting Dates: Early-mid February, exact dates TBD Compensation: Food on set, transportation, exposure through festivals, and a copy of the film. **** AUDITIONS: 15 Minute Auditions BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please e-mail a head-shot and resume along with your desired audition time to: . WHERE: RISD BLACK STUDIO, 7 Canal Walk Providence, RI 02903 WHEN: December 7th 2013 1-7pm, December 8th 2013 10am-7pm, December 11th 4-10pm. For directions to the RISD Black Studio please e-mail *** STORY: Dan Carlston wants to rebuild a relationship with his mother, a first generation Japanese-American, but finds himself at a loss after her death. He turns to the History Channel in search for answers, but it is not until Dan and his sister, Barbara, clean out their mother's home, does he finds what he is looking for: his mother's war memorabilia. Thinking this is his last chance to reconnect with his mother and his Japanese heritage, Dan stops at nothing to preserve these artifacts, but neglects his wife, Cindy, and eight year old daughter, Anna, in the process. After he misses Anna's solo ballet recital and loses his mother's artifacts in a kitchen fire, he must decide if he would rather spend his life living in the past or building a relationship with his daughter in the present. *** CHARACTERS LOOKING TO BE CAST: • DAN CARLSTON (LEAD): Late 30s/Early 40s Male, dark hair, above average height. He has struggled his whole life to understand his mother, (SUE KAWAHARA) and their very distant relationship. Smart and inherently a strong-willed. • ANNA CARLSTON (LEAD): Age 6-10, Female, Caucasian, Light brown hair, petite Daughter to DAN and CINDY CARLSTON. Anna is a highly intelligent and energetic child. She wants nothing more in life than to gain the approval and love of her parents. • BARBARA HEWERD (SUPPORTING): Mid 30s, female, Caucasian/Asian descent (mixed). Sister to DAN, daughter to SUE. Barbara is the executer to SUE's will. She lives out of state and relies on DAN to carry out specific duties regarding their mother's possessions. • CINDY CARLSTON (LEAD): early-mid 30s, Female, Caucasian, light brown hair Wife to DAN and mother to ANNA. She feels unfulfilled by her marriage and has channeled her dissatisfaction into becoming a "Dance-mom" by taking ANNA's ballet lessons way too seriously. • SUE KAWAHARA (SUPPORTING): Age 70-80, Japanese/Asian descent (mandatory), short. DAN's mother who has recently passed away. She was the senior political adviser in the Foreign Service Institute and received her doctorate after being released from an internment camp in 1943. ***NOTE*** Actress that will be cast as SUE KAWAHARA will not be acting in the film, but will be needed for prop related photoshoots. For more information on specific compensation and requirements for SUE KAWAHARA's role please e-mail **** Please do not hesitate to e-mail with any questions - Thank you so much for your time!