Emily Lapisardi first feature film coming in 2014. Casting to begin by the end of January. Please respond with headshot and resume to if you fit any of these roles. Gore Orphanage: Set in the 1930's. All clothing will be period specific and made from period materials. Directed by Emily Lapisardi ( The production team has produced three feature films with Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), Roddy Piper, Matt Hardy and Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle. Mrs. Pryor - Lead / FEMALE / 35 TO 65 Middle aged Victoria Pryor runs an orphanage that she inherited from her father, Aloysius Gore. She feels trapped by her position, but it has provided her with the lifestyle that she prefers. She views the children as a source of income and nothing more. She has a complicated relationship with the janitor Ernst, who like everyone at Gore Orphanage harbors a dark secret. Miss Lillian - Supporting / FEMALE / 22 TO 35 Miss Lillian is a young lady that was to be married before her fiance left her. He left her behind because she was unable to have children according to her physician. She is the only bright spot in the dreary life of the children at the Orphanage. Ernst - Co-Star / MALE / 18 TO 70 Ernst is the janitor of Gore Orphanage. He harbors a dark secret as he uses the children for his own desires. A German immigrant, Ernst is a war hero that in spite of his physical use of the children, cares deeply about them. The role is only suggestive, as it is seen through the eyes of the main child actor, Nellie. But it requires a great deal of range, showing both dark desires through subtle facial features and glances to deep angst over the death of these same children. Ernst role is for a serious actor that wishes to be challenged. Esther - Co-Star / FEMALE / 7 TO 11 Esther is Nellie (the lead child actress) best friend. Esther is a kind young girl that is of average intelligence. She was placed in the orphanage because her parents could not care for her during the depression. She misses her family and has never had the simplest of toys and kindness in her life. Nellie provides her with a friend during her dark times. Harmon - Supporting / MALE / 11 TO 15 Harmon is a young vicious man that has learned how to survive in the orphanage. He is like a son to Ernst, the strange janitor who harbors dark secrets. Harmon requires an actor an actor capable of creating fear in the audience while still seeming child like. He should feel outdoorsy and tough. Nellie - Already Cast - Emma Smith Nellie is the lead of the film. Her life changed the moment her parents died and she was brought to Gore Orphanage. A bright child, she quickly realizes the dangers around her and understands that she must take action to save herself, for no one else will. Buddy - Co-Star / MALE / 4 TO 8 Buddy is the best friend of Esther and Nellie. He is a kindly young boy full of innocence. He seems out of place in the darkness of Gore Orphanage. Veronica - Supporting / FEMALE / 11 TO 16 Veronica is a young vain woman, who realizes that only the strong survive in such a place as Gore Orphanage. She will do whatever it takes to survive and does not make friends, instead using those around her. Ralph - Cameo / MALE / 4 TO 8 Ralph is a young man who is abused by Mrs. Pryor and the other children for wetting his bed. Modern Nellie - Cameo / FEMALE / 65 TO 90 Modern Nellie is Nellie today. In her 80's, she has kept her dark secrets even from her family. She is a quiet great grandmother with cold blue eyes. Ted - Cameo / MALE / 25 TO 40 Ted is the grandson of Nellie in modern days. He is sort of naive and does not comprehend the darkness that his grandmother faced. Sarah - FEMALE / 25 TO 40 Sarah is the wife of Ted and is unaware of her husband's grandmothers secrets. She believes that Nellie is too harsh on her husband. Amber - FEMALE / 5 TO 11 Amber is the great grand child of Nellie. She is a cute young girl that is unaware of her great grandmother's past.The daughter of Ted and Amber.