AJ Epyx Productions in collaboration with HamsterPellet Productions is now officially casting for the new short film project BORED OF EDUCATION. This is a satirical 12 Angry Men-style story about an honest teacher’s career on the line due to a student-related incident that puts the whole department of education in question of what is considered “ethical”. The film is written by Michael Schiavo and will be a co-directing collaboration between him and Andre´ Joseph. We are currently seeking NON-UNION actors for the following roles to cast:
U.F.T. Rep Schilling: She is in her Mid 30’s Confident in her abilities. She has been a U.F.T Rep for a while. She knows her job and enjoys sticking up for her union members.
Principal Knoll: She is older then Mr. Stonell and U.F.T Rep Schilling. She has been in the D.O.E for a while. She knows all the in’s and outs. She is black and she isn’t afraid to use the race card if she feels threatened. She is a friend with the Superintendent of the D.O.E so she feels she can act with impunity and not have to worry about the ramifications. Basically she is the definition of the word bitch.
Assistant Principal Reyes: She is Principal Knoll’s lackey. Principal Knoll covers up for Assistant Principal Reyes when she doesn’t do her job correctly. Or when Principal Knoll needs something done that is outside the lines of what is allowed. Assistant Principal Reyes feels that she has the same impunity as Principal Reyes.
Mediator: Could be male or female. This character is appointed by the city to handle cases were people inside the D.O.E are brought up on disciplinary charges where the person could lose their job. There is a lot of responsibility on this person’s shoulders.
Steve: A co-worker of Mr. Stonell’s it is at his retirement party that is brought into question during part of Mr. Stonell’s hearing.
Diana: A minor character who is going to start work at the school where Mr. Stonell works. They meet at Steve’s retirement party. She is a new teacher. Mr. Stonell gives her a heads up as to what it is like to work in that building.
Student: Male student in the 7th grade. This student can do what ever he wants in the school because he knows he can get away with it. Because the administration will sweep it under the rug.
Production will take place in September in locations around New York City. To submit all headshots, resumes, and reels and other inquiries about this project, please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.