“RED MESA”

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					         AUDITIONS FOR SHORT FILM
                “RED MESA”
    Univ. of Southern California Graduate Thesis Film, with NMSU’s Creative Media Institute
                        (filming in Las Cruces December 11 – 20, 2006)

    ** FIRST CASTING SESSION: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2006 **
Red Mesa is the coming of age story of Lynn, caught between her love for her grandfather and
her forbidden romance with a Mexican laborer from a neighboring ranch. Lynn's deception of
both men leads to a terrible accident when the three of them finally meet.

WE ARE CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

LYNN – Lead / Female / 17-19 / Caucasian
A tomboy with a sensitivity and fragility about her. Grew up on a ranch. A bit of a loner. Has
difficulty saying no and articulating what she really wants. The person she loves most is her
grandfather, her only family member. Her journey is one of finding the courage to stand up to him.

JENSON - Lead / Male / 63-68 / Caucasian
A weather-beaten rancher who dedicated his life to his struggling cattle ranch near the US/Mexico
border. Has a deep love of his land and anger at the illegal immigrants who cross it. Lost his wife and
daughter in a car accident, and brought up his granddaughter since she was 8. With her he is gentle
and playful, with the rest of the world bitter. His dream is for her to some day take over the ranch.

OCTAVIO - Lead / Male / 18-25 / Hispanic ***FLUENCY IN SPANISH A PLUS***
From a small rancho in Mexico. Dropped out of school at 14 after his father died in order to support
his family. Now works in the US illegally as a ranch hand. Proud and strong-willed but kind. A risk-
taker, willing to do anything to get what he wants: for Lynne to move with him to North Carolina.

HOTCHKIS – (Border Patrol Agent 1) Male / late 30’s / Caucasian
A no-nonsense, cynical man with a kind heart. An old-timer with the Border Patrol.

RODRIGUEZ – (Border Patrol Agent 2) Male / mid 20’s / Hispanic
Short and powerfully built. New to the job, learning the ropes. Patriotic American macho.

Border Patrol Agent 3 – (non-speaking) 30’s / Caucasian

Border Patrol Agent 4 – (non-speaking) 20’s / Hispanic

Tommy (Johnson’s Son) – (non-speaking) 17-20 / Caucasian
Somewhat awkward and lanky. In love with Lynn but she doesn’t reciprocate his emotion.

      FOR MORE INFO & TO SET UP AUDITION, CONTACT TALIA:
            (cell) 505.496.5715  (email) tali_lapid@yahoo.com

				
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