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by Candice Neu & Tino Duvick

The Teens: ​

Mateo: The child of the famous director. Enjoys all the luxuries of film life and aims to be a broadway star. Lives his life loud and proud. Has some conflict with people who “hide in closets”. 

 

Jacklyn: The child of a famous international actress. Doesn’t want anyone to know who she is, so she uses a stage name at school. She is very flirty and a bit promiscuous.

 

Joey. Homeschooled child of the DP. A bit socially awkward. His mother is loud and domineering and he is quiet and meek. He wants to be more confident.

Derrick: Meets Mateo and Jacklyn while doing background at the studio. They become fast friends and Derrick finds himself trying to navigate the unfamiliar complexities of life in the public eye.

 

Sam: (10). Child of the casting director--no one knows who they are and they want to be known like the other kids. Feels invisible and is often treated as a nobody. Writes stories. 

 

Esther. Sister of Zayne. Child of the Script Supervisor: More mature than the other kids, Esther has a lot of wisdom. She is often a beacon of hope and the go-to for advice around the studio. She is loyal and a good friend and often plays the mediator in intense situations.  

River. An intern production assistant. This is her first job on a film set and she’s really excited...and very naive. The other crew members sometimes plays pranks on her.

 

Zayne. Brother of Ester. Child of the Script Supervisor; fashion obsessed, a bit snobby but keen eye for design. He is flamboyant and snarky, and with a secret he doesn’t want anyone to know. 

 

Julian. (17). Child of the producer-- a bit narcissistic. He is sick of moving around and REALLY upset about having to leave his old school with just one year before graduation. He mopes around the studio and basically hates everyone and occasionally plots their demise.

Sarah. Child of the editor--Introverted and cynical. In an odd turn of events, she becomes Julian's sidekick and on the rare occasions they decide to be social (or are forced to by their parents) they team up to play pranks on and sabotage the other kids. 

Isaiah. (14). Child of the locations scout. Has asperger's. Terrified about trespassing and not having permits. HATES when the other kids ask him to dig into his dad’s files for locations. Does it begrudgingly. 

Mei Lien. Grandchild of the Stunt Crew Captain--always sneaking off and getting into trouble. Moody and a bit antisocial. 

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Hector David Jr. As himself--the first film person the camera captures. If he can't use his Samurai Ranger skills to solve Sam's problem, he will be trapped in Studio 519 forever. 

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The Adults: 

 

Cleo. The Producer. Always worrying about funding; tries to be inspirational, but also a bit of a wreck. The overwhelmed mother of Julian, she is torn between her professional life and obligations as a mother.

Rhonda. The Director. “Brutally” Honest. A good director who wants the best for the show and often feels like she is  juggling too many hats. Makes time for the cast and crew to talk about their concerns, etc, (during an “appropriate time”) but also a bit terrifying when on set. Known to be a “bit” of a perfectionist and has high expectations. 

Taylor. The Assistant Director. Rhonda's confidant and often the voice of reason--though not always abided. Observant and often too serious for his peers, he dutifully keeps the production on track and always knows how to temper Rhonda when she’s upset. 

Seth. Rhonda's Driver. Loyal to a fault and desperate to get in Rhonda's good graces. Constantly making appearances with a different professional escort and says he has “no time” to date and “besides, this is probably cheaper”.  

Natalia. The Russian Actress--a bit of a drama queen who sometimes forgets that she is not actually a spy in real life.  She's also fairly clumsy and pretentious. 

Jessica. The stunt double of the Russian actress. Has actual training in martial arts and is often frustrated with Natalia. 

Cecilia “CeCe”. The Editor. Generally tries to stay out of everyone’s way and is often locked up for long hours editing.  Not the most social person, but also generally friendly and helpful. HATES the term “fix it in post” and is known to occasionally throw things. Single mother to Sarah, 12, who is a bit of a handful and she isn’t always sure how to handle her. 

Alisha. Script Supervisor. Humble and kind, Alisha is the proud mother of Zayne and Esther. She takes her profession as seriously as her role as a mother, but finds a hard time balancing the two. 

Matthew. Key Grip. Husband of Alisha. Conservative and often critical of the long hours Alisha spends on set--and socializing afterwards. He isn't particularly fond of Cleo.

 

Celeste. The Director of Photography. Loud and domineering; conservative and a bit pushy about her beliefs. The overbearing mother of Joey. 

Bert. The Studio Security Guard. Charismatic and quirky. He sometimes gets mixed up in the kids' shenanigans. Has a weird obsession with "rare" stamps and knows entirely too much about history. 

Morgan. An Associate Producer. Wealthy and starstruck, when he does not land acting roles, he settles for "investing" as a way to gain credits and get on set. He's also a hopeless romantic and hopelessly single and desperately trying to "match" on some dating app. Occasionally goes on weird dates or brings dates back to the studio to "impress" them. 

Gertrude “Trudy” Frederick. Camera 2. Became the black sheep around town after a mishap on a low budget project last summer. She has a way of getting things seen from her perspective and isn’t afraid to use her more sensual side to help shift that perspective when necessary. 

Dakota. Camera 1. Basically hates Gertrude after she ruined a project they worked on previously. In general, Dakota is an observant guy who likes to play the fly on the wall. He has keen observational skills and uses the information he gathers to his advantage when necessary. 

David. The Locations Scout. Trying to balance work while being single father to Isaiah. 

Shannon. Set Dresser. Fashionable and quirky, Shannon is often the object of affection around the set. She isn't necessarily aware of this since she's head over heels for her surfer boyfriend, Kyle. 

Kyle. Loves to surf. Gave up the ocean to move to New Mexico with the love of his life, Shannon. Uninterested in most indoor things, but willing to work hard in his own way to "solve" problems. 

Name. Studio manager who started her career with big Hollywood stars in her eyes and has become the cynical studio manager at 519, watching crew after crew come through starry eyed and naive. 

Judah. Boom operator. Part time spy. Attempts to be a charmer, but sometimes eyes the wrong lady. 

Synopsis:

​A group of angsty misfits--the odd children of film industry folks--form an on-set club to pass the time while their parents work long hours in production. The discovery of an old video camera that summons film industry experts--current and historical--to divulge the secrets of filmmaking sets them off on wacky quests. Sometimes the secrets “magically” appear in their parents’ productions. Other times, they are seen on national television or for film festival competitions. The group members bond over the joys, stresses--and dramas--of film industry life as they realize that perhaps they “fit” somewhere afterall.

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The Green Room is part of Katharsis Media's hybrid cast and crew training programs. This means that some small speaking roles and crew roles are played/filled by members in the acting and crew training programs offered by Katharsis Media. This allows student actors and crew members to have a rich training both in the classroom and on a live film set.

 

Major Characters require an audition as with any production.

Check back for casting information May 9-20, 2021. 

To register for the training programs or learn more:

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