TTH Productions 

Touch The Heart Productions

G R O W T H                                                                                         pre-production (principal photography April 2019)

Roles to be Cast:


NOVA / Lead / Male / African-American / 12-13

12-13 years old, athletic basketball player. Thinks he's got it all figured out and needs to be the star. Often has a smile on his face. He's the star of the film and is in love with AMORA
Wardrobe: Athletic Attire. Also needs to be able to play basketball. 
Non-Union Rate: credit/meals/SAG Eligible

SAG Rate: SAG: $100/day/credit/meals


JOAQUIN / Lead / Male / Hispanic-American / 12-13

12-13 years old, hefty (football player lineman type). He is the best friend to NOVA and always has his back. He is the cameraman of the group. 
Wardrobe: Hoodie and Jeans. 
Non-Union Rate: credit/meals/SAG Eligible

SAG Rate: SAG: $100/day/credit/meals


CHE / Supporting / Female / Hmong-American 11-12

11-12 years old, shy. She is the writer of the group and she has a great and quiet attraction to NOVA. She is the writer and script supervisor of the film.
Wardrobe: Casual attire. 
Non-Union Rate: credit/meals/SAG Eligible

SAG Rate: SAG: $100/day/credit/meals


JESSICA / Supporting / Female / Hispanic-American / 12-13

12-13 years old, cocky and about her business. She thinks she knows everything and is very out-spoken. She She won 'Best Director' for the district last year. She is the director of the film and plans to direct this film to perfection.
Wardrobe: Blazer and Jeans. 
Non-Union Rate: credit/meals/SAG Eligible

SAG Rate: SAG: $100/day/credit/meals


AMORA / Supporting / Female / Hispanic-American / 13

12-13 years old, athletic build and pretty smile. She is headed to high school next year with every school wanting her for her softball skills. She's humble and playful but wants to play by the rules. 
Wardrobe: Casual attire. 
Non-Union Rate: credit/meals/SAG Eligible

SAG Rate: SAG: $100/day/credit/meals


JORDAN / Supporting / Female / African-American / 11

11 years old, small frame. Tiny girl, eager to help. She provides all the snacks for the crew. She rolls around in 'skate-shoes'
Wardrobe: Casual attire and skate-shoes. Must be able to skate.
Non-Union Rate: credit/meals/SAG Eligible

SAG Rate: SAG: $100/day/credit/meals


TEMPO / Supporting / Male /  Open Ethnicity 11-13

12-13 years old, small frame, long hair. He's all about the music. He plays many instruments. He plays the score for the film. 
Wardrobe: Casual attire. Able to play instruments is a plus.
Non-Union Rate: credit/meals/SAG Eligible

SAG Rate: SAG: $100/day/credit/meals


MARIAH / Supporting / Female / Mixed Race / 13

13 years old, athletic build. Taller than AMORA. She thinks she's God's gift to the world and very conceited.
Wardrobe: Casual attire, more protective than AMORA  
Non-Union Rate: credit/meals/SAG Eligible

SAG Rate: SAG: $100/day/credit/meals


KEITH / Supporting / Male / Open Ethnicity / 13

13 years old, athletic build (baseball player type). He think he's the star as he's heading to high school. He has a 'I don't care' attitude. He's addicted to energy drinks. 
Wardrobe: Hoodie and Jeans. 
Non-Union Rate: credit/meals/SAG Eligible

SAG Rate: SAG: $100/day/credit/meals


THOMAS / Supporting / Male / Caucasian / 12-13

12-13 years old, dorky type. He's not very funny but he thinks he is. He's really good with lighting, he works on all the school plays. He is big on following the rules and not letting anything mess up his 'goodie-two-shoes' persona. He handles the lights for the film. 
Wardrobe: Casual attire. Also needs to be able to play basketball. 
Non-Union Rate: credit/meals/SAG Eligible

SAG Rate: SAG: $100/day/credit/meals


OFFICER CHEN / Supporting / Male / Asian-American /  25-45

25-45 years old, athletic officer. He is the school's officer that comes when he thinks there is a disturbance. He's trying to show off for his new partner. He's good friends with MR. BROWN.
Wardrobe: Police Uniform. Must be clean shaven
Non-Union Rate: credit/meals/SAG Eligible

SAG Rate: SAG: $100/day/credit/meals


OFFICER MAC / Supporting / Female / Open Ethnicity /  25-34

25-35 years old. athletic officer. She is new to the force and is now OFFICER CHEN's partner. Pretty face and nice smile. 
Wardrobe: Police Uniform. 
Non-Union Rate: credit/meals/SAG Eligible

SAG Rate: SAG: $100/day/credit/meals


MR. BROWN / Lead / Male / African-American /  35-40 ALREADY CAST

35-40 years old, . Thinks he's got it all figured out and needs to be the star. Often has a smile on his face. 
Wardrobe: Business attire
Rate: Non-Union: credit/meals/SAG Eligible Rate: SAG: $100/day/credit/meals


OTHER ROLES THAT ARE NEEDED: 

(some will have speaking roles)

- 100 Students for Basketball Game Crowd.

- 30 Basketball Players (11-13 years old)

- 2 Basketball Referrer's

- 2 Security Staff

- 4 Teachers 

- 2 Basketball Coaches 

Non-Union Rate: credit/snacks

Audition Location:

Elizabeth Terronez Middle School

2300 S. Willow Ave.

Fresno, CA 93725


Audition Dates:

March 23rd

Time: TBD


Callbacks:

March 30th

Time: TBD


Shoot/Performance Dates

4/12/19, 4/14/19, 4/15/19, 4/16/19, 4/17/19, 4/18/19, 4/19/19, 4/21/19


Shoot/Performance Date Notes:

Not ALL actors/characters are need every day of the shoot.

ABOUT THE FILM:

Touch The Heart Productions has relocated three hours south; Newark, CA to Fresno, CA (Bay Area to Central Valley). Growth (working title) will be the first TTH Productions film to be shot in the Central Valley. When Spencer (BIG SPENCE) is not acting he's a 7th grade math teacher in Fresno and this film is not only the first in Fresno by this company but we plan to do a film with the students at least once a year.


Synopsis: A group of middle school students break into their school after their teachers refuse to support their film making.  A film that discusses relationships, addictions, sexual identities and bullying.  The students are sure their teachers have a fixed mindset, they set out to prove them wrong by documenting how important a growth mindset is.  Once the cameras roll, all kind of truths come to light. 



writer: MARCUS D. SPENCER

director: MARCUS D. SPENCER

producer(s): MARCUS D. SPENCER & JESSICA WOSIK

production company: TOUCH THE HEART PRODUCTIONS


staring:

MARCUS D. SPENCER