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pharmaceutakillmeFrom Mara Woods-Robinson ’16:

Want to see your face on 16mm film? Audition for PHARMACEUTIKILLME, Mara Woods-Robinson‘s thesis film!

PHARMACEUTIKILLME is a dark comedy about teen angst, set in a pill-addicted suburban dystopia. Seeking GIRLS AGES 17-22 to play the lead role, a teenage girl disillusioned in her parents’ way of life. The shoot will be a 2-weekend commitment, Nov. 21-22 and Dec. 5-6. Compensation is copy/credit/meals.

No preparation necessary. Sides will be provided — just bring yourself and a heavy dose of sass. If you can’t make it to the auditions, or have any further questions, email mwoodsrobins[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or hhandelman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/956586037734534/

Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Center for Film Studies, Room 124

Audition for Adam Keller’s Senior Thesis Film – TODAY

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Looking to act in a senior thesis film?

Come to Usdan this Sunday to audition for Adam Keller’s thesis, a comedy about a restaurant owner trying to impress his daughter with a delicious meal.

We are particularly hoping to fill the role of the main character’s teenage daughter, but we are looking for performers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels!

If you can’t make it but would like to audition, send an email to lmunsil[at]wesleyan[dot]edu to set up an alternate time.

Date: Sunday, October 6th
Time: 12 to 5 p.m.
Place: Usdan 114

Audition for Alienor Leon’s Film Thesis


From Alienor Leon ’14:

No experience required! I am looking for one female lead and one male lead for a fun, light-hearted film. There is NO DIALOGUE to be memorized. The story is a romance with a fantasy element thrown in.

No preparation needed for audition; you will be asked to act out 5 different actions without using speech. The script will be available to read at the audition.

Date: Sept 28
Time: 2PM to 5:30PM
Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room – B25

Audition for Amanda Sonnenschein’s Senior Thesis Film

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From Tess Jonas ’15:

Do you enjoy film?

Love to act?

Can’t get enough of murder mysteries?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, come audition for Amanda Sonnenschein’s senior thesis film, a thriller about forgotten memories, romance, and murder.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 22 from 7-9 and Monday, September 23 from 8-10. All auditions will be held in Usdan 114.

Jake Ewald’s Film Thesis Casting Call


From Rizky Rahadianto ’15:

Interested in being in a film thesis?

We’re looking for two male and one female actors for a horror movie
about a cannibalistic butcher shop (yes.)

Parts –

(MALE) quiet, curious, food loving lead actor

(MALE) maniacal, vain, energetic butcher

(FEMALE) mysterious, quietly intimidating cannibal cook

If you’re interested in trying out, come to Fayerweather 106 (next to
Usdan) this Tuesday at 6:30PM – 8:30PM to do a quick reading.

If there are any questions, email rrahadianto[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Tuesday, Sept 17
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Place: Fayerweather 106 (next to Usdan)

The Wesleyan Film Theses 2013

It’s thesis week at the Film Department. The screenplay writers kick things off tomorrow at 2pm with “dead people. supervillains. corporate bitches. KATJA.” Movies play in two programs next week.

Screenplay Presentations and Reception:  May 5th, 2pm at the Center for Film Studies
16mm Films – Fri May 10th @ 8pm + Sun May 12th @ 2pm
Digital Films – Sat May 11th @ 8pm + Sun May 12th @ 8pm

No One Really Sure What 26 Sheep, Goat Carcasses Doing in Middletown

“I don’t understand where they got it,” said Kyle Wright of Middletown. “I don’t know there’s any sheep in Middletown.”

A few weeks ago, a crew of Wesleyan students set about filming a horror movie in a foul-smelling abandoned house on River Road. Unbeknownst to them—or their director, Ethan Young ’13—the real horror lay in the black bags in the house containing entrails, fleece, and heads of 26 sheep and goats. Just another day in Middletown.

According to reports in the Courant, WSFB, and NBC Connecticut, it’s unclear how long the carcasses have been sitting at the abandoned property, but Connecticut’s Animal Control Division as well as the Department of Agriculture have been called in to investigate. The state’s veterinarian office has concluded that the bags were likely the renderings from a slaughter, which could bring about illegal dumping charges. In a video report on WFSB, a reporter nearly gags on scene while describing the putrid smell at the site:

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The news reports claim that Wesleyan students called the police to report the awful stench. NBC Connecticut suggests that the Wes kids actually discovered the carcasses. But when I contacted Ethan Young for details, that was the first he was hearing of the dead sheep.

Other Months: Singer ’11 Launches Kickstarter for Feature Film

With the help of about a million other recent Wes grads, Nick Singer ’11 is busy expanding his senior thesis film into a full-fledged three-part feature.  Other Months explores nearly a year in the life of Nash, an “anxious, isolated, and directionless” young man who is plagued by perpetual uncertainty. From the Kickstarter page:

There is a deep disquiet in Nash, an undercurrent running beneath his inertia. In the heady rush of sex, in the ecstatic pulse of a dance floor, in the electric punch of a confrontation with death—in these access points to the animal—he finds a certain undeniable potency. These moments in turn excite, terrify, and—ultimately, inevitably—leave Nash with a profound longing.

Singer’s thesis was a short film called February. After completing the film, which was an official selection of the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival in Utah, Singer was inspired to expand on its story and delve deeper into Nash’s mind.  The second installment, July, is now also complete.  The production team is now raising funds for November, the final part of the trilogy, which is being filmed in New York City.