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Senior Thesis Film Auditions


Of Nate Brown ’14:

Come audition for Chloe Shipko ’14‘s senior thesis film! The film is a romantic comedy with a twist. We are mainly looking for female characters – especially a female lead to be the center of a love triangle.

No experience is necessary, so don’t be afraid to come try out! You do not need to prepare beforehand (though a thought-provoking monologue never hurts). Just come ready to cold-read lines.

Date: Tuesday, September 17
Time: 6PM to 9PM
Place:  Usdan B25 (Multipurpose Room)

Audition for a Thesis Film: Lolo

Katie Deane ’13 and Chachi Hauser ’13 write in to encourage you to audition for their Senior Thesis Film:
“Lolo” is the story of a tomboyish middle-schooler’s struggle to maintain her individuality in an all-girls school where conformity reigns. We are looking for two female actresses: one to play a straight-laced schoolteacher and the other to play a janitor! Coveralls will be provided. Auditions will be held at 41 Wllys in Room 114 on Monday, October 8th from 8 to 10 p.m. and again on Wednesday, October 10th from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Date: Oct. 10th & Oct. 8th
Time: 8-10 p.m. & 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 114

Audition for “Resist the End”

From Lucas San-Juan ’13:

Resist the End is a post-apocalyptic action film about a couple on the run from slave hunters and psychopathic soldiers. The roles we’re looking to fill are:

  • William Morgan: an ex-soldier and savvy outdoorsman just trying to make it to tomorrow.
  • Cass:an escaped slave who believes the past can come again.
  • Soldiers and slave hunters: the movie’s villains. Minimal dialogue, maximum screen presence. People with fighting experience are encouraged to audition, but experience is by no means required.

Auditions will be in Usdan 108 on

  • Sunday, September 16th from 4:30 to 9:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 18th from 9:00pm to midnight.

Senior Thesis Film Seeks Talent

Sofia Warren ’13 wants me to do the dishes, but also this:

You remember high school. Why not relive it?

We’re looking for two leads, one male and one female, as well as multiple supporting roles. Come ready to do a reading, and maybe tell us a story. We want to get to know you.

Direct your questions and concerns to  srwarren(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Senior Thesis Films Now on SWERVE(D)

A screenshot of screenshots? Pretty meta, huh?

So, you’re a little under 48 hours into the second half of the semester and you’re already itching for a little good ol’ fashioned procrastination? Well, look no further.

SWERVE(D) now offers a repository of past Senior Thesis Films (or, at least, the ones they were able to find when searching the interwebz), all in one convenient location. Think of it as an update to our post last year on the topicBrowse away!

Are they missing anything? Send suggestions to hello(at)swerved(dot)org or post them in the comments.

Zeitlin ’04 Takes Top Honors at Sundance Festival

“When I was in college, someone at some point told me, ‘If you’re gonna make movies, don’t shoot on the water, don’t shoot with children, and don’t shoot with animals.’ And our movie is really about children and animals on boats.”

This isn’t a film series showing post, but by goodness, in a year or so it could be. The Wesleyan Mafia left its mark on the film world again this past weekend in the form of Beasts of the Southern Wild, a SFFS/KRF grant-winning movie by up-and-coming filmmaker and Wesleyan Film Studies alumnus Benh Zeitlin ’04. The film, described as “a dreamy exploration of survival on the flooded Mississippi Delta,” not only took the grand jury prize in the U.S. dramatic competition at Sundance this weekend (Zeitlin accepted the award while holding up the film’s star, eight-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis). It also signed with Fox Searchlight for $2 million. GO, WESLEYAN MAFIA, GO, eh? (Speaking of which, the film’s three producers includes Wes alum Michael Gottwald ’06, who was assistant director for Zeitlin’s thesis film, Egg, and completed his own feature  Frame of Reference in 2006.)

I haven’t seen the film, of course (I certainly hope to soon, preferably in the mighty Goldsmith itself), but from what I’ve read, it’s a rather surreal exploration of a girl named Hushpuppy living with her father “at the edge of the world”—the impoverished, flooded Louisiana delta. 

Audition for a Senior Thesis Film!

Big daddy Elias Rothblatt ’12 writes in, much like a G, with a picture that has somehow stirred hidden things within me:

Interested in Acting? Come audition for a Thesis Film!
We are searching for two male and two female actors.
“A.B.C.’s (a college comedy)”

Date: September 19th (Monday)
Time: 8:30-10.00 p.m.
Place: Usdan 136
(PS: Please bring a joke and your least favorite movie)
If you have any questions or cannot make it but are still interested, please email erothblatt(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or ealeight(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.