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Captain Maya   - Project ID # 1585849
Project Type   Print Submission Type   SRN
Location   New York, NY Union   Non-union
Rate/Pay   n/a Release Date   12-01-18
Audition Date   12-10-18 Submission Deadline   12-11-18
Shoot Date   12-25-18    
Casting Category   Feature Film - Student Films
Market(s)   Hartford, CT>New York City, NY

Synopsis:
Captain Maya is a coming of age short film that focuses on 17-year old Maya and her journey to overcome her self doubt as she approaches college. For her whole life, Maya has been passive, letting others make decisions for her. When Maya contemplates applying to film school, it forces her to answer the question of who she is and who she wants to be. Throughout the film, Maya grows into a person who wants to take control of her own life instead of letting others influence her future.

Role # 1 - Maya Submit yourself for this role
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Maya is the kind of girl who, for the most part, blends into the background of her everyday life. Maya does not have a specific interest or passion in anything school-related, and is a very passive character who is unsure of what she wants to do in the future. After she discovers it is possible for her to pursue film as a career, she grapples with her internalized self-doubt that stems from her parents and childhood. She is a dynamic character who develops into an independent and confident young women throughout the course of the film.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 18
Height: from 1' 10" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 - Samantha (Maya's Mom) Submit yourself for this role
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Samantha is a stay-at-a home mom who wants the best for her daughter. She does not want Maya to repeat the same mistake she made, and constantly encourages her to pick a career that Maya can balance with having a family. Samantha doesn't always agree with Maya's dad's viewpoints, however she does not bother to stand up to him.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 45 to 55
Height: from 1' 10" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 - Jim (Maya's Dad) Submit yourself for this role
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Jim is a business operations manager and enjoys providing for his family. He is very traditional in his beliefs and always thinks he is right. He does not have a close relationship with his daughter and is often very cold towards her. Since Maya does not excel in school or extracurriculars, Jim does not expect much of her and does not support her choice to pursue film.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 45 to 55
Height: from 1' 10" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 - Linda Submit yourself for this role
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Linda is the mother of the children Maya babysits for weekly. She is an admissions counselor at a local art college, and enjoys counseling others and helping them succeed. After seeing a short film Maya created with her children, she encourages Maya to consider applying to the school she works for. She sees a lot of potential in Maya, and wants to help her grow her talent.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 35 to 45
Height: from 1' 10" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 - Jessica Submit yourself for this role
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Jessica is one of the children who Maya babysits, and is Alex's older sister. Jessica, just like Alex, is untouched by the world's harsh reality. She is extremely imaginative and thinks anything is possible. Jessica really enjoys spending time with Maya and looks up to her.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 6 to 8
Height: from 1' 10" to 5' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Hair Style: Any -
Eye Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 6 - Alex Submit yourself for this role
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Alex is one of the children who Maya babysits, and is Jessica's younger sibling. Alex is an imaginative child who is filled with energy and enjoys playing with their older sister and Maya.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male Female
Age: from 4 to 7
Height: from 1' 10" to 5' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Hair Style: Any -
Eye Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -