Role / Project description: [TAYLOR] 8-11 years old, any gender, a child with autism, an obsessive, driven genius who is agoraphobic and never leaves the house -- or even the basement. Although capable of speech, he/she communicates solely through their communications board, which "speaks" in celebrity voices, a la Nick Jonas, Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth. He/she’s had little to do with his/her older siblings, Emma and Max, but when he/she realizes that his/her mom and dad are on the verge of splitting up, he/she repairs a magical antique clock, recently inherited from his/her grandfather, to turn back time and try to repair his/her parents' troubled relationship.
He/she enlists his/her siblings in an increasingly unlikely and frequently comical effort to stop the breakup -- and in so doing, recovers his/her own voice, conquers his/her fear of the outside world, and bonds with his/her family members as he/she had never thought possible. And possibly, he/she will use his/her newfound words -- not the magical clock after all -- to change the course of his/her family's future...
LEAD. WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE ACTORS WHO ARE ON THE AUTISIM SPECTRUM TO SUBMIT, AS IT IS IMPORTANT TO THIS ROLE. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES.
Logline: When a brilliant young boy on the autism spectrum discovers he is able to manipulate time using an enchanted family heirloom, he and his siblings team up to go back to the eve of their parents’ separation in hopes of changing the outcome. As their schemes become more elaborate, the siblings will learn about family bonds, the strengths that come from being different, and what can and cannot be controlled in this magical family comedy.
Submission deadline date: 6/25/21
Submission instructions: PLEASE NOTE THIS ROLE PAYS SAG SCALE. Please do NOT submit if your client/child will not work for scale and/or CANNOT BE AN LA LOCAL HIRE
If your client/child has already taped for this project, please disregard.
DUE DATE: TUESDAY 6/29/21 by 6:30 PM PDT
MATERIALS: Sides and script are attached here
NOTES: Please prepare material with an American accent.
* Please make sure your client is available from July 26th until the end of August, 2021.
* Please make sure your client and parents are comfortable with the content of the sides and script before taping.
Slate: Using a FULL BODY SHOT have the actor state their NAME, AGE, HEIGHT and LOCATION. Then zoom in on Head and Shoulders
Framing: Please frame Head & Shoulders
Please note upon submission if your child/client genuinely is on the autism spectrum, as it is important to this role.
Casting / Agency Contact Details
Atomic Honey Casting