Production: The Trap

Producers: Jennifer Hancock, James Benton

Contract: 2011 Student Film Agreement (payment deferred as per contract)

Shoot Location(s): Savannah, GA

Shooting: Jan. 24 – 26, Jan. 30 & Feb. 1 – 2, 2014

Seeking principal actors able to portray the following:

Male – African American: Kurt (5th grader) – a self-willed introvert with a hunger for learning. Living with only his mother who is always working, he’s has to grow up fast and take on responsibilities most kids his age don’t think about.


Male – African American: Gavón (5th grader) – a young menace who is always bullying Kurt. He’s a bright kid, but he doesn’t take school seriously. The youngest of four brothers (two of whom had run ins with the law) his understanding of resolving issues is through force. WARNING: Strong Language


Female – African American: Ms. Dotson (late 20s) – a passionate mother who had Kurt when she was still in high school. Having a child so young while growing up in an environment that encourages mediocrity, she is naturally pessimistic about the world. She’ll defend her son to the teeth.


Male – African American: Mr. Alton (40s) – a bald man who has worked in the school district for many years. He takes much comfort in his newly acquired administrative job, sometimes too much comfort.


Female – African American: Ms. Davis (mid 20s) - a Teach for America alum, she spends more time these days disciplining than teaching.

Submission/Audition Instructions
: If you fit any of the above descriptions and would like to audition, please plan on sending in a video audition, Skype audition or send a résumé and headshot to Jennifer Hancock at no later than Jan. 7, 2014.


When: Contact Jennifer Hancock at or cell at (843) 478-6590 to schedule an appointment.


Participants will receive a copy of the final product.

For contract questions: Please call Linda Isrel at (305) 670-7677 ext. 7088.

We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting.  For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless otherwise specifically indicated.


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