Thesis project

 Actors sought for Thesis Project 

Laura Bretscher, a senior at Ithaca College who is majoring in cinema and photography, is currently searching for adult actors and actresses for her senior thesis project, "Ups & Downs."  They are scheduled to shoot in October, over two weekends (Sat. & Sun.)  Craft services and meals will be provided on every shoot. 

"Ups and Downs" follows Kayla Bennett, a young teenager with Down Syndrome, entering her first day of high school.  Kayla struggles to find her place in this new environment, as other students immediately notice that she is "different."  Feeling like an outcast, she befriends Charlie, a girl who also does not fit in.  With Charlie's friendship and encouragement, Kayla decides to run for student body president to prove not only to her peers and teachers, but also to herself, that she can conquer anything.

Character Bios:
JIM (male, 35-45yo): Kayla's warm and always smiling father.  He is her number one cheerleader and encourages her to be herself.

PRINCIPAL MORGAN (male, 40-50yo):  Kayla's high school principal.  After serving in the public school system for many years, he has a habit of always seeing the negatives in his students.  He warns Kayla to stay away from Charlie because she is not like the other students, but does not see the irony in telling Kayla that.

MS. HANSON (female, 30-35yo): A young English teacher, often naive to how high schools can be.  Kayla is her first student to have a disability, but Mrs. Hanson quickly learns the appropriate and best way to treat Kayla.

Please contact Laura Bretscher at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you are interested, or if you know someone who may be interested.  Thank you for your time and consideration!

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