Casting Call: Scraps

title of movie SCRAPS photo of skateboarder

SCRAPS is a gay coming-of-age romance skateboarding short film. 15 minutes.

LOGLINE: In rural 2003 Montana, two closeted teen boys navigate unexpected love and harsh small-town
judgment while selling handcrafted boards to a gang of Livingston skaters.

Director/Writer/Producer: Ryan Nordin
Writer/Producer: Matthew Francis
Producer: Chance Housley
Executive Producers: Colton Underwood / Jordan Brown

Non-Union or Union | PAID | Production Dates: June 23-29 | Production Location: Livingston, MT.

Email for audition instructions and other inquiries about these roles. Include the subject: “YOUR NAME | CHARACTER | SCRAPS Short Film Casting”. Attach a photo, any modeling/acting work, and why you are interested in joining the project. 

Deadline for submission is May 20, 2023.

Gus Shepard: Male, late teens to early 20s. Gus Shepard (18) is a closeted boy from Minnesota who moves to Montana for the summer to work for his Uncle Dan’s woodworking business and save money for art college. He is shy, awkward, and spends most of his time drawing in his sketchbook or observing the world around him. Gus’s creative abilities become a bargaining chip to enter a new social circle in town when he begins to craft custom skateboards for some of the local riders. This is how he meets Bridger Owens. (APPLY HERE)

Bridger Owens: Male, late teens to early 20s. Some skate experience. Bridger Owens (18) is still trying to finish high school and figure out who he wants to be. All he knows is that he loves skateboarding. Bridger has it pretty easy. He has lots of cool friends, great looks, and a decent home life. Perhaps his biggest flaw is his repressed sexuality and bubbling internalized homophobia. Gus brings all these inner secrets out of Bridger, causing him to hit his breaking point. He
wants to be a strong leader but is unsure if friends will support him after they discover his truth.  (APPLY HERE)

Max Stevens: Male, early-20s to mid-20s. Skilled at skateboarding. Max Stevens (22) is the hotheaded leader of a local skate crew. Max’s pro-skating father passed away, leaving Max and his widowed mother in charge of The Livingston Skateshop. Max is obsessed with skateboarding. He hopes to leave Montana for a life in a big city, but his dark past and domestic abuse keep him from pursuing his dream. Max’s homophobic tendencies, make him a threat to Gus and Bridger as their relationship blossoms. (APPLY HERE)

Tara Shae: Female, early-20s to mid-20s. Skilled at skateboarding. Tara Shae (22), is a confident, snapback-wearing skateboarder who also loves math, coding, and computers. She has big dreams to leave Livingston, MT. She was Max’s first girlfriend when they were young teens, but Tara reveals to Gus that… boys were never what she wanted. She teaches Gus how to be true to himself and build his own crew of friends that support him. (APPLY HERE)

General Background: Any interested skateboarders, teenagers, or local townspeople. (APPLY HERE)


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