What if a little girl coming into the world had the ability to treat a father’s addiction and change his life for the better?
Based on a true story, ‘Butter Beans’ is a realistic look into the lives of a family torn apart by addiction. In suburban Wiltshire, protagonist Mollie is an 8-year-old girl with a vibrant attitude and an adult mind. She lives with her mother, Lauren who works very hard to provide a comfortable life for them both. Ex-husband and lousy father, Steven lives in a run down, dirty and destroyed flat. After a long custody battle, Steven gets to see Mollie once in a while. His alcoholism leads him to believe that it’s acceptable to neglect his responsibilities, irrationally lose his temper and display his substance abuse in front of her. Will Steven be able to stop his behaviour before it’s too late?
My name is Rosie Badder and I am currently in my final months studying Creative Media Production at Cardiff and Vale College. I am looking to produce a short film that I have written as one of my final units at the college. Filming will take place at three separate locations in Cardiff, two of them being in Cathay's and the other in Canton. All three of the locations are indoors. I am looking for two actors, one female (Lauren) and one male (Steven) both aged between 18-35 - appearance does not matter.
This film is primarily a college project. This film could be used as a social awareness video however there have been no plans to do so at this stage. We may use the film in portfolios of our work.
Filming will take place over the Easter holidays and will be worked around my job. I will set definite filming days when I know my rota.
Brief Character Description
Steven does not care about who he is or how he acts. He has lost all sense of pride in his life and the way that he looks. He refuses to admit his problems. Despite all of this, he is comfortable in his own misery therefore doesn't see anything wrong with the way that he is. His relationships have suffered with his family because of his bad habits and in some ways alcohol is more important than any person in his life. Steven would happily sacrifice relationships with all of his loved ones for alcohol.
Despite all of his negative attributes, Steven does love his daughter. Mollie is the best thing to have happened to him in his life but unfortunately he just doesn't realise it.
THIS ROLE IS UNPAID. AUDITIONS CAN BE HELD THIS WEEK TUESDAY - FRIDAY AT CARDIFF AND VALE COLLEGE AT ANY TIME. CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED. I CAN PROVIDE THE SCRIPT BEFORE THE AUDITION IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE ROLE.
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