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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Boston Rooftops - Character Description

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Character Description
Julie:
Background
- Recent College Grad Student from the SE Coast. Job in Boston with the tourist industry. Friendly, somewhat shy one on one, but takes the lead in front of large groups of people, always polite. Nurturing and Romantic in natural looking but not desperately for her life time romance. A journal writer. likes late night cafes and live music. loves to dance, and have long conversations. Confident but humble at the same time. Ready for the perfect adventure in life before settling down. loves receiving flowers. Enjoys being outdoors during the day and late night walks under the stars in the city or beach or woods. Enjoys people watching.. Cautious by nature. In good physical shape. loves the Arts. Wants to learn how to play the harmonica.
Hair type: Straight to full body
Color: Medium Brown to Dark Brown, Shimmers in the sun with a tint of very light gold Length: Past Shoulders no longer than past middle of the back
Eyes: Round and full Color: Baby Blue Eyebrows: Thin
Eye Characteristics: Expressive
Skin Tone: Olive to tan in color
Measurements: Small to medium sized bone structure. Proportion to Height- 5'7" to 5'9" Age: looks between 18 to 22 years
Characteristics: Expressive with eyes, smile and facial features
General Facial Features: Soft features

Skills needed:
Dance - slow dancing - modern to couple dancing on Boston Rooftops and in the streets spontaneously
Natural Beauty - looks stunning without make-up
Ability to express romantic feelings without expressing words
Ability to communicate through body movement - acting without words
Ability to express the lyrics in Boston Rooftops with the leading male
Ability to climb outdoor fire escape stairs
No fear of heights
Work with children
Work long days
Ability to take directions and be spontaneous and creative with little direction Overall look: No designer clothing.

Character Description
Ryan:
Background
- Recent College Grad Student from the West Coast, on vacation for an adventure. Friendly, courteous, romantic in, nature. More comfortable in small groups. Appreciates the arts. Traveling the train from city to city across America. Usually carries a daypack, dressed casual in layered clothes. Polite in nature, eager to listen, plays guitar and writes songs from experiences. A journal writer. Outgoing in nature. Enjoys one on one and small group gatherings. Eager to learn new things. Loves live acoustical music in late night cafes. In good physical shape.
Hair type: Medium Thick Wavy to loose curls
Color: Light to Dark Brown
Length: no longer than collar length
Eyes: Round and full eyebrows 2 thin to medium size
Eye Color: Hazel
Eye Characteristics: Expressive
Skin Tone: Olive to tan in color
Measurements: Broad Shoulders, Looks good in short pants, no muscle man type. Proportion to Height- 5'9" to 6'2"
Age: Looks between 18 to 22 years
Characteristics: Expressive with eyes, smile and facial features
General Facial Features: square, distinguished

Skills needed:
Dance - slow dancing - modern to couple dancing on Boston Rooftops and in the streets
Ability to express romantic feelings without expressing words
Ability to communicate through body movement - acting without words
Ability to express the lyrics in Boston Rooftops with the leading female
Ability to climb outdoor fire escape stairs
No fear of heights
Work with children
Work long days
Ability to take directions and be spontaneous and creative with little direction Clothing: No designer clothes.
Play guitar and "lip sink" guitar playing with Boston Rooftops song

Character Description
Musician 1: Violin Player
:
Background: Homeless for the lost 10 years. Used to be violin school teacher. lost his wife and two children due to a fire caused by electrical problems in the home. Eats out of trash cons and ploys on the streets subways for food.
Locations: 1. Salt Lake City traveling through to Boston
2. Boston and New England Area
Possibly use two different musicians for two different locations
Gender: Male
Hair type: Course and unkept
Color: Dark with gray
Length: from collar length to midback
Eyes: squinting Eyebrows: Thick with wisps of gray
Eye Color: Green
Eye Characteristics: Very Expressive
Skin Tone: fair to ton
Measurements: large bone, toller - 5'8" to 5' 10" but not toller than Ryan. Has somewhat of belly, short waist, longer legs.
Age: Between 50 and 70 years old
Characteristics: facial features show the challenging journey of this street musician with character wrinkles in the eyes and the corners of his smile and forehead. Scruffy looking. General Facial Features: High Cheek bones, medium to large nose, square chin, unshaven
Skills needed:
. Ploy violin
. "lip sink" the violin ports throughout the song, Boston Rooftops
. Musical Expression of feelings without using words
. Work long hours
. No fear of heights
. Work with children
. Work long days
. Ability to toke directions and be spontaneous and creative with little direction

Character Description
Musician 2: Flute Player:
Background: Weekend Musician Street Player. Retired, Misplaced Grandfather reminiscing the good times during his life as he plays his flute to the public walking the streets, sitting on park benches, etc.
Location: Boston and New England Area
Gender: Male
Hair type: Thinning and balding
Color: snowy white hair
Length: just below the collar
Eyes: round with a twinkle
Eye Color: Green
Eye Characteristics: Very Expressive
Skin Tone: fair
Measurements: Short and round- 5'5" to 5'7"
Age: Between 60 and 70 years old
Characteristics: facial features show the blend of contentment along with challenging journey of his life with character wrinkles in the eyes and the corners of his smile and forehead. Double chin. larger type ears. Unshaven.
General Facial Features: round in nature, with shorter pudgy nose.
Eyebrows: Thin and well taken care of
Skills needed:
. Play flute
. "lip sink" the flute parts throughout the song, Boston Rooftops
. Musical Expression of feelings without using words
. Work long hours
. No fear of heights
. Work with children
. Work long days
. Ability to take directions and be spontaneous and creative with little direction
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Character Description
Musician 3: Squeeze Box Player:
Background
: Brazilian Heritage. Migrated from Brazil as a teen. Makes the streets his home. Never found his place in America's typical blue collar worker status. Street smart. Loves his music. Honest man. Plays for his food clothing money, and lodging. Buys his clothes at used clothing stores. Loves to be colorful in language and the way he dresses. He is not a shy person. Friendly but not pushy. Mostly travels alone, but occasionally with a musician or two.
Location: Boston and New England Area
Gender: Male
Hair type: thick and wavy
Color: black
Length: just past his collar
Eyes: small and expressive
Eye Color: Green
Eye Characteristics: Very Expressive
Skin Tone: very dark tan
Measurements: medium built- 5'5" to 5'9"
Age: Between 30 to SO years old
Charaderistics: facial features show the blend of contentment along with the challenging journey of his life with character wrinkles in the eyes and the corners of his smile and forehead. Although his skin is somewhat smooth in nature, a unique look of character is shown through from the wrinkles around his smiling eyes, lips, and forehead.
General Facial Features: Long nose and face
Eyebrows: thin and black
Skills needed:
. Play Squeeze Box
. "lip sink" the Squeeze Box parts throughout the song, Boston Rooftops
. Musical Expression of feelings without using words
. Work long hours
. No fear of heights
. Work with children
. Work long days
. Ability to take directions and be spontaneous and creative with little direction


Character Description
Musician 4: Mandolin Player:
Background
: Italian Heritage. Homeless most of his life. But he carries a spirit about him where the streets are his home away from home. Never married. Has moved around the country playing for food, shelter, and transportation. Spiritual in nature. Grateful for all that he does possess, which is very little.
Location: Boston and New England Area
Gender: Male
Hair type: thick, curly, and balding
Color: dark hair
Length: in a short pony tail
Eyes: large and expressive
Eye Color: Green
Eye Characteristics: Very Expressive
Skin Tone: olive to very dark tan
Measurements: Short and robust- 5'5" to 5'7"
Age: Between 50 and 60 years old
Characteristics: facial features show the blend of contentment along with challenging journey of his life with character wrinkles in the eyes and the corners of his smile and forehead. What is unique about this character are his deep wrinkles of expression as he plays his Mandolin. Unshaven. Wears wired rimmed glasses, thick mustache.
General Facial Features: Round nose and face
Eyebrows: thick and black
Skills needed:
. Play Mandolin
. "lip sink" the Mandolin parts throughout the song, Boston Rooftops
. Musical Expression of feelings without using words
. Work long hours
. No fear of heights
. Work with children
. Work long days
. Ability to take directions and be spontaneous and creative with little direction

Character Description
Children:
We need children in each filming location.
Ages: 4 years to 10 years old
Hair: red, blonde, brunette, black, auburn
Hair type: curly, straight, wavy, thick, thin
Eyes: Green, Blue, Brown, Hazel
Skin type: All types all colors
Measurements: All measurements
Skills Needed:
*Facial expression A MUST!!!!
* Dance
*Follow Directions the First Time Given
*Playful
*Be able to play alone and be content
*Be able to play with one other child
*Be able to play in small group
*Be able to take direction and do numerous "takes"
*No fear of heights - this will be mandatory for the children selected for the last scene
*Be able to express contentment and playfulness without sound

Extras:
We will need extras for each filming location.
17 to 21 years old - singles and couples
22 to 40 years old- singles and couples
41 to 60 years old- singles and couples
60 to 101 years old - singles and couples

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