SHORT BUS

SHORT BUS is a mini-series starring about Zoey, a 14-year-old tech whiz, and her friends. Strange things start happening at school, which leads them to discover dark secrets that threaten to destroy their town.

AUDITION

We are seeking Deaf or Hard of Hearing actors 13-16 years old (in appearance) to play the roles of Zoey and her three friends. We are accepting audition videos now through May 18, 2018. Callbacks will take place shortly afterwards and may run through June. We will select the final actors by July 1st. Shooting will run approximately three weeks during August 2018 in Austin, TX. This is a paid acting opportunity.

Honor student. Likes to break things. And then put them back together better than before. Has an endearing relationship with her TTY machine.

Honor student. Likes to break things. And then put them back together better than before. Has an endearing relationship with her TTY machine.

Big talker... with her hands. Loyalty is her middle name. Deaf of Deaf. you'll either fall on the floor laughing at her antics or they'll rub you the wrong way. Either way, she's cool with it.

Opinionated wallflower. Hard of hearing and stuck between two worlds. The overbearingly responsible eldest child. And oh, good luck trying to read her.

Sarcastic loner. Gender fluid. Has a cochlear implant, but it doesn't help them listen to Dad. Searching for a purpose. Scoffs at your rules and makes their own.

Which one are you?

We want to see your personality, emotions, and camera presence! We care more about your performance delivery than your ability to memorize your lines or the video quality. Be you!

Audition for
Character A, B and C


Audition for Zoey

Send us a video in .mp4 or .mov file, up to 3 minutes long.
Choose to do either one of the following:

A

Tell us a story about the happiest moment in your life OR a time that you were very scared. Be detailed!

OR

B

Perform a monologue of your choice. See a list of monologues here for some ideas. Capture the emotions!

DEADLINE: May 18, 2018

SHORT BUS is a mini-series created by Wayne Betts, Jr., a Deaf filmmaker. As a kid, Wayne describes watching E.T. a life-changing experience and he has been drawn to the power of storytelling through a visual medium ever since. This is a dream project for him.

This production is made possible by Convo, a Deaf-owned communications solutions company. Convo was founded on the belief that deaf and hard of hearing people should be in charge of their own communication experience, and that goes for everything else in the community. This is an opportunity for Convo to produce a story with authentic deaf and hard of hearing characters, which is something they didn't have when they were kids. They want deaf and hard of hearing children today to know that their differences are their superpowers.

You could say this is a dream project for Convo, too. Learn more about Convo here.

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