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#CastingCall Cuffed Uncuffed Video Project
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Cuffed Uncuffed will be a video focused on helping people become liberated from conditions that restrict you or keeps you bound. This 2 minute piece will be focused on the lives of 5 people imprisoned by social pressures in society and the judgement they face. Each of these 5 people will symbolize one of the following:

Casting List: Main Characters

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Role

Actor

Description

T1

Mentally Ill Person

Briana Paniagua

Female - Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar

T2

Alcoholic/Mental Incarceration

Jose Rosado

Business Man Going Out of Business because of alcoholism

T3

Drug Addict

Robert Ramos

Male - Injection

T4

Domestic Abuse Victim

Monica Travostino

Female - Abusive relationship

T5

Lesbian Adolescent

Open Slot

Masculine traits and style

T6

Gay Adolescent

Victor Abreu

Male with feminine traits

T7

Transgender

Open Slot

Before and after their transformation

T8

Prisoner

Kevin Mendoza

Starts in prison but then getting out of prison by the end

E1

Gay Adolescent’s Father

Open Slot

Talent 6’s Dad who finds out son is gay and flips out

E2

Older Woman At Bus Stop

Irene Oehmke

Irene Oehmke

E3

Bi-Sexual Woman

Open Slot

Has a relationship with talent 5

E4

Bi-Sexual Man

Open Slot

Has a relationship with talent 6

E5

Abusive Husband

Open Slot

Talent 4’s Abusive Husband

Actors Availability

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Name

Time of Day

M

T

W

R

F

S

S

T1

Briana Paniagua

Morning/Afternoon

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

T2

Jose Rosado

Afternoon & Evening

x

x

x

x

x

x

T3

Robert Ramos

Anytime

x

x

T4

Monica Travestino

Evenings

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

T5

T6

Victor Abreu

Afternoon

x

x

T7

T8

Kevin Mendoza

Anytime

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

E1

E2

Irene Oehmke

Evenings

x

x

x

x

E3

E4

E5

Cuffed Uncuffed Script

Location

Shots

Video

Audio

LBJ Media

MS

Dolly

Each individual that represents each societal pressure. Introducing characters with the different conditions in each shot: T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, & T8

Know that you are not alone

Somewhere out there someone feels the same,

As if your clone.

Jose/Relative’s House

LS

MS

CU

T1 on bed displaying signs of anxiety.

Fear, sadness, despair

Jose/Relative’s House

Slow-Mo

CU

She has a blank expression with the overlaying shots of her flipping out. The overlapping shots fade out and then she shakes her head and struggles to catch her breath.

The overwhelming anxiety and

Confusion restricts your air.

LBJ Media

MSDI

OTS

T2 looking at the business papers that list foreclosure on it and debt

We have all been cuffed…

LBJ Media

T4 arguing with husband (Extra 5)  and things get physical

In life, by life… Physically, psychologically

LBJ Media

LS

MS

INT

T1 sitting with cuffs on in a black room. With handcuffs pressed against their forehead.

Bound by your own mind,

Or detained and confined.

LBJ Media

INT

Side profile of T2 looking out the window

Whether by your thoughts, feelings, emotions or anxieties

Bethlehem Prison

MS

CU

INT

T8 hands through the prison bars (No Cuffs)

Or the steel bars of a penitentiary

Jose/Relative’s House

MS

CU

Three different arms:

T3’s needle holes

T1’s cutting scars

T4’s bruises...

 If possible at the end three side by side split screen.

By addiction or affliction…

Or perhaps by an abusive relationship

LBJ Media

CU

T4 taped mouth with the words “I’m fine” written on it and a bruised face

Hesitant to speak…

For fear of being categorized as weak.

Jose/Relative’s House

OTS

T4 looking into the mirror judging self. She is crying with mascara down her cheek. Flashback of her getting get beat.

Scared, panicked… Unsure!

Torn, conflicted... Insecure!

Jose/Relative’s House

MS

CU

T6 kissing with extra 4 then his father (extra 1) walks in and looks surprised

We are guided by social norms and rules…

Which steer us away from the “so called” taboos.

LBJ Media

CU

MS

T1 Bipolar - Split screen of a smiling face and an angry face

T5,T6 & E3,E4- Split screen interchanging each side profile of the talent looking at each other.

Made to believe Bi is bad…

Bi-polar Bi-Sexual,

They must be mad

Jose/Relative’s House

2S

MS

E1 arguing with T6 about his sexuality

Some people debate human sexuality and nature…

While talking like a preacher

Bus Stop

LS

CU

OTS

Extra 2 Woman at bus stop judges talent five  holding extra 4’s hand

They pass judgment on others based on ignorance…

Regardless of the consequence.

Public Park

LS

MS

CU

T2 is walking in a public park then sees T6 crying and checks up on him.

Feel free to come out I say…

I’ll have your back everyday.

LBJ Media

MS

T7 Transgender with makeup on showing a picture before their surgery in front of their face and then revealing their face now.

For some, nature requires an amender…

Due to missing on their true gender.

Jose/Relative’s House

LS

MS

CU

T1 crying on a bed and shaking, holding head angrily (Overlay of them throwing a tantrum)

We have all been cuffed…

For many, the screams and cries for relief are internal

Jose/Relative’s House

LA

CU

ECU

OTS

Talent 3 looking at needle in the bathroom then smacking it off the bathroom counter

Resonating in one's head, feeling as if it’s going to bust.

LBJ media

CU

T1 cuffs falling on the floor in slow motion next to feet

Regardless of how you are cuffed...

To be liberated, you must believe and trust.

Bethlehem Prison

LA

MS

Talent 8 walking out of prison with belongings in his hand

Church

MS

T1 in a church pew praying

Some may find trust in their faith.

Some may find trust in others.

Jose/Relative’s House

ECU

T4 crying calling 911

LBJ Media

MS

OTS

CU

CU

T3 going to rehab and the first person he sees is T2 sitting in the circle

Hamilton Street

LA

MS

T7 2x shots:walking in public with confidence (Sun Flare In Post)

Jose/Relative’s House

OTS

E1 opening the door for T6 then hugging each other while crying

LBJ Media

LA

MS

CU

Change backdrop to white

Dolly Ou

T2 reading the last lines of the  poem in a rehab session

It’s not for me to say, because above all else...

You must first trust yourself!!!

Cuffed Uncuffed

Know that you are not alone

Somewhere out there someone feels the same,

As if your clone.

Fear, sadness, despair

The overwhelming anxiety and

Confusion restricts your air.

We have all been cuffed…

In life, by life… Physically, psychologically.

Bound by your own mind,

Or detained and confined.

Whether by your thoughts, feelings, emotions or anxieties

Or the steel bars of a penitentiary

By addiction or affliction…

Or perhaps by an abusive relationship

Hesitant to speak…

For fear of being categorized as weak.

Scared, panicked… Unsure!

Torn, conflicted... Insecure!

We are guided by social norms and rules…

Which steer us away from the “so called” taboos.

Made to believe Bi is bad...

Bi-polar, Bi-Sexual,

They must be mad.

Some people debate human sexuality and nature…

While talking like a preacher

They pass judgment on others based on ignorance…

Regardless of the consequence.

Feel free to come out I say…

I’ll have your back everyday.

For some, nature requires an amender…

Due to missing on their true gender.

We have all been cuffed…

For many, the screams and cries for relief are internal

Resonating in one's head, feeling as if it’s going to bust.

Regardless of how you are cuffed...

To be liberated, you must believe and trust.

Some may fine trust in their faith.

Some may find trust in others.

It’s not for me to say, because above all else...

You must first trust yourself!!!

Written By Jose Rosado

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