Seeking Cast for "Toast", a 10-Minute YorkU Thesis Fiction
"Toast" is a short fiction exploring the effects of grief, the coping process, and the journey of rediscovering what family truly means when everything else falls apart. LOGLINE: After the loss of her husband, a distant yet hard-working mother attempts to reconnect with her teenage daughter when the one person tying them together is gone. The film would be shot in one location over 3 days in February. Food & transportation costs will be covered by the production. You will receive the final film to use for reel material, as well as the invitation to FINISH LINE - the York University end-of-year film festival. "Toast" is intended to compete in film festivals. Please send me a message to read the screenplay or with further questions!
Deeply affected by the loss of her love, Lorelai is on a mission to figure out how to be there for her daughter. Lorelai's coping mechanism is burying herself in tasks around the house. She is not accustomed to talking about her emotions or being vulnerable in front of her daughter, which is what her daughter needs most.
Avery is a self-sufficient teenager, who copes with the loss of her father by isolating herself in her room, exercising, and lashing out at her mother Lorelai. More than anything, Avery wants to share her grief with her mother, however, that would mean abandoning her defences, including the anger she harbors towards her mother for not showing any raw emotion.
Daniel was a loving father full of life before he passed away. Lorelai and Avery share a profound memory of him joking and dancing in the kitchen, making them feel like a family. He was the only person who could bring the strong-tempered mother and the daughter together.