Serving the Film and Television Industry in New England
Time: July 1, 2012 at 6pm to July 12, 2012 at 12pm
Location: The Brooklyn Coffee and Tea house on July 15th and in Lowell (TBD) on Wed eve July 18th.
Event Type: audition/, all, roles, paid/, non, union
Organized By: Fran
Latest Activity: Jul 6, 2012
A short film produced by Breaking Branches Pictures and Image Theater
screenplay by Jerry Bisantz
Directed by Christian de Rezendes
Sid Freedman, an aged comedian and the surviving partner of "The Freedman and Cohen Comedy Hour" from the late 1950's "hey days" of television, is writing his memoirs with the aid of a young writer from Lowell, MA named Charlie O'Neil.
Sid's dream of publishing glory is put on hold when, at the eleventh hour, he learns that the book will not go to print unless Sid reveals uncomfortable facts about his past that he would rather leave buried.
The film uncovers the intense discrimination against gay men in an era when "McCarthy-istic" atitudes pervaded the entertainment industry.
Memories For Sale will shoot over a two day period in late August or early September. It will take place in Lowell, MA
These are all paid roles
Memories for Sale is being produced with the support of a generous grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
Sid Freedman: actor must be believeable as a mid - 70 year old Jewish comedian (think Jack Benny, Mel Brooks, Milton Berle... the greats) Funny and sad at the same time, Sid has a strong spine and stands by his convictions. He is no pushover.
Charlie O'Neil: mid 30's Charlie has been a ghostwriter for years, this is his "big chance" to share billing with a known name. He is affable, warm, Charlie and he have a wonderful relationship (almost a father -son thing) He respects Sid and feels dirty about persuading him to sill the beans on his past. He desperately needs this book, as he and his wife have a child on the way and need the money.
Bruce Halperin: Publishing agent mid 30's. A take no prisoner, money is all kinda guy. Sees Sid and sees dollar signs. No more, no less.
Rachel: mid 20's to early 30's: Sid's grandaughter. Sharp dresser, very "New York". Knows of her grandfather's past. Wants what is best for him.
We will be auditioning at The Brooklyn Coffee and Tea house on July 15th and in Lowell (TBD) on Wed eve July 18th.
If interested in an audition, send headshots and resume, to
In subject line put your name and role you are auditioning for, also make sure to let me know which place you will be auditioning.