AUDITION SIDES FOR
                       - MOMMA -
          Auditions Currently Scheduled for "SATURDAY, FEB. 26, 2011"

                            @ The Motion Picture Institute of Michigan
                                 1116 East Big Beaver Road
                                 Troy Michigan 48083
 
                           Open Auditions will be held from 11-4
                  
                              Please bring resume and head shot
                                                   ( If Available)
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                                                                 BACKGROUND
The film takes place during WW2 at a battalion aid station , 8 miles from the fighting. 
An army nurse; Elizabeth Becket keeps seeing the ghostly image of a woman near
soldiers brought to the battalion who mysteriously die shortly thereafter.  No one
else at the camp can see this ghostly figure and Becket fears it is effecting her ability
to do her job and that she is losing her mind.


CASTING FOR:
1.)  MAJOR MARK ALDERSON:  Male, mid 40 something.  An authority figure and
             one of the senior medical staff of the battalion aid station.  Short hair, military
             style although not necessarily Marine Corp. , but short
              Little if any facial hair.

2.)  ELIZABETH BECKET:  Female, late 20's early 30's  a little plain but attractive. 
             A small town girl stationed 8 miles from the front lines at a battalion aid station.
             Envisioned as woman with dark hair but anyone interested is welcome to audition.

3.)  SARGENT TOMMY BALES: Male, late 20's early 30's , Reasonably good shape,
             short hair.

4.)  LT. RON KASKIE:  Male, presumably early 30's, should be military in appearance
             (Decent physical shape, short hair, little if any facial hair).  He is a junior officer of
             the camp and a new doctor.  He is Elizabeth Becket's best friend, finds himself
             growing  closer and closer to her.  Not in love but given the right situation it
             could happen.

5.)  MAJOR BRETT:  Male, mid to late 40's possibly as old as early 50's.  Short military
             style hair, decent physical shape.  Another Army doctor stationed at the battalion aid station. 
             He is another higher ranking officer of the base but not in a administrative capacity.

      6.)  ALAN CARSTAIRS:  Male, mid to late 20's, short hair (military style).  A little on
             the "hickish" side . speaks with a bit of a souther accent.  A good natured and upbeat
             type person trys to see the bright side of any crummy situation.

      7.)  JOSH RUBIN: Male, mid to late 20's, short hair (military style).


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SIDE FOR MAJOR MARK ALDERSON
                                 
Becket is on her way back to her tent when she passes the tent used by Major Alderson for his office. She stops dead in her tracks when she hears the commanding voice of Major Alderson.

                DOCTOR MARK ALDERSON
           
           Becket !! .... Step into my office
             please

Becket slowly turns and walks back towards Major Alderson’s tent. Alderson has already gone inside. She walks up to the door of the tent and opens the door. Becket is filled with
dread, she knew this was coming. The door slaps shut behind her. Alderson has is back to the door. Without turning around he starts to speak.

                  DOCTOR MARK ALDERSON

         Becket, if I was to rate your
      performance as a member of my
      triage and medical team yesterday
       it would be sub-standard at best!

Alderson turns to face her as Becket searches for something to say.

BECKET

Permission to speak freely sir
Alderson is abrupt and to the point.

DOCTOR MARK ALDERSON
Denied ....

BECKET
Please sir ... If i could just
explain .....

Alderson cuts her off

DOCTOR MARK ALDERSON

I don't want to hear it Becket

Becket starts to lose her composure

BECKET
Major I ....

Alderson cuts her off again

DOCTOR MARK ALDERSON

I don't know what the hell your
problem is ..... And quite frankly
I really don't care ... But what
ever it is you had damn well
better start dealing with. When
people screw up around here people
die.

If we were not so short handed I'd
have you otta here so damn fast it
would make your head spin.

But that’s not an option .... So I
guess we are stuck with each other.
What ever your problem is get it
straightened out

BECKET

Major .... Major I
Becket is again cut off in mid sentence.

DOCTOR MARK ALDERSON

I don't want to talk about, just
get it done! ..... Are we clear ?!!

BECKET
Sir if I could ....
She is again cut off in mid sentence.

DOCTOR MARK ALDERSON

The only answers are yes and no ...
Now which is it ....

Becket straightens up and tries to regain her composure.

BECKET

Yes sir .... Perfectly clear

DOCTOR MARK ALDERSON

Good .... Your dismissed, now get
out.

Becket turns and leaves. The door to the tent makes a slapping noise as she exits.


END

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SIDE FOR ELIZABETH BECKET

INT. THE TENT OF CHAPLIN DAVID WATTERSON

WATTERSON sits at a makeshift desk with a stack of books and cup of coffee. He looks up
from his book when there is a knock on his door. He looks at his watch and Elizabeth Becket
enters.  The begin a conversation about what has been troubling Beth.  (Abbreviated scene)

BECKET

Well.... What does all this mean
father ?
Watterson is silent for a moment as he searches for the right words.

CHAPLIN DAVID WATTERSON

Well, I’m not exactly sure myself.
But as I said.... I’m a bit of a
history buff and I have researched
similar cases such as yours.

BECKET

Oh my goodness.... Your kidding me,
you have spoken to other people who
have experienced the same thing ?

CHAPLIN DAVID WATTERSON

No.... No I have never actually
spoke to them face to face .... But
I have developed a theory as to why
this happens.

Becket leans towards Watterson, listening intently

BECKET

Father ... Please ... Tell me ...
What does it mean ?
CHAPLIN DAVID WATTERSON
Well this apparition of a woman
that appears close to death seems
to ... comfort these dieing
soldiers ..... correct ?

BECKET

Yes .... That's right

CHAPLIN DAVID WATTERSON

Well LT. I believe what you
are seeing ... Is and angel.

Becket leans back in her chair as Watterson's words sink in.

BECKET

An angel ?

CHAPLIN DAVID WATTERSON

Yes Beth .... an angel ... someone
to guide these poor souls home.

BECKET

But I don't get it ? ... why would
they call to their mother ?

CHAPLIN DAVID WATTERSON

Well, in the research that I have
done, speaking to those who have
had near death experiences ... This
angel always appears as something
... Well “comforting”... And what
could be more comforting than your
mother calling you home ?

Becket is almost speechless, she stutters when she speaks , searching for the right words

BECKET

So this ...woman I keep seeing ....
This .... This .... This angel ...
its the angel of ... of ... death ?

Watterson,rests his elbows on the table in front of him and clasps his hands together as he
leans forward slightly.
CHAPLIN DAVID WATTERSON

Yes .... exactly

Becket is awestruck ...... Speechless. She notices a concerning look on Watterson’s face.

BECKET

What is it father ... What wrong ?

CHAPLIN DAVID WATTERSON

I don’t want to frighten you child,
but something concerns me.

BECKET

What ? ... What is it father ?

CHAPLIN DAVID WATTERSON

Only those who are near death
themselves
(beat)
have ever been able to see this
apparition .....

Becket sits up straight in her chair as she ponders Watterson’s words

BECKET

So why is it that I can see this
spirit ... This angel ... and no
one else can ?

CHAPLIN DAVID WATTERSON

That's what concerns me.


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SIDE FOR SARGENT TOMMY BALES AND MAJOR ARTHUR BRETT

EXT. PRE-OP STAGING AREA OUTSIDE SURGICAL WARD.
Several jeeps and military ambulances arrive carrying wounded. As the vehicles come
to a stop the doors fly open and corpsman leap out. Battalion Aid Station personal rush
up to the vehicles as stretchers are unloaded from out the of ambulances and lifted off
the back of the jeeps. The corpsman begin laying them on the ground outside the
surgical ward. A large sign on a building behind the wounded reads “PRE-OP”.
BATTALION AID. Doctors and nurses tend to the wounded attempting to administer
tre-osh and determine the most critical. Elizabeth Becket rushes up to the Pre-Op
Staging area, late. She comes to stop covering her mouth in shock and chocking back
her emotion. She is stunned by the number of casualties.  Another Army Doctor
MAJOR ARTHUR BRETT is in a heated conversation with an Army Sergeant who has
ridden in with the wounded. This is ; SARGENT TOMMY BALES

MAJOR ARTHUR BRETT

Jesus Christ ! What in the hell is
going on up there ?!

SARGENT TOMMY BALES

“Jerry” is making one hell of a
push, they must of moved up some
“88’s” from the outer ridge ...
They hit “C” company with the first
barrage. Took most of them out
before they even knew what the hell
was happening.

Major Brett shows his frustration

MAJOR ARTHUR BRETT

We are not equipped to handle this
many wounded.


SARGENT TOMMY BALES

With all due respect Major ... your
going to have to make due.

The major again shows his frustration and concern.

SARGENT BALES takes a step closer taking the major by the sleeve and speaking
quieter.  Sergeant Tommy Bales fixes the doctor with a icy matter of fact stare.

SARGENT TOMMY BALES

Look.... I know you and your people
have enough to worry about ... but
I will tell you something else...
Jerry is comm’in this way ... You
might be pulling out of here if
things get much worse.

The major looks about at all the wounded soldiers littering the compound. He is visibly
concerned and speaks under his breath.

MAJOR ARTHUR BRETT

Damn it....

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SIDE FOR LT. RON KASKIE

RON KASKIE (O.S.)

Hey Beth !.... What are you doing ?

Becket jumps out of her skin with fright. Ron Kaskie bursts out laughing until he sees
how shaken and upset she is. Beth begins to sob and shake uncontrollably.

RON KASKIE

My God Beth .... What’s wrong ?

Becket continues to sob and shake. Kaskie grabs a chair and pulls it over towards them.

RON KASKIE

Here Beth .... please .... Sit down

Geez Beth I'm really sorry I didn't
mean to scare you like that.

Becket tries to regain her composure

BECKET

Oh.... Its not your fault Kaskie,
I’ll be fine

Kaskie takes a deep breath then speaks in a comforting tone.

RON KASKIE

We Both know that’s not true. The
Major is seriously pissed off and
the rest of the camp is .... A
little worried about you.

Why don’t you tell me what's
bothering you. I don’t claim to
have all the answers , but I’m told
I’m a pretty good listener. It
might help.

BECKET

I don’t know Kaskie..... But I have
been imagining things .... I think
I’m going crazy

RON KASKIE

Look your not the only one that’s
effected by this hell hole. But it
effects each of us in different
ways.

BECKET

Really ?

RON KASKIE

Hell yeah .... Are you kidding me ?
This place is enough to make anyone
a little ..... “off”.

Ron Kaskie hands her a card. She looks down at the card Kaskie just gave her and
reads it out loud.

BECKET

David R. Watterson, army chaplain.

Becket speaks with hesitation

BECKET

Oh, geez Ron I don’t know ......

RON KASKIE

Look Beth... I’m not exactly a
bible thumper or anything, but
maybe you should talk to this guy.
He helped me through a tough spot a
while back, he is real easy to talk
to and he defiantly knows his
bible.

BECKET

I’ll think about it.

RON KASKIE

That's great ... You do that ...
Comm’on let me buy you a cup of
coffee in the mess tent ... We can
just B.S. For a while .... It might
get your mind off things.

Becket smiles for the first time on a long time

BECKET

Sure,.... I’d like that ... Thanks.
Ron Kaskie smiles back.

RON KASKIE

Att’a girl !

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SIDE FOR MAJOR AURTHER BRETT

USE SIDE ABOVE FOR TOMMY BALES
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SIDES FOR ALAN CARSTAIRS and JOSH RUBIN
We now notice several military type PEOPLE standing near a large 55 gallon drum with a
fire burning it it. The camera stops on a CLOSE UP of a large thermometer that reads 18
degrees. We hear the voice of a MAN off camera.

MALE VOICE (O.S.)

Sister Mary Frances, is it ever
cold !! If I have to spend one more
day in this air conditioned deep
freeze,I swear I’m going to go
nuts!!

We now PULL BACK to a TWO SHOT revealing JOSHUA RUBIN and his
army buddy ALAN CARSTAIRS staring closely at the thermometer.

ALAN CARSTAIRS

Ah.... Didn't you say the same
thing about going nuts just two
days ago when the temperature
dipped to 11 degrees ...... I mean
its seven degree warmer now .....
You should be thankful.

The two turn back to a 55 gallon drum with a fire burning inside it. The two hold their
coffee cups near it attempting to warm their coffee.

Josh Rubin gives Alan Carstairs an icy stare ..... Obviously perturbed by Alan Carstairs
upbeat attitude, and says in a very matter of fact tone of voice:


JOSHUA RUBIN

Look Carstairs, there is a north
wind from the mountains with a wind
chill that makes it well below zero
so its actually much colder now
than it was two days ago........

ALAN CARSTAIRS

Well , look at it this way .......

Joshua Rubin cuts him off in mid sentence

JOSHUA RUBIN

Look , Al, you talk to damn much
..... Why don't you just shut the
Hell up ..... Its too damn cold
either way you look at it ....


ALAN CARSTAIRS (O.S.)

Alright ...... Alright ..... Just
trying to look on the bright side
of things.

JOSHUA RUBIN (O.S.)

You see Carstairs .... That's our
problem ...... this entire place
stinks ....... There is no bright
side ...... The temperature is
cold ...... the food ? .... Its
cold ...... When I go to the
latrine ? ...... my ass ? ..... It
gets cold ...... My feet ? .....
Cold, This worthless coffee we are
drinking ? ...... Cold .... My god
blessed bed I will be crawling into
later tonight ? ..... Its cold ....
my pecker ? .... Yes its cold
too !!!  Every thing about this
place ....... Its cold !! You get
it now Carstairs ?!!!

ALAN CARSTAIRS (O.S.)

Oh.... Sure .... Sure .... I
understand Josh ...... Ya don't have
to explain it to me ..... I mean
everyone knows its cold ..... but
Heck this ain't nothing .... back
home we didn't have no indoor
toilets ..... I remember one winter
night back home there was this real
(emphasis on the words “Real Big”)
big snow storm ..... my brother
Cleat he had to go outside to the
toilet ....and the wind had done
blown the door right off the
outhouse ...... He had to sit there
in a snow storm ..... froze his
behind (emphasis on the word
behind) right to the seat ....darn
near froze to death .....
heck we had to get warm water from
the house ........

JOSHUA RUBIN (O.S.)

Oh brother !! ..... Would you shut
up Carstairs !!

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