This one-day filming project supports the work of Take Back The Night Foundation and Campus Outreach Services, led by Katie Koestner who appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine at age 18 as the first person in history to speak out nationally and publicly as the victim of “date” rape as opposed to “stranger” rape. Katie was also the subject of an HBO movie and has appeared on over 200 TV and other media outlets. www.katiekoestner.com
Katie is the Exec. Director of the Take Back The Night Foundation (www.takebackthenight.org). We are making some demo videos for our outreach and educational programs on healthy relationships and sexual assault. They are 2-3 minute dialogues (not full acting) to be memorized and then read with a partner in front of a camera. The content addresses healthy/unhealthy relationships as well as a narrative describing two different perspectives about a “hook-up.” It is not graphic, but does delve into the issues surrounding sexual misconduct/assault.
We need a diverse group of those who could play the role of a high school or college students. We welcome and need those of all gender/sexual identities, races, backgrounds and all demographics. We need talented people who want to help with this important and rewarding project. Not only would the actors receive credit for their volunteer contribution, there is the possibility for some to join our presenter team who deliver the full program at high schools and colleges both locally and throughout the country. We have a number of students who have gone on to present at over 100 schools!
The shoot is in Wayne, PA on Tuesday, June 29th from 10am to 4:30pm. You need to be at least 16 years old and have transportation to/from the shoot. Interested people should upload their headshot and resume (including any acting experience, their email and phone number) to https://campusoutreachservices.egnyte.com/ul/1sF1Y7m8A6 as soon as possible, ideally within the next 2 weeks.
Thank you kindly and we hope you will join us in working to end sexual violence and promote respectful relationships.