FOURTH WALL FILMS AND WQPT HOLD AUDITIONS FOR "LETTERS HOME TO HERO STREET"
MOLINE, ILLINOIS - Fourth Wall Films and WQPT Quad Cities PBS have partnered to create a new docudrama, "Letters Home to Hero Street." Auditions for the film will be held on Saturday, October 18 from 9 am to noon at WQPT's studio on the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities campus in Riverfront Hall.
To be scheduled for an audition and receive other details, please email your name, phone/email, address, experience, and photo before 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 to LJ-Adams@wiu.edu.
Re-enactment Auditions: October 18, 2014 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window)
Call Backs: October 21, 2014 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Filming Dates: November 2, 15, 16, 17, 2014
Project Ends: The documentary will be completed in December 2014 and will premiere on WQPT-PBS in early 2015. Special screenings of the documentary will also take place, as well as a DVD release.
A young Mexican-American veteran's personal view of World War II is told through the letters he sent home to his family in Silvis, Illinois. He becomes one of eight veterans of WWII and the Korean War killed in combat from the same block-and-a half long neighborhood now called Hero Street, USA.
SOLDIER, male, early 20s. Away from home for the first time, he writes letters to keep family members informed of his movements and responds to news from home. He is Mexican-American, slender, physically fit.
SISTER, female, age 11-13. The soldier's sister translates his letters from English to Spanish and reads them to her mother and father. She is Mexican-American, slender, long dark hair, speaks English and Spanish.
MOTHER, female, late 40s. The soldier's mother is a Mexican immigrant. Speaks Spanish.
TELEGRAM DELIVERY BOY, age 17-21. Young Caucasian male delivers "killed in action" telegrams. Will ride a period bike.
WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University.
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