High School Student
For the Director Only!
The Idealist dreams of the perfect world and engages action and commitment to make it a reality. He rejects the idea that we should accept life the way it is; he knows it can be shaped and changed, that the future can be better, if we are brave enough to dream it and bold enough to bring it about. He is driven by doing the Right Thing, and he has a keen sense of precisely what that means. He might be found waxing philosophical about the nature of morality, or rushing off to champion some downtrodden cause. Because in a perfect world, there is The Idealist.
Every story has a moral, and finding and furthering it is what you do. You believe firmly in something and you seek to show others that truth, no matter the cost.
Tommy's parents Claire and Geoffrey are very busy people, with important jobs that keep them out of town a lot, so he's been dumped on his cousin Ellen for her to worry about. A little bit of a troublemaker, Tommy is just a little too smart and spirited for his own good. When he gets an idea it just takes him over! He's the kind of annoying student that clears great grades without even breaking a sweat, and he'll talk to anybody at school, especially if there's a good lead to be had for the school paper. Open and friendly, but fringey because of his exuberant belief in most conspiracy theories. His latest soapbox is the approaching end of the world -- everyone knows it's all over after 1999, baby!
Truth matters, and it's beautiful. No matter the depths of the journey, nor how winding the road might be, nor even the specifics of the matter, at the end, the truth is a treasure worth pursuing with reckless abandon. And if it's up to him to help others see just how desperately they should want this treasure, he's up to the task.
Reno Fisher (Slasher)
Reno has been making movies since he was a kid. Sure, they were shot in his imagination until his parents got him a camera, but even then he thought cinematic. Telling stories with his toys and filming them made it clear that he was destined to be a film maker one day. He became something of a purist as he got older, dreaming big and following in Welles' footsteps of one day becoming a true auteur and making the movies he wants to make. Unfortunately you have to start somewhere, and as Danica Durant has all the money (which pays for all the equipment), he's making a horror movie for his Senior film. That's what the group decided on and Danica says horror is all the rage.
But it's going to be his horror movie, damnit, and like Romero made Night of the Living Dead as a parable about race and human nature, his film will be social commentary thinly veiled in horror. He's been working on this project for almost two years now, and the time has finally come to make it happen. Nothing is going to stand in his way.