Director: Ron Krauss
Principal photography to commence: April 2011
Role: AGNES “APPLE” BAILEY
Description: CAUCASIAN, FEMALE, 16 to 18 years old.
This street-wise, 16 year old girl who calls herself Apple has never had an easy life. Her mother is a junkie and prostitute, is verbally and physically abusive, and is grooming her daughter to follow in her footsteps.
Apple knows the streets, alleys and motels like the back of her hand but wants more from her life. She possesses a tenacious, tough, indomitable spirit, and will not surrender to fate. Apple runs away from her mother and tracks down her father whom she has never known, as he was only 19 himself when he got Apple’s mother pregnant. Apple begs her now Wall Street Broker father to take her in. In the few days under her father’s care she learns she’s become pregnant by a kid from the streets she met on the train, who now wants nothing to do with her. She is forced to leave her father’s home because of her choice to give birth to the baby she carrying.
Apple runs away again, and is eventuallu taken under the wing of Father McCarthy, the chaplain of the local hospital after almost getting herself killed. He offers to let Apple live at a shelter for pregnant young women run by a spiritual woman named Kathy. It is here that Apple begins to tentatively interact with the other girls who are in the same predicament as she and gradually begins to make a family for herself.
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Chrystie Street Casting’s credits include: PRECIOUS, SEX AND THE CITY (TV SHOW), SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, GOOD WILL HUNTING, CIDER HOUSE RULES, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, THE WRESTLER and 200 other feature films.
Thanks to Jessica at A Class Act NY for the heads up!