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Shannon Mauldin (S. L. Mauldin)
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Author / Screenwriter www.lifeslidng.com
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CASTING CALL for SHORT FILM


The Scheduled Casting Call will be held Wednesday, June 28th from 12pm - 6pm at Blank Stage Acting Studios in Woodstock, GA 30188

Always Here

Based on the novel Always Here by S. L. Mauldin set to be released late summer 2017.

Synopsis:

Miranda, a self-proclaimed awkward teen dreams of musical theater stardom and following some encouragement from her eccentric best friend Christian, she decides to audition for their school’s upcoming performance. It comes as no surprise when she is beat out by the most popular girl in school.
All is not lost however since Miranda is selected to understudy the girl whom everyone views as perfect. Perfect looks, perfect money, and the perfect boyfriend. Even her younger brother’s goofy best friend falls prey to allure of Pam who Miranda jokingly speculates might be a vampire.
Soon after the leap of faith, Miranda and Christian uncover that someone in a seemingly perfect high school romance is hiding something. The bruises and the public displays that aren’t so affectionate initiate the discovery. The secrets are well hidden behind the walls of popularity and gated communities where proper fork placement takes priority over the frivolous dreams of a teenager.

Rushing to save someone dramatically alters to the lives of six young adults when late one night on a two lane road a flickering brake light leads to the revealing of truths and the fulfillment of promises. One of those promises Miranda and Christian made in the third grade. With an auditorium fully seated on opening night, it becomes necessary for Christian to remind Miranda of a pact they made at a very young age. It came with two words – “Always Here.”

Miranda is 16 and is our storyteller. She is mildly insecure, loves to sing and perform. She is a diamond in the rough. She dreams of musical theatre stardom, but thus far has lacked the courage to step out on a stage.

Christian is 17 and Miranda’s lifelong best friend. He is handsome, confident, and unique. Some might say eccentric. He marches to beat of his own drum. He has a humorous view of the world and the behaviors of humans in general. He is Miranda’s encourager.

Pam is 16. Pam is the “pretty girl.” Pam too dreams of musical theatre stardom, but her prominent family does not approve. She hides a secret. Her handsome football player boyfriend is physically and emotionally abusing her.

Trent is 17. Trent is Pam’s boyfriend. He is a manipulator. Inside lives a monster he can’t control. The monsters stems from a childhood of living with an abusive alcoholic father.

Greer is 14 and is Miranda’s younger brother. He is a prankster and goofy.
Nathan is 14 and Greer’s best friend. Nathan is an airhead and is head over heels in love with Pam and is convinced that she will one day leave the football player and declare her love for him.

Nana is a senior and grandmother to Miranda and Greer. She is feisty and hilarious. She too is apt to pull off a prank or two; mostly aimed at Greer.

Karen, who is Trent’s mother. She lives with regret because in her heart she knows that she should’ve taken Trent and left a house of madness long ago. She is rattled and at a breaking point.

Trent’s Father. He is angry. Drinks a lot and blames all his issues on others.

Did you know? Getting cast in the Always Here short film may land you on the cover of the upcoming release of the novel Always Here. During production, if the perfect photo or still image is captured, that image could be chosen to serve as the book cover.
*pending publisher’s final approval.

We will be calling for extras for a “high school parking lot” scene where we need students present as a two characters engage in an exchange of words that almost comes to blows.

*The is a No Pay project.
1. Talent can use in their demo reel.
2. Talent will be invited to a premiere.
3. For longer shoots food will be provided.
4. Upon approval from the publisher of the upcoming novel Always Here, talent might appear on the front and or rear cover of the novel.
5. Auditioning using your own monologue is perfectly acceptable. We may ask you to read from the script with another actor who will be available at the audition.

Let’s have some fun!

Sample script and other info here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1694039684232688/

Questions? Facebook Mail Author S. L. Mauldin .
Schedule your appointment via this link. Thank you.

http://AlwaysHereAudition.appointy.com

From executive producers S. L. Mauldin, Kelly Sirois, and Hagen Mattingly.
Director Hagen Mattingly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38H0DUdGcec&feature=youtu.be

Our last Project “Life Sliding”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjyIgD67Wqg
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CASTING CALL for SHORT FILM
The Scheduled Casting Call will be held Wednesday, June 28th from 12pm - 6pm at Blank Stage Acting Studios

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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Life Sliding is a y ...


Readers Favorite
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Life Sliding is a young adult coming of age novel written by S.L. Mauldin. Though he had indeed handcrafted the persona that made him the kid everyone wanted to emulate, even Gavin Bailey found the yearbook title, “The Most Looked Up To,” somewhat tedious and a little bit absurd. Still, he accepted his role as a king at his high school and pondered what it would be like reigning in his senior year. Taylor, his long-term friend/girlfriend, had invited him to come with her family to Cabo for the summer, but his father, who had gotten increasingly strict and controlling, had nixed that idea. He had made other plans for Gavin, plans that would put the kibosh on any entertainment for his last high school summer, and his dad had made it clear that there was no point in arguing about it. After the last day of school, Gavin was woken up early on Sunday morning and driven off to the parking lot where a herd of yellow school buses were waiting for the campers to arrive. To make matters even worse, his father had pulled the plug on his cellphone coverage, effectively cutting off any communication with the real world as Gavin knew it. Camp Lift Me Up was created to let kids with special needs just be kids for a summer, and Gavin’s father had volunteered him to be one of the Counselors-in-Training. Gavin viewed it as a wasted summer at first, but he soon discovered it was a life-changing experience.

S.L. Mauldin’s young adult coming of age novel, Life Sliding, is a grand and glorious read about the pressures to conform that shackle children and young adults in school, and one popular kid’s realization that there was much more to life than being the most looked up to. Following Gavin’s metamorphosis from an arrogant and entitled kid to a compassionate and independently minded young adult is a mesmerizing and moving experience. Life Sliding is one of those all-too-rare books that get it. Mauldin seems to have the inside scoop on the angst, self-doubt and insecurity of the young whose issues are often dismissed with condescending platitudes such as “youth is wasted on the young.” His plot is original and compelling, and Camp Lift Me Up is marvelous. I have to admit that I’ve always harbored a wistful envy of those fortunate kids who got sent to camp and became counselors when they were teens. So I automatically looked forward to vicariously experiencing Gavin’s camping summer, even if he didn’t, but, like Gavin, I found it far surpassed my anticipation. Mauldin’s characters are authentic and intriguing, especially Gavin’s lifelong friend, Jacob, and their friendship is a big part of what makes this book work as well as it does. I had a grand time reading Life Sliding; it’s easily one of the best books I’ve read this year. Life Sliding is most highly recommended. #yafiction #youngadultbooks #fiction #bookreview

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CASTING CALL for SHORT FILM
The Scheduled Casting Call will be held Wednesday, June 28th from 12pm - 6pm at Blank Stage Acting Studios in Woodstock, GA.

Character Details– Always Here

Miranda is 16 and is our storyteller. She is mildly insecure, loves to sing and perform. She is a diamond in the rough. She dreams of musical theatre stardom, but thus far has lacked the courage to step out on a stage.

Christian is 17 and Miranda’s lifelong best friend. He is handsome, confident, and unique. Some might say eccentric. He marches to beat of his own drum. He has a humorous view of the world and the behaviors of humans in general. He is Miranda’s encourager.

Pam is 16. Pam is the “pretty girl.” Pam too dreams of musical theatre stardom, but her prominent family does not approve. She hides a secret. Her handsome football player boyfriend is physically and emotionally abusing her.

Trent is 17. Trent is Pam’s boyfriend. He is a manipulator. Inside lives a monster he can’t control. The monsters stems from a childhood of living with an abusive alcoholic father.

Greer is 14 and is Miranda’s younger brother. He is a prankster and goofy.

Nathan is 14 and Greer’s best friend. Nathan is an airhead and is head over heels in love with Pam and is convinced that she will one day leave the football player and declare her love for him.

Nana is a senior and grandmother to Miranda and Greer. She is feisty and hilarious. She too is apt to pull off a prank or two; mostly aimed at Greer.

Karen, who is Trent’s mother. She lives with regret because in her heart she knows that she should’ve taken Trent and left a house of madness long ago. She is rattled and at a breaking point.

Trent’s Father. He is angry. Drinks a lot and blames all his issues on others.

More Details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1694039684232688/ #WoodstockGeorgia #Casting #auditions #Atlanta #Film 
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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Life Sliding is a young adult coming of age novel written by S.L. Mauldin. Though he had indeed handcrafted the persona that made him the kid everyone wanted to emulate, even Gavin Bailey found the yearbook title, “The Most Looked Up To,” somewhat tedious and a little bit absurd. Still, he accepted his role as a king at his high school and pondered what it would be like reigning in his senior year. Taylor, his long-term friend/girlfriend, had invited him to come with her family to Cabo for the summer, but his father, who had gotten increasingly strict and controlling, had nixed that idea. He had made other plans for Gavin, plans that would put the kibosh on any entertainment for his last high school summer, and his dad had made it clear that there was no point in arguing about it. After the last day of school, Gavin was woken up early on Sunday morning and driven off to the parking lot where a herd of yellow school buses were waiting for the campers to arrive. To make matters even worse, his father had pulled the plug on his cellphone coverage, effectively cutting off any communication with the real world as Gavin knew it. Camp Lift Me Up was created to let kids with special needs just be kids for a summer, and Gavin’s father had volunteered him to be one of the Counselors-in-Training. Gavin viewed it as a wasted summer at first, but he soon discovered it was a life-changing experience.

S.L. Mauldin’s young adult coming of age novel, Life Sliding, is a grand and glorious read about the pressures to conform that shackle children and young adults in school, and one popular kid’s realization that there was much more to life than being the most looked up to. Following Gavin’s metamorphosis from an arrogant and entitled kid to a compassionate and independently minded young adult is a mesmerizing and moving experience. Life Sliding is one of those all-too-rare books that get it. Mauldin seems to have the inside scoop on the angst, self-doubt and insecurity of the young whose issues are often dismissed with condescending platitudes such as “youth is wasted on the young.” His plot is original and compelling, and Camp Lift Me Up is marvelous. I have to admit that I’ve always harbored a wistful envy of those fortunate kids who got sent to camp and became counselors when they were teens. So I automatically looked forward to vicariously experiencing Gavin’s camping summer, even if he didn’t, but, like Gavin, I found it far surpassed my anticipation. Mauldin’s characters are authentic and intriguing, especially Gavin’s lifelong friend, Jacob, and their friendship is a big part of what makes this book work as well as it does. I had a grand time reading Life Sliding; it’s easily one of the best books I’ve read this year. Life Sliding is most highly recommended. 

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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Life Sliding is a young adult coming of age novel written by S.L. Mauldin. Though he had indeed handcrafted the persona that made him the kid everyone wanted to emulate, even Gavin Bailey found the yearbook title, “The Most Looked Up To,” somewhat tedious and a little bit absurd. Still, he accepted his role as a king at his high school and pondered what it would be like reigning in his senior year. Taylor, his long-term friend/girlfriend, had invited him to come with her family to Cabo for the summer, but his father, who had gotten increasingly strict and controlling, had nixed that idea. He had made other plans for Gavin, plans that would put the kibosh on any entertainment for his last high school summer, and his dad had made it clear that there was no point in arguing about it. After the last day of school, Gavin was woken up early on Sunday morning and driven off to the parking lot where a herd of yellow school buses were waiting for the campers to arrive. To make matters even worse, his father had pulled the plug on his cellphone coverage, effectively cutting off any communication with the real world as Gavin knew it. Camp Lift Me Up was created to let kids with special needs just be kids for a summer, and Gavin’s father had volunteered him to be one of the Counselors-in-Training. Gavin viewed it as a wasted summer at first, but he soon discovered it was a life-changing experience.

S.L. Mauldin’s young adult coming of age novel, Life Sliding, is a grand and glorious read about the pressures to conform that shackle children and young adults in school, and one popular kid’s realization that there was much more to life than being the most looked up to. Following Gavin’s metamorphosis from an arrogant and entitled kid to a compassionate and independently minded young adult is a mesmerizing and moving experience. Life Sliding is one of those all-too-rare books that get it. Mauldin seems to have the inside scoop on the angst, self-doubt and insecurity of the young whose issues are often dismissed with condescending platitudes such as “youth is wasted on the young.” His plot is original and compelling, and Camp Lift Me Up is marvelous. I have to admit that I’ve always harbored a wistful envy of those fortunate kids who got sent to camp and became counselors when they were teens. So I automatically looked forward to vicariously experiencing Gavin’s camping summer, even if he didn’t, but, like Gavin, I found it far surpassed my anticipation. Mauldin’s characters are authentic and intriguing, especially Gavin’s lifelong friend, Jacob, and their friendship is a big part of what makes this book work as well as it does. I had a grand time reading Life Sliding; it’s easily one of the best books I’ve read this year. Life Sliding is most highly recommended. #fiction #yafiction #BestBooksforTeen #AudioBooks #youngadult

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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Life Sliding is a young adult coming of age novel written by S.L. Mauldin. Though he had indeed handcrafted the persona that made him the kid everyone wanted to emulate, even Gavin Bailey found the yearbook title, “The Most Looked Up To,” somewhat tedious and a little bit absurd. Still, he accepted his role as a king at his high school and pondered what it would be like reigning in his senior year. Taylor, his long-term friend/girlfriend, had invited him to come with her family to Cabo for the summer, but his father, who had gotten increasingly strict and controlling, had nixed that idea. He had made other plans for Gavin, plans that would put the kibosh on any entertainment for his last high school summer, and his dad had made it clear that there was no point in arguing about it. After the last day of school, Gavin was woken up early on Sunday morning and driven off to the parking lot where a herd of yellow school buses were waiting for the campers to arrive. To make matters even worse, his father had pulled the plug on his cellph...

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Join the Life Sliding team at Get Connected Thursday April 27th. Come meet the wonderful people from Blank Stage Studios - Woodstock.
Panels, Movie Screenings, Networking,

$10. at the DOOR

Celebrate and network with the hard working independent artist with a night full original shorts provided by our local indie filmmakers, sit in on a top notch panel and gain knowledge to help you with your craft, take advantage of some amazing fun actives and amazing networking in the stunning Porter-Sanford Center!

COMPLIMENTARY
Food | Screenings | Networking | Vendor Tables Panels | Workshops

Venue | Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Centre
Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs

Enjoy an evening of:
• Complimentary Appetizers & Desserts
• Drink Specials
• Networking
• Give-A-Ways & Door Prizes
• Film Screenings from your favorite indie filmmakers
• Industry focused Vendor Tables
• Themed Workshops
• Cash Bar

Connect with Atlanta's top indie filmmakers, cast and crew, Actors, behind the scene + more Discover a new independent artist, gain industry insight and network to where you want to be. Build your resources, align with like minded people.
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center
3181 Rainbow Dr, Decatur, Georgia 30034ple and maybe even form the the spark for the next amazing project. #screenwriting #film #acting #networking #Atlanta #LifeSliding #BlankStage

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Hope to see you at Get Connected Thursday April 27th. https://www.facebook.com/events/205826493244288/

Info via Get Connected: https://www.facebook.com/events/205728203258095/
Panels, Movie Screenings, Networking,

$10. at the DOOR

Celebrate and network with the hard working independent artist with a night full original shorts provided by our local indie filmmakers, sit in on a top notch panel and gain knowledge to help you with your craft, take advantage of some amazing fun actives and amazing networking in the stunning Porter-Sanford Center!

COMPLIMENTARY
Food | Screenings | Networking | Vendor Tables Panels | Workshops

Venue | Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Centre
Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs

Enjoy an evening of:
• Complimentary Appetizers & Desserts
• Drink Specials
• Networking
• Give-A-Ways & Door Prizes
• Film Screenings from your favorite indie filmmakers
• Industry focused Vendor Tables
• Themed Workshops
• Cash Bar

Connect with Atlanta's top indie filmmakers, cast and crew, Actors, behind the scene + more Discover a new independent artist, gain industry insight and network to where you want to be. Build your resources, align with like minded people and maybe even form the the spark for the next amazing project. #Film #Atlanta #Acting 
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