BY: Kate Ascott-Evans
SHOSHANNAH’S SKATEBOARD is the story of a young Orthodox Jewish girl who wants to become YouTube’s next skateboarding sensation. Her family and Rabbi think otherwise.
Shooting in Los Angeles August 2013.
Old Russian Woman: 70’s or older. Warm and funny, she is learning to skateboard with the help of Shoshannah. No skateboarding experience required.
- Rabbi Lesner: in his 50’s (open to other ages). A strict Orthodox Jew. Kind, a fair man. He is trying to balance the demands of the orthodox jewish community within a changing world. He is not dogmatic but does believe strongly in the importance of ritual and honoring the different phases of ones life. Knowledge of Hebrew and the Jewish faith a plus.
- Dinah: Shoshannah’s sister. Mid-twenties. Meticulously put together. Married. A strict Orthodox Jew. Feels responsible for her sister. Will be asked to learn a few lines of Hebrew. Knowledge of the Jewish faith a plus.
- Aaron: 18 (no minors), a recent Hollywood High School graduate and skateboarder who wishes he was in the 70’s when the Z Boys were reinventing skating. He wants to create something that hasn’t been done before. Aaron is on a mission to make his own skating film. Big hearted and smart, he is not a stereotype. Any ethnicity. MUST be able to skate extremely well.
Shoshannah: 18 (no minors). A recent high school graduate. Shoshannah is a great skateboarder and a strict Orthodox Jew. She believes in her community and in her faith. Speaks a few lines in Hebrew. Knowledge of the Jewish faith a plus. MUST be able to skate extremely well.
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