I’ve just finished casting for The Templetons, which is a short based on a comic by Matt Voss.
Matt’s comic is like a sort of twisted edition of Leave It To Beaver, where the family are all sunny and innocent to each other, but during the day they lead secret lives. Tim Templeton, the father, is actually a con artist pretending to be homeless and spare-changing on the street. His wife Tia runs a gambling ring out of her kitchen. And their daughter Trina sneaks out of school during the day to be one of those girls you see on Girls Gone Wild. Wooo!
The way they talk is like sitcom families as seen in the late 1950s or early 1960s, and that is how I’m trying to cast it. We begin principal photography this weekend, the end of March.