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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Virtual Auditions for Fremont Mental Health Stigma Reduction Project

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The City of Fremont’s Youth & Family Services Division (YFS) is currently hosting virtual auditions for casting in an upcoming short film with the theme of "Reducing Mental Health Stigma.” This film is part of a broader education and public awareness campaign that challenges the negative stereotypes about mental health concerns. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, the project encourages students to seek help for themselves and their peers as well as attempt to change perceptions about mental health concerns and increase help seeking behaviors. The campaign will raise awareness among students, parents, and the school community about the significance of youth mental health and the correlation with whole health and academic success.

The short film tells the story of Sage, a junior in high school with a love of art, who struggles with a variety of internal battles including anxiety and depression, pressure to excel in school, and everything that comes with being a teenage girl. As these battles spill into every aspect of her life, certain people rally around Sage and support her to finally seek help, and speak out about her issues, which also unleash her creative inspiration.

Produced to engage youth, the film’s purpose is to focus on the issues that many students go through while in high school and the mental health stigma that prevents students from asking for help. Stressing the importance of recognizing mental health issues in others and support from both peers and professionals, the benefits of allowing oneself to get the needed support are also highlighted.  

Auditions are open to any youth and young adults ages 15-21 who are interested in or are already pursuing acting careers. The film calls for actors to portray five central characters and an additional 5-10 extras. No professional experience is required. Auditions will take place through the end of July.

If you have any questions, please send an email and a team member will assist you.

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