MAIN CHARACTERS / PROPOSED TALENT
RYAN HOOP, 25
A sensitive, boyish, quiet young man, Ryan has tried to distance himself from his sordid past, trying hard to be someone he is not. He struggles with his God-fearing, Southwestern upbringing that flies in the (hidden) face of raw passion and sensuality -undeniable traits of the brilliant artist he once was. Ryan forces an appearance of a competent, easy going box-store manager, but deep inside him something rages, taunting him, and threatening to explode.
GINGER BURNS, 38
Ginger’s needy personality can be easily cloaked by her sultry, steely and ambitious veneer. Sex is not a weapon for her, but a powerful and intoxicating power she wields with expertise precision. A brilliant artist herself, she lacks true confidence in her work, and seeks the muse that once held her heart, as well as guided her brush. In Ryan, Ginger sees not only the true genius she will never be; but also the lover and the raw, untapped artistry she needs to fill the emotional and artistic void in her world.
TARA WILLIAMS, 30
A raw-boned, quick-tempered Southwestern country girl with an uncomplicated beauty, Tara has had an unhappy life and sees in Ryan her escape and guarantee to a stable, normal family life. More comfortable with horses than co-workers, Tara is a master of the chipper, enthusiastic employee, but wife & motherhood is her objective above all else, and she will do whatever she must do to achieve that.
SHERIFF CALVIN WILLIAMS, 60
Tara’s father, sporting a lifetime committed to law enforcement, Calvin is the epitome of law and justice of the old West. He's not against doing wrong to achieve his ultimate right. And will do anything to assure his daughter’s happiness and safety, even if it requires bending, possibly breaking a few laws.
He is intense, wildly spirited, and sensitive.