Character Detail Analysis for Bone Creek
An aspiring photographer; young woman 20s, pretty; she
is on a mission to photograph the rural south “to capture what’s
left of the real south before the wildness and magic is bulldozed to
make room for strip malls.” She becomes lost on
one of the rural roads she hoped to photograph, then
her car stalls. Speaks in a total of twelve scenes. Longest
speech is nine lines.
An older woman, rawboned, tough, colorful. 40+ Her
features are handsome and might have been stunning once. Effie “rescues” Nora
and tells her the story of Avenel Cannon. Speaks in
a total of eleven scenes. Longest speech is ten lines.
Guitar player 20s-30s. Running from the law after a prison
break, Avenel hides out with his Uncle Israel and learns the
art of moonshining. Speaks in a total of five scenes. Longest
speech is five lines. Helpful if actor can play acoustic guitar,
but but not necessary.
Uncle Israel (Uncle Shine):
Older man 50+. Moonshiner and storyteller. Very colorful.
Teaches Avenel how to make moonshine and “catch” a
spirit woman. Speaks in a total of three scenes, appears
in four. Longest speech is 13 lines. Must sing a capella in
A spirit lured by Avenel’s guitar playing. Seems like something
wild, unearthly. Must be able to wear contact lenses –lots of physical
acting. Considering a dancer for this role. No lines but appears in five
scenes. One scene is a love scene with Avenel –no
nudity, but actor must be confident, even aggressive.
Traffics in illegal drugs. 30s +, Smokes, very rough character.
Speaks in one scene. Longest speech is five lines.
Traffics in illegal drugs. 30s +, rough character. Speaks in
two scenes. Longest speech is four lines
Criminal and Avenel’s cellmate. Speaks in a total
of two scenes. Longest speech is seven lines.
One scene, three speeches, longest speech is eight lines.
Speaks in one scene. Three speeches. Longest speech is five
Wayne: Male prison guard. Speaks in
one scene. Longest speech is four lines.
Male prisoner. Speaks in one scene. Longest speech is one line.
No lines. Appears in one scene pushing a shopping cart down
a road. Could substitute an older woman here but looking for
Scrawny Boy: No lines.
Appears in one scene. Could substitute a girl here but looking
for picturesque character.
Revenuers: At least
two. 20s-40s. No lines.