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Actors Wanted for Short Film "There Are No Children Here"

Actors Wanted for Short Film "There Are No Children Here"

Ontario, Canada
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Casting SOUTH ASIAN'S for a grant-funded short film about intergenerational cycles of trauma.

Great team with multiple awards under their belt (Tiff-Netflix Talent Accelerator, Telefilm Talent To Watch recipients, etc)

Filming in the GTA in early December.

The film, "There Are No Children Here," centres around the character Saima. After experiencing a traumatic event at a family wedding, Saima seeks guidance from the women in her life only to realize that they are unable to give her the support she needs.

Theme: The film is an exploration of intergenerational cycles of trauma in a seemingly normal South Asian family, and how those cycles will continue to manifest in future generations until someone actively chooses to break them.

StarNow note for talent: Please note the Advertiser has indicated this production contains themes around sexual assault and minors are involved in shooting these scenes, although they will only be implied/discussed, and not seen. The minor's role will be followed into a bathroom but what happens in the bathroom is not seen and has no dialogue. These strong themes will only be discussed.

Applicants may wish to clarify further details with the advertiser before attending an audition.

The owner of this listing has agreed to abide by local 'working with children' regulations. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Shooting will be in early December.

Job payment

Payment TBC - Needed for 3-4 days. Paid low-budget indie rates, all depending on role.


Saima

Saima (15), innocent and obedient. On the cusp of transitioning into womanhood. She is about to learn what it means to be a woman in her world.

Female, aged 16 to 20

  • Ethnicity: South Asian

Applications closed 30 October 2021.

Ambreen

Ambreen (48-60), Saima's mother, a self-absorbed, loving woman who has trouble dealing with complex emotions due to her past.

Female, aged 48 to 60

  • Ethnicity: South Asian

Applications closed 30 October 2021.

Shagufta

Nadia's mother-in-law. A kind yet commanding matriarch with traditional values who believes in self-sacrifice.

Female, aged 50 to 75

  • Ethnicity: South Asian

Applications closed 30 October 2021.

Nadia and Amna

Saima's headstrong cousins. They have buried their own past traumas in order to get by in their world.

Female, aged 20 to 35

  • Ethnicity: South Asian

Applications closed 30 October 2021.

Masud

Saima's father. A kind, simple man who is sheltered from the reality around him.

Male, aged 48 to 70

  • Ethnicity: South Asian

Applications closed 30 October 2021.

Farah

Usman's wife. A young, naive woman.

Female, aged 20 to 30

  • Ethnicity: South Asian

Applications closed 30 October 2021.

Nida & Rabia

Saima's exuberant young cousins who are also coming of age.

Female, aged 15 to 20

  • Ethnicity: South Asian

Applications closed 30 October 2021.

Background & Small Roles

Several South Asian or Middle Eastern wedding guests, ages 5-75.

Anyone, aged 15 to 75

  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern , South Asian

Applications closed 30 October 2021.

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Listing created: 3 October 2021
Applications closed: 30 October 2021
Casting #1147486