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Casting Call: "Let Me Tell U A Joke" - A York U Student Film



PRODUCTION TITLE: Let Me Tell You A Joke
MEDIA: Short Film
STATUS: Union, and Non-union may apply
SCHOOL: York University
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Sonya Mwambu
PRODUCERS: Sonya Mwambu, Baiwen Liu
CASTING DIRECTOR: Sonya Mwambu
CASTING ASSOCIATES: Baiwen Liu
AUDITION DATE: Oct. 13 - 14, 2018
AUDITOIN LOCATION: TBD
SHOOT DATES: November 15th, 2018 - November 16th, 2018
SHOOT LOCATION: Toronto/GTA
PAY RATE: Non-paying student film – as per ACTRA Agreement

CASTING COMMENTS:
• This film will be filmed in English.
• We can accept union, and non-union actors
• This is a non-paying independent student film.
• Actors will receive a copy of the finished film for their demo reel.
• Meals and beverages will be provided on the shoot days.
• If transportation is required we can arrange for a ride for the actor during filming.

We sincerely thank everyone for their submissions, but only tSUBMISSIONS INSTRUCTIONS – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

1 – PLEASE EMAIL A RECENT PICTURE & YOUR CONTACT INFO
2 – IF YOU HAVE AN AGENT, PLEASE PROVIDE THEIR NAME & CONTACT INFO
3 – MENTION YOU SAW THIS NOTICE ON "CastCaller"
4 – PLEASE USE EMAIL SUBJECT LINE: LetMeFilm – – (example email subject line: LetMeFilm – ROLE – JOHN DOE) NO PHONE CALLS PLEASEhose talent selected for an audition will be contacted.
5 - Please email your application to [email protected]
6 - Deadline of Submission October 12/2018


Project Type:  Short Status:  Union Salary:  $0.00/day Ethnicity:  Any Ethnicity
Sex:  Male Female Age:  all ages Role:  Actor City:  Toronto

CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

Sanyu (Leading Role - Female - APPX 18 - 28 YRS OLD) - Female, Early twenties, African. She is a strong-willed individual who will do all she can to resist the mainstream and pursue her own idea of what it means to be an artist/filmmaker.

Claudia (Leading Role - Female - APPX 18 TO 28 YRS OLD) - Female, Early twenties, African. Claudia is doing everything she can to make it in the industry even if that means sacrificing parts of her identity.

Todd (Supporting Role - Male - APPX 18 TO 28 YRS OLD) - Male, Early twenties, Caucasian, jock type. Roommate and good friend of Claudia and Sanyu.

Stella (Supporting Role - Female - APPX. 40 TO 55 YRS OLD) - Mother of Sanyu, late 40’s. Traditional African mother who resists her daughter Sanyu moving out and has trouble understanding her artistic vision.

Sascha (Supporting Role - Male - APPX 35 TO 45 YRS OLD) - Eastern European Male, late forties to early fifties. Owner of the bar/pub that Claudia and Sanyu frequent.

Chris (Supporting Role - Male - APPX 40 TO 50 YRS OID) - Male, late twenties to early thirties, caucasian, corporate hipster type.

Project Details

Short Synopsis:  Let Me Tell You A Joke is a story about best friends, Sanyu and Claudia, two young black women who have just graduated university and the complexities they face of being women of colour with film degrees.
Producer:  Sonya Mwambu, Baiwen Liu
Director:  Sonya Mwambu
Casting Director:  Sonya Mwambu
Company:  York University
Deadline: EXPIRED (1202 days ago)

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