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Japanese or Japanese looking female wanted for lead role in student film

Actor 1: Ayaka
Female, 20-35. Japanese or Japanese looking. Fluency in Japanese is an asset but not required.

The sole human character in the film, Ayaka is a quirky, charming, yet slightly paranoid, mess. Haunted by visions from the home she left behind, now a nuclear exclusion zone, she is unsure of where to root her life. An introvert at heart, the decision to move to Canada was one that left a deep mark on the rest of her life, and she is in no rush to do so again. Yet, as her situation becomes increasingly dire, she may not have a choice...

Project Type:  Short Status:  Non-Union Salary:  $0.00/day Ethnicity:  Asian
Sex:  Female Age:  all ages Role:  Actor City:  Vancouver

Auditions will be held on October 8th, 2018 at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Should that date not work for you, please still get in touch, we may be able to find another date.

As well, availability on either October 20th or 21st for a very short rehearsal is a must.

Project Details

Short Synopsis:  Farewell Fukushima is a character study and meditation on survivors guilt set in the years following the horrific earthquake and nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan. The film follows Ayaka, a young woman who grew up in Fukushima before the incident, who is now a recent immigrant to Vancouver. Unsure of her new life in the west, she is plagued by guilt-induced visions of her childhood toys and pets. Ayaka confesses her deepest fears and quirks to the camera, inter-cut with scenes from a surreal recurring nightmare she has, which may or may not have happened in the real world. As these dreams become more visceral, and more violent, Ayaka must make a choice. Will she return to Fukushima, to pick up the pieces she left behind, or will she remain in the West, secure in her new life?
Casting Director:  Genki Ferguson
Company:  Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Deadline: EXPIRED (217 days ago)

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