Casting Men in Blue, UT Austin graduate thesis short film by award-winning director Sachin Dheeraj whose works have travelled to prestigious film festivals such as Hot Docs, Raindance, and energaCAMERIMAGE.
Logline: Resistance brews among the Indian immigrants who were stripped of their dignity and faced labor exploitation as a reputed shipyard in Texas conscripted them to repair the damaged ships after Hurricane Katrina in 2007.
GEORGE (Age 40+):
LEAD - INDIAN - FLUENT IN MALAYALAM - PAID
George is a middle-aged family man hailing from Kerala, India. He is religious and practical, who will stop at nothing from achieving his plan to liberate his brothers from misery and injustice.
ALI (Age 25-35):
LEAD - INDIAN - FLUENT IN TELUGU - PAID
Ali is a ship fitter and welder hailing from Vizag, India. He is young and impulsive, making him the most vulnerable target in the eyes of his oppressors.
SHIPYARD WORKERS (Age 25+):
SUPPORTING LEADS - SOUTH ASIANS - PAID
Calling all South Asian men living in Texas to apply for our supporting lead roles of "Shipyard Workers". We need nine young and middle-aged South Asian men to join our key cast. All South Asian languages and complexions are welcome.
SHOOT DATES: MARCH 17th to 30th, 2022. LOCATION: AUSTIN, TX
Please submit REEL + CV to [email protected] by Jan 31st, 2022 for consideration. If selected for the next round, we will contact you.