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Short Indie Film casting Leads



Short indie film is casting the following lead roles.
This is a UNION production.
All characters must pass as Italian/Italian-Canadian and be able to speak with a slight Italian accent.
Principal photography: August 31 2019 - September 2, 2019
in Grimsby, Ontario.

ALESSANDRA MORANO
Character age: 21
Playing age: 20-29
LEAD
Physical characteristics: Must pass as Italian / Italian-Canadian.
*Must be able to speak with a slight Italian accent.

Alessandra is an Italian-Canadian living with her mother and sister in the suburbs of Ontario. Although she is intelligent, funny, and creative, she has been living in her sister’s shadow her entire life. Alessandra is the peace-keeper, the “rock” of the family. But she’s been relied on for too long, and now longs to leave and pave her own way in life.

MARIA MORANO
Character Age: 45
Playing age: 40 - 60
LEAD
Physical characteristics: Must pass as Italian.
*Must be able to speak English with a STRONG Italian accent. Bonus if Italian-speaking, but not necessary.*

Maria is Alessandra and Lena’s mother. Born in Italy but migrated to Canada when she was a child, Maria is a single mother, very soft-spoken and well-meaning, but fiercely independent and has her own life outside of being a mother to her two daughters.

SIMONE
Character Age: 22
Playing age: 20-29
LEAD
Physical characteristics: Must pass as Italian.
*Must be able to speak English with a STRONG Italian accent.

Simone is a friend of Alessandra’s, and Lena’s by proxy. She is loud, opinionated, and a little bit scrappy. She has good intentions, but sometimes has a hard time understanding other people’s feelings.


Project Type:  Short Status:  Union Salary:  $150.00/day Ethnicity:  Any Ethnicity
Sex:  Male Female Age:  21 - 24 Role:  Actor City:  Toronto GTA

Please email [email protected] to receive sides.
You will be asked to provide a self-tape by Monday, May 20 2019.

Project Details

Short Synopsis:  The strained relationship between sisters Alessandra and Lena reaches a dangerous climax in this exploration of family ties, mental illness, and self-sacrifice.
Producer:  Mariel Scammel
Director:  Erica Orofino
Casting Director:  Mariel Scammel
Company:  Paper Frame Pictures
Deadline: EXPIRED (96 days ago)

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