ACTORS WANTED FOR THE FILM ‘KILALNIN’ – UNION AND NON-UNION MAY APPLY

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    • Toronto, ON
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    ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FROM
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    PRODUCTION TITLE:  Kilalnin

    MEDIA:  Short Film / Student Film

    STATUS:  Union and Non-Union may apply

    SCHOOL:  Sheridan College Advanced Film & Television Program

    PRODUCERS:  Neeti Jain & Doyinsola Wale Banmore

    DIRECTOR:  Aaron Miller

    WRITER:  Motzie Dapul

    CASTING BY:  Jesse Griffiths Casting Inc.

    CASTING DIRECTOR:  Jesse Griffiths

    AUDITION DATE:  TBC

    AUDITION LOCATION:  Toronto

    SHOOT DATES:  Fri. March 22nd to Mon. March 25th

    SHOOT LOCATION:  Toronto/GTA

    PAY RATE:  Non-paying Student Film – As Per ACTRA Agreement

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    PRODUCTION NOTES:
    • A Sheridan College Graduate Program Film Production under the ACTRA/Sheridan College Agreement.
    • This is a nonpaying student film and no permit is required.
    • 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.

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    STORYLINE: Emma is a Filipina filmmaker, who, along with her girlfriend, the activist Tinang, recently suffered the violent loss of a friend in the Philippines’s violent current administration, prompting Emma to move to Canada to find better work, and a safer life. Though her parting with Tinang isn’t amiable, she’s quickly able to make contact with a Filipino producer, Stallings, who helps her pitch a series to a Canadian network, a pitch that’s quickly picked up—but with the network wishing to change most of its Filipino cultural roots to suit a more North American audience. While dealing with having to make multiple compromises to get her show to air, Emma is haunted both figuratively and literally—by her deceased best friend Camille, who seems to come increasingly closer to Emma, seemingly wishing her harm, and the hauntings push Emma to fight for the last shred of Filipino identity in her series: a character who she named Camille, after her dead friend. Though it seems to calm the spirit, at first, Emma is subject to another, more terrifying haunting, with multiple spirits of those who died violently, similar to Camille, appearing in her home, pushing her to break down. When Camille’s spirit finally makes physical contact with her, however, she’s gentle, whispering to Emma a request that Emma agrees to. Later on, Stallings is reluctantly convinced to help Emma in her next big project. Over a year later, Emma, with support from Stallings and Tinang, is presenting a film she’s created about the violent killings in the Philippines, in hopes that the victims not be forgotten, and the lack of justice for their deaths acknowledged. This is what Camille asked her for: acknowledgement, and perhaps, justice. And Emma has done what she can to try and facilitate that.

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    CASTING:

    EMMA – LEAD ROLE – FEMALE – 25-35 YRS OLD – FILIPINO
    Emma is a haunted writer who is struggling with guilt and depression. She is unsure of herself, but she has the drive that is necessary to be successful in her career and is willing to make the sacrifice of changing herself if it means achieving her goals even though she is torn on the changes. She is intelligent but not arrogant. Emma is thin to medium build, with dark hair.

    STALLINGS – PRINCIPAL ROLE – MALE/FEMALE/GENDER QUEER – 40-50 YRS OLD – FILIPINO
    Stallings is a refreshing breath of air as a producer. They’re fast­talking, realistic, mostly positive, but they don’t pull punches, and are quite frank. They would never go behind your back for a career move and if they needed to they would let you know what was happening. They’re honest while being a touch egotistical but overall is
    lighthearted and wants what’s best for the project they’re producing. They are medium­build.

    EXEC MALE – PRINCIPAL ROLE – MALE – 40-50 YRS OLD – CAUCASIAN
    The Exec is cold and calculated. He only cares about success and money. He’s not afraid to speak his mind and lets you know the truth without any remorse. As long as he puts forth a profit­making product he doesn’t care about the art or socio­political context. He is almost alien like, skinny with sharp cheek bones, perfectly pressed with neatly styled hair.

    TINANG FEMALE – PRINCIPAL ROLE – FEMALE – 30-40 YRS OLD – FILIPINO
    Tinang is full of passion and disdain. She blames herself for the death of her friend and will stop at nothing to figure out who was responsible. She cannot let go and her grieving has turned into a determination that has consumed her and her feelings towards the people she loves.

    CAMILLE – ACTOR ROLE – FEMALE – 25-35 YRS OLD – FILIPINO
    Camille is dead. This role is non­speaking and requires moderate special effects makeup. Camille is ghostly with gunshot wounds and haunts Emma. She needs to move in an uncanny way but needs to be able to tow the line of being scary and being able to show sadness in her face because she is a victim.

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    ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FROM
    ACTRA/ACTRA Apprentice/Non-Union Talent

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    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
    TUES. FEB. 12TH

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    SUBMISSIONS INSTRUCTIONS – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
    If you are interested – you must submit the following to be considered

    1 – EMAIL A RESUME, HEADSHOT (OR RECENT PICTURE) & YOUR CONTACT NUMBER
    2 – IF YOU HAVE AN AGENT, PLEASE PROVIDE THEIR NAME & CONTACT INFO
    3 – MENTION THAT YOU SAW THIS NOTICE ON eBOSS CANADA
    4 – PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING EMAIL SUBJECT LINE FORMAT:
    (Subject Line Example:  KILALNIN – <ROLE> – <YOUR NAME>)
    (Subject Line Example:  KILALNIN – EMMA – JOHN SMITH)

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    We sincerely thank everyone for their submissions
    but only those talent selected for an audition will be contacted.

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