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

    • Casting Call
    • Toronto / GTA
    • Applications have closed.

    York University

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    PRODUCTION TITLE: Silent Protest

    MEDIA: Film / Student Film

    STATUS: Union and Non union may apply

    COMPANY/SCHOOL: York University

    PRODUCERS: John Tan, Desiree Falcao

    DIRECTOR: John Tan

    WRITER: John Tan

    CASTING BY: York University

    CASTING DIRECTOR: Xu Tan

    CASTING ASSOCIATE: Desiree Falcao

    CASTING ASSISTANT: Kalyna Fisher

    AUDITION DATES: Sun. Jan. 26th to Mon. Jan. 27th

    AUDITION LOCATION: York University

    SHOOT DATES: Fri. Feb. 14th to Mon. Feb. 17th

    SHOOT LOCATIONS: Toronto and GTA area

    PAY RATE: As per our ACTRA Agreement – this is a non-paying Student Film

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    STORYLINE:
    ‘Silent Protest’ is a family drama about the conflict between the overwhelming longing for intimacy and the inability to communicate love. It tells the heart wrenching story behind a young boy’s actions in silent retaliation to the separation of his parents.

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    CASTING COMMENTS:
    • We can accept union and non-union actors through our student agreement with ACTRA.
    • This is a non-paying 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.

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    CASTING:

    ETHAN – LEAD ROLE – MALE – 9-14 YRS OLD
    East Asian cast would be preferred.
    Fluency in Speaking Mandarin is an asset.
    A smart boy, whose silent rebellion reaches dangerous limits when trying to prevent the separation of his family with his mother moving out in the final straw of his parents’ divorce.

    LIN – LEAD ROLE – FEMALE – 30-40 YRS OLD
    East Asian cast would be preferred.
    Fluency in Speaking Mandarin is an asset.
    A strict, dedicated and loving mother who wants to provide nothing but the best for her son, while juggling with her divorce with her husband.
    Fluency in Speaking Mandarin is an asset.

    YANG – LEAD ROLE – MALE – 30-45 YRS OLD
    East Asian cast would be preferred.
    Fluency in Speaking Mandarin is an asset.
    A workaholic father who shares a different view on raising his son with his wife. He is hesitant about the divorce and has been overcompensating for his absence.
    Fluency in Speaking Mandarin is an asset.

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    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
    WEDNESDAY JANUARY 22, 2020

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    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
    We sincerely thank everyone for their submissions
    but only those talent selected for an audition will be contacted.

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