Movies, are a lot like blog posts. But longer– and definitely more eye-pleasing. Lila Yomtoob, an Emmy award winning filmmaker, reached out to us to post this casting call, and we couldn’t be more excited to get the word out!
if you or anyone you know are interested, shoot an email (with the below required attachments) to email@example.com.
**seeking actors and non actors**
AMERICA 1979 is a short film in whicha nine-year-old Iranian American girl feels the stress of the Iran Hostage Crisis. A racially charged event at school leads her to act out against her older brother, making an already tense situation more complicated for her parents. AMERICA 1979 is directed and produced by Emmy Award winning Iranian American filmmaker Lila Yomtoob.
We are planning to shoot the film for three days in September 2013 and are seeking actors and non-actors to audition. Below are descriptions of the roles we need to fill. Compensation TBD. We are holding auditions in NYC and Great Neck Long Island the week of June 17th.
If you would like to audition, please email us at Artscasting@gmail.com . Actors, please send your headshot and resume. Non-actors, please send a photo or two (your face must be clear in the photo) and a short note explaining why you are interested in the project and why you might be a good match. Due to time constraints, emails without photos cannot be considered.
To learn more about the film, please visit www.america1979.com
Bijan – Iranian man. 35-45 years old. A kind and gentle father of two children. Must speak English with a Persian accent, and be a native Farsi speaker. Will consider all physical types, but prefer a slim man with a receding hairline. Facial hair ok.
Roya- Iranian woman, 35-45 years old. A kind and gentle mother of two children. Must speak English with a Persian accent, and be a native Farsi speaker. The character is simple but beautiful, maternal and warm. She has medium or long dark hair.
Regina - Iranian American girl, 8-10 years old, Speaks English with an American accent. Smart and quiet, with a spark of troublemaker. An avid reader. Medium to long black or brown hair.
Bobby – Iranian American boy, 13-15 years old. Speaks English with an American accent. Slim, preferably with grown out, shaggy hair. Naïve and respectful, but grumpy toward his younger sister. Loves comic books.
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