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ENGLAND: actors (m/f) 30-50, English / Slavic languages spkrs, for short film in London [P]

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closing date: This casting is now closed

project title: The Birthday
production type: short film
pay: paid

looking for: actors
based in/around: London, England

about the project

Casting ”The Birthday,” a short film that explores themes of grief and unexpected kindness.

The short is produced for films festival distribution by an award winning production agency.

Synopsis: A devoted mother confronts challenges when an unexpected call back to work threatens to derail her plans for her son’s birthday.

Shooting in London on 15th Feb.

Paid: GBP 135.00 – 150.00 / day 

Looking to fill the following roles:
role 1 | actors | male
playing age: 30 - 50
role languages: English
role ethnicities: Middle Eastern/Asian/South Asian/White
Supporting Role: Muhammad
m, 30-50, Middle Eastern appearance, speaking English with a Middle Eastern accent, able to convey empathy with minimal dialogue.
Muhammad has a strong Middle Eastern accent (i.e. Arabic, Hebrew, Kurdish, Persian or Turkish) and is a compassionate taxi driver. He is initially reserved, focusing on his job, but reveals a depth of understanding and kindness.
role 2 | actors | female
playing age: 40 - 50
role languages: Ukrainian/Russian/Polish/Czech/Bulgarian/Slovak/Croatian/Bosnian/Belarusian/Serbian/Macedonian
role ethnicities: White/Slavic
ROLE: Sylvia
f, 40-50, must speak a Slavic language (i.e. Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak or Ukrainian)
Sylvia is a middle-aged woman worn down by life's challenges, grappling with the profound grief of losing her son. She is introspective, carrying a world of pain behind her eyes, yet possesses an inherent strength and resilience. Sylvia's journey throughout the film is one of transformation, from sorrow to hope.

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