We are looking for non-union actors to help with a reading of a movie script currently in development.
The reading will take place in Mississauga this Sunday, April 17 from 2 p.m. to about 5:30 p.m. We are not offering compensation for the reading (refreshments will be served) but ideally we are hoping to see some talent we may be able to bring on board when we begin casting for the production.
NU ADILA (18 to 38, 5’8”, green eyes, dark auburn hair, beautiful features – Rachel Weisz type)
Nu is a beguiling mix of savvy politician and ethereal earth mother. She is an intelligent, spiritual, and enlightened individual, passionate about empowering people, and fostering new ideas. An exotic beauty, she is calm and focused in her approach to life and work. Driven by the devastating death of her three-year-old son in an act of displacement, Nu is a believer in herself, her path, and her work. Even in the face of her failing marriage, her enlightened, pragmatic manner was unshaken, despite the personal hurt and upset it caused. Her closest confidant is her assistant Michael, with whom she shares an affectionate relationship, highlighted by good-natured teasing. One might describe Nu as lunar in nature, cool and fluid; but this enigmatic demeanor masks a fiery passion, deeply connected to the lush mysteries and insights of Mother Earth.
JORGE SANCHEZ (ages 20 to 40, Spanish, 6’, blue eyes, attractive – young Javier Bardem type)
Jorge is an embittered journalist, whose nomadic career of travelling from atrocity to tragedy has filled and burdened his already heavy heart. He holds himself responsible for the death of his son, and fifteen years later, still hasn’t found the grace or space to forgive himself. Trapped in a life he no longer desires, he is on a downward spiral of drinking and professional self-sabotage, alienating those closest to him. He is angry, combative, and has lost faith in himself and the world. Jorge is a man with little hope; what remaining hope he has left, he keeps locked in a drawer in his night stand in the form of an unsent letter to his ex-wife.
SOL (age 18, 5’10-ish, blue eyed, lean, sweet but tortured)
Sol is an enigmatic young man; though he appears detached and indifferent, he burns with a smoldering rage that has clouded his judgment. Misfortune has plagued Sol throughout his life, and as a result he is extremely guarded and defensive. He trusts no one, yet he craves the ties that bind; and yet he wants family so badly, he sometimes mistakes people’s intentions. Still waters run deep, and Sol is a perfect example; he is an introverted loner, a drifter on the highway of life, a sullen and moody man who has had to grow up much too fast, and has misunderstood the lessons behind his misfortune.
MICHAEL YUEN (age 28, Asian, 5’10”, attractive, gay)
An only child, Michael grew up highly independent, and is accomplished and mature for his age. He was a frustrated but skilled translator working in a government office; however, unsatisfied with his life direction and general level of fulfillment, he quit his job and went to Thailand right after the Tsunami to assist in aid and clean up. There, he met Nu Adila. The two have an immediate connection, and started working together. He serves as her assistant and confidant, travelling with her everywhere she goes. Michael is very good at what he does; he is a skilled communicator and highly organized. The pair has a very close and affectionate relationship, and he is extremely protective of her. Michael provides Nu with extremely reliable support on all fronts, though his efficiency is evenly matched by his inability to relax.
Michael’s boyfriend Steve is in his late thirties, which also speaks to Michael’s level of sophistication.
KEN NADER (ages 35 to 55, 5’10, blue eyed, dark and masculine) Role has been cast
Ken is of Arab decent and had a very privileged upbringing. His family moved to the US when he was 16. He studied communication and journalism at one of the best universities. He believed that he was going to make a difference. That he could help people, especially his people in the Middle East. But he got caught up in the drive for success, fame and the trappings of financial advantages of this life/fame. He becomes an Alcoholic and losses his grasp on life, disparaged and angry he prefers to control life instead of seeing the beauty in it. He realizes that he failed himself, and his people. He feels ashamed and guilty.
Please send your picture and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 15, 2011.