BGRated Casting Call: ACTORS WANTED FOR THE FILM "LEELA'S JOURNEY" – UNION & NON-UNION MAY APPLY – BGRated Canada
PRODUCTION TITLE: LEELA’S JOUNRNEY
MEDIA: Film / Student Film
STATUS: Union and Non-Union may apply
SCHOOL: Sheridan College
PRODUCERS: Chrissy Papaioannou and Cristian Turgalium Garsea
DIRECTOR: Akriti Jain
WRITER: Akriti Jain and Elvin Pince
CASTING DIRECTOR: Megha Saxena
AUDITION DATE & TIME: Thurs. March 22nd – 2pm-to-6pm
AUDITION LOCATION: Casting Central – Toronto
SHOOT DATES: Fri. Apr. 6th to Mon. Apr. 9th
SHOOT LOCATION: Toronto/GTA
PAY RATE: Non-paying student film – as per our ACTRA Agreement
• There will be a kiss shared between Leela and Mohini as well as Leela and Dani.
• Leela will have a different hairstyle at the end of the film.
• 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 transportation would be provided.
SYNOPSIS: Leela’s Journey coming of age drama in two parts. The first part is set in present day New Delhi where Leela lives with her domineering mother. Leela learns that her secret lover Mohini is not coming with her to Toronto, where they could be with each without Leela’s mother’s watchful eyes. Finding herself in a new country Leela navigates her new found freedom and learns that she will never be with Mohini. To rebuild herself Leela transforms her appearance and attempts to redefine her connection with her mother.
LEELA – LEAD ROLE – FEMALE – 17-22 YRS OLD – SOUTH ASIAN
37 LINES – 15 SCENES
South Asian, Ideally Indian Leela is a tomboyish, closeted queer teenager who is coming to terms with her gender expression and sexuality – parts of herself that she has had to hide. She is clumsy and not very graceful. She is quiet but has moments of outbursts. Leela is headstrong and idealistic. She has grown up with an overbearing mother, Sushma, and she is in love with Mohini. Please note :There would be same sex intimacy between the characters (kissing)
SUSHMA – PRINCIPAL ROLE – FEMALE – 40-45 YRS OLD – SOUTH ASIAN
30 LINES – 3 SCENES
South Asian , Ideally Indian Sushma is an authoritative but loving mother and homemaker. She wants the Leela to succeed in the world and have strong ties to Indian culture. She pushes hard for those things sometimes at the expense of hearing what Leela truly wants. She knows Leela is different than her peers. She even knows Leela is queer but can’t admit that to herself.
MOHINI – PRINCIPAL ROLE – FEMALE – 17-22 YRS OLD – SOUTH ASIAN
13 LINES – 3 SCENES
South Asian, Ideally Indian Mohini is a feminine, graceful teenager who cares about her family and social conventions. She is Leela’s secret lover. She is playful, non-confrontational and a people pleaser. Mohini is also practical and realistic. She torn between her love for Leela and the expectations her family has of her. Please note :There would be same sex intimacy between the characters (kissing)
DANI – SUPPORTING ROLE – FEMALE – 20-25 YRS OLD – CAUCASIAN
7 LINES – 4 SCENES
Caucasian. Dani is a queer woman. She is confident in her sexuality and has a strong gaydar. She is charming and unafraid to go after what she wants and say what’s on her mind. Please note :There would be same sex intimacy between the characters (kissing)
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
TUES. MARCH 20TH
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