Hello… so I am casting for the rest of my short docu fiction project in Atlanta (Shadow and Act so kindly helped me with casting for my lead character - http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/casting-call-atlanta-based-docu-fiction-project-in-search-of-african-female-lead)
Below are the details for the rest of casting.
LOGLINE: When a grief stricken freethinking ex-Corporal in an African army is unable to accept the acquittal of the man who murdered her daughter, despite the critical incriminating evidence against him, she and her oldest daughter track him down, and uses a reality show to document his confession and the retribution she will unleash on him.
MELANIE (MEL) ADEMOLA- CENTRAL CHARACTER
Ethnicity: African or African American
Flaw: Fear - Over protective Cynic
Dominant Attitude: Audaciously Sarcastic.
Catch Phrase: I’m the only kid in the world who wishes her mother would make her a healthy home cooked meal from her mother.
Description: Mel is beautiful young girl; very smart and observant. She goes to a nearby school and is doing pretty well in class. She has a few close friends but she tends to isolate herself sometimes because the kids in school ask her ridiculous questions about Africa, which sometimes irritates her. She is very impatient with ignorant people. She would prefer to read a book, browse the internet for interesting articles than go hang out at the mall. She is very confident about who she is and has perspectives on life that are much wiser than her years.
Mel came to America with her mum 5 years before and has some fading memories of her life back at home. She holds on to her heritage by keeping abreast of what is happening within the continent and loves to randomly quote little known facts about Africa revealing how proud she is and how much she misses it.
Her favorite hobby is still photography. She loves to capture moments in time mostly because it helps remember how she felt at the moment she took it. She has a digital camera and a Polaroid camera. Melanie loves dogs and would like one for a pet.
Obstacle: Overcoming her mother’s overprotective nature
THE PRODUCER/ INTERVIEWER: IYANA - SUPPORTING CHARACTER
Age: Late 20’s to early 30’s
Dominant Attitude: Domineering Manipulation.
Description: Iyana loves being in charge and is very ambitious. She is on a mission to produce the highest rated show on TV at all costs. She is vain and insensitive to some of her crewmembers. Her extreme formality leaves a cold bitter taste when one speaks to her and her favorite catchphrase is “Its business, nothing personal”. She will squeeze favors out of you and do it at the most minimal budget she can to save the network money.
She is the kind of person who will take credit for any great idea that comes her way from her subordinates. Iyana is fascinated by Max’s story and why she has created a show around her.
Max’s evasiveness when on camera and asked a serious question.
THE PA: BILLY - SUPPORTING CHARACTER
Flaw: Diffident (Modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence.
Dominant Attitude: Apologetically nervous.
Description: Billy is an awkward looking and nervous PA who tries to please everyone but cant. He is always on the receiving end of Iyana’s rage.
Iyana finds his nervousness and insecure nature annoying and wants him to grow a spine yet at the same time keeps him around and her approach only makes him cower even more.
He hates being yelled at. The production team always misinforms him and when he carries out the wrong instructions he also ends up taking the fall.
He has a soft spot for Max and seems to connect with her subliminally.
Obstacle: His self confidence.
Interested actors should please email their headshots and/or demo reels to email@example.com for more information or questions on the project and casting. At this time we are ONLY looking for LOCAL actors.
Please have a subject line with the role you are auditioning for (MEL, IYANA or BILLY). Should read ATTN: “Insert Character name here” - Cooking Show
Production (3 Day shoot) will take place in Atlanta, GA Summer 2013.
There will be a small-deferred payment offer for the role as well as imdb credit, food and a copy of the film.