Casting a young Caucasian boy that is 6 to 10 years old for a indie feature film. L.A. based production company seeks a child actor for a lead role of Pepper Flynt Busbee for the feature “Little Boy”. The child actor must be between 6 and 10 years old and no taller than 4 feet tall.
Film by Metanoia Films in Los Angeles.
Role: Pepper Flynt Busbee:
Pepper is extremely small for his age, and thus bullied and treated cruelly by the larger boys his age, who call him Little Boy. Protected by his family, his life changes drastically when his father heads off to the Pacific to fight for his country in WWII. The country is going through a period of racist propaganda attacks on the Japanese and Germans. Hoping to bring home their father, and blaming the only Japanese left in town, Little Boy and London vent their anger by setting fire to Mr. Hashimoto’s Lawn. Their little prank, doesn’tgo unpunished. Ordered to make restitution by their mother and Father Oliver, little boy is given a list of chores. Soon enough he begins to see Hashimoto-san as a caring person, and not a “dreaded Jap.”
Encouraged by Mandrake the Magician, and convinced by Father Oliver, Little Boy tries to use his faith and “psychic” powers to “move mountains” and bring his father home. This must be a very exceptional child, as the film rest on his shoulders…LEAD (1)
STORY LINE: In an idyllic Norman Rockwell world of the 1940’s in Northern California, life is turned upside-down when men go off to fight in WW II, women are left to cope, trying to hold families together, making do with less, and without their fathers around, children start to act out their anxiety. PEPPER, is most affected because he is constantly teased and bullied due to his small size. He learns how to have faith, and become a better and bigger person…
Film Director: Alejandro Gomez Monteverde
Casting Director, Dianne Crittenden
Additional Casting: Carla Hool
Start Date: July 2011
Location: Cabo San Lucas
Email Submission (head shot and resume) to: firstname.lastname@example.org