Chicago Auditions for Asian Actress in Student Film Speaking Role

12/26/2018

CASTING CALL FOR 30-40 Y.O. ASIAN ACTRESS IN CHICAGO

Location: Chicago/North Chicago, Illinois

Type: Student Films

Pay: $100/day (AGNES only). For everyone, meals are covered and transportation can be reimbursed within a certain radius.

A non-union, university-funded student film empowering Asian communities in the film industry.

Shoot dates: Jan 25 (half day), Jan 26-27
Location: North Chicago/ Chicago area

SYNOPSIS:
A short silent psychological drama exploring a mother-daughter relationship, as well as living/understanding a parent who lives in an entirely different reality. Freya is a lonely nine-year-old Asian/mix-Asian girl who spends most of her time playing with her, white imaginary sister, but. Her fantasy is constantly reinforced by her mother’s erratic, and sometimes violent reactions/behaviors. One day, the magic of fantasy doesn’t work anymore, and Freya has to face the monster in reality alone…to understand her mother, who suffers from chronic schizophrenia.

CHARACTERS:
AGNES (late 30s-40s, female, Asian): Freya’s mother. Agnes is a loving, single mother who feels bad for “scaring” the child sometimes. Once a proud, celebrated scholar, the golden girl from a nice family, but has been the “pity” for the public and family since her last acute episode. Constantly living in fear—believing that bad people/spies are there to get her family killed, having suicidal thoughts. Doesn’t think pills help her sanity.

FREYA (9, female, Asian or partially Asian): fresh face. Innocent but tougher than you think. A lonely child with wild imagination, trying to make sense of her mother’s “unusual” behaviors and temper-change in her own way. Desperately wants an elder sister/maternal figure/role model but is forced to make up one, make up one and grow up under harder terms. (Am also looking for FREYA; however, please note that she will be unpaid due to conflicts with child-labour laws)

AUDITIONS:
Email me a copy of your headshot + resume (if applicable) at CharmaineTan1247@gmail.com. If selected, we will ask for you to fill in an information sheet and send in an audition tape.

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Chicago/North Chicago, Illinois
Please submit to: CharmaineTan1247@gmail.com by 1999-08-20

This casting notice was posted by: Charmaine Tan

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CASTING CALL FOR 40 & 60-YEAR-OLD ASIAN ACTRESSES

Location: Illinois

Type: Student Films

Pay: $75/day

A non-union, university-funded student film to empower the LGBTQ & Asian communities.

Shoot dates: Feb 22-24, Mar 1-3
Location: Mainly Chicago area

Chinese-American cook Amy Chang wants to move to L.A. with her girlfriend Megan, yet is held back by unfinished business with her late grandma.

CHARACTERS:
GRANDMA (60-75, Female, East-Asian Descent. Preferably Chinese/ Chinese-American): Petite, self-assured woman. Traditional Chinese grandma who raised Amy when her Mom left to run the family restaurant. Remains a constant spiritual presence in Amy’s life, even after her death. **Noodle-making experience not required but definitely a plus!**

MOM (35-55, Female, East-Asian Descent. Preferably Chinese / Chinese-American): Caring. Worried. A single parent trying to financially care for her daughter, yet in doing so, missed out on much of her childhood. Amy’s mom wants her daughter to stay in Chicago with her and run the family restaurant. **Noodle-making experience not required but definitely a plus!**

AUDITIONS:
Held during 2nd and 3rd weeks of January. If unable to make it, we can discuss video auditions.

If interested, please email me a copy of your headshot + resume (if applicable) at CharmaineTan1247@gmail.com.

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Illinois
Please submit to: CharmaineTan1247@gmail.com by 1999-08-20

This casting notice was posted by: Charmaine Tan



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