Casting Call for Independent Feature Movie – Not My Mother’s Baking
Not My Mother’s Baking is a light-hearted yet heart-warming romantic drama, featuring actual mother-and-daughter Celebrity Chefs Siti Mastura and Sarah Ariffin in their first acting roles together. Sarah has always been in the shadow of her mother, Celebrity Chef Siti. When she tries to make her own mark in the baking industry, she is unexpectedly caught between two men yearning for her affections.
Imran is the perfect gentleman any Malay-Muslim parents would approve for their daughter, while Edwin is an earnest Chinese vlogger who, as Sarah’s brother blatantly declares, isn’t ‘halal’! To complicate matters, Edwin comes from a Taoist Chinese family which runs a famous roast/BBQ pork hawker stall. And being the filial Chinese son, Edwin is expected to marry a nice Chinese lady and take over the family business.
Will Edwin be able to navigate through their differences to win Chef Sarah’s heart? Or will he succumb to his family and societal expectations? The movie showcases the unique Singapore hawker food culture as well as Chef Sarah’s unique spin on baking – a fusion of the East and West!
Studio59 Concepts is currently looking for the following main & supporting cast for the above independent feature movie.
Shoot Period is from 27 October to 2 December 2019 and are scheduled in 3-day blocks of Saturdays to Mondays.
The movie is in English, Malay and Mandarin.
1. Edwin, Male, Chinese, mid to late 20s
Chef Sarah love interest #1
Boy-next-door, with easy going demeanour. Poised to take over family’s roasted pork stall, but more interested to be vlogger.
2. Imran, Male, Malay, mid to late 20s
Chef Sarah love interest #2
Comfortable, exec-looking ‘abang’ type. Instantly dependable, stable vibe.
3. Madam Tan, Female, Chinese, Mid-50s
Commanding presence, naggy. Overall owner of popular roasted pork stall.
4. Mr Tan, Male, Chinese, Mid-50s
Almost hen-pecked husband. Tend to ping-pong in giving support between wife and his kids. Co-owner of roasted pork stall.
5. Mr Yusof, Male, Malay, Mid-50s
Chef Sarah’s father & Chef Siti’s husband
Quiet-looking, very Melayu on the outside, yet can be ‘pedas’ when handling family as the head of household. Almost resigned to be photographer for popular celebrity wife.
6. Yusri, Male, Malay. late teens to early 20s
Chef Sarah’s younger brother
Cheeky NS Boy, hunk-to-be.
7. Joyce, Female, Chinese, late 20s
Edwin’s older sister
Resigned to professional office work, but actually want to take over family’s roasted pork business as a new generation hawker-entrepreneur. Grumpy that mother doesn’t support her wish.
8. Tini, Female, Malay, mid-20s
Chef Sarah’s BFF and also Imran’s sister
Modern Malay babe, who actually doesn’t approve of Imran dating Chef Sarah. She knows they’re not really compatible!
9. Martin, Male, Malay, mid-20s
Edwin’s video assistant
Quiet, but turns out to be the ‘adventurous’ Malay, who enjoys eating at Edwin’s family stall!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information before Sunday, 25 Aug 2019.
– Full Name
– Role you are interested in
– Contact Number
– A short video introduction of yourself
We look forward to receiving your expressions of interest.
City or Location of call: Singapore
Please submit to: email@example.com by 2019-08-25
This casting notice was posted by: Studio59 Concepts