L.A. Area Japanese Speaking Actors for Student Movie “The Wind Telephone”



Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type: Student Films

Audition Dates: September 27th and 29th
Shoot Dates: Weekends of October 12th-13th and 19th-20th


LOGLINE: In a grief-stricken Japan that is unable to cope, Itaru takes it upon himself to help it heal. He builds a telephone booth that leads to nowhere, but carries voices through the wind. The story is based on true events and follows Itaru’s journey as he helps different families deal with loss.


ITARU (40s-60s, Male). Itaru is a Japanese-American man driven by compassion and hope. He leads a simple lifestyle, but when a tsunami devastates his hometown, he works to build a safe space in which people could come and be vulnerable. In this process, he, too, finds the courage to speak.

NOBOYUKI (25-35, Male). After losing his home and his family to a tsunami in Japan, this character turns to an ad in the newspaper that depicts a safe space in which to express your emotions as a way to cope and find solace.

SACHIKO (25-35, Female) Months after the tsunami in Japan, Sachiko makes a habit of bringing herself and her son Itsuki to a makeshift telephone booth to talk with her mother, who has passed away. Though her son does not quite remember her, Sachiko feels the pain like it was yesterday, still unable to find the right words to say.

ITSUKI (7-12, Male). Every month, Itsuki and his mother journey to a makeshift telephone booth to speak with his grandmother. Although he doesn’t remember her, he recognizes the importance of this journey as well as its importance to his mother.

Please send your resume/headshot to nguyenla@usc.edu, and feel free to DM me with any questions!

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Los Angeles, CA
Please submit to: nguyenla@usc.edu

This casting notice was posted by: USC School of Cinematic Arts Junior Thesis Film

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