Casting Older Actress in NYC Area for Short Film

By | July 27, 2021


Location: New York City, NY

Type: Film

‘Hands’ is a micro short film that explores a family in turmoil exclusively through close ups of each member’s hands in action. The goal of this project is to show how our hands tell a story.

Narrated from the perspective of the families young daughter, we see the hands of each member hard at work (preparing dinner, sewing up a hole in some old clothes, washing up at the sink), and through the details of each pair of hands we unveil the story of a family, dealing with hardship and learning to heal.

In addition to the thematic elements of family and healing, this project was written as a unique way to film something safely as we all deal with the ongoing pandemic, by shooting exclusively through close ups of characters hands it will allow everyone to keep their masks on and stay safe for the duration of the production.


AGE: 60+
ETHNICITY: Black / African Descent

Grandma is the matriarch of the family. After suffering a fall and hurting her ankle she’s had to move back in with her daughter and her family. She sits in her chair by the window, sewing up a hole in her granddaughters clothes before dinner. NOTE: It is preferable that candidates have some knowledge of sewing, or knitting, or some other comparable skill that could be featured in the film (we are open to suggestions).

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: New York City, NY
Please submit to: by 2021-08-06
Please submit headshot and resume – auditions will be held remotely via zoom or phone call

This casting notice was posted by: Frasse Films

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