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Casting Call for Paid Project   - Project ID # 1624106
Project Type   Feature Film Submission Type   SRN
Location   Los Angeles, CA Union   Non-union
Rate/Pay   n/a Release Date   05-16-21
Audition Date   Submission Deadline   07-30-21
Shoot Date      
Casting Category   Feature Film - Non-SAG
Market(s)   Los Angeles, CA>San Diego, CA

In mid-2000s SoCal suburbia a Biracial teenager feels caught between her clashing White American father and Ethiopian mother. Her parents' relationship reflects the internal pressure she feels to choose a side - should she choose her Western or Ethiopian culture?

Target Shooting Dates: August 2021

Role # 1 - Tsehai Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Biracial female (half black / half white). A 16 year old teenager navigating her biracial identity while feeling caught between her Ethiopian culture and Western culture. Mostly a peacekeeper who avoids dealing with real conflict, but kind, curious, and often unintentionally comedic. MUST PASS FOR 16 YEARS OLD.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 25
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Hair Style: Any -
Eye Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 2 - Genet Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Ethiopian/Habesha. Charming as hell and naturally warm. The first to laugh and smile, but equally FIERY. Whatever she's feeling will be known. Motherhood and commitment to family is her number one priority. Appears overprotective of her daughter, Tsehai, who she holds an intimate mother-daughter bond with. MUST SPEAK AMHARIC FLUENTLY.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 50
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Hair Style: Any -
Eye Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 3 - Paul Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Once a hippy, now turned "businessman" to provide for his family. The proud father of Tsehai who loves a light-hearted banter with his daughter. A diehard liberal that's always been the black sheep of his conservative extended family.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 50
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Caucasian -
Hair Color: Any -
Hair Style: Any -
Eye Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 4 - Webetu Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Ethiopian/Habesha. Tsehai's only blood-related auntie. Stoic and powerful by nature. She's a lawyer and you can tell. Now, she's a soon to be bride who put off marriage until her 30s (late by Ethiopian standards) because she always prioritized her education and career. MUST SPEAK AMHARIC FLUENTLY.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 40
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Hair Style: Any -
Eye Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 5 - Desta Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Ethiopian/Habesha. Tsehai's "auntie" (not blood related). A true Ethiopian patriot when it comes to tradition. Humorous and silly. The auntie who cares more about playing matchmaker than encouraging good grades. MUST SPEAK AMHARIC FLUENTLY.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 35 to 45
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Hair Style: Any -
Eye Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 6 - Gran Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Midwestern vibes. Upper middle class. The matriarch of her household. Tsehai's grandmother. Cordial and conservative. Fashionable and always looks her best. Doesn't like to talk politics at the dinner table.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 70 to 80
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Caucasian -
Hair Color: Any -
Hair Style: Any -
Eye Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 7 - John Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Tsehai's hotheaded uncle. Upper middle class. Hardcore conservative and a seemingly high-functioning alcoholic. Can't stand his progressive brother Paul.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 45 to 55
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Caucasian -
Hair Color: Any -
Hair Style: Any -
Eye Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 8 - Linda Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Tsehai's aunt (married into the family). Upper middle class. John's wife. Conservative, submissive, nice. Doesn't like to rock the boat.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 45 to 55
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Caucasian -
Hair Color: Any -
Hair Style: Any -
Eye Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -