SHORT FILM – LOST FACE. OPEN CASTING CALL
Open Casting Call in Edmonton, Calgary and Rocky Mountain House.
Casting indigenous talent. No acting experience necessary although actors welcome!
We are looking for period looking faces. Cast must have long hair to represent the tribes from the 1800’s.
Filming location within 2 hours of Calgary. Fees and conditions appropriate to ACTRA AIP Agreement class 1 film. Payment is $200 per day for principals and extras $100 per day.
Shoot dates: Between 5th to 12th December 2015.
Great director who has won over 50 international awards. Director and casting director will be at open casting calls.
Synopsis: Lost Face is a short film adaptation of a story written by legendary writer Jack London. Set in the mid 1800’s it tells the story of Subienkow, the second-to-last survivor of a group of Russian fur thieves. The fur traders have been defeated, by liberators from the local Cree tribe, who they enslaved as forced labour. Now Subienkow faces a long, protracted and painful death unless he can come up with a plan for escape. He calls over Makamuk, the chief, and begins to bargain.
- Chief’s Daughter 16-25 yrs old homely looking, simplistic, a little shy-introverted.
- Big Ivan Fur Trader all nationalities (Russian, Polish American Canadian) he is over 6’3 and must have stunt experience.
- Women 16 to 35 years old: Female interpreter who speaks Cree and English, interpreters for the tribe and Subienkow.
- Women 16 years to 70 years : Women angered wanting retribution on the fur traders who enslaved them. All First Nations welcome.
- Warrior Men: Strong character faces all ages (although no younger than 18yrs old). They are strong athletic types. Long hair strong character faces. All First Nations welcome
- Tribe members. Male and female Cree speaking people 16 to 70 yrs old. Great character faces.
Open Casting Call in Edmonton, Calgary and Rocky Mountain House
Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary: #101, 427-51st Ave. SE, Calgary, AB
6th November 2015 @ 3.00pm to 6.00pm and 8th November 2015 @ 2.00pm to 6.00pm
Canadian Native Friendship Centre 11728-95th Street Edmonton AB T5G 1L9
7th November 2015 @ 8.00am to 12.00pm
Rocky Mountain House:
Rocky Native Friendship Centre Society: 4917-52 Street, Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1B4
8th November 2015 @ 8.00am to 11.30am
All creative details including directors mood boards and synopsis can be found at: https://reel.io/__uwGwr ￼￼
Submissions: If you are appropriate to brief you are welcome to attend the casting.
If you cannot make casting but would like to submit for extra work please send a current photo with your contact details.