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“Kim’s Grocery” – Need Korean Actors and Actresses (Los Angeles, CA)

Casting Director seeking Union and Non Union Korean speaking actors and actresses for USC Grad Student Thesis Film. Email photo and resume ASAP! Thanks.

Synposis:
Pete Kim and his Mother run a small grocery in the middle of the predominantly Black Crenshaw neighborhood. Racial tensions, a faltering business and concern over his aging mother have pushed Pete to the edge. Torn between his duty to his mother and his desire to be free, Pete struggles to make it through each day. His only recess are his daydreams and his burgeoning friendship with a young neighborhood kid named Richie.

When Pete is unable to pay back a loan shark, Pete’s troubles come to a head. Determined to pay back the borrowed money and convince his mother to sell the store, Pete schemes up a plan to stage a robbery of his own family’s store. Unfortunately for Pete, his scheme spirals out of control and he is forced to face the consequences.

PETE KIM (LEAD)
Mid to late 20’s Korean American, good looking, masculine, soft soulful eyes communicating a sense of maturity, weariness and sadness. Cool and calm demeanor, masking great inner frustration. Pete needs to give off a vibe of a quiet storm. Please indicate if actor speaks Korean.

MRS. KIM (LEAD)
Korean, late 50’s, can be plump and squat but not overweight. Old school. Not very worldly and has a very black and white understanding of herself and her values. Is always smiling to Koreans but can be fierce when threatened by kids in the hood. Loves her son. She tends to drink to escape her sorrow of a husband who is no longer there. There are no subtitles where we actually know what is being said although some Korean will be spoken by Mrs. Kim. Please indicate if actress speaks Korean.

YEON – FEMALE
Korean American, late teens, pretty and smart, slender and graceful. Fashionable but in a conservative way. confident and intelligent. A bit self absorbed though gives off an air of someone with promise – a future. Not so important if she doesn’t speak Korean.

THE LEES – MALE AND FEMALE COUPLE
Late 50’s, think Korean yuppies, healthy looking and fashionable. They smile at everyone and then talk behind their back. Interested in their image and status in the community. come across as users with a hidden agenda while having a friendly conversation. Will speak a few line in Korean. Please indicate if actors speak Korean.

“KIM’S GROCERY”
Student Film USC Thesis Project
SAG Waiver
Director – Jing Shao
Producer – Ian Ward
Casting Director – Crystal Lujan

Interview Date(s): Mon 3/8 & Tues 3/9, Callbacks Wed 3/10

Shoot/Start Date: Start Date 3/17

Location: Los Angeles

Tentative Schedule:
3/13 Read Through
3/14 and 3/15 Rehearsal for Leads
5 days shooting between 3/17 – 3/23

Pay Rate: Copy, Credit and Meals – Great for your showreel!

PROJECT: “KIM’S GROCERY”

CASTING CALL CATEGORY: STUDENT FILM

LOCATION: LOS ANGELES, CA

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