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Seeking Actors/Actresses for Short Film “Blackout” – Philadelphia, PA

Casting Call Details:
“Blackout” is a short dramatic film about Kemi, a Tanzanian immigrant to Philadelphia who is struggles with past memories on her daughter’s 8th birthday. A sudden power outage at the end of the day becomes the inspiration for an impromptu shadow play, giving Kemi a chance to confront her marriage, her heritage and herself.

Blackout is a Temple University graduate thesis film.
It is Non-Union.

See the character breakdown below.

Please send your resume, headshot and any questions.

Role #1: KEMI

Female / 28-38 / of African descent, Black
Kemi is a Tanzanian immigrant and mother of two, in her mid-30s.
Proficiency in Swahili is a plus!

Role #2: SAM

Male / 28-38 / of African descent, Black
Sam is a professor in his mid 30s. He is Kemi’s husband and father of two.
Proficiency in Swahili is a plus!

Role #3: IMANI

Female / 8-10 / of African descent, Black
Imani is an 8 year old girl celebrating her birthday. She was born in Philadelphia to Tanzanian parents.

Role #4: MANZI

Male / 6-8 /of African descent, Black
Manzi is a 6 year old boy, the youngest member of his family. He was born in Philadelphia to Tanzanian parents.

Casting Calls Categories: Student Film Casting Calls / Young Actors Casting Calls / Non-union Casting Calls / Short Film Casting Calls
Audition Date: 2/11/12, 2/12/12
Project: Seeking Black Actors/Actresses
Location: Philadelphia, PA

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