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CubeCity Entertainment, Inc. is casting for the SAG digital feature “Under Jakob’s Ladder”

CubeCity Entertainment, Inc. is casting for the SAG digital feature “Under
Jakob’s Ladder.”
SAG Ultra Low Budget Contract.
Synopsis: This feature film, UNDER JAKOB’S LADDER, presents a memorable
script set in a Soviet Prison Camp. The theme of the script is somewhat
reminiscent of Roberto Benigni’s LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL. It presents a story that
moves from despair to a realistic and believable optimism.

Seeking:

BRUNO – Lead. MALE. 35-45. White. Required Skills – Dialects: Slavic.
Eastern European. Helpful Skills – Good singing voice. Lean, tough-looking
Communist. Bitter atheist. Because he’s the “inside man” at the prison, he
gets special treatment from the guards. Boastful. Likes to push his weight
around. A good singer.

YASHA – Lead. MALE. 20-25. 5′ 8″ – 5′ 11″. White. Required Skills –
Dialects: Slavic. Eastern European. Helpful Skills – Convincingly tone-deaf,
realistic ability to stage a seizure. Simple-minded (brain-damaged) ,
devoted. forgiving, undaunted by life. A source of amusement for the other
prisoners in that he rarely “gets it”.

KARL – Lead. MALE. 20-25. 5′ 9″ – 5′ 11″. White. Required Skills – Dialects:
Slavic. Eastern European. Helpful Skills – fair singing voice. Quiet and
introverted. Prison life has turned his outlook into a bitter, sarcastic
anger. He desires to turn matters right and struggles with the purpose of
being in jail when he committed no crime.

VOVIK – Supporting. MALE. 40-50. White. Required Skills – Dialects: Slavic.
Eastern European. Helpful Skills – Overweight Outspoken and “fat” wise-guy.
Rash. Is using a spoon to try to dig his way out of prison.

YOSIF – Supporting. MALE. 40-50. 6′ 4″ – 7′ 0″. White. Required Skills –
Dialects: Slavic. Eastern European. Helpful Skills – Tall. Extremely tall.
Intimidating big man, known for his imposing size. Even the prison bully,
Bruno, doesn’t want to cross him. A protector of the weaker prisoners.

DAVID – Supporting. MALE. 50-60. White. Required Skills – Dialects: German.
A Mennonite preacher who has managed to gather scraps of paper to create a
“bible”. Courageous. Defiant. Shot to death.

OIGEN – Supporting. MALE. 40-50. White. Required Skills – Dialects: Slavic.
Eastern European. Slimy. Backstabbing. Turns in his friends and neighbors in
return for bottles of vodka. Cowardly. A drunk.

PEPCHIK – Supporting. MALE. 40-60. White. Required Skills – Dialects:
Slavic. Eastern European “Toothless” mute inmate, scrawls cryptic and
foreboding messages on the prison walls; behind his eccentric façade lies a
deeply thoughtful interior. He speaks at the very end of the story to the
astonishment of all.

HANS – Supporting. MALE. 30-40. White. Required Skills – Dialects: German.
Helpful Skills – Ability to convey extreme emotions on a dime. Intense
Mennonite, ready to challenge those who oppose him. Separated from his wife
and thrown into prison he is left discouraged and on the brink of insanity.

SERZHANT – Featured. MALE. 35-45. White. Required Skills – Dialects:
Russian. Unlikable Russian Sergeant, Pushy and Vindictive.

YOUNG NIKOLAI – Cameo. MALE. 10-14. White. Helpful Skills – Dark Hair,
piercing dark eyes. Dark haired, piercing eyes, bright but wary teenager,
his life is haunted by witnessing the humiliation of a chess match his
father lost.

Please submit to: underjakobsladder@gmail.com. No later than Nov. 16.
Starts: April 15. Location: Chester, NY. Producer: Robert Munoz. Writer:
R.M.M. Munoz. Director: Robert Munoz, Mann Munoz. Casting Assistant: Mayumi
Yoshida. Audition Dates: Nov 17. Callback Dates: Jan 19.
Pay Rate: Rate according to SAG Ultra Low Budget Contract.

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