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Washington, DC Casting Calls: Open Casting Calls for feature film “alaskaLand”

Where’s the Fire? Filmworks is casting a feature film, entitled “alaskaLand”, a story about a young, Nigerian-American male that must figure out how to navigate between these competing identities in his hometown of Fairbanks, Alaska.

DATE: FEBRUARY 12TH, 2011

TIME: 11 AM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: THE SOURCE THEATER, 1835 14th street NW, Washington DC, 20009

PLEASE BRING: Headshot(s), Resume and ONE Prepared 1-2 minute monologue

CASTING THE FOLLOWING:

21-YEAR-OLD NIGERIAN-AMERICAN MALE: Strong build, but not necessarily muscular. Extremely complex and volatile character that has a hard time saying what he feels, if he chooses to say anything at all.

14-15-YEAR-OLD NIGERIAN-AMERICAN FEMALE. Not terribly big for her age. Has an old-age wisdom about her. Can speak some Igbo.

IGBO-SPEAKING NIGERIAN MALE IN 30s – 40s.

21-23-YEAR OLD BLACK AMERICAN MALE. Attractive, and has somewhat of a cocky air about him.

19-21-YEAR OLD BLACK AMERICAN MALE. He’s the kind of guy that’s content with getting a “C”, but knows he can always get that “A”. A bit of nerd, but is still down with the “cool” people.

IGBO-SPEAKING FEMALE IN 40s-50s.

IGBO-SPEAKING MALE IN 40s-50s.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKER

Chinonye Chukwu is a Nigerian-born, Alaskan raised screenwriter and director. Artistically, she is most concerned with images that are rich with cultural nuances, often dealing with the complex and contradictory issues of ethnic identity, dual identity, and cross-cultural (and cross-generational) interaction.

A recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award, Chinonye’s latest film, The Dance Lesson, is a short fictional narrative about a 13-year-old black girl who wants to be a ballerina in her gentrified community of North Philadelphia. With a premier at the Ritz Theater of Philadelphia, The Dance Lesson is also a Regional Finalist for the 2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Academy Awards and an Honorary Mention at the Los Angeles International Film Festival. Chinonye’s other work include Igbo Kwenu!, a recipient of the PIFVA Subsidy Grant from the independent film community and both the “Best Motion Picture Award” and “Best Screenplay Award” at the 2009 Diamond Screen Festival. Currently, she is in pre-production for her first feature-length film.

Casting Calls Categories: Feature Film Casting Calls / Teen Actors Casting Calls
Audition Date: February 12th, 2011
Project: Open Casting Call – For Nigerian American Film
Location: Washington DC
Contact: THE SOURCE THEATER, 1835 14th street NW, Washington DC, 20009

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