Carly Granovsky Casting
PRODUCTION TITLE: Talisman
MEDIA: Short Film
PRODUCER: Angela Wang
DIRECTOR: Reangsei Phos
WRITER: Reangsei Phos
CASTING BY: Carly Granovsky Casting
CASTING DIRECTOR: Carly Granovsky
AUDITION DATE: Via Self-Tapes
SHOOT DATES: Starts Monday July 20 to Wednesday July 22, 2020 – TBC
SHOOT LOCATION: Toronto / GTA
SCRIPT AVAILABILITY: Yes
PAY RATE: $200.00/day. 3 day shoot.
STORYLINE: When a superstitious Chinese family moves into a new house, a series of incidents leads the son, Yi to believe that there is a ghost among them. Things take a turn for the worst when the family lets their superstitions get the best of them.
YI – LEAD ROLE – MALE – 9-14 YRS OLD – ASAIAN/ENGLISH ONLY
Chinese boy born and raised in Canada, living with his immigrant parents. After expressing disapproval for moving, Yi’s family ignores his sentiments and moves into a new house. Yi does everything he’s told by his Mother- Because he loves and seeks validation from her. Yi quickly believes the house to be haunted and struggles to convince his parents.
DAD – LEAD ROLE – MALE – 35-45 YRS OLD – ASIAN/SPEAKS FLUENT MANDARIN
Father of Yi. Cool immigrant parent and adapted to being “American” after years living in the country. He is a realist, doesn’t believe in anything: religion, superstitions, etc. He will step on others if that means his family will succeed, even if it crosses the line.
MOM – LEAD ROLE – FEMALE – 35-45 YRS OLD – ASIAN/SPEAKS FLUENT MANDARIN
Mother of Yi. Strong believer of “old ways”, including tradition and superstitions. She feels tremendous guilt that she hides well. She’s a true immigrant parent, speaks Mandarin although her English is fully functional. Strong motherly qualities, will put the family before herself. She thinks of Yi as a kid and wants to protect him from the harsh realities of how the world works. She is blessing Yi with ignorance.
ELIZABETH – SUPPORTING ROLE – FEMALE – 20-30 YRS OLD – CAUCASIAN
She wants revenge but has been waiting it out. She’s strategic about it but she’s waiting in one location for weeks… Emotionally unstable- she has lost everything including her husband. She is grieving but she hasn’t even processed her loss properly. Has a lot of built up anger she’s been suppressing most of her life.
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