Actors for Web Series Pilot

Millie Tom Casting

Job Position(s): Casting Call
Actor(s) Age Range (if applicable): See Post
Project Type: Web Series Trailer
Job Date: August 16 - 18
Compensation: Paid
Union Status: Non-Union

PRODUCTION TITLE: Virgins!

MEDIA: Teaser/Trailer for a Web Series

STATUS: Non-Union

PRODUCER(S): Aden Abebe, Fonna Seidu

DIRECTOR: Aden Abebe

WRITER(S): Aden Abebe, Fonna Seidu

CASTING: Millie Tom (Casting Consultant)

AUDITION DATE: Thursday August 6, 2020

AUDITION LOCATION: Via self-tape requests

SHOOT LOCATION: Toronto / GTA

SHOOT DATES:
– Shooting Starts: Sunday August 16, 2020
– Shooting Finishes: Tuesday August 18, 2020

PAY RATE: See Rates Below – Honorariums provided under each role.

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STORYLINE:
This is a 3 minute Teaser/Trailer for a new comedy web-series…in order to encourage “nancing and broadcast/studio interest.

In an easy-access culture obsessed with sex and immediate grati”cation, Virgins! is a comedy series that follows four 20-something-year-old Canadian-born East African women as they struggle to navigate adulthood as 1st generation millennials and love & relationships as virgins.

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CASTING COMMENTS:
– This is a micro-budget labour of love, however, a great opportunity for Performers willing to accept the challenge of sinking their teeth into an incredibly challenging roles.
– Production ensures COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place during shoot.

PLEASE NOTE – Millie Tom is consulting on this project only. Production will be arranging and coordinating their own self-tape requests & bookings.

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CASTING:

ABY – PRINCIPAL ROLE – FEMALE – 20-30 YRS OLD – ETHIOPIAN-CANADIAN
Vibrant, outgoing, and neurotic extrovert, Aby dreams of an EPIC romance with an old-school gentleman, a feat she “nds increasingly improbable in her hometown of Toronto. A control freak, she controls her emotional responses by avoiding emotionally overwhelming moments, like prolonged eye contact. In her friendships, she enjoys being the one everyone comes to for advice, it feeds her ego to be the problem-solver with all the answers. It also justi”es her judgmental tendencies which she calls psychological prowess. Though she has all the answers for everyone else, she has a hard time taking her own advice when it counts. An aspiring Creative Director, she is a graphic designer working in a marketing “rm. She feels stalled in her career and wants bigger creative opportunities. A CNE Christian, she only attends church services with her family on Christmas and Easter (Orthodox/Coptic calendar). Ultimately she seeks to be seen, chosen and to matter to someone. Now, if only she could make eye contact. … Oh Aby!
Honorarium Pay Rate: $162.00/day x 2 days

DEL – PRINCIPAL ROLE – FEMAELE – 20-30 YRS OLD – ERITREAN-CANADIAN
An athlete, she thinks she’s one-of-the-guys, but that’s not how the guys see her. Full of well-meaning pride, she is always “ghting for the group bill even though she is the most broke of the crew. She refers to every man as her brother unaware of their intentions. But all that doesn’t even matter because she only has eyes for one man and runs after him everyday, Jesus! A hard-core Evangelical Christian, as far as she’s concerned, the boys can wait. She thinks she has a penchant for freestyle rap … she doesn’t.
Honorarium Pay Rate: $162.00/day x 2 days

AMI – PRINCIPAL ROLE – FEMALE – 20-30 YRS OLD – SOMALI-CANADIAN
An upbeat risk-taker, good under pressure justice seeker, Amina is the life of the
party. A semi-lapsed muslim she is apprehensive to step into her truth. She struggles to reconcile the identity she has yet to fully actualize (aka her queerness), with her faith. Throughout the series, she negotiates her relationship with, and understanding of, God in relation to her queer identity. She remains a virgin because it gives her a sense of connection to the culture and community she loves so much but feels she has to give up. She has many many many different jobs. She wants to make it as an actress, writer, director, educator but its her work as a sexual health promoter pays the bills. Her mother wants her to go for her Masters instead of pursuing a career in the arts. She doesn’t think she should go into debt for a second degree until the “rst one pays has paid for itself
… hint: it hasn’t. Her father is very supportive of her artistic pursuits. She has to realize who she wants to be and who she is going to be in this world.
Honorarium Pay Rate: $162.00/day x 2 days

SARA – PRINCIPAL ROLE – FEMALE – 23-33 YRS OLD – SUDANESE-CANADIAN
Type A, goal oriented, overachiever, Sara is every parent’s #daughtergoals.  She is the “example child” that every Sudanese parent compares their child to, she is the shining star of her community. An app developer, she is the ONLY woman of colour at her work and knows, despite her talent, work ethic and proven results, as a woman in tech, she’s only there to check multiple boxes (woman, Muslim and person of colour). Similar to Aby, Sara is an ENE Muslim, more culturally religious than spiritually devout, her she attends mosque with her family on Eid and Eid. Since her mother’s passing from cancer nine years ago, her has acted as pseudo-mom to her much younger siblings. Sara wants to get married (to her secret longtime boyfriend). She is afraid her father won’t accept him because he is not sudanis. Eventually she will want independence from her father and her boyfriend, she seeks to move out, make a home that her siblings can visit her in. her
leaving home feels more like a divorce than the traditional life milestone. She loves her family but feels suffocated by duty and responsibility. Ever since her mother passed away from cancer when she was 15, she has been playing mom. She didn’t have the luxury to be daring, spontaneous, or self indulgent. And when she was 18, she applied to local schools to be close to her family instead of following her dreams of living in Montreal, speaking french and studying at McGill. As her youngest sibling transitions into “adulthood” (18) and gearing up for “rst year dorm-life and her responsibilities as a caregiver seem to loosen up, we see her taking more risks, spontaneous, experimental and rebellious. She is experiencing adolescent angst in her mid-20s. Heavy wears the crown.
Honorarium Pay Rate: $162.00/day x 2 days

ASH – ACTOR ROLE – MALE – 25-35 YRS OLD – EAST-AFRICAN, NON-SUDANESE
Caring and committed to Sara. He is a bit frustrated with playing her secret non-Sudani boyfriend but goes along with it to make her feel safe.
Honorarium Pay Rate: $135.00 

KOS – ACTOR ROLE – MALE – 23-28 YRS OLD – CAUCASIAN
Arrogant and not really good at picking up social cues. During a date with Aby, he refuses to get any pointers about Ethiopian dinning etiquette and become a little too selfish with his Injera.
Honorarium Pay Rate: $135.00

JAN – ACTOR ROLE – MALE – 23-30 YRS OLD – AFRO-LATINX
Friendly but a little ignorant. Can sometimes share a lot and be too open for the average person. Some call it an overshare and Janaya calls it liberation.
Honorarium Pay Rate: $135.00

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