PRODUCTION TITLE: TRIBE
MEDIA: Feature Film
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Alyson Richards
PRODUCER: Alexandra Roberts, Danny Sedore
DIRECTOR: Joseph Amenta
WRITER: Joseph Amenta
CASTING BY: JGC – Jesse Griffiths Casting
CASTING DIRECTOR: Jesse Griffiths
CASTING ASSISTANT: Rebecca Ostroff
AUDITION DATE(S): First Round By Tape
– Selected talent will be sent self-tape instructions
CALLBACK DATE(S): TBC
SHOOT DATES: Summer 2020 – Dates TBC
SHOOT LOCATION: Toronto
PAY RATE: $162.00 per day – all inclusive
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ALL TALENT MUST BE TORONTO LOCAL IN ORDER TO APPLY
Joseph Amenta has produced, written, and directed short films screening at festivals internationally in addition to being broadcast across Canada, Europe, and Africa. Their short Haus (2018) was fully funded by Canada Council for the Arts and selected for the International Competition at Clermont-Ferrand International 2019, and their recent short Flood (2019) premiered at Toronto International Film Festival. Joseph was selected for the TIFF Talent Lab in 2019 after recently completing their residency at the Canadian Film Centre Directors’ Lab in 2018. They have received Telefilm Talent To Watch funding for their first feature film Tribe (2020), for which they received the Toronto Screenwriting Conference Breakthrough Artist Award for their script. They have an honours degree from Ryerson University in Film Studies.
Julien, Otis and Tony are three adolescent queer youth, who become enraptured with the local nightlife scene over their summer break. Dawn, a middle-aged trans sex worker, gives the boys a sense of belonging and a safe space to occupy, taking them into her home and life. When Dawn’s life is taken suddenly and tragically, the boys are forced back to the realities they have each chosen to leave behind.
PATRICIA – TRANS WOMAN – 45-60 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
Eccentric and candid. As a longtime neighbour of Dawn, the two have become close friends who live very different lives. Patricia appreciates simple pleasures and is protective of her space and routine. She prefers quality time with her family of guinea pigs above anything else. Her and Julien have opposing spirits, but have managed to coexist in Dawn’s life.
GERALD – MALE – 40-60 YRS OLD – AFRO-CANADIAN
Otis’ father. Devoted and stern. Gerald is a man of religion and family, and after the passing of his wife with the birth of his daughter Leah, his outer walls have begun to fortify. His relationship with Otis, while initially clear and unobstructed, has begun to shift into distrustful distancing as Tony and Julien have planted seeds of rebellion. His hard work ethic and understanding of social placement make him overly protective of his son.
MARTA – FEMALE – 30-35 YRS OLD – HISPANIC
Julien’s mother. Hardened and mistrusting. Having Julien at a young age, Marta’s life has been challenging. Julien’s father left Marta as soon as she became pregnant, and religious and cultural pressures forced her to be the mother she was not willing to be. Her relationship with Julien is cold, and he is a reminder of the mistakes she has made and the men who have hurt her.
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