Cast and Crew Call in Toronto for Film – Non-Union


Job Position(s): Cast and Crew Call - See Post
Actor(s) Age Range (if applicable): See Post
Project Type: Film
Job Date: January - February
Compensation: Volunteer
Union Status: Non-Union
Title: Lavender
Description: Lavender is a student romance film about Joy and Carla, a lesbian couple whose relationship is tested when Joy gets engaged to a man to please her homophobic mother.
Location: Toronto
Shooting Dates: January-February 2021, exact dates TBD
More Details: Non-union, small honorarium to cover transportation costs
We are looking for LGBTQ+ people of color to fill the following crew positions (equipment will be provided):
We are also looking for actors to play the following roles:
Character Bios:
Joy Geere (20’s): East Asian, aspiring graphic novelist, closeted queer woman, adopted by a white couple. Accidentally talks to herself out loud all the time and is constantly embarrassed by it. Engaged to a man named Mark and sees their marriage as inevitable in order to appease her mother, but is actually in love with Carla. Her favorite shows are Avatar: The Last Airbender and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, while The Handmaiden and Moonlight are tied for her favorite movie.
Carla Carrera-Khan (20’s): Black, neuroscientist, soft butch lesbian, geek, raised by her two dads, Jorge and Lance, who she loves very much. She can’t help but dance along to whatever music she’s listening to, even in public. Recently got into Columbia University’s neurobiology graduate program, and wants Joy to come with her to NYC. Her favorite shows are Vida and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, her favorite movies are Snowpiercer, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and Tangerine, her guilty pleasure movie is Moulin Rouge!, and her favorite superhero is America Chavez, who she loves cosplaying as.
Mark Elton (20’s): Joy’s fiancee. White, lanky, awkward, but sweet and trying his best. Secretly gay, which Joy doesn’t know, and in a relationship with his best man, Will. Says his favorite show is Mad Men but it’s actually Looking. Sincerely loves Joy, but as a friend only.
Jorge Khan (40’s-50’s): One of Carla’s dads. Black, gay man, book nerd, public school librarian. Switched last names with his husband, Lance, because they thought it’d be funny. He’s at his happiest when he’s with Lance and their adopted daughter Carla, and still loves reading to her like he did when she was little.
Lance Carrera (40’s-50’s): One of Carla’s dads. South Asian, gay man, public school history teacher, loudly enthusiastic. Switched last names with his husband, Jorge, because they thought it’d be funny. Loves going off on tangents about random history facts, which Jorge finds adorable. Thinks he’s significantly funnier than he is, but in a charming way.
Jane Geere (40’s-50’s): Joy’s mom. White, straight, well-educated, journalism professor. Very controlling and homophobic.
About the Writer/Director: Jordana Valerie Allen-Shim is a Toronto-born, U.S.-raised award-winning writer, director, and editor whose work has been featured in over 100 film festivals around the globe. She is also a dog mom, She-Ra and ABBA superfan, and aspiring graphic novelist. Her life goal is to dismantle capitalism but she’s also passionate about telling bold, disruptive stories about queer women and non-binary people of color.
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