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CASTING CALL for Ontario Arts Council funded Short Film:
NAYAN AND THE EVIL EYE
Silent film with narration and limited on location sound – no dialogue
Funded by Ontario Arts Council
Writer/Director: Shaleen Sangha
Producers: Shaleen Sangha, Shayna Fine
SHOOT LOCATION: Toronto
CASTING CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
SHOOT: October 26-28, 2012
SIDES/SCRIPT: Will Provide or please bring prepared monologue
USAGE: Submission to film festivals, broadcast, internet
**SUBMISSION: Email headshot, resume, and link to demo reel if applicable to email@example.com
Anyone, regardless of experience level, may apply but please send a picture and information on acting experience (however limited).
Nayan, a young boy finds a mysterious glass eye and discovers that it holds some dangerous powers: the wielder receives the gift of Evil Eye. Now Nayan can curse anyone he sets his eye on.
An Edward Gorey-esque dark comedic film with Indian influences. Think Tim Burton, meets Tarsem Singh!
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|Nayan||Male||Asian||6-10||LEAD ROLE: NAYAN: Ethnicity: South Asian Age range: 7-11 Nayan is an envious young boy who has a touch of evil beneath his cute and innocent exterior. His journey takes him from innocence to pure evil over the course of the film. Ideal Actor will have strong reaction and silent acting abilities.|
|Man with Glass Eye||Male||Asian||51-60||MAN WITH GLASS EYE: Ethnicity: South Asian Age range: 55-65 The man curses Nayan with a single look. Bearded and shaggy this man has a glass eye that is a terrifying sight. Make up will play a role here but the ideal candidate will have a large beard and a unique and interesting look… Like a pundit in India.|
|Nayan\'s Mother or Grandmother||Female||Asian||51-60||NAYAN’S MOTHER or GRANDMOTHER: Ethnicity: South Asian Age range: 50-60 Traditional and a link to the old world. Nayan’s mother tries to ward off the curse.|
|Tall Boy||Male||Any Ethnicity||6-10||TALL BOY: Ethnicity: any Age Range: 8-12 The tall boy races Nayan at the start of the film.|
|Male||Any Ethnicity||6-10||THE BISHOP’S SON: Ethnicity: any Age Range: 6-12 The Bishop’s Son runs fast… until Nayan curses him.|
|Clair||Female||Any Ethnicity||6-10||CLAIR: Ethnicity: any Age Range: 6-9 Pretty, cute and all around perfect|
|Henry||Male||Any Ethnicity||6-10||HENRY: Ethnicity: any Age Range: 7-12 Great smile, cute with an interesting look.|
|Emily White||Female||Any Ethnicity||6-10||EMILY WHITE: Ethnicity: any Age Range: 7-12 Very intelligent, wears glasses.|
|Little Girl||Female||Any Ethnicity||6-10||LITTLE GIRL: Ethnicity: any Age Range: 4-8 Cute, innocent with pigtails but a mischievous look.|