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Production Title: What Keeps Us Apart
Production Type: Short Film
Production Location: Austin
Production Start Date: 03/16/2018
Production Wrap Date: 03/18/2018
Producer(s): Eboni Ellinger
Writer(s): Sarah Nouri
Director(s): Sarah Nouri
Synopsis: Nina, a 16-year-old high school girl from Texas, prepares for her Iranian grandmother’s visit. Things take a turn when Donald Trump is elected President and threatens to enforce a ban on Muslim immigrants.
NINA- Female (14-20) Persian/Middle Eastern/Ethnically Ambiguous
Nina is a young Persian girl who grew up in Texas. She wants to blend in and be like her friend Ashley, but over the course of the story she gets more into her Persian culture while also coming to terms with heartbreaking realities.
REZA- Male (40-50) Persian/Middle Eastern/Ethnically Ambiguous
Reza is Nina’s father. He tries to get Nina involved in her Persian culture and is disappointed when she doesn’t take interest. He tries to keep Nina strong through the difficulties they face, but eventually shows his vulnerability. *This character speaks Farsi*
ASHLEY- Female (14-20) Caucasian
Ashley is your typical All-American teenage girl. Blonde-haired, blue-eyed and preppy, she tries to understand Nina’s struggles but just can’t seem to relate.
MAMAN BAZORG- Female (65+) Persian/Middle Eastern/Ethnically Ambiguous
This role is voice only. This is Nina’s grandmother who lives in Iran. *This character speaks Farsi*
ASHLEY’S DAD- Male (40-50) Caucasian
Audition Date: 03/11/2018
Paid / Non-Paid: Non-Paid
Other / Additional Compensation: Film Credit, DVD/Digital Copy
Meals / Lodging / Transportation: Meals, Snacks and Beverages
Email Address for Cast / Crew Submissions: email@example.com
Submissions will be accepted until 03/08/2018.
Special Notes for Potential Cast/Crew: Please submit a single PDF file that contains both headshot and resume.