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Director: Mark Jarrett. Currently looking for three lead actors: Principal photography will be in Taiwan in August 2010. Must have a passport that is valid until at least April 2011 and must be able to travel to Taiwan for 3-4 weeks in August. SAG and non SAG actors can audition. (the film is considered ultra- low budget)
A little about the picture:
After the tragic death of a newly arrived Ex-pat, ESL kindergarten teachers Simon and Darin steal the corpse in order to perform the final rites for the fallen stranger. Their quest for the perfect burial spot becomes a quixotic odyssey along Taiwan’s picturesque East Coast Highway, where they encounter welcoming families, violent gangsters, personal demons, and Nikita, their traveling companion. The duty, transport, and dementia fueled by frequent substance abuse, ignites an internalization in all three characters as they define their personal feelings concerning mortality, purpose, burial rites and the concept of legacy.
The film is a dark comedy that addresses the universal questions which arise when one is confronted with an untimely death, explores the unique cultures of Taiwan, and probes a Southeast Asian Ex-pat experience.
If you are interested, please contact Mitchell Jarrett at firstname.lastname@example.org (ph. 706.254.4446) for sides and location details for both Atlanta and Athens.
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1. Male / 18-24 yrs. / Caucasian.
Simon was born and raised in Georgia (not redneck). In search of an adventure, moved to Taiwan to teach English as a second language after graduating college. He is a wannabe writer. He is trying to decide if he wants to head back to the states or stay in Taiwan.
2. Male / 25-30 yrs. / Caucasian.
Darin was born and raised in Oklahoma (also, not a redneck) Moved to Taiwan to teach ESL. Wannabe musician/artist. He has decided he is a Taiwan lifer but he constantly tries to convince Simon that he too should make Taiwan a permanent home.
3. Female / 18-24 yrs. / Chinese.
(must have a fluency in Mandarin Chinese) She was born and raised in a traditional Taiwanese family in Taiwan's bustling capitol of Taipei. She grew up learning English from teachers similar to the afore mentioned characters and she would like to one day study in the US. She lives out a wild hair while road tripping with these particular foreigners during the film.