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Facing constant rejection and pressure to become a cricket player, a young boy must prove his manhood by standing up to his brutish father, after being condemned for his friendship with a transvestite.
This is an NYU Grad Thesis Film which will be shot on location in Guyana, South America in June-July 2011 for two weeks. Although we are unable to offer compensation, travel, accommodations, and meals will be provided for two weeks during production. Please e-mail head shots and/or resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|ANIL||Male||Asian Indian||11-14||ANIL: Pre-teenage, thin, lanky, awkward, shy boy who is not into sports, now discovering sexuality. He struggles to be the athlete his father expects of him. Very creative, neat, quiet type who prefers singing, dancing, wearing nice clothes. He is skilled in sewing and art. Desperately trying to escape to a new place. We need a fearless actor, open to different experiences to take on the role of Anil. (West Indian, Indo-Caribbean, or East Indian Actor 14 years and older, maybe younger depending on experience). Caribbean accent required.|
|MAX||Male||Asian Indian||31-40||MAX: 30-40 year old burly, athletic, abusive, brutish, male, father of Anil. Very proud, charming, handsome type who loves to dress well and be recognized. He believes sports make the man, unlike his young son. Despite being tough on Anil, he shows love and interest in him. He wants Anil to succeed. (West Indian, Indo-Caribbean, or East Indian Actor) Caribbean accent required.|
|DEXTER||Male||Black Caribbean||25-30||25-30 year old, fresh face, effeminate, transvestite male with a strong voice, his own sense of style and Anil’s friend and occasional employer. Dexter is skilled at sewing, makes his own form fitted clothing, and works in the community as a tailor. He is strong willed, fearless, confrontational only in extreme situations, and keeps to himself. He is a source of ridicule for many of the villagers. Dexter is a close friend and strong parental figure to Anil. He looks out for Anil and tries to protect him from Max. (African American, West Indian, Caribbean) Caribbean accent required. Role involves some Nudity.|
|DANO||Male||Asian Indian||18-24||DANO: late teens-early 20s, handsome, strong lad and captain of the cricket team, closeted homosexual. An excellent player, respectful, admired young man, popular with everyone. Dano is Anil’s closest friend. He looks out for Anil only if it does not affect his reputation. He is very secretive about his personal life. His cowardice is masked by his good looks, athletic prowess, and sex appeal. (West Indian, Caribbean, East Indian Actor) Caribbean accent required. Role involves some Nudity.|