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Casting For Papa - Self Response - Toronto, ON

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Audition Details

Casting ID #
1404676
Submission Type
Self Response
Location
Toronto, ON -
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
1-15-2014
Audition Date
n/a
Submission Deadline
1-17-2014
Casting Category
Feature Film - Short Film
Market(s)
Toronto, ON

Audition Description

Casting for Papa



Shooting Starts: Friday, February 14th
Shooting Ends: Sunday, February 16th

SYNOPSIS:

On the tropical island of Jamaica, Janeka and family visit the house of Papa, her grandfather, to pay their respects and say good bye as his health begins to worsen. Janeka, confused at all the madness around her, observes and analyses her surroundings as she tries to make sense of them. Her innocence and curiosity lead her to experience life and death, making her grow and appreciate what family means.

  • Role #1 - JANEKA

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    [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 5-9] [SKIN COLOUR: BLACK] JANEKA is a curious little girl living in Jamaica. She's still trying to figure out how life works and, soon to be, how life ends. With her grandfather, Papa, and his sickness consuming him, the family tries to control the situation; Janeka observes the world around her as she tries to grasp reality and grow from it.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 6 - 10
    Expiration Date: Jan 17, 2014
  • Role #2 - Papa

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    [PAPA] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 60-75] [SKIN COLOUR: BLACK] PAPA is the grandfather of Janeka, and father of Gem and Uncle. He is gathered by his friends and family as he is soon expected to pass away. As his health seems to deteriorate and his appetite decreases, he encounters a moment with his grand-daughter that puts him at peace. *Must be able to speak in a Jamaican accent, at least, decently.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 61 - 70
    Expiration Date: Jan 17, 2014
  • Role #3 - Gem

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    [GEM] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 30-40] [SKIN COLOUR: BLACK] GEM is Janeka's mother. She is a strong woman who knows what is important in life, and that's family. She is a strong example for her daughter and raises her with her respected Jamaican values. She is, however, dealing with the imminent loss of her father so her focus is not set on her daughter as she tries to be strong for herself. *Must be able to speak in a Jamaican accent, at least, decently.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 40
    Expiration Date: Jan 17, 2014
  • Role #4 - Uncle

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    [UNCLE] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 40-55] [SKIN COLOUR: BLACK] UNCLE is the brother of Gem, Janeka's mother; they run into him at Papa's house where they are all gathered to pay their respects before he passes. Uncle is a funny guy, but one that you need to know very well to truly like. If not, he'll frustrate the easily irritable. *Must be able to speak in a Jamaican accent, at least, decently.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 41 - 50
    Expiration Date: Jan 17, 2014
  • Role #5 - Pastor

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    [PASTOR] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE:25-50] [SKIN COLOUR: BLACK] The PASTOR is there during prayer for the family and for their loved one, Papa. He is a known figure among all the family members present and he is highly respected in the Jamaican community. *PREFERABLE to know how to speak in a Jamaican accent, not completely necessary.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 25 - 50
    Expiration Date: Jan 17, 2014

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