Attention Indigenous Actors! Open Casting Call in Canada

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown November 6th, 2015 Last Updated on: November 6th, 2015

Open Casting Call in Edmonton, Calgary and Rocky Mountain House. Casting indigenous talent. No acting experience necessary although actors welcome! The film is set in the 1800’s so cast must have long hair appropriate to the traditional period of the film. Filming location within 2 hours of Calgary. Fees and conditions appropriate to ACTRA AIP Agreement class 1 film. Payment is $200 per day for principals, actors $150.00 per day and extras $100 per day. Shoot dates: Between 5th to 12th December 2015. Casting dates below. Great director who has won over 50 international awards.

Synopsis: Lost Face is a short film adaptation of a story written by legendary writer Jack London. Set in the mid 1800’s it tells the story of Subienkow, the second-to-last survivor of a group of Russian fur thieves. The fur traders have been defeated, by liberators from the local Cree tribe, who they enslaved as forced labour. Now Subienkow faces a long, protracted and painful death unless he can come up with a plan for escape. He calls over Makamuk, the chief, and begins to bargain.

Role – Chief’s Daughter Indigenous. 16-25 yrs old homely looking, simplistic, a little shy- introverted.

Roles – Indigenous Women 16 years to 70 years: Women wanting retribution on the fur traders who enslaved them & their family. They take revenge on Big Ivan a captured fur thief.

Role – Woman 16 to 35 years old: Indigenous female interpreter MUST speak Cree and English. She is the voice of the tribe in a sense the narrator of the film.

Roles – Warrior Men: Indigenous. Strong character faces all ages (although no younger than 18yrs old). They are strong athletic types. Long hair strong appropriate to the 1800’s.

Roles – Tribe members. Indigenous. Male and female 16 to 80 yrs old. Great character faces.

Roles – Indigenous Cree speaking people all ages male and female.

Open Casting Call in Edmonton, Calgary and Rocky Mountain House

Calgary Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary: #101, 427-51st Ave. SE, Calgary, AB
6th November 2015 @ 3.00pm to 6.00pm and 8th November 2015 @ 2.00pm to 6.00pm

Canadian Native Friendship Centre 11728-95th Street Edmonton AB T5G 1L9
7th November 2015 @ 8.00am to 12.00pm

Rocky Mountain House:
Rocky Native Friendship Centre Society: 4917-52 Street, Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1B4
8th November 2015 8.00am to 11.30am.

Submissions: If you are appropriate to brief you are welcome to attend the casting. If you cannot make casting but would like to submit for extra work please send a current photo with your contact details.

For all casting information and submissions – Email: [email protected] Cell: 310 7457022

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Karla Muenala

Hello, my name is Karla Muenala, from Ecuador.
I´m 22 years old, Im idigenous girl from South America.Well I know the castings were the last year.
But I would love to know if there are castings again
And how would the procedure be if there were again
I love the acting, I’m not profecional in the subject but I like it very much.
I was a student of general medicine but for reasons that conflict the country where I met regree ecuador and develop another profession as cabin crew

I hope to have some answer from you

Thank you

LeeRoy Adamson

Can Americans send portfolios to be reviewed? I notice it asks for indigenous talent.
Thank you for your time,

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