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Seeking Actors for Student Film - 'Shola'

Seeking Actors for Student Film - 'Shola'

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Shola is a story about a Black Irish girl of Nigerian descent who is in an interracial relationship with a manipulative partner.

Filming Location (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

TO BE DIRECTED BY AN IADT STUDENT

Shooting: 2nd Week of January 2022

1st Round Auditions: 20th September 2021

Additional Audition Dates: TBC
Recalls: TBC

Costume + Wardrobe: TBC

No previous acting experience required

Contact via email for an audition slot (provided upon application).

Roles to be Cast: Character breakdowns below

Shola: Black Irish / Mixed Race Irish Female

Mike: Irish White Male

Tope: Nigerian Female Early 50's - Mid 50's

Rachel: Nigerian Female 26's - 30's Early

Oliver: Any Ethnicity Age 35's 

We are also looking to cast various Black-African background artists in the production. If you want to be involved, please get in touch via email (provided upon application).

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

1st Round Auditions: 20th September 2021

Additional Audition Dates: TBC
Recalls: TBC

Costume + Wardrobe: TBC

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student Film

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.


Shola

18-21) is a young Black Irish teen. Can speak/willing to learn Yoruba (Black or Mid-race Female). Irish girl of Nigeria descent, At university studying Animal behaviour and welfare, Religious and tries her best with it, Loves getting her hair and nails done in her spare time, Dad left when she was young, Craves attention, Naïve, easily misled, Goes out of her way to help other people, doesn't put herself first, Rides a bike.

Female, aged 18 to 23

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent
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Mike

MIKE- Mid 20's - Early 30's. (White0 Caucasian of Irish nationality. Emotionally abusive, Manipulative, a control freak, conceited and a narcissist. Works in retail, drives, A narcissist, manipulates Shola, will do or say whatever it takes to get what he wants,Wants to control Shola and ensure she doesn't talk to anyone he doesn't deem suitable, Thinks crying is weak, Drinking problem, dad was an alcoholic, no longer in his life (he shares this in common with Shola), Likes to watch football

Male, aged 22 to 26

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
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Tope

TOPE- Early Fifties. Nigerian (from Yoruba tribe). Speaks Yoruba fluently. Very strict and principled. Conservative and religious- Christian, goes to church every week, always reading her Bible and highlighting, Retired but was a nurse, Has high hopes for Shola to graduate and Strict- shoes off at the door, keeps the house tidy, doesn't let Shola stay out too late A kind woman who always does things for others and A good cook, Husband left her for another woman.

Female, aged 47 to 57

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent
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Rachel

RACHEL- Late 20's - Early 30's Black Hairstylist. Very friendly, easy to talk and like a big sister to shola. She is bubbly and always laughing, a smile on her face and loves to gossip with her clients, but she is fond of Shola having known her for a long time and wants to help her.

Anyone, aged 25 to 38

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent
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Oliver

OLIVER- Mid 35's, Oliver works within the church providing support for people who have been affected by domestic violence or abuse. Runs support groups and 1 on 1 counselling, as well as getting people rooms to get out of their situation.

Male, aged 35 to 45

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
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Listing created: 10 September 2021
Applications accepted for at least another month.
Casting #1144117