Woman of Colour required for Mother role in Social Drama Short Film
'You Can't Say That' is a Social-Realist Drama written and directed by Nawal Hersi, an upcoming filmmaker and young woman of colour who is active in Melbourne's vibrant and multicultural creative circuit.
'You Can't Say That' is a story about having a voice, no matter where you stand amongst the others around you. With this film, we want to explore the subtle racial microagressions that people of colour face every day, and the indifference they face when they try to call out these ‘jokes’.
Set against a background of schoolyard politics, messy friendship circles and a ‘kids will be kids’ mentality that we have all experienced, ‘You Can’t Say That’ wants you to check your privilege at the door.
This film is being produced as a student graduate project at JMC Academy, South Melbourne
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesAuditions will be the week of January 14th.
Production Dates are the 21st - 25th of January, however Laila will only be required for One day's filming
This job is unpaid
Laila moved to Australia with her parents when she was a young child. While she appreciates everything her parents did for her, Laila recognises that she still has to work hard for her children. She is divorced from Josef and Husna's father. All she wants is what's best for her kids; education is everything for her. She likes things a particular way; orderly and neat. Laila doesn't have the luxury of being able to stand up for social issues like her children do; she works too hard for them.
Females, aged 30 to 60
- Ethnicity: Black / African descent, Chinese, Eurasian / Pan Asian, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, South Asian
- Located in Victoria, Australia
- Joined August, 2017