Casting Call Y’all!!
Just helping out a fellow producer with some casting for an upcoming pilot. Read 2 the end if interested…
Acting is Fun-Da-Mental
Breakdown: WELCOME TO AMERICA
Breakdown Type: Staged Reading
Union Status: Not Applicable
Rate of Pay / Contract:
No pay for reading. There will be SAG rates for filming of the Pilot.
Submission Deadline: 09/23/2021
Please send short 1 minute video of a prepared monologue in appropriate accent for the character you are auditioning for.
Casting Director: Ama Shabazz
Start Date(s): n/a
Audition Date(s): 09/23/2021
Callback Date(s): 09/24/2021
Rehearsal Date(s): 09/25/2021
Opening Date(s): 10/01/2021
Closing Date(s): 10/01/2021
Shoot Location: Atlanta, GA
Venue: Atlanta, GA Exact location & time TBA
Reading will be held October 1, 2021. Exact time TBA. Rehearsals for reading will be Sept. 25th & 26th
Additional Project Info:
Casting for Pilot reading of new series “Welcome to America”.
Driven out of Africa by a system of corruption, Joseph Mankattah, flees to America in search of a better life. Caught between the allure of the American dream and a family back home who desperately needs him, Joseph must juggle the pressures of becoming a success for his family while adapting to the new world.
This is a chance to lock in talent for the pilot once green-lit.
18 to 25 years old, African male.
Ethnicity: Black / African Descent
Required Media: Headshot/Photo/1 min video of monologue displaying accent
Required Skills: Ghanaian Accent
Eager but cautious and concerned. As an expected medical grad student, he’s studious, his dream is to come to America but his care and concern for his family stands in his way. He often puts others ahead of himself. Ghanaian accent is a must.
40 to 50 years old, African female. Doting Mother. Protective yet supportive.
Required skill: Ghanaian accent
40 to 50 years old, African male. Not quite stern but really wants to see his boy become a man.
40 to 60 years old, white male. 40s/50s Immigration Control Services. A Brooklyn Italian stationed in Worcester to conduct immigration raids. He comes at the most unexpected times and he’s often accompanied by either the police of ATF. A hard- nosed guy who occasionally can be coerced into having a heart.
18 to 25 years old, African male. Ghanaian grad student. Skilled at developing ways to get whatever he wants and even has a method for eluding immigration.
18 to 30 years old, African male. Joseph’s best friend. Very supportive with street smarts.
[VARIOUS SMALLER FEMALE PARTS]
25 to 60 years old, African female. Will voice three other smaller Ghanaian, Female roles for the reading.
[VARIOUS SMALLER MALE PARTS]
25 to 60 years old, African male. Will voice various smaller, Ghanaian, male roles for the reading.
[VARIOUS SMALLER CAUCASIAN MALE PARTS]
25 to 60 years old, white male. Will voice various smaller, Caucasian, male roles for the reading.
Ama Roberts Shabazz
Producer | Stronger Together Productions