entire cast will be people of color
Now casting for the role of GOD THE FATHER for the upcoming movie IN THE BEGINNING. To be shot in Atlanta, GA, this Spring, over the course of eight days. Exact dates TBA. Non-union. Payment is 100 dollars per day, for a total of 800 dollars. Based off of the story Adam and Eve from the first four chapters of the Book of Genesis. Will be shot entirely outdoors in beautiful scenery. Will be entered into film festivals.
Plot: The story of the Creation, from the dawn of time. The lives of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and the Father who made them.
GOD: An all-powerful entity with a burning desire to create life in His own image. Majestic and strong, but also vulnerable. The script compares God’s experience of creation to the experiences that human artists feel. This movie sends God through the hero’s journey as He feels the joys and pains of fatherhood for the first time. God has to watch as His first children disobey Him and bring death into the world. Then He has to watch as one brother murders another. By the end of the story, God Himself has grown in experience, having fallen in love with a universe that is beautifully and tragically flawed. In doing so, He increases His own power. Actor must be capable of displaying warmth and love, but also anger and wrath. Unlike the portrayal done by Morgan Freeman in Bruce Evan Almighty, this presentation of God is meant to be played entirely straight. The God of the Old Testament is a multi-layered figure. He is awe-inspiring, but also scary. I am looking for an actor who is willing to take on the challenge of representing the many layers of God.
The entire cast will be people of color. Caucasians need not apply. I am not doing this to make any sort of modern political statement. The Bible is set in the Middle-East, and I am looking for actors to reflect that.
My ideal actor for God is a strong older muscular male who is willing to grow out his hair and beard. Costume will consist of an open purple cloak meant to show off his form. Preferably with an operatic baritone voice. I imagine a dark-skinned Conan the Barbarian.
I am unconcerned with the actor’s religion. I would cast an atheist if he fit the bill. This movie is not meant to be “faith-based,” per say. My goal of this movie is to use the story of Genesis to delve into the possible emotions of God. The script respects God, but it does not overly revere Him to the point of making Him unapproachable. God in this movie has the ability to grow and change with His creation.
(Please no religious comments condemning me for this portrayal. If you have questions for me in the comments, I will answer them.))
If interested, email me.