Seeking talented actors for Webster University Short Film “Oriental”

Webster University


Directed by Suzan Georges

Produced by Alyssa Fox

Logline: When a Chinese-American teenager and her parents relocate to escape the rising numbers of coronavirus cases, she finds out her new neighbor has been looking for someone to blame for the pandemic, and his losses.

Character Descriptions:

(protagonist) Chinese-American, 15-19, female; Very timid, obedient, reluctantly moves out to the Midwest to avoid the rising cases in California, has to overcome the prejudice of her next door neighbor.

White, 15-19, male; Sweet, does not believe that the pandemic is as big a deal as it is. Is embarrassed about how his father treats the neighbors, but silently complies. Gets COVID from working an essential job. Symbol of hope for overcoming prejudice and ignorance.

Racist Neighbor:
White, 30’s, male; Is overprotective of his son from befriending the new neighbor girl because he is racist. When his son gets hospitalized he blames the neighbors for bringing the sickness to their hometown.

Chinese-American, 30’s, female; Has to move out to the midwest because her husband is at-risk for COVID, and formerly living in California was too much of a risk. First generation U.S citizen.

Chinese-American OR White, 30’s, male; Is the main reason the family had to move to the midwest, but is mostly optimistic about the new neighborhood. First generation U.S citizen.

Filming dates are TBA but will take place in late October or early November. We are willing to work around different types of schedules.

We will be following COVID-19 safety protocol on set.

This is an unpaid opportunity but we will be providing proper credit and a copy of the final product if requested.

Auditions will be done virtually. We accept self-tapes or can set up an audition time through zoom.

If you’re interested or have any further questions, email alyssalorrainefox@gmail.comor suzan.georges@yahoo.comwith a headshot/performance resume (if applicable) and indicate whether you would prefer to audition over zoom or submit a self-tape.

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