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Rouhi (My Soul) British-Arab Actors Needed

Rouhi (My Soul) British-Arab Actors Needed

Bournemouth, UK. Apply from all UK.
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Project: 15 minute Graduation Film at Arts University Bournemouth

About Me: My name is Yasmine and I am in my final year at Arts University Bournemouth. Aside from being a filmmaker I am also a film critic and journalist.

This film was initially pitched amongst 50 others and has made the final selection. I'm looking to cast a passionate group of actors who can help me bring this personal story to life.

Synopsis: The daughter of an Egyptian immigrant embarks on a journey to the mythological astral plane, seeking to unlock the secret to why her father suppresses his heritage.

Inspiration & Feel of the Film:
The passion which this projected is founded on derives from the story’s link to my family’s personal experiences. Although the events of the narrative are often dramatized, it still deeply connects to my upbringing as a mixed-race child in a western society who had very little knowledge of her Middle Eastern identity and family.

In my eyes, this is an ode to everyone with mixed heritage who have struggles with their identity as well as those who have had to make sacrifices as a result of moving away from a place that was once their only home. I seek to evoke an emotional story that many can relate to be it in struggles with their own heritage, familial relationships or simply the human urge to grieve our lost loved ones.

Logistics:
The film is to be shot on location and on a studio set build, both in Bournemouth.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

5 Days Shoot between February and March (Dates TBC)

Job payment

£105 per day

Expenses paid - Accommodation and Catering will also be provided.

The owner of this listing has agreed to abide by the UK National Minimum Wage Act. Find out more


Aya (Lead)

The first-born daughter of Nabil and Marie. Born and raised in England despite her mixed heritage. In her later teen years, she finally decided to question her lack of connection to her Middle Eastern roots. Curious and stubborn, she is not one to let go of something once she has gotten started. MUST BE MIDDLE EASTERN & SPEAK ARABIC.

Female, aged 18 to 25

  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
  • Languages: Arabic, English

Applications closed 11 December 2021.

Nabil

After marrying his wife, he immigrated to England with much hesitance. The untimely passing of his mother causes a disconnect from his old life back home. As a result, he accidentally denies his children of their connection to his heritage. MUST BE MIDDLE EASTERN & SPEAK ARABIC.

Male, aged 40 to 60

  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
  • Languages: Arabic, English

Applications closed 11 December 2021.

Marie

The wife of Nabil and mother of two mixed children, she feels a sense of guilt for taking her husband away from a life and community he once loved so much. She chooses to not intervene directly in teaching her children about their Egyptian heritage as she wishes to not hurt Nabil any further.

Female, aged 39 to 58

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 11 December 2021.

Layal (Nabil's Mother)

As a mother of four, she never wanted anything more than grandchildren when her own babies grew up. Tragically, she never meets any of them due to losing her short battle with lung cancer, but is united with Aya in the Astral Plane. MUST BE MIDDLE EASTERN & SPEAK ARABIC.

Female, aged 55 to 68

  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
  • Languages: Arabic, English

Applications closed 11 December 2021.

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Listing created: 11 October 2021
Applications closed: 11 December 2021
Casting #1148703