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Ethnic Minority (Preferably Middle Eastern/Asian) BAME Actors Wanted

Ethnic Minority (Preferably Middle Eastern/Asian) BAME Actors Wanted

London, UK

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I am a young, mixed middle Eastern and Asian actress who is tired of waiting for a role with a look that I fit into.

Although I look racially ambiguous, it is still quite difficult to find roles as most of them are made, or implied to be made for those of a white appearance.

Sometimes I consider still applying to these roles regardless (if no ethnicity is stated). However, realistically, if it's a character who is part of a family or the name is an English name, it is unlikely I will fit the role as it depends on other cast members having a similar look/skin tone or culture to me.

Even when there is a role for Asians or Middle Easterns, they tend to be stereotyped and quite unrepresentative of the reality of people from a certain background (ie accents, culture etc.) which can be disappointing.

As a result, I want to fill that gap in the market and work with other people facing the same issues in this industry. As seen in my heading, I am mainly looking for people of a similar background as me, simply because I could work with them on family based projects but that's not limited at all! Anyone who feels the same as I do, is welcome to apply, if you're from an ethnic minority!

As of yet, this is not for a particular part or outlet (I hope to make roles for TV, film (short and feature - because feature films are the worst at accurately portraying minorities, in my opinion) and possibly the stage). However, I am working on having roles written specifically for myself and anyone else who is in a similar situation to me, in this industry.

For a bit of background: I am someone who has been involved on stage, on camera, behind the camera and in editing and I'm also wanting to work on writing some of my own screenplays as well. I am now mainly focusing on film and TV but still open to theatre, of course because the vibe is entirely different!

Please note, that as of right now, since there is no actual project, as it must be built around us specifically, there is no pay involved - at the start, this is for networking and finding a role for each person, if possible.

When we manage to produce a few projects, it will most likely still be unpaid but a great opportunity to create your own character (along with a Screenwriter) and showcase your ability for a showreel.

The main goal, however, will be to eventually gain funding for a film or TV series (I'm thinking long term in this respect).

I know that this was a long post; I wanted everyone to be clear on what my ideas, thoughts and motivations behind this are. If you managed to read this far, you must be pretty interested do apply! Please don't just apply with a copied and pasted statement - I've had a few people do this on other listings and this doesn't show enthusiasm for this opportunity.

Note: because this is a long term goal, I will say in advance, I may view your profiles and not contact you yet - don't worry, it doesn't mean I don't want to work with you, I'm just getting a feel for what types of people we could write for and it will be quite a long while until I may contact you regarding any upcoming projects (think months - I know it sounds daunting but things like this don't happen overnight and it takes a lot of time and hard work!)

The reason I separated these roles into various ethnicities is simply so that it'll make it easier to cast specific people as different characters based on this first and foremost, when it comes down to a new project. If I've left one out which isn't British/American/Australian/South African white (since there are many ethnicities) please apply for the mixed option and let me know what you're background is if it doesn't state this on your profile, already.

Please apply if you're from London, within reasonable distance and/or willing to travel here, in the case that you are cast.

Thanks for reading this far and I hope to hear from you soon!

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Middle Eastern/West Asian/North African Actors

Middle Eastern Actors who understand my goal and have views inline with what I've described above.

Anyone, aged 18 and over from London, UK

  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern

South Asian Actors

South Asian Actors who understand my goal and have views inline with what I've described above.

Anyone, aged 18 and over from London, UK

  • Ethnicity: Asian

East Asian/South East Asian Actors

East Asian Actors who understand my goal and have views inline with what I've described above.

Males, aged 18 and over from London, UK

  • Ethnicity: Asian

Indigenous (Pacific/American/Maori) Actors

Pacific Islander/Native American/Hawaiian/Maori/Aboriginal Actors who understand my goal and have views inline with what I've described above.

Males, aged 18 and over from London, UK

  • Ethnicity: Pacific Islander

Latino/Hispanic/Portuguese Actors

Latino/Hispanic/Portuguese Actors who understand my goal and have views inline with what I've described above.

Anyone, aged 18 and over from London, UK

  • Ethnicity: Latino / Hispanic

East African Actors

East African (Habesha/Sudanese/Somali/Horn of Africa, essentially) Actors who understand my goal and have views inline with what I've described above.

Anyone, aged 18 and over from London, UK

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent

Native South African or West African Actors

Native South African or West African Actors who understand my goal and have views inline with what I've described above.

Anyone, aged 18 and over from London, UK

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent
  • Skin color: Black

Ethnically Mixed Actors

Mixed (of more than one ethnic background) Actors who understand my goal and have views inline with what I've described above.

Anyone, aged 18 and over from London, UK

  • Ethnicity: Other
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Listing created: 15 January 2018
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