NYC OPEN CALL FOR SUPPORTING ROLES

PROJECT: Port Authority
TYPE: Feature Film
GENRE: Drama
STUDIO: Madeleine Films (Paris)
DIRECTOR: Danielle Lessovitz
CASTING DIRECTORS: Damian Bao and Kate Antognini
SHOOT LOCATION: New York City
SHOOT DATES: Starts June 2018
PAID OPPORTUNITY: $$$ will be discussed when talent moves to the final round

PORT AUTHORITY’S SYNOPSIS:
New York. A teenage boy’s life is thrown into disarray when he is forced to leave his aunt’s home in a small Midwestern or Southern town and move in with a cousin he’s never met before in New York City. After not being picked up at the Port Authority bus station, an abandoned Paul is thrust into brutal city life battling means of survival and morality. Finding salvation in the form of his love for a beautiful woman of color from a vibrant dance community in the Bronx, NY, Paul is left alone to face the discomfort of navigating a romance as he grows into his own identity.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE ROLES BELOW,
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE ROLES OF PAUL AND JASMINE,
YOU MUST BE BASED IN THE NYC AREA
AND BE ABLE TO WORK AS A NYC LOCAL.

LEAD ROLES:

Paul (17), Male, White – Open, scrappy, fearless and raw, Paul comes from a blue collar or more disadvantaged upbringing. He is vulnerable and naive beneath his flimsy masculine bravado. (Open to talent ages 15-20 from all 50 U.S. states.)

Twiggy (17), Male or Non-Binary, Black or Latino – Queer teen who lives in a homeless shelter. He has the body of a ballet dancer and is a very strong vogue dancer in the kiki scene with a preference for neon clothes. (Open to talent ages 16-21.)

NON-LEAD SPEAKING ROLES AVAILABLE:

Aunt Mary (45), Female, White – Paul’s aunt. She is a frizzy-haired smoker, who waits at a small town diner. (Open to talent ages 40-50.)

Daryll (30-50), Male – Aunt Mary’s boyfriend who is from lower middle class or blue collar background. (Open to talent ages 30-50.)

Nix (24), Male, White – A white nationalist in the making, Nix is an uncouth troublemaker. (Open to talent ages 18-27.)

Fats (16), Male, White – Part of a group of troublemakers. A dopey lackey that is the butt of Nix’s jokes. Contrary to his name, he’s not necessarily fat. (Open to talent of all shapes and sizes and ages 16-21.)

Cindy (20), Female, White – A sorority girl gone sour type. Could possibly have tattoos, facial piercings, etc. (Open to talent ages 18-25.)

Samson (24), Male, White – Big bully. Has a rat tail. Assaults and steals from others. (Open to talent ages 18-30.)

Jimmy (24), Male, White – Samson’s stout and round crony. He helps Samson with bullying and stealing from others. (Open to talent ages 18-30.)

Jasmine (18), Trans Female or Non-Binary, Black or Latino – Transgirl with charming personality. Because of her beauty and kind-heartedness, Jasmine’s friends and family members are very protective of her. (Open to talent ages 15-25 from all 50 U.S. states.)

Dante (16), Male or Non-Binary, Black or Latino – Unique looking. Queer Male. Part of kiki dance scene. Strong and graceful, Dante is very protective of his house members. (Open to talent ages 16-25. Talent must be open to bleaching his hair for the role if cast. Unique faces with freckles, scars, etc. are welcome but not required.)

Ria (18), Male, Black or Latino  – Very small in frame.  Queer male. He’s a very supportive and encouraging member of his kiki dance crew. (Open to talent ages 16-25.)

Mother (25-40), Trans Female, Non-Binary, or Male Drag Queen, Black or Latino – A strong and inviting mother figure in an adopted queer family home. (Open to talent who identifies as trans female or non-binary or male talent who does drag ages 25-40.)

Father (25-40), Male, Black or Latino – The father figure in an adopted queer family home. Has a dancer’s physique. (Open to talent ages 25-40.)

MC (25), Male, Black or Latino – The flamboyant MC who runs the kiki dance competitions at the youth center. Must have experience as MC in the kiki and/or ballroom community. (Open to talent ages 18-30.)

Shades (20-60), Blind Black Male with Albinism – Highly intuitive. He lives in a homeless shelter. Sadly, he is treated condescendingly by his bullies because of his disability.(Open to talent ages 20-60.)

Laura Hernandez (25-35), Female, Hispanic – She cries hysterically and holds a baby in her arms when she gets evicted. Must be a fluent Spanish speaker. (Open to talent ages 25-40.)

Marco Hernandez (25-35), Male, Hispanic – Short but sturdy. Fights the movers who evict his family from their home. Must be a fluent Spanish speaker. ((Open to talent ages 25-40.)

Please submit to ONLY 1 of the roles in the form below. You SHOULD NOT submit to multiple roles, the casting team will consider you for all relevant roles available in the event that the role that you submitted to is filled or not the right fit. If you submitted for a lead role, you do not need to submit to a supporting role as you are already going to be considered for supporting roles.

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Port Authority Supporting Roles Submission Form

Please fill out as much information as you can. It is important that you double check your answers to make sure the email and phone number that you are providing are correct. 

Do you also want to be considered as an extra in the movie in case you are not cast for a speaking role?
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Talent's Date of BirthFormat: mm/dd/yy

Image Uploads

Upload 3 Current Photos! Selfies or pictures taken from your phone are fine. We do not need professional headshots. You must upload 3 images for the form to successfully submit.  Each image cannot be over 5MB (5000KB).

1. FACE IMAGE
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2. FULL BODY IMAGEHead to Toe Image
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3. PERSONALITY IMAGEAn image that showcases your personality or uniqueness
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For talent who are under 18 in age:
If you are under 18, do you have permission from a parent/guardian to submit?
Your Parent/Guardian's Full NameFormat: First Name Last Name
Parent/Guardian's Relationship to Talent
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(Optional) For Talent Who Are Dancers:

What kind of dancing do you do?
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Are you a part of the kiki scene?
Video Link of You DancingCopy and paste the link into the box below.

Note: Thank you for your interest in becoming a talent! Personal information and photos submitted will only be used for casting purposes. If there is further interest, someone from our office will be in touch with you within 30 days.

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