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Production Company
Photocell Productions
Producer(s)
Sina Sultani, Michelle Godoy Priske, Liz Wallace
Director(s)
Sina Sultani
Casting Director(s): 
Michelle Godoy Priske & Liz Wallace
Union Status
UBCP Agreement
Project Type
Film
Student Production
No
Compensation Details

Due to the nature of the roles of Dr. Imbata and Isla, those cast will be compensated well for their time. We will be having multiple rehearsals, one being on set and require you to research the materials you will need for the interview of the film.
Dr. Imbata's Assistant will be paid a day rate.

Audition Date(s)
January 17th
Audition Location
Self-Tape Auditions & Callbacks on Zoom
Shoot / Perf. Date(s)
Approx March 13th-14th, TBD
Shoot / Perf. Location(s)
Vancouver
Submission Deadline
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Submission Instructions

Please email your headshot, resume, and demo reel (if available) to [email protected]. We will contact upon selection.

Project Synopsis
Logline: A young journalist interviews the former head of the Environmental Purification Department regarding a mysterious Sailor and the time-bending connection that brought them together. Our film is driven by an interview that's brought to life by our cast, leaving ample room for improv and play for the actors. A great piece for those looking for a challenge. Synopsis: We’re dropped in the middle of a 3-hour interview between Isla Rie and the terminally ill, former director of the Environmental Purification Department (EPD), Dr. Mogana Imbata. The gloves are off with niceties out of the way as Isla struggles to verify even the smallest of details. Having spent decades leading the covert department, Dr. Imbata is well-versed in duplicitous double speech and circumventing persistent truth-seekers. However, Isla has gathered evidence not only linking the EPD to some of the most important technological achievements in human history, but also to a horrifying past. As their conversation weaves from MK Ultra to string theory, Dr. Imbata slowly reveals a hidden organization pursuing an international agenda to study history’s most challenging question: Who is the Sailor? Frustrated by Isla’s relentless line of questioning, Dr. Imbata nearly ends their conversation before Isla produces an unmarked VHS tape. Sliding it into the VCR, the truth behind the Sailor and the dark, time-bending connection between Isla and Dr. Imbata is finally revealed.
Additional Comments & Safety Protocol: 

We will be following safety guidelines and will have a Covid-19 Safety Protocol for this shoot. Masks will be worn at all times unless rolling. Distancing when possible. We are also a small crew in order to ensure safety for everyone involved.

Character 1
Dr. Mogana Imbata
Age
50+
Gender
Female
Description
Non-caucasian, all other ethnicities encouraged to submit. (Ideally with a natural accent) Has experience with Improv. Sharp, sarcastic, deadpan humour, dismissive and self-assured. She doesn’t take anyone’s shit. Formerly a doctor hired by the Canadian government to oversee brutal medical experiments. She's terminally ill. LEAD
Character 2
Isla Rie
Age
late 20s-early 30s
Gender
Female
Description
Non-caucasian, all other ethnicities encouraged to submit (Ideally with a natural accent) Has experience with Improv. A young journalist interviewing Dr. Imbata and her work. She’s tired of the older generation and their bullshit. Stern, no-nonsense, combative, and hard-headed. She pushes on the hard questions even when things get uncomfortable. LEAD
Character 3
Dr. Imbata's Assistant
Age
30s-40s
Gender
Female
Description
Caucasian. Has experience with Improv. Works as personal assistant to Dr. Imbata. Is cold, collected. SMALL PRINCIPAL