SUHA (lead female actor 25-35) for 'The Origins of Ajax'

Payment Details:

Paid

Location:

London

Gender:

Female

Age Range:

25 to 35

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Full Details of Job / Opportunity

We are currently casting two lead roles for a contemporary low-budget tragicomic feature-length road movie which we are planning to shoot in Greece in Autumn 2018.

Synopsis
Ajax, a troubled young Greek-Canadian actor, travels with a Scottish cameraman across Greece for the first time since the tragic death of his parents there when he was a child. Along the way, he befriends a brave but shattered young refugee woman, Suha, who changes his life. She convinces him to visit his estranged uncle who reveals beautiful and troubling family secrets. During the emotionally overwhelming journey, Ajax experiences fantastic hallucinations of ancient mythological creatures who both torment him and inspire him to make bold choices.

Audition location: London

Production location: Greece

Audition date: planned for November/December 2017

Production date: planned for autumn 2018

Rehearsals: initially via Skype and later on location

Compensation: non-union production, payment will be low-budget range (to be determined), all travel costs to/from/in Greece, meals and accommodations on location during the prep and production will be provided.

Role Description
Suha (25-35) is an intelligent, beautiful and war-traumatized refugee from the Middle East. She is from an upper class family, is highly educated and speaks excellent English, either with an English accent or a slight Middle Eastern accent. While traveling alone across Greece, Suha meets Ajax and Hilarion who decide to help her get to Athens. Although Suha has suffered incredible tragedy, she has remarkable strength, tenderness and wisdom.  Ajax and the audience will fall in love with her.

Age range: 25-35
Ethnicity: Middle Eastern or Middle Eastern in appearance
Other specifications: perfectly fluent in English with an English accent or a slight Middle Eastern accent

Director
The writer, director and producer, Gabrielle Pfeiffer, is an award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter from New York, based in Berlin. She has eight feature film credits as a writer and script supervisor, and some 35 director, writer, and producer credits for her work on Arte, BBC, Channel Four, Discovery, National Geographic, PBS and ZDF documentaries. Her films have been broadcast all over the world and screened at numerous international film festivals.


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