Friday, December 18, 2009

Fwd: Come join me at PARIAH - Background Casting Call (Brooklyn, NY) on The Definition

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bLaKtivist has invited you to the event 'PARIAH - Background Casting Call (Brooklyn, NY)' on The Definition!
-update- Still need a few more folks for the shoot in NYC. If you're available December 28th, your participation could earn you -- some goodies, including copy of the feature when it goes to DVD!

PARIAH - Background Casting Call (Brooklyn, NY) Time: December 13, 2009 to December 30, 2009
Location: Various
Organized By: Nekisa Cooper/Dee Rees

Event Description:
NOW CASTING for the Sundance Institute supported independent movie "PARIAH" being filmed in and around Ft. Greene, Brooklyn.

Directed by by The Definition community member Dee Rees, this film has been welcomed at independent festivals all over, and won a variety of accolades. This year, Rees was a finalist and Netflix's find your voice - thanks to support from so many LGBT community members, like you.

Now, follow this project as Director Dee Rees and Producer Nekisa Cooper take it to the next level. Consider submitting your information to be a part of the background cast (submission information provided below).

PARIAH is a coming-of-age drama about a black lesbian teenager who juggles multiple identities to avoid rejection from her friends and family. The short film version of the same name screened at Sundance 2008 and won over 25 best short awards to include:
Urbanworld VIBE | LA Film Fest | OUTfest


Format: 35 mm
Dates: Various, Dec 13 - Dec 30
Locations: Various, Brooklyn

All background actors need to be prepared for:

· Working up to 10 consecutive hours per day

· Providing their own wardrobe under the guidance of the casting director

· Significant "down time"

Background actors will receive:

· Beverages & snacks (those that work over 6 hours will be provided a meal)

· Production credit

· Opportunity to work with up and coming
Director Dee Rees
Sundance Institute Fellow
Named 2008 25 New Faces of Independent Film

· There is no pay.

Please email your picture with name, phone number in the body of the email to:

For more information on the film, check out:

Great news all! Pariah the feature is currently on Day 10 of shooting in Brooklyn, NY and I am looking for additional background actors for non-speaking roleson Dec. 28.

Males and Females, all ethnicities that can "play" ages 18 - 25. The actors must be available tonight from 5p to 12a. You do not need to be a traditionally "trained" actor for this role. We want to open up this process to all who have a desire to support and the heart to back it up. :-)

We are shooting in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn.

A small stipend, copy of the DVD, production credit and meals.

Please email a picture/headshot with phone number to and my team will follow up with details and answer any questions. MUST BE 18 years or older and local to NYC to submit. (we cannot provide transportation or lodging)

Thanks so much for your time and support. The shoot is going extremely well and I can't wait to share the behind the scenes scoop with you soon!

Much love,

Producer, PARIAH

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