Casting Notice: Seeking Male and Female Talent for Short Film

— Project Description: “Muscle Memory” is a conceptual nonlinear short film that combines the present, along wit flashbacks, and is anchored through tap dance. Tariq, the protagonist, makes his living performing on street corners like his late father, Yahya. On the anniversary of his father’s death he dedicates a dance to him that trigger many memories from his childhood.

Seeking: Union (Student SAG Contract) and Non Union encouraged to submit.
— TARIQ – (Speaking) Black, Male, 30s, weary tap dancer who is a live, walking memoriam and living legacy of his father. (TAP EXPERIENCE REQUIRED)
— RIQ – (Speaking) Black, Male, 9 – 12, shy kid who aspires to be a dancer like his father, but can’t seem to break out of his shell. (TAP EXPERIENCE NOTREQUIRED)
— YAHYA – (Speaking) Black, Male, 30s – 40s, loving single father who constantly aims to provide for his son by passing down his heritage and teaching him the ways of hoofing. (TAP EXPERIENCE NOT REQUIRED)
— GIGI – (Speaking) Black, Female, 70s, neighborly grandmother of Tariq. She is the sole support system for Tariq as an additional caretaker for his child.
— ARIC – (Nonspeaking) Black, Male/Female, 6 months – 2 years old. Tariq’s infant child.

— Audition: June 8th and June 9th If talent cannot make the audition dates, they can still submit their headshots/resume and reels.
— Compensation: Union (Student SAG Contract) and Non Union encouraged to submit. Pay is Negotiable. ALL TALENT will receive a COPY of the film and working MEALS.
— Shoot Date: August 23rd – August 27th (12 Hour Days)
— Location: Philadelphia, PA — you MUST live within 2 hours
— Usage: Film Festivals, Web.

Please send Email to: AND
You MUST include all of the following information or you will NOT be considered!
— Name
— Age range
— Cellphone #
— Email Address
— Headshot, Resume, Reel (if you have one)
— Union Status (if applicable)
— Availability for auditions on June 8 or 9
— Home ZIP CODE – you MUST live within 2 hours
Based on availability actors will be asked to come in to read sides or submit a self-taped audition. If talent cannot make the audition dates they can still submit their headshots/resume and reels.

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