We’re looking to cast 2 actors with stage and theatre training for an upcoming experimental short film. Set in a pseudo-fantasy reality and loosely based around the Arthurian myth of Perceval and Wagner’s opera Parsifal. It merges cinematic realism with theatrical dance and performance. The story follows a mother and daughter escaping trauma and documents their conflicting responses to the mysterious world around them.
*** Open to all ethnicities. Non-binary or Trans actors also encouraged to submit.
BLANCHE (Early 20s) Raised only by her/their extremely overbearing and protective mother. As a result, Blanche has a certain wide-eyed and naive charm about her/them that only comes from a person who has been shielded away from the realities of the world. She/they posses a certain power that is both unknown to her/them and her/their mother, yet starts to become present when certain mystic entities from the outside begin to lure her/them away form her mother’s grasp.
KAYE (40-50 – all ethnicities welcome) Blanche’s mother. A strong, and devoted person who has experienced a great deal of trauma and sadness in her lifetime. She wears this trauma like a mask, and her strength like a like a cloak. She sees the world as an extremely hostile and dangerous place and tries to protect her daughter from it. As such, she’s developed a bit of a weathered warrior spirit who appears at war with world.