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CASTING CALL: POWER LINES

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To audition, please email your reel (or online video audition), which role you are auditioning for, and headshot to Hillary Abe with the subject line “Power Lines Audition” at: casting@powerlinesmovie.com.

Production Title: Power Lines
Producer: Indigenous Action Media
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent
Project length: Feature
Writer & Director: Klee Benally
Casting Coordinator: Hillary Abe
Start Date: Rehearsals in mid October, shoot starts mid November 2014
Location: Northern Arizona & Nevada
Rate: Pay TBD

KEY DATES

Online Auditions: September 17 – October 15, 2014
Call Backs: October 18, 2014 (must be able to travel to Flagstaff, AZ)
Shooting Starts: TBA
Shooting Ends: TBA

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS ONLY AT WWW.POWERLINESMOVIE.COM/CASTING
OR EMAIL A SUBMISSION TO HILLARY ABE AT: CASTING@POWERLINESMOVIE.COM

Synopsis:

Halee is a 16 year old Diné (Navajo) relocation refugee who uses fierce poetry to escape from her painful past and present. When Halee’s abusive father crosses a line, her best friend helps her runaway. Their journey to Halee’s homeland takes a turn when she discovers her father has been hiding a secret that has the power to change Halee’s life forever.

Character BIOS:

HALEE (LEAD) | FEMALE | AGE 18-24 (written as 16)
Halee is a young Diné poet who was primarily raised by her traditional grandmother until she was 7 years old. After her mother passed away in a mining accident her absent father took her to live far from the rez.
She is outgoing, vocal, and very articulate. Halee always feels like a stranger wherever she goes. Tough and outgoing but must be able to show vulnerable side too. Preferable if bilingual in Navajo and English.
DINÉ SUBMISSIONS PREFERRED

SELMA (LEAD) | FEMALE | AGE 18-24 (written as 16)
Selma is young street punk. She is fiercely independent, streetwise, and rash. She is also very confrontational.
Xicana, Asian or African American preferred.

JONATHAN (SUPPORTING) | MALE | AGE 35-49
John is Halee’s dad. He is an urban Diné who has rejected his culture for christianity. Alcoholism also overshadows his life.
Preferable if bilingual in Navajo and English.
DINÉ SUBMISSIONS PREFERRED

FRED (SUPPORTING) | MALE | AGE 35-49
Halee’s uncle who has a military background and is a cop. He has traditional values but is assimilated.
Preferable if bilingual in Navajo and English.
DINÉ SUBMISSIONS PREFERRED

DEZBAH (SUPPORTING) | FEMALE | AGE 35-49
Dezbah is a motherly figure but has a cold hard perspective of life.
Preferable if bilingual in Navajo and English.
DINÉ SUBMISSIONS PREFERRED

Cis and trans auditions all welcome.
Younger folks are also welcome to audition, we ask that you be 14 years or older and have your parents permission if you are under 18. We are also seeking actors and extras for non-paying roles.

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM:

WE ARE HAVING ISSUES WITH THIS FORM, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR AUDITION:

To audition, please email your reel (or online video audition), which role you are auditioning for, and headshot to Hillary Abe with the subject line “Power Lines Audition” at: casting@powerlinesmovie.com.

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