‘Hele Kalei’ Casting Call
Production Title: Hele Kalei
Director: Kelsie Greene
ACM Course: 399 (Capstone)
Production Start Date: TBD
Production Wrap Date: TBD
Synopsis: Hele Kalei is a quirky coming-of-age film that follows Kalei, a self-conscious woman who struggles to hide a secret passion for taiko drumming from her oppressive mother. When the opportunity to perform in Tokyo arises, Kalei must choose between continuing to lie to those around her and dancing to the beat of her own drum.
Kalei (20s) – Female, Caucasian
Self-conscious with a secret passion for taiko. Constantly lies to her overbearing mother.
Janis (40s) – Female, Caucasian
Kalei’s gorgeous, nitpicky French mother. Wants what she thinks is best for Kalei.
Charlie (20s) – Male, Japanese
Kalei’s taiko buddy. Speaks pidgin.
Emma (20s) – Female, Hawaiian
Strong independent local woman.
Kasey (2-5) – Female, Hawaiian
Man (20s) – Male, Caucasian
1/28, 2/4, 2/11 (Saturdays) from 10am – 2pm
1/29, 2/5, 2/12 (Sundays) from 12:30pm – 2pm
Audition Location: Hamilton Library @ UH Mānoa
Open/Closed Auditions: By appointment only
Paid / Non-Paid: Non-paid
Additional Compensation: Meals, film credit, copy of the film