‘Aunty Emma’ Cast + Crew Call

Jan 14, 2018 | Cast/Crew Calls, Front Page

‘Aunty Emma’ Cast + Crew Call

Production Title:
Aunty Emma
Director: Casey Lapidus
ACM Course: 399 (Capstone)

Production Start Date: March 10, 2018
Production Wrap Date: March 31, 2018
*4 principal shoot dates, 2 reshoots/pickups if necessary

Synopsis: Aunty Emma is the story of an elderly lady who desperately longs for a sincere connection with someone since the recent loss of her husband. Due to the loss, she can barely pay for her home and is forced to have Kara, a young woman, move in to help her with the bills. At first Aunty tries to dismiss Kara because Aunty has never experienced a healthy relationship due to her husband. Aunty knows she wants to form a connection with Kara, however tension rises when Kara brings a man in the house. Not only does this incident reveal Aunty’s personal issues with men, but leads her to confront her issues and find understanding and love within unexpected circumstances. Thus revealing the thematic truth that showcasing vulnerability and respecting others can lead to a fulfilling friendship.

Character Breakdowns:

Aunty Emma (50-70 years old) – Female, Asian-American or Pacific Islander
An elderly lady with a hard-shell who truly cowardly inside. She longs for genuine love and sincere friendship since the recent lost of her acrimonious husband. She is generous and sweet while also having a slightly aggressive attitude.

Kara (20-30 years old) – Female, Any Ethnicity
A disheveled young girl who can’t seem to keep her life together and acts younger than she is.  A bit oblivious, yet sincere and kind.

Husband (60-70 years old) – Male, Any Ethnicity
Harsh and Critical of Aunty.
** This role requires voiceover only

Audition Dates:
January 15, January 19 from 8am-3pm
January 16, January 18 from 9am-1pm or 2pm-5pm
January 20-27 (by time determined by appointment)

Audition Location: UH Mānoa Campus, Sinclair Library
Open/Closed Auditions: By appointment only

Seeking Following Crew Positions:
Camera Operator
Sound/Sound Mixer
Production Assistants

Paid / Non-Paid: Non-paid
Additional Compensation: Meals, film credit, copy of the film

Contact Email: auntyethefilm@gmail.com

Contact Phone: (909)-763-1938