Casting Call

SOPHIE & JYOTHI (TRIANGLE LOCAL CASTING)

Feature Film. An NYU Tisch Graduate Thesis production, supported by Duke University and the Cinema Conservancy.

SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY (SEND SELF TAPES PLEASE to prshnth@nyu.edu – contact for sides / more info)

Producers: Artemis Shaw & Corey Reid

Writer/Director: Prashanth Kamalakanthan

One Day Shoot for each role, July 30 – August 15 (shoot date TBD)

Location: Greater Triangle area, NC

IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE SUBMIT ACTOR’S ONLINE DEMO CLIPS ALONG WITH EACH ACTOR SUBMISSION.

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SUBMIT NC ACTORS ONLY. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. **DISCLOSE ALL CONFLICTS**

[GRANDPA JIMMY] Male, 60s-80s Caucasian. Jimmy is Sophie’s grandpa, Southern, Christian
and fierce despite his advanced age. He’s a proper gentleman from an old South of good
manners and Sunday suppers, and can’t stand the millennial layabout his granddaughter has
become.

[STEVE] Male, 40s-60s, any ethnicity. Steve is the owner of the pawn shop, and nothing gets past his eagle eyes. He wears his glasses low, so he can read the fine print while still watching suspicious customers. (spectacles not required to audition)

[SHANE] Male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity. Almost the dictionary definition of hipster, Shane runs
the local DIY music venue, emphasis on DIY. Shane knew about every band before they even
existed, and is angsty deep down about his own failed music career. He’s the king of his
domain at the club, though, and he relishes his role in the local “scene.”

[FRANK] Male, 30s-40s, Caucasian. Strong and heavyset, Frank is your classic old-school mechanic. He worked his way up through the workshop since a kid, and now runs it himself. Frank loves talking on his Airpods all day while he works, more often than not with his beloved (and likewise potty-mouthed) younger brother.

[FOOD CART CHEF] Male, 30s-50s, non-Caucasian ethnicities strongly encouraged to apply. Featured in both our Bollywood dance sequence as well as an intense dramatic scene, we’re looking for an actor with range, preferably with a dance background.

[COP] Male, 30s-50s, any ethnicity. Featured in our pivotal and surprising climax, our Cop’s a man who takes the rules seriously but still has a soft side.

SYNOPSIS: Jyothi, an Indian housewife in an arranged marriage, and Sophie, an unemployed stoner musician, are two women who live on opposite sides of Durham, North Carolina. After Sophie gets robbed by a club owner during a show and Jyothi discovers evidence of her husband’s marital infidelity, the pair meet at a local pawn shop, where a quick transaction takes a turn for the worse, and they find themselves on the run from the law. They flee to Canada in Sophie’s car, filled with hopes of escape, revenge, and freedom at last. Their lack of cash, paranoia over surveillance, and junk vehicle all loom as dark clouds. But a few short days on the road soon upend their ideas about themselves and America itself, transforming the roadmap of their lives.