ASIAN AMERICANS NEEDED FOR FEATURE FILM

Freihofer Casting is holding an open call looking for Asian Americans to appear in the feature film MINARI. Filming will be in Tulsa, OK beginning July 11.  Most individuals will film only one day during the 25 days of filming.

No Acting experience is necessary.

The film is written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Lee Isaac Chang and produced by Christone Oh of Plan B. The film is financed through the prestigious A24.  Steven Yeun (THE WALKING DEAD) is set to star in the film.

Set in 1983, MINARI tells the story of a Korean immigrant family who moves to Arkansas, where the parents, Jacob and Monica Yi, have been recruited to work at a chicken hatchery. Monica is surprised to learn of her husband Jacob's ambitious plans; he's purchased a farm in the middle of nowhere to pursue his dream of farming. As Jacob becomes consumed with taming the land, Monica brings her mother Soonja from Korean to Arkansas to care for the children.

Another Open Calls will be held Sunday, July 7 in Tulsa, Ok  from 1:00-4:00 pm.  For more information, email MinariFilm@yahoo.com

Anyone selected to appear in a speaking role in the film will receive $630/day. All roles listed below are speaking roles.T Allhe

 

The casting office of Freihofer Casting will be looking for individuals to fill the roles below.  There are also several opportunities for Asian Americans to appear as  paid extras in the film.

 

BREAKDOWN OF ROLES

 

[MR. HAYASHI] 30's-60's/Male/Asian (any Asian ethnicity other than Korean). He manages the factory workers at the chicken hatchery. Friendly and tries to help make Monica and Jacob feel welcome. He can be first generator Japanese, or second generation Japanese without a Japanese accent. 2 scenes, 3 Lines

 

[Mr. Ngo]  Male - 30's- 50's, Vietnamese. Factory worker at the chicken hatchery. Slightly sarcastic. 2 scenes, 1 line

 

[GROCERY STORE OWNER] -40-50s/male/Korean. Is friendly to the Yi and speaks Korean with them. 1 scene, 2 lines  MUST BE FLUENT IN KOREAN

 

[SOFIA] 20's/female/Latina. The new worker at the chicken hatchery. Eagerly trying to learn how to do her job correctly. 1 scene, 2 lines  

 

[TEEN DAVID]  13-15/male/Korean. Is really affectionate and wants to take care of his family. 1 scene, 4 lines  MUST BE FLUENT IN KOREAN

 

[TEEN ANNE] 16-18/female/Korean. Also concerned with family's well being. 1 scene 8 lines  MUST BE FLUENT IN KOREAN

IF YOU FIT ANY OF THE ROLES ABOVE, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ONE OF THE OPEN CALLS BELOW:

SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2019

1:00-4:00 PM

TULSA, OK

email MinariFilm@yahoo.com for location and additional information

NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY