A Casting Director based in Los Angeles seeks Kenyan females to audition for a short film called RUN FAST. The film is about a Kenyan runner who travels to Los Angeles to run her first marathon. The film will be shot in Los Angeles, California March 9-14, 2014.
WRITER/DIRECTOR: ANNA MUSSO
PRODUCERS: ADAM WAGNER, PETER SESTINA
EXEC. PRODUCER: ALEXANDER PAYNE
CASTING DIRECTOR: YESI RAMIREZ email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SHOOTING: MARCH 9 - 14, 2014
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 13 feb 2013
LOCATION: LOS ANGELES
If interested in auditioning for the film, please email your professional headshot, acting showreel and resume (provide link to your personal website if any) to Yesi Ramirez at email@example.com
PS: must have a valid passport.
RUN FAST tells the story of Vivian, a Kenyan runner who travels to Los Angeles to compete in her first professional marathon. Her sponsor, Peter, himself an aging former runner, watches his long-shot protege demonstrate tremendous potential in her first race. As he prepares to take their partnership to the next level, Vivian confronts him with the realities awaiting her back in Kenya. Kindred spirits hailing from very different worlds, these two must coexist to harness her potential or risk losing everything.
Vavian Kapsabet, a young runner from Kenya, is sponsored by former runner PETER to run her first American marathon.
[VIVIAN KAPSABET] 20-30, African (preferably from Kenya) or African American, quietly proud, smart, strong, determined, Vivian is a talented runner who comes to L.A. to run in the L.A. Marathon. She speaks most often with her eyes. From a poor, traditional Kenyan family, Vivian hasn't told her father that she's come to L.A., and is determined to either win or go home, back to an arranged marriage, the dowry of which will provide her father with several goats and a new bicycle. Sponsored by Peter, a tough former runner himself, Vivian comes in third in the Marathon, and an impressed Peter is all set to find her other opportunities. However, Vivian, disappointed in herself, believes her only option is to go back to Kenya in defeat. Must look/have a marathon runner's physique.
Writer & Director. ANNA MUSSO, a native of Jefferson Park, Chicago, earned a BFA from New York’s School of Visual Arts. She works for filmmaker Alexander Payne at his production company Ad Hominem. L TRAIN, her first solo directorial work was accepted to The Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded the 2012 Women In Film Award. L TRAIN went on to play in festivals all over the world, winning numerous awards and qualifying for Oscar consideration.
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