“Vietnamese Actors/Actresses Needed for ‘La Petite Salon'”

“La  Petite Salon”

Mini-DV short narrative film 10-15 min. Drama.Director/Producer: Caroline Le

Quynh Tran, a young Vietnamese American woman, works at her mother’s hair salon where she encounters everyday conversations about men, international politics, and gossip from the interactions she and her mother has with their predominately Vietnamese women customers.

Seeking 8 Female and 1 Male Vietnamese Speaking Roles:

Quynh Tran Late teens – early 20’s. Vietnamese American woman. Kind and observant. Queer and closeted from everyone except her mother, her reserved nature displays the utmost respect to the patrons in her mother’s salon. Semi-fluent in Vietnamese.

Chi Truc Late 20’s – early 30’s. Vietnamese woman. Unemployed for several months, her workaholic behavior is overcome by uneasiness of insecurities to support her family.

Mai Ly Tran Mid-40’s. Older, contemporary Vietnamese woman and mother of Quynh. Attentive and caring. She is the mediator, the advice columnist, and sets the atmosphere in the salon.

Thomas Pham Early 30’s. Well-groomed Vietnamese gay man. Sarcastic and abrasive. He feels privileged to be in such a space with these women. He gossips and jokes with everyone.

Co Nga Late 30’s. Professional, trendy Vietnamese woman. Attempts to stay young and hip. Acculturated to the Los Angeles-American lifestyle, she dresses fashionable, and thinks highly of herself.

Ba So Mot (#1) Early 60’s. Vietnamese woman. Loud, opinionated, and conservative. She is traditional and is quick to joke a bit and switch to being defensive about her beliefs.

Ba So Hai (#2) Early 60’s. Vietnamese woman. Best friends since childhood with Ba So Mot. Conservative and traditional.

Co Hien Late 30’s. Plain petite Vietnamese woman. Complete opposite of Co Nga, she is timid and avoids conflict with others. A sense of sadness about her.

Sienna Alvarez Late teens – early 20’s. Latin woman. Generous and thoughtful. She aims to be in good graces with Mai Ly and empathizes with her girlfriend, Quynh, about the struggles of coming out. Semi-fluent in Spanish.


Please submit headshot/photo and résumé via email with subject
heading, “La Petite Salon” Casting Call, to Caroline.le@gmail.com

If you cannot reach me by email, my contact number is (408) 835-3773.

Auditions will be held on April 5-7, 2007.
Callbacks will be held on April 10 and April 12, 2007.

Shoot dates – April 27-29. Downtown San Jose.

Involvement with this film project will include copy, film festival exposure, credits, and meals. It is required that you be committed and available for at least 3 rehearsal and the day of the shoot.

About neaat

The NETWORK OF ENTERTAINING ASIAN AMERICAN TALENT ORG is an independent site for information on Asian American Arts, Talent, Culture, and Entertainment. NEAATO started as a myspace page under http://www.myspace.com/asianamericannetwork and also a blog in 2007 (http://www.neaat.wordpress.com/) by Donnytello Tran. The idea was made when we noticed our friends on Myspace were posting more information about their work online through bulletins instead of waiting to get published in magazines or an Asian American Blog. We decided to put all these ‘posts’ together and share it with anyone that was interested and NEAATO was born. The current NEAATO blog site is http://www.neaato.com/. NEAATO was inspired by Bruce Lee’s quote: “"To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”
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2 Responses to “Vietnamese Actors/Actresses Needed for ‘La Petite Salon'”

  1. Pingback: Actors and Actresses » Vietnamese Actors/Actresses Needed for La Petite Salon’ N.E.A.A.T.O!

  2. snow says:

    i saw this hard copy posted today but the web ad says feb 2007? is it over? are you doing more?

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