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Casting Call for La Petite Salon: Quynh, a young Vietnamese American woman, who works at her mother’s hair salon

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La Petite Salon is a twenty-minute, dramatic fiction narrative, shot on video. Approximately two-thirds of the film the dialogue is in Vietnamese with English subtitles. The remaining dialogue is in English with Vietnamese subtitles.

Director: Caroline Le
Co-Producers: Catherine Dinh & bao.thien.ngo

Quynh, a young Vietnamese American woman, who works at her mother’s hair salon where she is displaced within the Vietnamese culture and community. She encounters everyday conversations about men, domestic politics, and community gossip from the interactions her mother has with their predominately Vietnamese women patrons.

Announcements

La Petite Open Casting Call

Auditions:
Saturday, January 10, 2009
from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
1259 Summer Blossom Ave, San Jose, CA 95122

Sunday, January 11, 2009
from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1259 Summer Blossom Ave, San Jose, CA 95122

Callbacks:
Saturday, January 17, 2009
from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
1259 Summer Blossom Ave, San Jose, CA 95122

Please submit headshot/photo and résumé via email with subject heading, “La Petite Salon” Audition, to LaPetiteSalon [at] gmail [dot] com

Seeking Production Staff

We are still seeking responsible and motivated people to join the production staff. Be a part of a team working on a great film project! Please email us at LaPetiteSalon [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

Casting Call

PDF FlierDramatic fiction narrative, shot on video. 20 min. Approximately two-thirds of the film the dialogue is in Vietnamese with English subtitles. The remaining dialogue is in English with Vietnamese subtitles.

Director: Caroline Le
Co-Producers: Catherine Dinh & bao.thien.ngo

Quynh, a young Vietnamese American woman, works at her mother’s hair salon where she feels displaced within the Vietnamese culture and community. She encounters everyday conversations about men, domestic politics, and community gossip from the interactions her mother has with their predominate Vietnamese women patrons.

Seeking 8 Female and 1 Male Role(s):

Quynh, early 20s

Lead role. Vietnamese American. College student. Artistic and apprehensive. Sexually closeted from everyone except her girlfriend, Alexis. Her reserved nature is seen as reverent to the patrons in her mother’s salon.

Chi Truc, mid-30s

Supporting role. Vietnamese woman. Unemployed for several months, her workaholic behavior is overcome by uneasiness of insecurities to support her family. Fluent in Vietnamese.

Mai Ly, late 40s

Lead role. Older, contemporary Vietnamese woman, mother of Quynh, and owner of the salon. Non-judgmental and sensible. She facilitates the conversations in the salon. Fluent in Vietnamese.

Thomas, late 20s

Lead role. Well-groomed Vietnamese man. Laidback, attentive, and charismatic. Vietnamese limited to conversations.

Linda, mid-20s

Supporting role. Trendy Vietnamese woman. Confident and brandish. Aspires to be the next Miss Global Vietnam.

Ba Xuan, early 60s

Supporting role. Vietnamese woman. Loud, opinionated, and traditional. She is conservative, but has youthful reservations. Fluent in Vietnamese.

Ba Vien, early 60s

Supporting role. Vietnamese woman. Best friends since childhood with Ba Xuan. Traditional and soft-spoken. Fluent in Vietnamese.

Co Hien, late 20s

Supporting role. Plain and simple Vietnamese woman. Complete opposite of Linda, she is reserved and avoids conflict with others. A sense of sadness about her. Fluent in Vietnamese.

Alexis, early 20s

Lead role. Latin woman. Sincere, presumptuous, and sensitive. She empathizes with her girlfriend, Quynh, about the struggles of coming out.

Please submit headshot/photo and rèsumè via email with subject heading, “La Petite Salon Casting Call” to LaPetiteSalon[at]gmail[dot]com.

Auditions will be on January 10 & 11, 2009
Callbacks is on January 17, 2009

Refer to announcements on homepage for times and locations

Rehearsals will be scheduled between February 24 – March 5, 2009.
Shoot dates will be scheduled between March 7 – 14, 2009. San Jose/Bay Area.

Involvement with this film project will include film festival exposure, credits, and meals. Additional compensation is negotiable. It is required that you be committed and available for rehearsals and the day of the shoot.

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