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UCLA Casting Call

October 4, 2017


Casting Arabic Actors 

Hollywood 


Project Name:
Saleem

Project Type:
Student Film

Production Personnel
Yousef Assabahi (Director)
Hamza Samman (Casting Director)

Production Description
Saleem tells the story of two Yemeni friends; Hamada and Saleem.
After an American drone demolishes Saleem's house in Yemen, their paths change.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearses and shoots in fall 2017, L.A.

Compensation & Contract Details
Unpaid
Transportation and parking fees covered
IMDb credit and
Copy of the final project provided.



Roles

Hamada

Role Type: Lead

Gender: Male

Age Range: 26-35

Ethnicity: Middle Eastern

Media required from applicants: Headshot/Photo (Preferably Video Reel)

Role Description:
Apparently a submissive person but in truth everything he does stems from the need to bring his family to the States. Moreover, his submissive trait is fed by his illegal status in the U.S. Hamada is Yemeni and speaking Arabic is a crucial element in the story. If not Yemeni, the talent must show the willingness to learn the Yemeni dialect.




Saleem

Role Type: Lead
Gender: Male
Age Range: 18-23

Ethnicity: Middle Eastern

Media required from applicants: Headshot/Photo (Preferably Video Reel)

Role Description:
An intellectual and ambitious person. He came to the states through the lottery. He enjoys being around people, as joking dominates his time. Besides being a student, he reads a lot. Saleem is Yemeni and Arabic is a crucial element in the story. If the talent is not Yemeni, he must show the willingness to learn the Yemeni dialect.


Marshal

Role Type: Supporting

Gender: Male

Age Range: 40-50

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Media required from applicants: Headshot/Photo (Preferably Video Reel)

Role Description:
MARSHAL (40s)— White male. He is a committed FBI agent who’s troubled by his past experiences which influence the way he perceives things.
Marshal’s desire to accomplish something stems from his need for admiration and respect.





Helio

Role Type: Supporting

Gender: Male

Age Range: 33-40

Ethnicity: Latino/Hispanic

Media required from applicants: Headshot/Photo (Preferably Video Reel)

Role Description:
Helio(40s)— Latino male. He is a joyful and hardworking worker. On the surface, he seems happy, but as we look closely, there lies an exhaust  

 

Email the director 

Subject line "aac"

Yusuf.alsabahi@gmail.com 

 

Only Los Angeles Actors 

 

 

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