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CSA Casting Call for MENASA Actors

CSA Open Call for MENASA Actors and/or your support of the open call we wanted to share a casting notice for the below Short Film, as requested by Sarah Siadat.  Info on how to submit is below. Please do submit if you are a fit, and spread the word however you see fit. 


MY SO-CALLED IRAQI AMERICAN WEDDING Short

LOS ANGELES, CA SHOOTSAG-AFTRA / Micro Budget Agreement


Please submit actor’s headshot and resume along with online demo clips to Ayser and Sarah myiraqiweddingfilm@gmail.com sides and self tape details will be sent out to individuals. MENTION (Hamzah Saman, CSA)


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(AUNT REEMA)

MENA, 35-40. Sami’s favorite Aunt. Iraqi, fluent Arabic speaker (Iraqi dialect), smoker, wise & mellow, tells it like it is. Maternal but not a mother.


(MAGDA RAMSEY)

MENA, Iraqi, 63, looks 43 Sami’s Mom. Iraqi, or Fluent in the Iraqi dialect of Arabic. Familiar with Chobi Iraqi Debke Dancing. Sardonic, elegant and pristine. Very concerned with appearances and wouldn’t be caught DEAD in a Wal-Mart. Born to be MOTHER-OF-THE-BRIDE.

(NOURI RAMSEY)

MENA, early 70’s Sami’s Dad. Familiar with Chobi Iraqi Debke Dancing A dysfunctional force of nature. Rumpled and lovable. A Middle Eastern Walter Matthau. PhD educated Pharmacologist who wears his heart and causes on his sleeve, literally – usually seen sporting a t-shirt supporting his cause of the day. He’s a huge feminist and also a whiz at social media, much to the embarrassment of his family.

(DEBKE DANCING ELDER)

MENA 60s playing 70s Featured Dancer. Skilled in Chobi Iraqi Debke Style. Silver Fox with good knees and ability to perform the low crouching Debke moves.


LOGLINE:

As a child, SAMIRA “SAMI” RAMSEY learned to be an incurable romantic, thanks to her rom-com loving, mystical aunt. Now, on the verge of turning 40, Sami is about to marry ADAM. But never mind love, how big is the wedding? That’s what her mother wants to know. Because the only thing Iraqi moms like more than a party is a lavish wedding party. Sami just needs to get through this wedding and then her life with Adam will be her own... right?


My So-Called Iraqi-American Wedding asks the question, “How do you listen to your heart when everything around you is so damn loud?” 


SHOOT DATES:


July and September of 2023 in Los Angeles



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