Film: Student Films

'Basabasa: The Legend of Ichirou'

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Tisch School of the Arts
Nabil Muzayyin, student dir.

Production Description

Casting an NYU dramatic/comedic student film titled "Basabasa: The Legend of Ichirou." Think "The Last Samurai" (Edward Zwick) meets "Kung Pow: Enter the Fist" (Steve Oedekerk). The story, set in feudal Japan, revolves around a boy named Ichirou, who is sent from the spirit world to the physical world to destroy evil spirits. Here he learns his destiny as he faces the reincarnation of the evil fire-breathing chicken demon, Basabasa.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses Nov. 5 (6:30-8:30 p.m.); shoots Nov. 7 (8:50 a.m.-11 a.m.); possible additional voicework sometime between Nov. 8-Dec. 5 (1-2 hours) in NYC.


Seeking submissions from: New York City, NY; New York City, NY Sign up or Log In to apply.


Download SCRIPT.PDF (30.5 KB) Production states: "For those who hope to play either Oni, Ichirou, or Kazuo, please do not be intimidated by the Japanese lines. You only need to use it as a rough guideline and if you can speak Japanese hopefully you can add a more accurate translation. Your exaggerated, comedic performances based solely on gestures and facial expressions and exaggerations of the dialogue will bring this movie to life."