Al-jalil Williams, dir.
Casting “Bout That Life,” a feature film about three siblings raising themselves. After their parents die, a sister abandons her two younger brothers, forcing the middle child Tyrese to raise and take care of his little brother Tyreke. Being only 12, Tyrese has a difficult time finding work. When a friend introduces him to the world of drug dealing, he decides to deal until he is old enough to land a real job. Twelve years later, Tyrese is still on the streets, now a well-known and beloved dealer. Tyreke is a popular college basketball player in his senior year with many overseas basketball teams interested in signing him. Even though he's successful in his own right, Tyreke sees the love and respect his older brother gets, so he attempts to sample that lifestyle, but Tyrese will do everything he can to keep his little brother off the streets.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Shoots June 20-30 in NYC.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
Pay, copy, credit, and meals provided for some roles. Deferred pay potentially available for other roles.
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Female, 21-30, All Ethnicities
the girlfriend of Tyrese, a well know drug dealer, a ride-or-die chick. She has a great sense of humor with a no-nonsense attitude, she will...
Tyreke King (Lead):
Male, 20-23, African American
the youngest child. A college student and a popular star basketball player. With a 4.0 and majoring in TV production with overseas pro-baske...
Rasheeda King (Supporting):
Female, 28-34, African American
big sister of Tyrese and Tyreke. She was 18 and fresh out of high school when their parents died and not ready for the responsibility of rai...
Officer Tremaine Washington (Supporting):
Male, 24-30, African American, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
a no nonsense jerk who abuses power. Was picked on in high school and has a complex about it.
OVER 6 FEET TALL STOCKY OR MUSCULAR
Male, 22-26, African American, Hispanic, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
the villain. Was once friends with Tyrese and his crew, but had issues with him after an inciting incident. Now has his own crew and territo...
Male, 19-28, All Ethnicities
one of Tyrese's connections, a mellow guy - never angry. He brings his know-how and higher-up connections to the table. Smokes weed. He come...
James King (Supporting):
Male, 35-43, African American, Hispanic, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
father to the three main characters, a cop who is killed on duty.
Joyce King (Supporting):
Female, 34-44, Hispanic, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
mother of the three main characters, a lawyer who is killed by a drunk driver.
Young Tyrese and Tyreke (Supporting):
Male, 8-16, African American
two boys to match the leads as children & teens. 12-year-old Tyrese must be witty with a sense of humor and able to carry emotions. 8-year-...
Erica Martin (Supporting):
Female, 28-44, All Ethnicities
the Lieutenant in charge of the D.T.U (Drug Taskforce Unit). Must demand a lot of respect from the crew. No nonsense, very serious with a bi...
Young Rasheeda (Supporting):
Female, 17-19, African American, Hispanic, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
Tony Williams (Supporting):
Male, 25-31, All Ethnicities
Officer Tony Williams
0fficer Tony William is a well respected officer who gave a up a promotion to be a aprt of D.T.U(drug taskforce uni...
Seeking submissions from: New York, NY
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My previous films
My two short films All Gone http://vimeo.com/35468396 and Two Sides http://vimeo.com/35467286