NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Emily Cheeger, writer-dir.
Casting "Charity, Adversity, Parvati," by Emily Cheeger, a graduate film student at NYU. Synopsis: A transgender Hindu woman, or hijra, struggles to find acceptance, dignity and identity in New York City, discovering instead a mysterious world she didn't expect.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Shoots Jan. 13-20 in NYC.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
Deferred pay provided for union performers; compensation negotiable. SAG Student Film Agreement.
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Master Belvedere (Lead):
Male, 27-39, African Descent, African American, Native American
charismatic, tough, intelligent, androgynous, gay, operatically trained male soprano who moonlights as a pro dom. An imposing, sinewy figure...
Tiger Boy (Lead):
Male, 46-70, Caucasian
by day, a hedge fund manager--a puffed-up, mature alpha male in a silk suit, overfed on caviar, porterhouse steak and expensive single malt,...
Female, 43-65, All Ethnicities
a hard-boiled, fiercely private receptionist at La Marquise, an upscale house of domination. A former dominatrix herself, has seen it all.
Male, 50-68, South Asian
the father of the bride at a wedding where Parvati performs, a Punjabi Sikh, kind, practical, not superstitious, undeniably the head of his ...
Female, 45-64, South Asian
the mother of the bride of at the wedding where Parvati performs. She is protective of her family and a guardian of tradition.
Doctor Katz (Supporting):
Male, 40-66, All Ethnicities
a world-weary, kindhearted doctor. A man of integrity and empathy who is nonetheless looking forward to retiring after many years of service...
The Bride (Supporting):
Female, 18-33, South Asian
the bride at a Sikh wedding where Parvati performs.
The Groom (Supporting):
Male, 18-64, South Asian
the groom at a Sikh wedding where Parvati performs.
Wedding Guests (Background / Extra):
Males & Females, 18-64, South Asian
especially seeking Punjabi performers, but all are welcome.
Males & Females, 28-44, South Asian
a Hindu transgender woman, or hijra, from the Indian subcontinent, who has fled her old life through questionable means and is trying to fin...
Male, 25-36, Caucasian, Middle Eastern
A handsome, frustrated, sheltered but adventurous Satmar Hasidic man, who flees Ultra Orthodox Williamsburg to the night-time alleys of the ...
Female, 21-30, All Ethnicities
A sophisticated, sexy, expensive escort to Tiger Boy, of ambiguous gender and ethnicity.
Bar customers (Background / Extra):
Males & Females, 21-64, All Ethnicities
Customers at a piano bar. (Unpaid position.)
Seeking submissions from: New York, NY
Sign up or Log In to apply.