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Matías Maumus, dir.
Casting "Jannah," a short film about the enormous massacre going on in Syria since 2011, told through the relationship of two Arab/American brothers that live in New York forced to separate, when one of them decides to go to Syria to work as a journalist.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearses Oct.-Nov. 2013 (approx. dates TBD based on actor availability); shoots Nov. 18-Nov. 24 in NYC.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
All meals provided while on-set.
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Male, 7-15, Middle Eastern
A young American native who can play the son of a Syrian mother. Middle Eastern look.
Male, 22-32, Middle Eastern
A young American native, who can speak Arabic fluently and can play the son of a Syrian mother.
Female, 35-55, Middle Eastern
Mother of two kids born in Syria, living in New York; needs to be fluent Arabic/ English speaker.
Female, 9-15, Middle Eastern, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
Young girl that lives in Syria; preferably knows some Arabic, not exclusive.
SOLDIER/REBELS (Chorus / Ensemble):
Male, 25-65, Middle Eastern
Fluent in Arabic, English and a Middle Eastern complexion are a MUST.
Able to play a native Syrian. Also will need some extras that won't...
KIDS PLAYING SOCCER (Background / Extra):
Male, 8-15, All Ethnicities
Four kids playing soccer in a park with the main characters. One of them interacts with him. It'll be a fun shoot outside playing some socce...
KID (Chorus / Ensemble):
Male, 6-13, Middle Eastern
Young kid playing in Damascus, Syria. Has an interaction with the main character in a key scene. Needs to have a slightly Middle Eastern com...
Seeking submissions from: New York, NY
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This is a story about fate, social media, family and war; but most importantly a story to make the world think about the 140,000 dead Syrians since 2011.