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Production: 'The Ephesian' (See all 16 roles)

Michael Bernard James (Lead)

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Casting "The Ephesian." Synopsis: "When a long-grieving father lobbies to visit a killer on death row, he walks into the chance of a lifetime to come face-to-face with the man who ...more

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Male, ages 39-64, South Asian, Middle Eastern

Role Description

Michael Bernard James: (Lead) character ages throughout the film.


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Character Breakdown

Character Breakdown:
Michael Bernard James - (late 20's in the opening scene, then 40's-50’s throughout the rest, maybe with salt and pepper hair to show the contrast between the times, balding or bald also welcomed.) Actor must be able to emit his emotions. (Actors of Middle Eastern, or Indian decent a PLUS)

Layla James (Michael’s wife late 40’s to 50’s)

Rudy Bayer - (Warden. 40's, 50's.) Competent. He's been through the rodeo before, but still has a heart and doesn't come off as a bad man.

Alton Latessa - (Governor. 50's.) By the book. Not fire and brimstone, but not far from it.

Prison Guard - (20's or 30's.) Serious, keeps close to Antwan his final night.

Priest - (40's or 50's or 60's.) Recites from the Bible.

MD - (40's.) Administers drugs. (Non-speaking role.) Actors or Actress with a medical background i.e. Nurses, RN’s etc a PLUS!

Jeremy James - Toddler. (Non-speaking role.)

Camera man - (Non-speaking role.)

Phyllis - (Voice only.)

'NCADP' extras - Dozen or so. Hold 'Save Antwan' signs.

'Justice for All' extras - Dozen or so. Hold signs dehumanizing Antwan.

Security - (2 or 3.) Large muscular build. Keeps the two sides separated and in control.

Jerry Brady - (20's or 30's.) Serious. Keeps close to Antwan his final night.

Prison Staff - 2 or so extra uniformed guards. (Non-speaking roles.)

Ellis family - Antwan's mother (emits emotion) and other siblings. (Non-speaking roles.)