UK Casting: Star in a Film Adaptation of Acclaimed Stage Play ‘#Haters’

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From acclaimed director and writer Emilia Teglia, #Haters is based on a real event and began life as a stage play. After two tours, the piece is being adapted for the screen, directed by award-winning filmmaker Tristan Shepherd.

The 20-minute urban musical is set in Hackney, east London, and follows a day in the life of Tyrese, a young Londoner of Caribbean origin and Jamie, a white British entrepreneur new to the area. The team are casting for the role of Tyrese ahead of shooting next year. Here’s a breakdown:

Tyrese is for a black male actor with a playing age of 17–19. He’s smart, good-looking and has a habit of saying what’s on his mind. He’s a “bold social media surfer” but naïve when it comes to real-life relationships.

#Haters rehearses and shoots 20–25 January 2019 and the role is paid Equity rates.

Think you’re perfect for the role? Head on over to the casting notice for more information and to apply now.

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