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Experimental short film Wormhole sees three radically different characters confront incidents in their lives: an Ethiopian woman on a scholarship to England, a man from Belfast who thinks he’s God, and a Bangladeshi software engineer fleeing a troubled marriage. The team are casting for voice-over roles, to be recorded in London soon.
Here’s a breakdown of the roles:
Connor is for a male actor aged 30–50 with a Northern Irish accent. Born and raised in Belfast, he’s had a strict Catholic upbringing and has developed a fundamentalist view of religion, not helped by the fact that he believes himself god-like.
Fani is from Bangladesh, and is for a male actor aged 25–45. Having grown up in a Sunni family, he married early – but things went disastrously wrong. After forming an abusive relationship with his wife, he fled to London and now suffers from depression.
An academically-distinguished Ethiopian, Berta has escaped violence and poverty to study in the UK. The role is for an Amharic-speaking female actor aged 18–50.
Wormhole is recording voiceovers from 15-24 November in a central London studio. Roles are paid £50 for a one-hour session.
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