‘Apple’

Expires: 2024/05/07
Paying up to $25.00 / hour
Description

Casting and seeking crew for “Apple,” an experimental narrative short film.

Logline: Yu seeks passionate encounters with different men while suffering constant toothache. He found an escape aroused from the fusion of pain and pleasure. Yet as it intensifies, he realizes the problem does not originate from the tooth, but from the house where he resides with his father.

9 Project roles
Yu
Gender-Nonconforming, Non-Binary
18
-
25
y.o.
Asian
In his early 20s. He feels mismatched with his body and is in the process of exploring his sexuality. This sense of mismatch resonates with his father's expectations for a son, leading Yu to decide to distance himself further from his father emotionally. However, as he decides to depart, he realizes he is also eager to be understood and accepted by his father. (Must speak fluently in Mandarin 普通话, and English.)Note: This role involves non-sexual full-frontal nudity. The opening of the film, depicts Yu examining their own body in front of a mirror. this will be nude and shot from behind. It is important to emphasize that this scene is not intended to convey any sexual content. Instead, it aims to capture Yu's internal struggle and self-reflection in a vulnerable moment. In the second scene Yu is depicted as seeking solace in a passionate encounter with a stranger. They turn to this person for connection/comfort, and this will involve partial nudity, shot from the back. This scene underscores Yu's internal conflict and search for acceptance. When shooting these scenes production will have a closed set environment to maintain privacy and confidentiality. Additionally, an intimacy coordinator will be present to oversee the proceedings and provide guidance to the actors. Their role is paramount in ensuring that boundaries are respected and that the actors feel supported throughout the filming process.Production states "It is imperative to me that the actors feel empowered to communicate any concerns or discomfort they may have. Their well-being is of utmost importance, and I will do everything in my power to foster a respectful and professional working environment."
Application deadline closed.
Xiao
Male
40
-
55
y.o.
Asian
A veteran in his 50s, conservative and living alone with his son, he harbors a love for his son but feels conflicted by the fact that the son didn't grow up to be someone he had always wanted – a manly man who could grab a beer and watch games with. He struggles to communicate with his son. However, he still cooks for him, even though he is always alone at the dinner table. Note: Must be fluent in Mandarin 普通话.
Application deadline closed.
E
Female
18
-
25
y.o.
Asian
Vibrant spirit on a unique journey of unplanned pregnancy, preparing to return to her hometown with her boyfriend to welcome their child. Her youthful resilience and adaptability are evident as she navigates this unexpected path with grace, humor, and a deep emotional connection to her evolving life.
Application deadline closed.
Man B
Male
22
-
30
y.o.
All Ethnicities
A supporting role with minimal dialogue. The role requires strong non-verbal skills to portray intimacy and a deep connection with the male lead, emphasizing physical expression and strong emotions.Note: This role involves nudity. this character will be part of Yu seeking solace in a passionate encounter with a stranger. This will involve partial nudity, shot from the back. This scene underscores Yu's internal conflict and search for acceptance. When shooting these scenes production will have a closed set environment to maintain privacy and confidentiality. Additionally, an intimacy coordinator will be present to oversee the proceedings and provide guidance to the actors. Their role is paramount in ensuring that boundaries are respected and that the actors feel supported throughout the filming process.Production states "It is imperative to me that the actors feel empowered to communicate any concerns or discomfort they may have. Their well-being is of utmost importance, and I will do everything in my power to foster a respectful and professional working environment."
Application deadline closed.
Dentist
30
-
50
y.o.
All Ethnicities
Have experience with special makeup like bruises.
Application deadline closed.
Producer
Application deadline closed.
Location Manager
Application deadline closed.
Intimacy Coordinator
Application deadline closed.
Hair and Make Up Artist
Female
Application deadline closed.