Mamiwata Film is now casting! See roles below. If you feel you fit one of them, please email email@example.com mentioning the role that you want to apply for and we will send over the sides so you can submit your audition tape.
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Mamiwata Film Synopsis
They’re excited, prepped, and ready. Four students and their professor working under a grant travel to Gabon, Africa. Their purpose is to study the effects of the iboga plant and its potential to cure drug addiction.
Upon arriving, they move from the urban capital of Libreville to the village of Mouila where they’ll be conducting their research. Locals warn the students to be careful, though. Legend has it that iboga links the natives to the wonderous — but dangerous — supernatural world. The empiracally-minded team dismisses these claims and goes about their business.
But when certain myths surrounding the land become uncomfortably perceptible, they learn just how sinister these African legends can be.
Nathan Dale, 42-52: Caucasian – A kind man with soft eyes and a sweet voice, is adored by his students. He’s as charming as he is intelligent. Soft face, nice eyes (blue), gentle (but can seamlessly phase into the opposite)
Jean-Pierre, 41-52: Caucasian – A roguish Frenchman, with shoulder length hair graying at the temples. He’s a weird guy, quiet and mysterious. Intelligent yet naive. Doesn’t really say anything unless he’s prompt or he needs to get something off his shoulders
Matt, 25-30: Caucasian – Smart, soft, blond hair, blue eyed, intelligent, calm, focused, the “man of the house,” likes to take the lead. Loves his wife and comforts her to get through the death of their child.
Emily, 26-31: Caucasian – Matt’s wife, also intelligent, but really burdened from the death of their child. Dependent on Matt for guidance. Emotionally unstable.
Megan, 25-30: Asian – She’s Asian and had a pretty traditional upbringing. She’s pretty, but doesn’t necessarily show it. She’s also incredibly smart, and her father worked hard to get her into top schools. She’s by the books for a lot of things. Black hair, brown eyes, short hair. The only thing that she’s isn’t so traditional about is her sexuality — she’s a lesbian and hides it from her parents.
Andy, 23-27: Asian, East Indian, Ethnically Ambiguous, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Islander – He’s a creepy young kid. Always horny, and always bad with the women. Think of the Asian guy from Dexter (Masuka). Doesn’t know how to dress or act in public, and very often he’s in his own world. He’s intelligent though
Sarah, 23-27: Hispanic – Megan’s girlfriend. She’s pretty as well, strong features. Comfortable with being a lesbian but is frustrated that Megan hasn’t come out to her family yet.
Ketty: 48-55: African – Speaks in broken English, she’s very smart, but ominous, doesn’t talk too much, and takes pride in taking care of the students, even though she’s harsh about it. Isn’t so scared for herself as she is of others. She always remains calm. Brown hair, eyes, and skin.
Victoria, 21-25: Caucasian or Ethnically Ambiguous – She’s hot and can show she’s pissed and sick of people looking at her. Red hair preferred.
Jane, 21-28: African American – A stunning BLACK who will embody the mermaid. Natural beauty, sexy, South African, blue/green bright, glowing eyes.
Caitlin Dale, 40-55: Caucasian – She’s a mother figure, Dale’s wife. She used to be a druggie or depressed, so there’s some sadness in her face. White, blue eyes, brunette or greying.
Paul, 48-57: Asian – Megan’s fierce Asian father. Very tradition Asian, definitely a little bit of an accent.
Lizzie: Caucasian – This character is only imagined. Lizzie passed away as a baby but her mother imagines her as a 6 year old playing dress up and again as a 16 year old going to prom and again as a 26 year old getting married.
Mexican Doctor: Hispanic, Male over 40
Mexican Nurse: Hispanic, female, over 30
Mexican Patient: Hispanic, Male 24- 30
Compensation: SAG Indie Minimum