CASTING CALL FOR A SERIES
MAGNESIUM


Series Overview: When a ghost haunts a neighborhood bookstore and starts releasing fictional characters into the real world, three kids must team up to solve an exciting mystery surrounding the ghost’s unfinished business

***Open to UNION and NON-UNION talent***
***THIS CASTING CALL IS OPEN TO TALENT THROUGHOUT CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES***
***TALENT MUST RESIDE IN CANADA OR THE UNITED STATES***

SEEKING

SAMIR YOUSEF: Character portrayed asmale,SyrianDescent. 12 years old. LEAD

IDRIS: Character portrayed as male, Syrian Descent. 6-8 years old. RECURRING

KARIM: Character portrayed as male, Syrian Descent. 40s. RECURRING


Details

  • Production Company: Sinking Ship Entertainment/Sesame Workshop
  • Network(s): TBA-Major International Streaming Platform
  • Executive Producer(S): J.J. Johnson, Blair Powers, Matt Bishop, Christin Simms, Luke Matheny, Andrew Orenstein,Kay Wilson Stallings
  • Producer:Sari Friedland
  • Director:Luke Matheny
  • Writer(s):Andrew Orenstein, Various
  • Outside Date(s):January-June2021
  • Rate:ACTRA IPA
  • Filming Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada

FULL Character Descriptions and Submission Details:
[SAMIR YOUSEF] Character portrayed as male,Syrian descent,12 years old, high EQ and remarkably responsible for his age, smart, thoughtful, nurturing, compassionate, Samir lives with his two younger siblings and his hard-working parents. Because of his family’s journey to America, Samir had to grow up fast. He is always working hard, helping out his family, and taking care of his younger siblings. Because of that, he never really was able to be a kid or enjoy time with new friends. But when three characters fromThe Wizard of Oz–Tin Girl, Scarecrow and Lion–suddenly are released into our world, Samir, along with Nia & Harper, the only other two who can see these book characters, is thrust into a new adventure. While Samir is excited to finally be having some fun, he also remains cautious and responsible, making sure his younger brother is taken care of no matter what. But, with his new friends help, Samir has some fun as they figure out the clues to help get these book characters get back into their story. LEAD


SUBMISSION DETAILS FOR SAMIR!!!
If your child wants to audition for the character above, please send us everything noted below in one email.

You do not need permission to submit, please just send in your submission!!

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR EMAIL:

1. Parents, please make sure to send us your:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • The name of your child who wants to be considered
  • Their age and Date of Birth
  • Where you and the talent reside in Canada or the USA (Please make sure to state the City/ Town, Province/State)

2. A photo that clearly shows your child’s face (No sunglasses, or filters)


NOTE: If you have an agent please allow them to submit you!

SEND SUBMISSIONS DIRECTLY TO: magnesiums2casting@gmail.com
Any questions can be sent to: magnesiums2casting@gmail.com

Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, @ 9:00 PM EST.


[IDRIS] Character portrayed as male, Syrian descent,6-8 years old, shy and dreamy, Idris is Samir’s younger brother, who frequently has nightmares and is comforted by Samir. To Idris, Samir is his caretaker, his best friend, and the best big brother. Idris is seen at a family dinner, celebrating the fact that he’s gone three nights without a nightmare. RECURRING

SUBMISSION DETAILS FOR IDRIS!!!
If your child wants to audition for the character above, please send us everything noted below in one email.

You do not need permission to submit, please just send in your submission!!

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR EMAIL:

1. Parents, please make sure to send us your:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • The name of your child who wants to be considered
  • Their age and Date of Birth
  • Where you and the talent reside in Canada or the USA (Please make sure to state the City/ Town, Province/State)

2. A photo that clearly shows your child’s face (No sunglasses, or filters)


NOTE: If you have an agent please allow them to submit you!

SEND SUBMISSIONS DIRECTLY TO: magnesiums2casting@gmail.com
Any questions can be sent to: magnesiums2casting@gmail.com

Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, @ 9:00 PM EST.


[KARIM] Character portrayed as male, Syrian descent,40s, radiates positive energy despite working himself to the bone and raising three kids, Karim is married to Jamila and is the loving father of Samir, Idris and Fara.An engineer back in Syria, Karim is now a janitor at the local university, where heoften works long shifts.Because of their Syrian refugee status, the entire family has had to make sacrifices and Karim makes a point of appreciating Samir for stepping up and taking on so much responsibility, especially in caring for Idris. RECURRING

SUBMISSION DETAILS FOR KARIM!!!
If your child wants to audition for the character above, please send us everything noted below in one email.

You do not need permission to submit, please just send in your submission!!

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR EMAIL:

1. Parents, please make sure to send us your:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Where you reside in Canada (Please make sure to state the City/ Town, Province/State)

2. A photo that clearly shows your child’s face (No sunglasses, or filters)


NOTE: If you have an agent please allow them to submit you!

SEND SUBMISSIONS DIRECTLY TO: magnesiums2casting@gmail.com
Any questions can be sent to: magnesiums2casting@gmail.com

Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, @ 9:00 PM EST.


NOTE: We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting for every role. Please submit qualified performers without regard to disability, race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ethnic origin, or any other basis prohibited by law unless otherwise specifically indicated. 

No phone calls, please.

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