CASTING CALL FOR A SERIES
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, THE UNITED STATES, THE UNITED KINGDOM, & AUSTRALIA***
***TALENT MUST RESIDE IN CANADA, THE UNITED STATES, THE UNITED KINGDOM, OR AUSTRALIA***
***TALENT MUST BE AT LEAST 12 YEARS OF AGE BY JANUARY 2021***
SAMIR YOUSEF: Male. Character portrayed as Syrian Descent. 12 years old. LEAD
- 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] Male. Character portrayed as 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 from The 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!!
Please send us the following in ONE EMAIL:
WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR EMAIL:
1. Parents, please make sure to send us your:
- Phone number
- The name of your child who wants to be considered
- Their age and Date of Birth
- Where you and the talent reside in (Please make sure to state the Country, City/Town, Province/State, Area)
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!
Deadline for Email Submissions: Sunday, November 22, 2020, @ 5:00 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.