THE ORANGE STORY - Casting Male East Asian 40s-60s
|Posting Date:||June 18, 2015|
THE ORANGE STORY - OPEN CASTING CALL
Working Title: The Orange Story Director: Erika Street Producer: Eugene Sun Park Shoot Dates: 5 Days (Fall 2015) Filming Locations: Chicago & Chicago Suburbs
UNION + NON-UNION TALENT WELCOME
Audition Dates: June 29, 6-9PM + July 6, 6-9PM Audition Location: Chicago (address TBA)
Compensation: SAG-AFTRA Minimum (compliant with SAG Short Film Agreement)
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· Koji Oshima - LEAD: Male, East Asian, 40’s-60’s. Playful personality, good with kids, optimistic spirit with quiet confidence and resolve.
NOTE: We are only casting the lead role at this time.
Project Description: February 1942. President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, which authorizes the forced “relocation” of 120,000 ethnic Japanese from their homes and into incarceration camps throughout the U.S.
KOJI OSHIMA is the proud owner of a small corner grocery store, but he must leave everything and report to an assembly center. On “evacuation day,” Koji waits in line at the local bus depot, along with hundreds of men, women, and children of Japanese descent. Armed soldiers herd the people forward for processing, tagging, and boarding.
The all-day affair leaves the elderly Koji hot and tired. Curious onlookers and sympathetic friends watch the proceedings. Koji’s spirits are momentarily lifted when he spots a little girl and her mother selling fruit to passersby. But when he tries to buy an orange, the mother refuses to let her daughter sell to Koji, much to his disappointment.
After Koji has boarded the bus, he has a final chance to buy some oranges from the little girl, who has run up beside the bus. Koji offers his money to the little girl only to discover that she charges two different prices, one for “Americans” and one for “Japs.”