Monthly Archives: June 2015

Casting Call: Untitled South Asian Webseries

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Exciting stuff! For the past six months, I’ve been working with three other South Asian writers to craft a web series around the experiences of three South Asian sisters living in NYC.

As women, and as South Asians, we’d been talking about the diversity gap in today’s television and even web series. Where were the women that represented our experiences? Who looked like us and weren’t relegated to some sidekick role as the “exotic love interest” or goofy comic relief?

Thus, our little writing group was born. For the last six months, we’ve been writing and developing this series and we’re finally ready to cast. If you or someone you know is interested in auditioning or being part of the crew, please feel free to contact us. We’re looking forward to working with a talented and diverse cast!

Untitled Sisters Web Series:

Sisters follows the everyday life of 3 resilient, energetic and enigmatic sisters living in New York City.  Sita, Samira and Janet  – all in their 30s/40s – wrestle with love, identity and purpose as they move through the daily grind of the big apple.

Our all-female, South Asian writing team has worked to craft a web series that is diverse (gender, race, sexuality) and authentically explores female relationships in their multitude of incarnations- as sisters, friends, lovers, entrepreneurs, etc.

We are a team of talented, driven women who would love to have you on board. 

This is a no/low budget project with deferred pay.

Call for actors:

We are seeking to collaborate with talented actors who will infuse their talent, energy and intelligence into the project.  The seven day shoot will take place in late August/early September in the New York area (Brooklyn, Queens, Jersey).  This is a no/low budget project with deferred pay.

Lead characters:

Sita- female, early 40s, ambitious, driven, (South Asian)

Samira – female, mid 30s – enigmatic, grounded (South Asian)

Janet- female, early 30s – free spirited, lives the hustle (South Asian)

Supporting roles:

Annie –  female, late 50s/early 60s, spunky, lighthearted

Zoe – female, early 30s, spunky, artistic

Nikhil – – male, early/mid 30s – shy, intriguing (South Asian)

Ishaan – male, mid 40s, quite, driven (South Asian)

Seeking submissions for other supporting characters.  We welcome submissions from actors who represent diversity in ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age and body type.  

Crew

We need help in all departments and welcome your energy and enthusiasm.  If you are interested in working with us, please send your resume.   

Contact info:

Email headshots and resumes attn: Padmini at southasianseries@gmail.com.  Include the position you are submitting for in the subject header.  If you have a reel, website, twitter, instagram, etc – include the link.

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