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Production Overview / Vue d`ensemble de la Production
Production Name / Nom de la Production: Locked Inside
Union Status / Statut Union: BOTH
Media / Média: Short Film
Production Company / Compagnie de Production: Sunstar Worldwide
Director(s) / Directeur(s): Sonia Godding-Togobo
Accepting Submissions From / Acceptons les Soumissions venant: Toronto
Open Call Details / Détails de l`Audition Générale
Open Call Date(s) / Date(s) de L`Audition Générale: February 18th, 2013
Open Call Time(s) / Heure de L`Audition Générale: 10am - 6pm
Open Call Address / Adresse de l`Audition Générale: 720 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON, Canada, M5S 2R4
Open Call Suite or Floor # / Suite et/ou Étage du lieu: 4th Floor
Map to Open Call Address / Direction et Carte de l`Audition Générale: Click to view Link
Shoot Date(s) / Date(s) de tournage: May 24th - 27th, 2013
Shoot City/Cities / Ville(s) de tournage: Toronto
Pay Rate / Salaire: TBD
Casting Notes / Notes du Casting: To book a call time please email sunstarworldwide@gmail.com. Please indicate your name and the role you are auditioning for.
Synopsis: Abdi is in a prison cell, riddled with guilt and haunted by his last day of freedom. He consistently replays the moment in which police arrested him in front of his pregnant girlfriend. Abdi cannot resolve his guilt, and when the picture of his late girlfriend begins communicating to him, he asks Allah to take him back in time to save her
Characters / Personnage
1. Abdi - Prisoner - 21 to 26 - Male / Masculin - East African, African

ABDI is tall and ruggedly handsome. He is an emotionally unavailable East African young man who is struggling to make sense of his obligations to his Muslim family while surviving the harsh street realities of his Toronto neighbourhood. At his core, Abdi is a pious Muslim boy but after years of rejecting his religious and moral code and a two year prison sentence, Abdi's mental health is now questionable.

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2. Ayan - Abdi's Girlfriend - 21 to 26 - Female / Féminin - East African

Ayan Is a tall, attractive, 23 year-old East African law student. She didn’t have much contact with her parents and grew up with her Auntie and as a result completely rebelled in her teens. She was clubbing, sleeping and hanging with drug dealers. This is how she met Abdi. However when she became pregnant, she had to grow up fast. She found solace in Islam and began dressing in the Islamic regalia. That’s not to say she still didn’t look fly.

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3. Selim - Abdi's best friend - 21 to 26 - Male / Masculin - East African, African

Selim is 24 of Eritrean descent and born in Toronto. He is tall and stocky, short, neat puffy afro and smooth brown skin. He grew up in metro housing where the gangs dominate. He is a childhood friend of Abdi and used to be a look out for the local hoodlums. He eventually began selling drugs, however after a drugs deal went bad, he was kidnapped, and then thrown in jail, pending further investigation. It was enough for him to realize he didn’t want anymore of this lifestyle. He went back to school and was committed to pursuing a career in medicine. He currently works as a student doctor at a large hospital.
4. Yassir - Abdi's Uncle - 45 to 60 - Male / Masculin - East African,

Uncle Yassir is somewhat of a lost 50 something year old man. He wears a beard and often looks worn and tired. He is seen as a wise elder in his community, and is secure in his devotion to Islam, however he has never been able to fully function in the external Canadian society. As a man with no contact with his children, he hoped his nephew Abdi was his second chance to make amends. However without the ability to connect with children in a Canadian context, he's a frustrated figure, disillusioned with the youth and pessimistic with what the future holds for Abdi.
5. Imani - Abdi's Daughter - 4 to 7 - Female / Féminin - East African, African

Imani is only 5 and doesn’t know what a secure family upbringing feels like. She doesn’t have good interpersonal skills, likes her own company and keeps to herself. In the absence of any consistent adult, she has a special bond for her social worker.
6. Billie - Undercover Cop - 25 to 35 - Any Gender / Tout Genre - White, Canadian

Billie is a police officer who believes firmly in what (s)he does and the role law enforcement plays in society

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