We are currently casting for the feature film "Dance at My Weddings"
Filming will take place in NY, beginning October 2018

  • We will be casting in LA on June 13th, 2018

  • Below is the synopsis of the film as well as the character breakdown for the role of Moshe

  • Please submit headshots and resumes to melissa@abeseracasting.com

  • Also include links to previous works or record a short video introduction of yourself and submit that as well

"Dance at My Weddings" is a bi-cultural romantic comedy about a young rabbinical Chasidic student, Moshe, who, torn between his good and evil inclinations digs himself into a monumental predicament and winds up cornered between a rock and a hard place.

 

Moshe:

Caucasian; 19 to 21 years old; between 5’8” and 5’10”, lean/of average weight. Like everyone else in his culture, Moshe, who is now 20, is pressured to get married. He has grown up in a Jewish Chasidic religious home and has attended Hebrew school and Yeshiva his entire life in Brooklyn. He is a brilliant student and is top of his class. He is pleasant looking, with a natural charm and is endearing, sincere and true; so much so that we even root for him when he gets himself into a very dubious situation, finding himself in unchartered territory. He is unaware of his own charm and potential. Besides having charm, Moshe must have tremendous charisma. As a way of example, think Shia LaBeouf/Logan Lerman/Miles Teller at 20 years old.

 

Being the star of the movie and having to carry a very challenging role throughout, the candidate for the role of Moshe must have outstanding acting chops; in other words, we are looking for performance, first and foremost. This is a career-maker role. To sound authentic and be credible in this role the candidate should be very familiar with the Jewish branch of Chasidism.

 

Pay is SAG/AFTRA Modified Low Budget rate of $335/day, plus applicable benefits – 1 week rehearsal, 6 week shoot/5 days a week.

Thank you!