MELISSA ABESERA CASTING
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
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"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.
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.