Tess Joseph Casting seeks teenage girl from the Indian-Australian community to play lead role in film based culture, music and a journey of self-discovery
Tess Joseph Casting (TJC), the casting team behind 2017 Oscar nominated Hollywood film Lion, directed by Garth Davis featuring child wonder Sunny Pawar, is on the look-out for an actor to play the lead character “Sunny Shah” for a movie called Spin on a major American TV Children’s Channel.
Spin is the story of an Indian American girl and her journey to embrace herself and her culture. It’s a film that talks about music, identity, self-discovery and family.
Tess Joseph has worked with children on many national and international projects, including being the director of The Bournvita Quiz Contest hosted by Derek O Brien and the Girl Rising Campaign which works with women and children. Karishma Mathur, who works with TJC, is an Australian-trained Drama and Theatre teacher/trainer who has worked with children nationally and internationally for several years.
The character Sunny is between 13-16 years old, Indian, the feisty waitress at her parent’s Indian restaurant in Queens. She constantly struggles with her identity: she feels too Indian for the world, but too American at home. She is naturally brilliant and clever, an A+ student who’s the head of the school’s coding club while having a secret passion for music. She’s able to create the hottest tracks with her ability to see music in everyday sounds plus her coding skills. Sunny wants to be a DJ.
The call is open to young girls from the Indian-Australian community who would like to audition for the part.
Those interested can contact firstname.lastname@example.org