‘Green Days By The River’ open casting call

| September 29, 2015

Local film ‘Green Days by the River’ seeks secondary-school aged actors for starring roles

Port of Spain, September 21st 2015 – The film adaptation of iconic local novel Green Days by the River has announced an open casting call for its starring roles, with producers particularly eager to audition youngsters between the ages of 14-18. Experienced and non-experienced actors are invited to submit their headshots and contact information to greendayscasting@gmail.com for a chance to audition for a role.

A provocative story about young love and self-discovery set in lush 1952 Trinidad, Green Days will feature a mostly young cast of characters, including Shell, the fifteen-year old protagonist who navigates a love triangle while dealing with his father’s terminal illness.

CHARACTERS:

SHELL (Male, Black, 14-18)

A curious and charming fifteen-year-old boy, who opens up at times to display a flirtatious side. He’s filled with wonder and frequently caught deep in thought. He learns harsh lessons through his questioning search for the truth in love and life, all with a gaze of innocence, adventure and excitement.Green Days

GIDHAREE (Male, Indian, 45-55)

A 48-year old man, large, brawny of East Indian descent, is a landowner, planter and hunter, almost always accompanied by his large Tobago dogs. He has a generous side and takes a liking to Shell, who helps him tend to his land. They develop a father-son type bond and friendship. As the father of Rosalie, Mr. Gidharee’s kindness is tested, when Shell crosses the line with his daughter.

PA LAMMY (Male, Black, 45-55)

Shell’s father is a frail, tall, thin sickly man. A man with a rough exterior, straight to the point, what you see is what you get. A little crude and scandalous at times yet he always means well. He connects with Shell on a more personal level and takes up for him when it comes to dealing with Ma.

MA LAMMY (Female, Black, 45-55)

An emotional, spiritual woman who can be a bit estranged at times amidst her no-nonsense attitude. She does what she can to meagerly provide for her son and ailing husband.

ROSALIE (Female, ‘Dougla’/Indian/Mixed, 14-18)

The pretty village ‘dougla’ girl who knows that she is sexy. With all the boys enthralled by her, she is more of an infatuation, a charming flirt with long dark curls. Jealousy may get the better part of her, when other girls capture the attention of the guys, particularly Shell.

JOAN (Female, Black, 14-18)

A respectable, personable, girl from out-of-town, also very pretty but in a dainty, modest way. The girl you want to be friends with, as you fall in love with her personality and soft features.

LENNARD (Male, Black, 14-18)

The largest of all the boys with a confident exterior, he is the natural leader of the group. He knows everyone in the village and is very charming and flirtatious. The boys look up to him for confidence in drinking rum and dancing with girls.

JOE (Male, Mixed, 14-18)

A shy, easy going, pretty-boy that has the girl but is not really interested in her. The guys don’t really see what Rosalie could like in him, other than his looks.

ROY (Male, Black, 14-18)

A follower, an instigator, and a supporter, who doesn’t say much and lacks personality. He is still needed within the group to jeer on fights and conflict amongst the boys.

FREDDIE (Male, Indian/ Mixed, 25-30)

A skinny man of East Indian descent, well known owner of the village parlor and rum shop. A lover of rum, he takes the young boys under his wing and indulges them in wine, drink and song. He is always fun to be around, imparting his wisdom about girls.

RAMDAT (Male, Indian, 40-50)

A short Indian planter with bowed legs and rough features, who has an overprotective hold on his daughter Sonia.

SONIA (Female, Indian, 18-25)

A beautiful, womanly, cocoa gatherer who engages Shell with matters of maturity and sexuality.

DOLLY GIDHAREE (Female, ‘Dougla’, 18-22)

Rosalie’s plumpish 19-year-old sister.

MARRIE GIDGARREE (Female, Black, 40-50)

Rosalie’s mom, 44 years old, brown skinned creole woman.

THERESA (Female, Any Race, 18-25)

One of Freddie’s girls from the village who’s just pleasant and cool to be around.

PREFAT (Male, Any Race, 60-70)

The oldest man in the village who walks everywhere with his walking stick.

NURSE (Female, Any Race, 25-40)

A strict woman who lacks empathy for Shell when he visits Pa in the hospital.

WARD SISTER (Female, Any Race, 25-40)

A caring nurse with a softer touch in dealing with Shell and Pa.

Successful candidates will be invited to formally audition on 27th September and 3rd October in Port of Spain.

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