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You are invited to join CuriousWorks in celebrating food and friendship at the Meet+Eat NSW Film Premiere.
Meet+Eat is a collection of beautifully crafted documentary films celebrating the rich cultural lives of Western Sydney residents. Two intimate strangers share a meal and exchange stories of migration, displacement and identity.
Food is shared.
New friendships formed.
The Gala Film Premiere will feature film screenings, food tastings and a Q&A session.
Thursday 20 March 2014, 6.30pm for a 7.30pm screening
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
1 Powerhouse Rd, Casula, NSW
For more information, please contact: email@example.com / 02 9602 9568
Meet+Eat is an initiative of CuriousWorks, with the generous support of Scanlon Foundation, Arts NSW, Australia Council, VicHealth, and Hume City Council’s Community Grants Program.
Curiousworks in association with Carriageworks presents
A new, independent, Australian feature film.
Rizzy has two outcomes. First, Rizzy will debut at Carriageworks in October 2014 as a live audiovisual artwork – Rizzy Maharajah’s 18th Birthday Party. Thereafter it will be sent to film festivals and have screenings as a feature film.
It is Western Sydney in 2001 and mateship remains the great Australian virtue.
Exploring the bond between friends from Western Sydney’s unrevealed cultures, Rizzy navigates the space between who we are for our mates and who we wish to be. Friendships are tested as Rizzy and his mates try to find their place in a world in transition.
We all have friends. We all have hardships. We all grow up.
Some things can be forgiven.
Guido Gonzalez: Co-Writer/Co-Director
S. Shakthidharan: Co-Writer/Co-Director
Aimée Falzon: Assistant Director
Casting: 17th -25th March
Rehearsals: 28th April – 11 May
Shoot: 12th – 25th May
Submissions due in by Wednesday 12th March 2014.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your headshot, cv and role/s being suggested for. All general enquiries regarding the film are to be sent to this address also.
These roles are a mixture of paid and unpaid, depending on professional experience and type of role. Expenses will be paid.
Auditions will be held in Western Sydney. We are particularly interested in auditioning people from Western Sydney – even if you do not have much, or any, professional acting experience. If you grew up in Western Sydney and can relate to the film, please get in contact with us.
You can find out more about CuriousWorks and what we do at www.curiousworks.com.au
Male, 18 yrs, Fijian Indian
Rizzy has been raised most of his life by a single mum. He dreams of the high life, having success and wealth. He has a strong desire to impress people, he tends to behave a little out-of-place or self consciously at times. He’s conscious of a ‘Western-Sydney’ stigma placed on him. He often tries to be funny but fails and ends up being the butt of other’s jokes. But he is a good friend, there for his mates, was quite popular at school, was even school captain, yet part of him still feels ashamed about where he’s come from.
RIZZY’S MUM (Supporting)
Female, 40 – 45yrs Fijian-Indian
Friendly, honest, always smiling, always worried about feeding her son and his friends. She is a provider and has been a single parent since Rizzy was 4. She likes to engage in conversation with her son’s friends. Works at a dentist’s practice as a nurse/assistant.
Female, 19yrs, Anglo-Saxon
She has had a relatively affluent upper-middle-class upbringing, She has come from a good family. She is proud and secure in who she is, secure in her world. She likes to be in control but can be a little oblivious to realities outside her own. She has a medium build, fair skin and hair.
Male, 17yrs, Uruguayan
A soccer fanatic, but terrible at playing it. He has encyclopedic knowledge about soccer. A genuine friend, not a fighter. He likes to hang out with his friends, doesn’t drink and doesn’t smoke. He dances badly but charmingly. He is always willing to chip in for someone, always generous. He is tall, skinny a bit goofy.
Male, 17 yrs, Salvadoran
Short, stocky, and short tempered. Styles himself on Cyprus Hill, considers himself a homey. He’s one of Rizzy’s closest mates. Highly intelligent, a critical and deep thinker, politically savvy and socially aware. He came to Australia as a kid and refugee, his family is now broken up.
Male, 17yrs, Kiwi
The eldest son of loving and very poor family. He disguises his poverty well and gets on with things. He is outgoing, funny, friendly, here for a good time and a good laugh. He’s athletic, medium build, into footy basketball, soccer – all of it. He is a close friend of Rizzy’s.
Male, 17yrs, Chilean
Fernando cares a lot for his friends, always there for his mates, a bit of a ‘big brother’. He loves a good time, likes to get wasted with his friends. He loves sports – rugby and soccer. He despises cricket to the extent where he will change the TV in the pub if it’s playing cricket! Fernando is the biggest film buff, he dreams of being a film-maker. He comes from a separated home. He is one of the closest to Rizzy.
Male, 18yrs, Cambodian
Sam is very quiet, fairly reserved in public, keeps to himself but he loves to joke and get wasted with his close mates. If he gets mad – you won’t see it coming. He comes from a very broken home, has been through plenty of trauma as a child. He took on responsibility from a very young age. He is very close to Rizzy.
Male, 23yrs, Uruguayan
Short, stocky and chubby. He loves Australia and loves his culture too. He is outgoing, likes a good time. He doesn’t drink. He loves to drive fast cars. He is a big brother figure to Fernando, part of the inner circle.
Male, 16yrs, Chilean
Fernando’s little brother. He is curious, chubby, loveable – he has a great smile and a bit of a baby-face. He is treated like the little brother in the group. He loves to joke with the older boys, loves doing pranks. He is starting to associate with people in the area who are involved in crime.
Male, 17yrs, Chilean
Born in Chile, but his family fled to Mexico when he was young, so he considers himself Mexican. He is fun-loving, out-going, loud and somewhat sleazy. He is part of the inner circle of friends but is on his way out.
Male, 18yrs, Anglo-Celtic
He has a slight limp from a muscular disorder in his leg. He is out-going and sporty. He loves getting stoned and pissed, hanging out with his his friends. He is part of the inner circle of friends. He’s always telling his mates that they are Australian, even though they’ve come from all corners of the globe. Brendon’s mates like to call him Ned Kelly.
Male, 23yrs, Cambodian
Short and chubby, and crazy about basketball. He is a joker, and quite sentimental at times. He doesn’t drink, but he loves to smoke – a smokaholic. He loves poker and gambling.
TONY (Featured Extra)
Male, 19yrs, Serbian
Tony came from Serbia in the early 90’s. He’s outgoing, fun-loving, loves to party. He worries about his mates. He is part of the ‘outer-circle’ of Rizzy’s mates. Slight Serbian accent.
SIMON (Featured Extra)
Male, 21yrs, Serbian
Reserved, man of few words who only says what he means. Experienced a lot of trauma as a child. Simon is very quick to stop a fight and calm the situation. Everybody loves him. Slight Serbian accent.
BLUEY (Featured Extra)
Male, 38yrs, Anglo-Celtic
Very thin, substance abuser, looking to take out some anger, out for a battle with a big chip on his shoulder.
WOMEN AT BAR (Featured Extras)
Female 17- 19yrs, Asian or Eastern European
Outgoing, attention seeking, excited, seductive, loud. They’re out for a fun night.
BAR SECURITY (Featured Extras)
Male, 28 – 35yrs, Egyptian or Libyan
Friendly, they care about the patrons and they know the boys.
SHERIFF (Featured Extra)
Male, 38 – 45yrs
Large build, looks like he plays football. Helpful, assertive but not particularly rough.
BAR EXTRAS (Extra)
Male or Female, 19 – 45yrs, Cambodian / Vietnamese / Anglo
Extras to be in the bar scene. Some of the men are construction workers.
Male or Female, 19-23yrs, Southern European / Middle Eastern
Cool, preening, a little too self-interested.
Made possible through the generous support of the Cybec Foundation.
In partnership with the Spectres of Evaluation conference.