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Bay Area Community Cinema
Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story- a film by Daniel Birman - Presented by ITVS, the Oakland Film Office, KQED, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, HandsOn Bay Area and Deaf Media
Cyntoia Brown was an average teenage in an American town. But a series of bad decisions led the 16 year old into a situtaion that ended with her killing a man who had picked her up for sex. She was sentenced to a life in a Tennessee Prison meaning, in her case, she will serve a minimum of 51 years. Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story challenges our assumptions about violence and explores how factors such as biology and family history can doom some young people from the start.
Thurs, Feb 24
Doors open at 6pm. Screening at 6:30pm.
The film is 60 minutes.
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
2nd Floor of the Pacific Renaissance Plaza in Oakland's Chinatown
388 Ninth Street, Suite 290
(between Franklin and Webster)
Pay parking is available underground in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza in Oakland's Chinatown. Nearest BART station is 12th Street @Broadway.
Screening is FREE and open to the Public.
Cast and Crew Opportunities
Extras Casting Call for the upcoming film "Hemingway and Gellhorn" starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman
Spaniards & Spanish-looking Men and Women for Extra Work in Hemingway & Gellhorn starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman. Director is famed SF Bay Area local Philip Kaufman!
Beau Bonneau Casting is doing outreach for Spanish and Spanish-looking Men and Women for extra work on “Hemingway and Gellhorn,” a wartime period film directed by Philip Kaufman.
Scenes set for 1930s Spain will shoot over 9 weekdays 3/8 – 3/18 in Oakland. Availability for 5 – 9 days is ideal, but you must be available these 3 dates: 3/10, 3/11 and 3/14 for continuity in order to submit. Background roles include: Soldiers, Residents, Workers, Press types, etc. Extras must be approved from photos by the Director and attend a paid wardrobe fitting sometime after 2/7 in SF.
We are seeking Spaniards 18 – 75 yrs old with small to average statures and lean physiques and/or interesting and unique faces filled with character, expressive, lived-in or weathered looks. Natural hair colors only: brown, black, gray, or salt and pepper (no chunky highlights or ultra-modern styles). Must be willing to get a paid production-provided haircut if necessary.
Rates/Employment: Oakland Min. Wage is $8.00/hr = $64.00 for 8 hrs plus overtime at time and ½ . Shoots are 12hrs, start early i.e. 6am or later lasting into evening hours. Fittings, Haircuts $15 each. Production provides a meal + snacks and drinks. U.S. citizens must have a current U.S. passport or valid Drivers License with either Social Security card or Birth Certificate. Non U.S. citizens must have a valid Green Card or Permanent Resident Card with photo.
* Required Submission Information if available 3/10, 3/11 & 3/14 or more days: Name, Age range (20s, 40s etc), Availability: 3/8 – 3/11, 3/14 - 3/18, Cell #, Height, Weight & Clothing Sizes and 2 new color photos, a close up and standing view facing camera with natural hair and faces (little to no make-up) in casual but fitted clothes so we can see physique. We are looking for simple, digital camera type photos we can forward, not professional actor or model shots.
* Submission Options:
1. email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP with Name, Age range in subject line including required info above in email body and attach your two photos (no links). OR
2. Drop it off in person anytime Monday - Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm or 4:00pm 5:00pm. Requested info must be written on the back of each photo and attn: HG Spain. *Come in with natural look and we may take additional photos of you for consideration. Beau Bonneau Casting is located at 84 1st Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, near Mission St. and 1 block from the Montgomery Bart Station. There is a mail slot in door for after-hours submissions.
Submitting does not guarantee employment. We are casting specific types that need the Director’s approval and will contact you only if selected. No phone calls please. Thank You!