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Casting ID: #12800  

Colombia-born and Paris-based contemporary artist and filmmaker Iván Argote is looking for an actress for his upcoming film, East Island, that will be shot in July in Hawaii.

We are looking for:
- A Puerto-Rican woman / woman of Puerto-Rican descent
- 30 to 40 years old
- English and Spanish speaker: spoken Spanish with a Puerto Rican accent is an absolute must!
- Based in Los Angeles or Hawaii
- No previous experience required as long as you match the profile

Shooting will take place in July in Honolulu and on East Island.
A part of the shooting will take place at sea (one week approx.).

Paid

Please submit a portfolio and/or a demo reel.



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More about Iván Argote and East Island :

Iván Argote is an artist and film director. Through his sculptures, installations, films and interventions, he questions our intimate relationship with others, institutions, power and belief systems. He develops strategies based on tenderness, affect and humour through which he suggests critical approaches to dominant historical narratives and attempts to decentralise them. In his interventions on monuments, large-scale installations and performances, Iván Argote proposes new symbolic uses of public space.


East Island is a 20-minute film mixing documentary and fiction. It follow the Carlas’s character, a Puerto Rican woman in her thirties, living in New York. One day, Carla discovers a scrapbook made by one of her ancestors . In this book, he learns glimpses of her family’s past, Puerto Ricans forced into exile in Hawaii and working in the sugar cane plantations after the colonization of these nations by the United States. With this scrapbook as her only guide, Carla leaves for Hawaii. We follow her from the main islands - where she meets the inhabitants, sometimes also descendants of Puerto Rican, Japanese or Filipino slaves - to East Island. On this island of the French Frigate Shoals archipelago, she is convinced the one her ancestors left something there and she must find it, before the island is definitively swallowed up by the sea.

In Carla’s footsteps, we discover the devastating effect of climate change on the archipelago but also the culture expressions that have developed there since the colonization by the United States. These survivals, which became symbols of resistance, appear then as a vector of hope and their understanding as possible way to save these islands.


Key Details

Location

California, United States

Skills

Acting

Start Date

Monday, 26 Jul 2021

Deadline

No Deadline

Casting ID: #12800

Roles

Puerto Rican actress for an artist's film

East Island is a 20-minute film mixing documentary and fiction. It follow the Carlas’s character, a Puerto Rican woman in her thirties, living in New York. One day, Carla discovers a scrapbook made by one of her ancestors . In this book, he learns glimpses of her family’s past, Puerto Ricans forced into exile in Hawaii and working in the sugar cane plantations after the colonization of these nations by the United States. With this scrapbook as her only guide, Carla leaves for Hawaii. We follow her from the main islands - where she meets the inhabitants, sometimes also descendants of Puerto Rican, Japanese or Filipino slaves - to East Island. On this island of the French Frigate Shoals archipelago, she is convinced the one her ancestors left something there and she must find it, before the island is definitively swallowed up by the sea.

In Carla’s footsteps, we discover the devastating effect of climate change on the archipelago but also the culture expressions that have developed there since the colonization by the United States. These survivals, which became symbols of resistance, appear then as a vector of hope and their understanding as possible way to save these islands.

Gender: Female
Age: 30-40
Payment: Paid
Expenses: No
Experience Requirement: Amateur
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