CASTING CALL

We are now casting for Endangered Species, a film based on the podcast “The Imperial and Mona Therapy ProJect“.  If you live in the greater Los Angeles County area, we encourage you to apply for one of the available roles (see below).  Complete the application HERE.  We look forward to working with you!

Film Title

Endangered Species

Casting Begin:  1/1/2020

Casting End:  TBD

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Film Synopsis: “Endangered Species” follows the life of Mercy living in the Imperial Courts housing projects in Watts, Ca. examining questions of anger, relationships, violence, the justice system and a gang truce?  The portrayal of social problems in the inner cities of Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of four friends growing up together in the Projects.  Mercy is faced with the tough decision of revenge when his brother Parker is killed.  Parker is the “Lady’s Man” and well-known hustler in the community.  As a teenager, Mercy was able to avoid the violence, drugs of any kind, and the murderous crime rate that surrounds him in his environment.  He also maintains a strong sense of pride and a code of honor.  Mercy childhood friends Hakeem, Juan and Duke all support him, no matter what the outcome.  Nadia, the girlfriend of Mercy is supportive and tries to remind him to have the strength of character to do what is right and be peaceful…but it’s easier said than done.


Role #1 – Mercy – LEAD

Aggressive, clever, leads by example, calculated and very strategic.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs: N/A
  • Gender: Male
  • Ethnicity: African American
  • Age: 18 – 24
  • Expiration Date: TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #2 – Nadia – LEAD

Quiet, career minded, motherly, underestimated, mistaken as naive.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs: N/A
  • Gender: Female
  • Ethnicity: African American
  • Age: 18 – 24
  • Expiration Date: TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #3 – Kacie

Thin body frame, sarcastic, shy and deceitful. Attractive, but can’t be trusted.  

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs: N/A
  • Gender: Female
  • Ethnicity: African American
  • Age: 18 – 24
  • Expiration Date: TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #4 –  Skye

Naive, smart, witty and avoids conflict.  

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  18 – 24
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #5 –  Kevin

Known gang member.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Male
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  18 – 24
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #6 –  Parker

Known as a lady’s man, drug dealer and who loves his community.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  24 – 30
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #7 –  Jayla

Very savvy, street smart, and often misunderstood.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  24 – 30
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #8 –  Tiana

A family member of Parker and Jayla.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  18 – 24
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #9 –  Hakeem

Dark complexion, thin frame, known around the projects to be a good fighter.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  18 – 24
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #10 –  Duke

Pure athlete and known as a bully who is completely un aware of his strength..

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  18 – 24
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #11 –  Juan

Quiet, Shy, Sneaky but very peaceful.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  18 – 24
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #12 –  Paris

Quiet, confident, reserved, and family.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  24 – 30
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #13 –  Eddie

Known gang member, not afraid of extreme measures.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Male
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  24 – 30
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #14 –  Zip

Known gang member and hustler.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Male
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  22 – 27
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #15 –  Ace

Known gang member.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Male
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  24 – 30
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #16 –  Jimbo

Loyal, Known gang member.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Male
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  24 – 30
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #17 –  Le’Rae

Known hustler and can’t be trusted

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  Caucasian / Hispanic
  • Age:  18 – 24
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #18 –  Ebony

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  24 – 30
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #19 –  Detective Bonilla

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  Hispanic
  • Age:  38 – 45
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #20 –  Detective Reid

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  Caucasian
  • Age:  38 – 45
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #21 –  Donte

Known gang member, fearful, sarcastic and manipulative.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  Caucasian
  • Age:  38 – 45
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #22 –  Parker’s Lawyer

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  Caucasian
  • Age:  38 – 45
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #23 –  Mall Guys

  • Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Male
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  18 – 24
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #24 –  Black

Ex-gang member, well respected in the community.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Male
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  26 – 34
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #25 –  JP

Known gang member, some consider him a gang leader.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Male
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  26 – 34
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #26 –  Brandy

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  Any
  • Age:  18 – 24
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #27 –  Brenda

Drug addict, known as the go-to for all street news.  Will do anything for her next drug fix.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  26 – 34
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #28 –  Chyna

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  Any
  • Age:  18 – 24
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #29 –  Charles

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Male
  • Ethnicity:  Any
  • Age:  21 – 28
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #30 –  Stick

Ex-gang member who now promotes peace in the community.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Male
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  26 – 34
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #31 –  Officer Rice

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Male
  • Ethnicity:  Any
  • Age:  26 – 34
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #32 –  Bailiff

  • Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Any
  • Ethnicity:  Any
  • Age:  26 – 34
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #33 –  Police

  • Seeking 4 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Any
  • Ethnicity:  Any
  • Age:  26 – 40
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #34 –  PJ Homies

  • Seeking 6 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Male
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  18 – 28
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #35 –  Clerk

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  Any
  • Age:  24 – 35
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #36 –  Judge

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  Any
  • Age:  48 – 60
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #37 –  Juror

  • Seeking 14 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Any
  • Ethnicity:  Any
  • Age:  21 – 60
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #38 –  Mrs. McKnight

Family oriented, loving, supportive and firm in her words,

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Female
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  38 – 47
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Role #39 –  Mr. McKnight

Supportive, apologetic, confident, aggressive and sarcastic, brutally honest, uses a walking cane to walk.

  • Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
  • Talent specs:  N/A
  • Gender:  Male
  • Ethnicity:  African American
  • Age:  38 – 47
  • Expiration Date:  TBD
  • Click HERE to apply

Good luck and we look forward to working with you. If not on this project, on future projects.