FANCY DANCE

SAG-AFTRA Feature Film – Tulsa, OK

FANCY DANCE
Feature Film
SAG-AFTRA Modified Low Budget Agreement
Producers: Deidre Backs, Tommy Oliver, Heather Rae, Nina Yang Bongiovi, Erica Tremblay
Director: Erica Tremblay
Writers: Erica Tremblay Miciana Alise
Casting Director: Chris Freihofer (local casting)
Casting Associate: Jenn Rader
Casting Assistant: Nhan Le
Start Date: August 15, 2022 (5 weeks)
Location: Tulsa, OK
Audition Dates: ASAP – SELF TAPE ONLY
Callback Dates: TBD
Rate of Pay: MLB Scale ($370/day +10%)

NOTES:
This film has its roots in the Sundance Lab. Erica Tremblay is a writer/director on Reservation Dogs Season 2 and Executive Story Editor of Dark Winds.

STORYLINE
Following her sister’s disappearance, an Indigenous hustler kidnaps her niece from her white grandparents and sets out for the state powwow to keep what’s left of their family intact.

CAST:
JAX – Lily Gladstone

BREAKDOWN OF LOCAL ROLES
[DONNA] 45 to 60 years old, white female. Middle-class, by-the-book social worker. Donna does her best to navigate the complicated laws of Indian Child Welfare. 3 SCENES, 25 LINES, 3 SPEECHES

[ICE AGENT] 30 to 40 years old, white male. He seems perfectly fine on the outside, but there is definitely something a little menacing about this guy. He watches a mother and daughter in a pharmacy, and then questions them about their identity. 2 SCENES, 23 LINES

[TANNER] 20 to 40 years old, white male. Overzealous oil worker who considers himself a badass. A long-time resident of an industry man camp located on a reservation, Tanner has made himself an important cog in the local drug cartel. 1 SCENE, 12 LINES

[RYAN] 20 to 40 years old, white male. Hard-working and buff oil worker, but one of the good guys. Works on a reservation oil field but respects that he is a visitor to these lands and acts appropriately. 1 SCENE, 11 LINES

[POWWOW EMCEE] 40 to 60 years old, Indigenous male. Life of the party. He loves bringing people together at the local powwow with enthusiasm and wit. 1 SCENE, 5 SPEECHES

[CHAD] 20 to 35 years old, white male. Oil worker. The leader of his white-boy friend group. He is a fixture at the local strip club, where he fends off the pangs of his insecurities by tormenting the Indigenous women he pays for entertainment. 2 SCENES, 8 LINES.

[ELDER WOMAN] 60 to 80 years old, Indigenous female. Respected elder in her community. A language speaker and spiritual pillar who passes vital knowledge down the next generation. 1 SCENE, 5 LINES

[DERRICK] 20 to 40 years old, white male. Confident and surly. Thick arms from doing doorway pull-ups. An oil worker that gets his kicks by bullying those around him. 1 SCENE, 5 LINES.

[BRIAN] 20 to 40 years old, white male. oil worker. He frequents the local strip club, where he and his friends harass the dancers for fun. 2 SCENES, 2 LINES

[OKIE MAMA] 30 to 40 years old, white female. She shops, Mid-western mom. Shops at the mall in between her shifts at the local steakhouse. Gun owner and proud NRA supporter. 2 SCENES, 3 LINES

[FBI AGENT] 40 to 60 years old, white male. By-the-book do-gooder. He follows his protocol to a tee, even if that means sidestepping justice in the process. 1 SCENE, 3 LINES

[DINER SERVER] 50 to 70 years old, all ethnicities female. Jovial and jolly. Works the morning shift at the diner and loves interacting with her patrons. 1 SCENE, 4 LINES

[NIGHT MANAGER] 40 to 50 years old, white male. Tired and disgruntled. Works the night shift at a gas station and is particularly suspicious of his patrons. 1 SCENE, 1 SPEECH

[PHAYA] 18-25 years old, Indigenous female. Single mother. Raised on the reservation, Phaya moved to the big city to find more opportunities, instead, she fell in with the wrong crowd. 1 SCENE, NO LINES.
Producer is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Submissions for nondescript roles will be accepted for all performers, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, disability, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other basis protected by law.

TO SUBMIT TO THIS PROJECT
READ AND FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY.
Failure to follow the below instructions will result in your submission not being considered.

– Email a photo and your acting experience to the casting office.
– Include all contact information including NAME, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS and CITY/STATE of residence.
-Make the subject heading of your email FD – (Name of Role). Example: FD – ICE AGENT

– SEND ALL PICTURES AND INFO IN ONE EMAIL. DO NOT SEND MULTIPLE EMAILS FOR THE SAME ROLE
-Send the email to submit.freihofercasting@gmail.com (If you do not send to the email address listed, your submission WILL NOT BE SEEN)
-If you are selected to audition for the project, you will be contacted by email. Check emails regularly and allow the submit.freihofercasting@gmail.com email address in your address book.
– NO PHONE CALLS

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