We want to work with men and women who:
- Believe in the mission of the movie—i.e., to show that sex can be married with soul.
- Are open-minded and comfortable with sexuality and don’t fear pushing the envelope.
- Put care into their craft: in Mamet’s words, show up on time, know his or her lines, hit the mark, and tell the truth (over getting “applause” from the audience).
Here are the seven main roles:
AMARA SOL (Female, 30-35). A bohemian whose passion in life is dance, Amara now crunches numbers. She’s unassuming, a bit shy, but upbeat and cute as a bug. Must have a dance background, and can do comedy and drama. Mediterranean look, 5’2″-5’6″ a plus, but acting ability and dance background is most important.
HEPH EROSO (Male, 45-50). A muscular, bookish carpenter-type, he’s sensitive but strong. He was once a penniless hunchback who failed his dissertation but after learning the art of love he began teaching it to others. The show Amara auditions for was written and is produced by Heph so he can reach and “teach” more the art. Also a bohemian, Heph sees Amara’s potential.
BELISSA (Female, 30-35). Before she was cast as the star of the show, Belissa became an internet celebrity because of her human Barbie doll look. But to achieve her perfect look, she relies on a machine. Seeing Amara as potentially eclipsing her star, Belissa wants to destroy her. She’s a haughty diva with an air of majesty who doesn’t smile much and she sees sexuality as a (soulless) playground for rationality and selfish desire. Must dance.
MATOAKA (Female, 18-24). 21 years old but wise beyond her years and comfortable in her skin. Matoaka was raised in a village away from the puritanism of the U.S. She’s the co-star of the show but is leaving to return home. It’s her role Amara is auditioning for, and Matoaka becomes Amara’s mentor. Native-American. Must dance.
JORDAN LYNN (Female, 27-32): Fit as a fiddle and athletic. Her down-to-earth, nonjudgmental demeanor belies a past of one that has wrestled with demons. She becomes Amara’s personal trainer. Amara enjoys her kindness so much, she develops a crush on her, and they do share a scene of intimacy. Chances are she’s taller than Amara. Background in fitness is a plus.
SHYLA ADAMS (Female, 30-40). A runaway from home, a high school dropout, street smart. She worked in porn and is completely comfortable with sexuality. She’s also brash, bold, and badass. Her look is a cross between a fighter, stripper, and rock star and she acts like it. Shy and Amara are competing for the same role, and Shy thinks Amara is a joke. Must dance.
JESSA MOORE (Female, 25-35): Fun, funny, outgoing, laidback, Jessa is a fellow accountant and Amara’s best friend at work. At the beginning of the story, it’s Jessa who encourages Amara to take the risk to audition despite the risqué subject matter of the show. And she encourages Amara to keep going on her journey. Jessa’s passion is comedy.
Again, we’re looking for actors who would be aligned with the philosophy of this movie, who are willing to challenge conventions, and who are kind, reliable, truthful.
If you’re thinking of auditioning, excellent! Be sure to read the About section to get a sense of our approach, principles, and mission.
Additional information will be given when we’re ready. In the meantime, if you have any questions whatsoever, feel free to leave a comment below or your can email us at: AmaraSolMovie [at] gmail [dot] com. We’d love to hear from you.
We’re also looking for creative, dedicated crew members, specifically cinematographer, sound person, choreographer, set designer, makeup person, costume person, stills photographer/behind-the-scenes camera operator, editor, and composer.
If you’d like to work on this project, please let us know your experience and how you might contribute. We’d love to hear from you.
▪ E-mail: AmaraSolMovie [at] gmail [dot] com