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Casting Call for a short festival film about navigating the world of being a parent to a child with special needs. Lead and Supporting Roles will be deferred rate, however all actors will receive copy, credit and meals. Extras will receive credit. SAG-AFTRA and non-union submissions accepted. Please indicate if you are available June 14th – June 21st.


Director: Amber LeRae Earls
Producers: Amber LeRae Earls, Carlos G. Ruiz
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Production Company: Siren 13 Media


Lead and Supporting Roles (Headshots and Resumes need to be Submitted by June 2nd):


Lily – 20’s-30’s – Female Lead, Speaking – Loving Mother to Ben, Knowledgeable, Advocate, Outspoken, She helps Mona cope.


Mona – 20’s-30’s – Female Lead, Speaking – Mother to Jake, Works in a Grocery Store, Recently received Jake’s diagnosis and is not yet sure how to cope.


Ben – 6-8 years old – Male Lead, Speaking – Young Boy with Special Needs* – Ben is Creative & Funny. He loves superheroes and legos. Changes can trigger meltdowns.


Jake – 5-7 years old – Male, Supporting, Non-Speaking – Young Boy with Special Needs*


Another Boy – 6-8 years old – Male Supporting, Speaking – Young Typical Boy who plays at a park with Ben.


Billie – 20’s-30’s – Female, Supporting, Speaking – A great Teacher for Ben, She is Edgy, Modern, has some Visible Tattoos and keeps up with the latest methods of teaching.


Grace – 40’s+ - Female Supporting, Speaking – An apathetic Teacher who believes in the old school methods of teaching, she doesn’t like having Jake in her class.


Hero – 20’s-30’s – Male Featured, Speaking – A stereotypical super good guy


Villain – 20’s-30’s – Male Featured, Speaking – A stereotypical super bad guy


Manager – 40+ – Male Featured, Speaking – A hard-nosed manager, he takes pity on Mona, but is getting fed up with accommodating her.


Jake’s Father – 20’s-30’s – Male Featured – Loving Father to Jake


Mona’s Mother – 50+ – Female Voice Over


Stand-In – Female 20’s-30’s


Stand-In – Young Boy 6-8 years old


Background Roles (Photos need to be submitted by June 9th):

Families, Mothers, Fathers, Children (both Typical and with Special Needs), Teachers


Please send submissions to


*Please Note: Children (both Typical and with Special Needs) will be considered for roles.

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