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Casting Call: 'Space Mission'

Aug 22, 2018

DESCRIPTION:

Casting "Space Mission," a Chinese state funded production following Chinese astronauts in a joint mission with experts from other nations in space.

  • DATES & LOCATIONS:
  • Shoots mid Dec.-early Feb. 2019. (Non-Chinese roles for 5-month stay in China during this time.)
  • Seeking submissions from: Worldwide
  • Company

    Chinese Film Group Corporation, Bona Film Group, Chinese Space Foundation

    Nate Boyd, asst. casting dir.

  • Production Description

    Casting "Space Mission," a Chinese state funded production following Chinese astronauts in a joint mission with experts from other nations in space.

  • Roles:
  • Anson (Supporting): Male 40-65
  • colleague and good friend of Zhong Xingguo, Chief Science Consultant of the American chapter of Operation Homeland, astrophysicist, designer of the Phoenix. He is 53 years old, a fanatical scientist, and a Gemini. Often unkempt, he is of regular size and slightly overweight. His balding head is the chip on his shoulder. Anson once had a son, but lost him to a traffic accident. Following the incident, Anson began devoting all his waking hours to science, gradually turning into a science fanatic. The most important thing to Anson is science. He is a proud person, but at the same time, he is humbled by Zhong Xingguo’s wisdom and intellect. The two have been good friends since their first meeting. When he learns of Zhong Xingguo’s plan to rescue his daughter in space, Anson decides to go with him, partly to find closure to the loss of his son, and partly to be able to study a black hole up close and begin a new chapter for human space exploration. Anson is through and through a scientist, but behind his persona of a science fanatic is a gentle and passionate soul. (Written by a Chinese translator.)

    ETHNICITY: Caucasian

    REQUIRED MEDIA: Headshot/Photo

  • Ronnie Lanning (Supporting): Male, 35-45
  • Australian. Caucasian. Husband of Lucia. Captain of the transport ship “Leia.” An Aries around 40, he is a stocky man, a drinker, a captain who loves his ship “Leia” as if it were his wife, and a proud space explorer. Ronnie worships Zhong Xingguo, so when he learns of his rescue plan, he immediately provides his endorsement and support. Even though he looks like an unsophisticated and heedless man, he can be a delicate soul at times, and he is a planner who is good at mediating between his crew. He is also the resident comic relief of his ship and helps break the monotony that is characteristic of long space journeys. That said, his recklessness can be a liability to the mission at times; on one occasion, it nearly cost Zhong Xingguo his life. Despite his flaws, he is a capable leader and outstanding captain. He is particularly talented in lifting the morale of his crew and, more importantly, as a Magellan, he is a natural born explorer whose passion ultimately helps him conquer his biggest fears and leads him to join Zhong Xingguo in his quest to challenge the greatest unknown and danger in the universe: a black hole! (Written by a Chinese translator.)

    ETHNICITY: Caucasian

    REQUIRED MEDIA: Headshot/Photo

  • Lucia (Supporting): Female, 18-24
  • North American. Native American. Wife of Ronnie. Navigator of the transport ship “Leia”. She is 35 and a Pisces. She has a fit body and is bold and sassy, but can also be sentimental. Lucia is an outstanding navigator whose professionalism and track record are impeccable. She is qualified for better jobs, but joined Peterson Inc. and became the navigator of “Leia” because of her husband. Even though she constantly fights with her husband, she is also deeply in love with him, and takes care of Ronnie like a mother would her child. When Ronnie chooses to join Zhong Xingguo to go into the wormhole, Lucia follows her husband without question, as she puts family before all else and also respects Zhong Xingguo’s conviction in rescuing his daughter. (Written by a Chinese translator.)

    ETHNICITY: Caucasian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Middle Eastern

    REQUIRED MEDIA: Headshot/Photo

  • Vincent (Supporting): Male, 23-39
  • ETHNICITY: African American

    REQUIRED MEDIA: Headshot/Photo

  • Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

    Shoots mid Dec.-early Feb. 2019. (Non-Chinese roles for 5-month stay in China during this time.)

  • Compensation & Union Contract Details

    Pay varies depending on role. Set rate of approx. $10-15,000 for 5 weeks. Nonunion.

  • Key Details

    Seeking talent:

    Worldwide

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