Vancouver Casting Call for 'His White Eyes' Film

July 14, 2008

Shooting Starts
 September 17, 2008
 Shooting Finishes
 September 22, 2008

Submission Instructions: Please send Headshot and Resume to
bettyj [at] The director will then send a piece of text for you and
arrange an audition appointment with you. Please state which character
you choose to play. If chosen, it will be expected of you to engage in
rehearsals with the director and other actors prior to the actual film
shoot. Rehearsal times will occur in August. Time and place yet to be

 (Lead)   Esther Jiang
Gender:  Female
Age:  21  
age 21, Chinese college student, protagonist. -petite, speaks both
chinese and english, promiscuous, suffers from suicidal ideation,
carries a worried face. -5'1-5'5ft. -appears in all scenes. note to
actor: brief shots of nudity.

 (Supporting)   Silent Man in Sunglasses
Gender:  Male
Age:  30  
Man in Sunglasses, age 30, caucasian surfer. -blue eyes, medium build,
5'6 to 6'0ft. -Scene line of action: A silent White Man counts his
money in front of a Chinese prostitute; and a Chinese prostitute who
refuses the White Man's money.

 (Supporting)   Dave
Gender:  Male
Age:  30  
DiPoala, age 30, half Italian-half Irish Ex drug dealer/drug addict
from Toronto. -5'8ft-6'0ft, blue-eyed; hazel eyes -A man who speaks to
Esther about the banality of aspirations and dreams in a liberal

 (Supporting)   Homeless Man
Gender:  Male
Age:  60  
Man, age 60, caucasian, from the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. -Wears
a tired set of blue eyes; bald with a beard (make-up department) -very
humble -Scene Line of Action: A poor man gets his meal; and a Chinese
prostitute reconciles with the disillusionment of identifying herself
as a White woman.

 (Supporting)   Sebastian
Gender:  Male
Age:  32  
age 32, Romanian Immigrant & new Canadian citizen. -5'7ft-6'0ft;
Slick black hair and piercing blue eyes (necessary feature
requirement). Thick Romanian accent (can be taught). Scene: A lonely
man who genuinely desires to love a woman but who is also unconscious
of his own racist statements. (Important note to actor: longest scene
with protagonist; scene ends with lovemaking).


Alvin Lin


Alvin Lin was born in Taipei, Taiwan and hails from New England. He blogs about Asian American pop culture, film, music, literature and politics, as well as relevant news around the world. He also writes for Imprint Talk. Alvin has degrees from Cornell and MIT.



What an interesting story. I'd like to see how it turns out.
Isn't there an Asian American female writer who went through a similar experience in her own life?