Short Film
Wok Hei
Details
Union:
Union or Non union
Area of media:
Short Film
Paid?:
Yes
Rates:
$200/day
Deadline:
Jan 5, 2022
Callbacks:
TBD
Shooting starts:
Mar 17, 2022 
Shooting finishes:
Mar 20, 2022 
Shooting locations:
North Vancouver, Port Moody, Vancouver
Cities for response:
Vancouver
Comments
We require all on-set personnel and performers to provide proof of vaccination.
Storyline
Wok Hei is about a young Asian-Canadian mother of two reconnecting with her cultural roots through the restoration of a rusty family wok.
Roles
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
ActorANDREWMale 25 - 35 Years old
Description
MIXED-RACE, EAST ASIAN/CAUCASIAN or OTHER

Andrew is Vivian’s younger brother. No scripted lines, but there is room for improvisation. Andrew is also a first-generation Asian-Canadian, and assists Vivian in trying to restore the rusty wok.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
ActorGRANDMAFemale 70 - 90 Years old
Description
EAST-ASIAN

Actually a great grandmother, but referred to only as “Grandma” by all in her family. She is an immigrant from Singapore, but Canton before that. Although the role is mostly improvised, English is her second language (Teochew and Cantonese being her native tongue), and will require an accent.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
ActorVIVIAN'S MOMFemale 50 - 65 Years old
Description
EAST ASIAN

Vivian’s mom, and a very good, outgoing and affectionate grandmother. No scripted lines, but there is room for improvisation, particularly with grandma and two young kids.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
Non SpeakingVIVIAN'S DADMale 50 - 65 Years old
Description
MIXED RACE, ASIAN-CAUCASIAN or OTHER

Vivian’s dad, and a very good, outgoing, and affectionate grandfather. No scripted lines, but there is room for improvisation, particularly with Vivian and the two young kids.