Feature Film
Little Bird-WINNIPEG ONLY
Details
Episode:
Episode 101
Union:
Union
Area of media:
Feature Film
Network:
PREMIUM SVOD/APTN
Paid?:
Yes
Rates:
Actra
Deadline:
Jan 14, 2022
Auditions:
WILL CALL FOR TAPE
Shooting starts:
Apr 4, 2022 Dates are approximate and subject to change
Shooting finishes:
June 29, 2022 
Shooting locations:
Winnipeg and Area
Cities for response:
Winnipeg
Comments
**TRIGGER WARNING: In this show we will be recreating the abduction of small Indigenous children from their parents, as well as the resulting trauma to children and parents.
Storyline
LITTLE BIRD is a premium, six-part limited dramatic series about an Indigenous woman on a journey to find her birth family and uncover the hidden truth of her past. Bezhig Little Bird was adopted into a Jewish family at the age of five, becoming Esther Rosenblum. Now in her 20s, Bezhig longs for the family she lost and is willing to sacrifice everything to find them. Her quest lands her in the Canadian prairies, worlds apart from everything she knows, where she begins to unravel the mystery behind her adoption forcing her to question everything she believed to be true. When she discovers that she was one of the generation of children forcibly apprehended by the Canadian government through a policy, later coined The 60s Scoop, Bezhig's pursuit to reconnect her family intensifies. This ground-breaking new series explores themes of trauma and loss while reminding us of the power and resilience of the human spirit, holding a mirror up to who we are and who we hope to become.
Roles
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
RecurringMARVIN COHENMale 50 - 60 Years old
Description
WHITE JEWISH. Daavid's father, Marvin is a BUSINESSMAN with a NATURAL and EXPANSIVE AUTHORITY. He easily holds the attention of a room full of party-goers with his natural sense of humour.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
RecurringTAMMYFemale 25 - 30 Years old
Description
WHITE JEWISH. David's sister Tammy comes across as GLAMOROUS even when she's VERY PREGNANT. At first DISTANT AND HAUGHTY, she becomes an unexpected ally for Esther when dealing with other insensitive members of her family.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
RecurringRCMP CONSTABLEMale 20 - 30 Years old
Description
WHITE. A fresh faced young RCMP Constable apprehending some Indigenous children. He is annoyed when he has to chase down the children's mother, knociking her to the ground. He has no compassion when the children are taken from their mother and participates in their abduction.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
RecurringRCMP OFFICERMale 50 - 60 Years old
Description
WHITE. Heavy set veteran RCMP Constable who participates in the adbudction of some Indigenous children from their family, and shows no compassion.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
RecurringBrigitFemale 30 - 40 Years old
Description
INDIGENOUS. Brigit is Patti's cousin who also went to residential school. She is deeply religious due to the Catholic education she received at residential school. She fiercely loves the Little Bird family and doesn't know how to help Patti when her children are taken.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
RecurringRABBI STEINMale 30 - 40 Years old
Description
WHITE JEWISH. A new young Rabbi at the Cohen's shul, shocked when Esther demonstrates enthusiasm for Judaism and immediately embarrassed by his reaction.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
RecurringNIGHT NURSEFemale 30 - 45 Years old
Description
WHITE. A Stern night nurse looking after Indigenous children at the receiving centre, unmoved by a child's crying but not entirely unkind.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalTHOMASMale 30 - 40 Years old
Description
INDIGENOUS. Morris' cousin accompanying Morris and Leo on their hunt, playfully teasing Leo. Thomas is proud and happy to be moving off the reservation after taking a government pay-out.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalAUNTY ENIDFemale 45 - 60 Years old
Description
WHITE JEWISH. One of David's aunts participating in a rude conversation in low tones.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
ActorSAUL COHENMale 50 - 60 Years old
Description
WHITE JEWISH. David's uncle congratulating David and Esther on their engagement.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
ActorGERTIE COHENFemale 50 - 60 Years old
Description
WHITE JEWISH. David's aunt congratulating David and Esther on their engagement. Gertie is genuinely surprised that Esther is so pretty.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
ActorCherylFemale 30 - 40 Years old
Description
WHITE JEWISH. Esther's father's new girlfriend, Cheryl is pretty, and bubbly but bland.