Short Film
Fever Street Proof of Concept
Union or Non union
Area of media:
Short Film
ACTRA Tier 4
July 8, 2022
Sides will be provided
July 12, 2022 
Shooting starts:
July 24, 2022 
Shooting finishes:
July 24, 2022 
Shooting locations:
Toronto, ON
Cities for response:
Fever Street is being developed through The CaribbeanTales Black Incubator and Studio Access Project (CTBISAP), a business and production hub for emerging black filmmakers designed to build capacity in the Black Canadian Film Industry.
Chala Addison is a first-generation Jamaican-Canadian who has spent most of her life growing up on Fever Street. Everything she has learnt about her Caribbean heritage is rooted in the history of this neighbourhood. But as monuments in the community are mysteriously disappearing and all the adults are losing memory, Chala must find out why and how this happens. To recover the missing monuments and restore memory to her community, Chala learns about the wonders of her family's ancestral magic and the secrets that linger in the pits of Fever Street.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalChala AddisonFemale 18 - 23 Years old
Chala, 16, black, only feels safe in her community, especially at her grandma's herbal shop. Belonging matters more to her than anything else, although she’s socially awkward and kind of serious. Despite the fears, confusion, and whirling emotions that she experiences when her safe place and the elders in it start to crumble in front of her eyes, she finds strength in the spirit of her late grandfather. Chala doesn’t back down in the face of insurmountable risks that come with the mysterious and dangerous things happening in her community.

Languages: Fluent Jamaican Creole (patois)
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalGrandma MabelFemale 54 - 64 Years old
Black, Jamaican. A protective elder who finds passion in serving her community by sharing the herbs from her homeland Jamaica, and her generational wisdom, with them through her shop. As a boss, she runs a no-nonsense operation, expecting a lot from Chala and Ricardo.

Languages: Native Jamaican Creole (patois)
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalRicardo BanksMale 18 - 23 Years old
Ricardo, 16, Afro-Latinx or Caribbean, is Chala’s oldest friend, like family. He sees the fun in every moment, is calm throughout the truly strange and unexplainable. His undying support for Chala is a reflection of his lighthearted good nature, understanding, and willingness to live in the present.

Ricardo could have Afro-Latinx heritage.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalCharles BantonMale 40 - 45 Years old
White. Fever Street’s new property manager whose presence always precedes the mysterious changes and chaos the community experiences. He’s rigid, and hyperfocused on his business dealings on the street, but doesn’t let his true intentions show.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalMojoMale 35 - 45 Years old
Black, Jamaican. A restaurant owner, Mojo, has strong convictions about the way he lives his life as a Rastafarian. He’s one of the favourite community fixtures that loses memory and seemingly his personality as things on the street get weird.

Languages: Native Jamaican Creole (patois)