Short Film
CFC - In Character - Uncle Tom
Area of media:
Short Film
Open to Actra and Non-Union Members - Unpaid as per CFC/ACTRA agreement
Aug 5, 2022
Shooting starts:
Aug 17, 2022 
Shooting finishes:
Aug 21, 2022 
Shooting locations:
Toronto - Will be required for 2 days of shooting
Cities for response:
The CFC’s “In Character” Productions are original, character driven 2-hander scenes, written by the writers and directed by the directors in the Norman Jewison Film Program. These are intended to further our filmmakers appreciation of character work, and deepen the director’s work with actors within a very contained on-set exercise. Actors involved in these productions will have the opportunity to work with 2 different directors as they direct them in the same scene.

We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

Mazin Elsadig has been writing and acting professionally for more than a decade in film, television and theatre. He’s been featured on productions such as Brother, CBC’s Four in the Morning, and Degrassi: The Next Generation. He co-founded BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) Productions, where he wrote and produced several projects, including the comedy series, We Are Disorderly. Most recently, he worked as a Story Editor on CBC’s Pretty Hard Cases.
A university Student goes to her Professor’s office to discuss her failing grade, but gets lured into an annoying history lesson.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
LeadProfessorMale 50 - 60 Years old
50s, Black, man: Passionate about his job and really cares about his students. A total nerd about history. Has studied many different eras, but is obsessed with the American Civil War – constantly fawns over Abraham Lincoln.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
LeadStudentFemale 20 - 28 Years old
20s, Black, woman: Rough around the edges. Very comfortable in her skin and has a lot of confidence. Doesn’t have a good work ethic, but is very intelligent and will often surprise you with what she knows. She’s currently at risk of failing her university class.