Short Film
Union or Non union
Area of media:
Short Film
Open to Union and Non-Union Members - Unpaid as per CFC/ACTRA Agreement. Performer may also be required for a 4 hour rehearsal prior to the shoot (pending availability)
Sept 26, 2022
Shooting starts:
Oct 29, 2022 
Shooting finishes:
Oct 30, 2022 
Shooting locations:
Cities for response:
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.

Writer/Director Bio: Mehrtash Mohit is an Iranian-Canadian writer and director. He explores themes about unpacking societal values and exposing dilemmas. His most recent short film, Retributive Minds, won Best Foreign Language Film at NYCSHORTS, and he is currently in development on another short, Finding Shelter, which received funding from Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council and was nominated for best short screenplay at the Atlanta Film Festival and New York International Screenplay Awards. Mehrtash is also in development on his first feature film, which was selected for research funding from Canada Council of the Arts.
Pouya, a young adolescent, makes his first trip to the dentist on his own, which becomes a pivotal moment in his life after an uncomfortable encounter with the dental assistant

THE STORY are 10 minute short film productions with several intentions. They allow for the CFC Directing Residents to collaborate with other disciplines while further exploring their voice, elevating their creative and technical storytelling skills and showcasing their
unique vision and approach.

Role typeRoleGender & Age range
Lead (Names Only)DadMale 45 - 50 Years old
Male, mid 40s, Middle Eastern. Dad is a handsome man who carries himself with lots of confidence and poise. He is comfortable in his own skin and his presence is always felt wherever he goes. He moved to Canada in his late 20s right after his wedding. He has always been a man with high ambitions and determined to make something of himself in life. He spent all of his 30s working hard to achieve this goal. He hit his success in his early 40s which translated into money, more attention from women and social status.
He loves his family, but he loves himself more.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
Principal (PP)Emma/Lab AssistantFemale 25 - 35 Years old
Open ethnicity female, late 20s She is stern, matter of fact, diligent and focused. She takes her job very seriously and doesn’t care to appear unfriendly.  She is a daring person who is not afraid to try new things in life. She believes life is for living and is determined to experience life to its fullest. Her professional persona at work is in full contrast from her life outside of work.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
LeadPouyaMale 14 - 16 Years old
Male, Middle Eastern, 16+ to play 14. Pouya is introverted and reserved. He prefers to be left alone with his thoughts rather than spending time with people. Pouya was born two years after his parents moved to Canada from Iran. He grew up with a very close relationship with his parents. And despite being an only child, he never had any close friends. As he grew older his parents' marriage started to break down which only pushed him more to his shell. He spends most of his time reading books and watching films. He tries to be a good student at school mostly because he does not want to add any more stress for his parents and give them extra reasons to argue. He wishes that he was still a kid.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
ActorJulia/ReceptionistFemale 40 - 45 Years old
Open ethnicity female, late 40s She is cheery, affable and well-tempered. She is happy at her job and truly enjoys her days at the office.

Role typeRoleGender & Age range
Non SpeakingSuburban WomanFemale 40 - 50 Years old
Open ethnicity female, 40s An athletic woman. And needs to be OK to walk a dog. ACTOR