Film School
Visa for a Dream
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Union or Non union
Area of media:
Film School
Non-paid student film
Feb 5, 2023
Self-tapes by request.
February 13th or 14th at York University. TBD.
Shooting starts:
Mar 3, 2023 
Shooting finishes:
Mar 6, 2023 
Shooting locations:
Locations: GTA.
Cities for response:
We can accept union and non-union actors through our student agreement with ACTRA. This is a non-paying student film and no permit is required. Actors will receive a copy of the finished film for their demo reel.

We are offering meals and transportation.
A dress brings together a desperate bride and a reserved tailor who despite their different cultural backgrounds, share a common story. This story follows Carolina Garcia, a young Latina bride and how she emotionally deals with not having her parents at her wedding due to their visas getting denied. One day, as she takes her wedding dress to be fixed, she meets Ramon, a tailor who seems less than amicable at first, but with whom she shares more than she imagined.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
LeadCarolina GarciaFemale 20 - 27 Years old
Ethnicity: She is a Latin character. All Latin AND Spanish speaking actors are welcome to apply. This character has six lines in Spanish.

Carolina is a young Latina bride and an immigrant. She getting married to Calvin, a sweet guy who she deeply loves, however, when she is given the news that her parents' visas have been denied, she falls into an emotional rabbit hole as she feels lonely and misunderstood.

Note: There is one scene where it is inferred that this character is smoking. We will be using nicotine-free cigarettes.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
LeadRamonMale 55 - 65 Years old
Ethnicity: He is a Filipino character. However, all Southeast Asian OR South Asian actors are welcome to apply. It is not required to speak any other language than English.

Ramon is a reserved tailor in his early 60s. He is entirely dedicated to his job as a tailor, which helps him to cope with the loss of his young daughter back in his home country. He is a quiet introvert who avoids interacting with most of his clients. However, this changes when he meets Carolina and discovers the emotional burden she is carrying with.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalCalvinMale 20 - 27 Years old
Ethnicity: Caucasian.

Calvin is Carolina's fiancé. He is sweet, loving and charming, but even though he is supportive and understanding of Carolina's pain, he is unable to empathize with her struggle.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalJaimeFemale 50 - 57 Years old
Ethnicity: Caucasian.

Jaime is Carolina's mother-in-law who works at Immigration. After finding out that her parents' visas had been denied, Carolina goes to Jaime in search of help and advice. She tries her best to understand her but unconsciously ends up belittling her feelings.