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  • smalllove
  • the Clergy
  • Non-Union Short Film
  • Non-Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Jul 15, 2019
  • Project Ends: Jul 30, 2019

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The director, Jen Frisch-Wang, is a queer, Asian American filmmaker currently based in Seattle, Washington. She is passionate about social equity and works with Reel Grrls Productions to empower female and gender-nonconforming youth from diverse backgrounds through media production. Jen has an affinity for surrealism and comedy, which are defining traits of her style. Her debut film, Red Chimera, has toured the world at prestigious festivals in Chicago, New Delhi, Toronto, Bangladesh, and more. She is moving to Berlin, Germany in the fall to continue her professional career and earn her BFA in Film Production.

Jen was inspired to make smalllove from experiences and curiosities that she believes are universal to young adults and teens, from a second generation, feminine perspective. She is keen on telling her story with elegance, humor, and youth to a worldwide audience to bring community and closure to those with similar experiences.

Synopsis: Back home for winter break, Helen rediscovers relationships from her past in a journey to define what love is as an asian american in western youth culture.


Other details:
Shoot dates are tentatively July 28th - 30th. This may be extended into the first week of August if needed.

Helen sides:

Mom sides:

Kat sides:

Simon sides:

Liam sides:

Molly sides:

Jane sides:


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
HELEN - 19 - 23, Asian female. Lead. Jaded and stressed. In the short time she is home, Helen attempts to truly understand the different expectations of love in different cultures and how those outlooks affect her life.

MOM - 45 - 60, Asian female. Traditional. Concerned parent. Wants Helen to fit her narrative. Strong and self assured.

KAT - 19 - 23, Any race, female. Perky and bubbly. She is Helen’s ride or die. Ready to get shit done when needed. Queer fem with a big heart.

SIMON - 19 - 23, Non-White Male. The underdeveloped frat boy. Romantic and heartbroken. Helen’s ex, Simon is ready to show how much he’s grown. Poetically anxious.

LIAM - 19 - 23, White male. Socially unaware. A classic beer bro and Simon’s best friend.

Molly - 19 - 23, Any race, female. The girl that does shrooms at a kickback. Lighthearted. Gives Helen advice on love.

Jane - 19 - 23, Asian female, MUST speak an Asian language. Rebellious and sociable. Jane finds happiness in providing and supporting her friends. The opposite of Helen but in a very similar situation.

Audition/Interview Dates:
July 14th. 12pm - 6pm

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
No callbacks

Audition Requirements:
Please bring a headshot and resume. Prepare sides linked in "other details"

Monetary compensation:
Credit and copy of film.

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