Award Winning Casting Director Suzanne Smith who has won Emmys for BAND OF BROTHERS & THE PACIFIC and has cast wonderful children in HORRID HENRY, STIG OF THE DUMP, LOST CHRISTMAS (nominated for an International Emmy and a Childrens BAFTA 2012) is looking for two boys for leading roles in an Independent Feature Film CHRIST THE LORD based on the novel CHRIST THE LORD: OUT OF EGYPT BY ANNE RICE
For 1492 Pictures Producers: Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, Mark Radcliffe. STORYLINE: Tells the story of Jesus Christ at the age of 7/8 as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth during the turbulent times of the First Century. Our story follows the young Jesus as he starts to understand his real identity.
SHOOTING DATES: MARCH 6th to end of MAY 2013 – shooting Rome and Matera, Italy. There will be a 2-4 week rehearsal time for some of the principals prior to shooting. ROLES CASTING: JESUS Seven Year old Jewish boy with both a buoyant energy and charm, as well as quiet thoughtfulness. He’s young and old at the same time. He carries the Film, must have a soulful quality, an unspoken intelligence and a deep stillness within. Believable as Middle Eastern Jewish, British/English accent and we will be looking at boys who are age 7 to 10. If 9/10 then small for their age. We are open to blue or green eyes and hair can be dyed for the right child. Will be required for the whole shooting period
JAMES 13 year old Jewish boy. Joseph’s son by a first marriage. He need not resemble Jesus since they share no blood. He’s a normal adolescent, torn between a boyish impulse and the desire to be the man he wants to become. His internal world is turbulent and it shows. Shows a range of emotions and there is quite a lot of dialogue. Would work throughout the filming period. Middle Eastern Jewish, British/English accent. Will be required for the whole shooting period
PLEASE SEND DETAILS (photo and contact details) TO SUZANNE SMITH at THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED