Applicants must be female and male of 30 to 35 years old, have Middle Eastern features and dark hair, and speak Arabic fluently.
Doha Film Institute (DFI) is looking for aspiring actors to be part of the short film, titled Missed Connections, directed by Dhoha Abdelsattar, according to a report by The Peninsula.
Abdelsattar who is a Qatari photo artist, exhibition curator and aspiring writer/director.
In a statement, DFI said: “We’re looking for talented actors to bring an upcoming short film Missed Connections to life! If you’re passionate about acting and want to be a part of this exciting project.”
The film is part of Qumra, an initiative that offers mentorship, nurturing, and hands-on development to filmmakers around the world.
Missed Connections is a story about Ahmed and Maryam who have nothing in common. Tied together by marriage, they merely cohabitate within the confines of their shared home. There are rare moments where they seek to connect, failing repeatedly to understand what resonates with the other. Eventually, they each seek different coping mechanisms to survive their conjugal solitude.
The casting call is for leading female and male actors, 30 to 35 years old with Middle Eastern features and dark hair, and must be comfortable speaking Arabic.
Auditions will be held on April 12, from 8 pm-11 pm, at the Majlis, DFI Production Villa.