Hot Vanilla Tea
SKY OCEAN STUDIO
BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212
“Hot Vanilla Tea” is an important 2020 Spoken word Unifying Social Awareness Anthology table read presented in Ancient Greek forum style on ZOOM Video Communications. Rehearses in the Spring online. Shoots in the Summer online. In your cover letter, note your availability. Include a video with your submission.
Last Year 2019 commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Paris Peace Conference.
This Year 2020 marks the 45th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War & 75th anniversary of the conclusion of World War 2.
Yet there is almost zero mention of these tragic world events with long lasting ripple effects covered by the mainstream media.
Our story is about an American student studying in Paris, haunted by the failed Paris Peace Conference, and the ensuing warfare it ushered in.
We are seeking a diverse cast of real representative people capable of conveying a wide ranging emotions of sadness, rage, confusion, guilt and in the end an optimistic outlook on how life can be changed for the betterment of all mankind.
A narrator will drives the story while the voice and dialogue of characters brings the words to life.
Shentale LEAD Female 22-42 Black/Ethnically Ambiguous
Well spoken, articulate with energetic, inquisitive tone.
Shentale is a post graduate student delighted to be in Paris yet haunted by the tension building after the failed ParisPeace Conference, and the ensuing warfare it quickly ushers in to the world stage.
Shentale displays a wide range of emotions from deep sadness, rage, confusion, guilt and in the end an optimistic outlook on how life can be changed for the betterment of all mankind.
Eleni SUPPORTING Female 24-34 HELLENIC/GREEK
LOOKING FOR REAL PEOPLE WITH GREEK HERITAGE. Due to cultural social nature of subject matter. Will consider other ethnicities if there are no Greek talent available.
Witty, sharp young empowered Greek woman, wise beyond her years.
Eleni is dedicated postdoc student who provides a voice for the Modern Greeks regarding their present day societal concerns (circa 1992). She takes issue with the history of the Greeks being long-lived yet, most normal people are generally only familiar with Greece through mythology and possibly a few famous ancient battles.
Daniel SUPPORTING Male 24-44 VIETNAMESE
LOOKING FOR REAL PEOPLE WITH VIETNAMESE HERITAGE. Due to cultural social nature of subject matter. Will consider other ethnicities if there are no Vietnamese talent available.
Upbeat, optimistic rascal with youthful exuberance. He can be hurtfully blunt, cutting direct to the point when he’s trying to make an important point.
Daniel is a naturalized American citizen of Vietnamese descent. Daniel is a graduate student studying abroad in Paris. He is fluent in French but enrolled in basic French classes for the college credits as his way to see France.
Gordana SUPPORTING Female 21-41 CROATIAN/SERBIAN OR SLOVENE
LOOKING FOR REAL PEOPLE WITH CROATIAN/SERBIAN HERITAGE. Due to cultural social nature of subject matter. Will consider other ethnicities if there are no CROATIAN/SERBIAN talent available.
Carefree and easygoing, lover of life.
Gordana has an upbeat voice full of joy taking in the blessing of every little moment.
Although her home country of Yugoslavia is at war (during the period of this story), she chooses to focus on the present peace of Paris.
Seamus SUPPORTING Male 27-47 IRISH
LOOKING FOR REAL PEOPLE WITH IRISH HERITAGE. Due to cultural social nature of subject matter. Will consider other ethnicities if there are no Irish talent available.
Witty and bright with a sharp biting intellect.
Seamus indeed has the gift of the gab and knows it. A confident wordsmith, with his confidence often bordering on cockiness, is further validated by his knowledge of the tragic but hopeful history of the Irish people.
Garcon SUPPORTING Male 28-38 FRENCH Mysterious gentleman of non distinguished service with a mysterious past, possibly as a deserter enlisted by the French foreign legion.
Garcon doe not represent any one country yet he acts as a hopeful server and breath of fresh air to them all. He proves to be the conductor of Shentale ushering her into the Astral realm.
Fritz SUPPORTING Male 26-36 SCANDANAVIAN
LOOKING FOR REAL PEOPLE WITH SCANDANAVIAN HERITAGE. Due to cultural social nature of subject matter. Will consider other ethnicities if there are no SCANDANAVIAN talent available.
Bright eyed, clear spoken and seemingly carefree about whatever the future may hold.
Fritz is an extrovert in every sense of the word and highly inquisitive about other cultures since being raised in a blended family. His parents adopted a Tibetan baby girl they named Ivka so that he would grow up with a sister.
Ivka SUPPORTING Female 22-42 TIBETAN
LOOKING FOR REAL PEOPLE WITH TIBETAN HERITAGE. Due to cultural social nature of subject matter. Will consider other ethnicities if there are no TIBETAN talent available.
Curious, inquisitive, with a vibrant intensity about life and the history of other cultures.
Ivka is the sister of Fritz and has joined him in Paris to complete her graduate studies. Her name, Ivka, pays homage to her being adopted just after birth in Croatia and her life tells the triumph of that story.
Chu Tsun SUPPORTING Male 39-65 CHINESE
LOOKING FOR REAL PEOPLE WITH MANDARIN HAN CHINESE HERITAGE. Due to cultural social nature of subject matter. Will consider other ethnicities if there are no MANDARIN HAN CHINESE talent available.
Speaks with a booming authority with calm assuring undertones.
Chu Tsun, a mandarin in the Daoguang Court, imparts great wisdom and acts as the perfect spiritual guide showing the damaging ripple effects and cumulative residual aspects of never ending warfare on the collective human soul and spirit.
To conflate modern political life with it’s historical legacy does a great disservice to the overall storied past of the great Ancient Chinese nation.
Ishihara-san SUPPORTING Male 55-75 JAPANESE
LOOKING FOR REAL PEOPLE WITH JAPANESE HERITAGE. Due to cultural social nature of subject matter. Will consider other ethnicities if there are no Japanese talent available.
Stoic realist turned hopeful steward of nature amidst a hopeless situation.
Ishihara-San provides a gripping snapshot into the horrific firebombing of Tokyo in 1945. Ishihara is disgusted by man’s folly of war and how it’s not only destroying humanity but poisoning all life throughout the world.
Ilse SUPPORTING Female 40-50 GERMAN LOOKING FOR REAL PEOPLE WITH GERMAN HERITAGE. Due to cultural social nature of subject matter. Will consider other ethnicities if there are no German talent available.
Mature emotionally broken woman longing to reclaim some semblance of order and control over life, for her and her family.
Ilse is only one of the many women of defeated Germany post 1945.
Ilse sent her children abroad to her sister in Canada, she now comes to the somber realization that there is only one way out of the misery and destruction all around her and her spouse.
Kurt SUPPORTING Male 40-60 GERMAN
LOOKING FOR REAL PEOPLE WITH GERMAN HERITAGE. Due to cultural social nature of subject matter. Will consider other ethnicities if there are no German talent available.
A proud man of distinguished service brought down low.
Kurt is one of thousands disarmed German soldiers languishing in the Rhineland-meadows camp just after WW2. Deprived of food and proper shelter, Kurt struggles to present a brave face when his beloved wife stealthily visits him on their 17th wedding anniversary.
German POWs SUPPORTING Male 40-60 GERMAN
Stubborn, resolute, utterly frustrated.
These soldiers believe they were just doing what their leaders expected of them exactly like the other side. And there should be no legitimate reason for their blatant mistreatment in the Rhineland-meadows camp by the Allied forces.
June 1, 2020 – June 2, 2020
This is remote/work from home opportunity. No participation fees required. The producers plan to apply for a SAG-AFTRA New Media Agreement.
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