Casting Call for Adults with Physical Disabilities
Seeking individuals with a physical disability, alongside Indigenous, LGBTQ, and other community members for a mental health campaign
Jigsaw Casting is seeking individuals with a physical disability, aged 18-80, for a mental health Public Service Announcement in Toronto.
Mental health heavily influences our quality of life, so it makes sense that mental health, just like physical health, needs to be taken care of and maintained. One way that it can be maintained is through finding a sense of community. Being a part of this community means helping people with mental illness find pathways to recovery through improved care, meticulous research, and strong advocacy. The purpose of this PSA is to bring a message of support for those who are suffering from mental illness.
We are looking for the following individuals from various communities. You will be acting as friends, nurses, doctors, family members, neighbours, researchers, grandparents, or first responders, etc.
1. Indigenous Community. Ages 18-80.
2. LGBTQ Community. Ages 18-80.
3. Other Supporters. Ages 18-80. Anyone else who does not fit in role 1, 2 or 4.
4. Individuals with a physical disability. Ages 18-80.
Honorarium pay is $500, if selected, for a one day shoot.
Details and Submission Information
There is no audition. We will book directly from your self tapes. No previous acting experience required. This is a non-union PSA.
Self tape Instructions:
You can film this on your cell phone, please keep it under 1 – 2 mins long.
- Introduce yourself, please say your name and age.
- Say the following 2 lines (in a supportive and caring tone):
“We can all say, Not Today.”
“I’m here. You can tell me anything.”
Note: Try not to rush through these lines and say it too quickly. You can even say the lines in a couple of versions if necessary.
After you have made the self tape, please apply online to: https://mentalhealthpsa.castingcrane.com/
Deadline to submit is ASAP or before Monday March 23 at 10:00am.