The movie production company ‘Media Port’ has been calling an audition for its next feature movie ‘The Whole Timers’. Issuing the press release, the company made this casting call to eligible actors for respective characters.
The company also announced this feature movie for 2019, which has become the first Nepali feature movie to receive the CNC Production Aid (Aide aux cinémas du monde). ‘The Whole Timers’ is the only one to get an award for production on the basis of its script from Cinémas du monde’ read the statement.
The movie will direct by Bibhusan Basnet and Pooja Gurung, which captures the final three years of the decade long civil war through the eyes of a young guerilla. “Our primary objective is to create a movie that has the formal, artistic and stylistic aspects of a documentary,” said Basnet.
The movie is being jointly produced by Media Port and Les Films du Tambour, a French production company. Developed within Jerusalem International Film Lab, and selected in markets likeCannes CinefondationL’Atelier, Locarno Open Doors Lab and Film Bazaar, this is Basnet and Gurung’s first feature movie.
Prior to this, the director duo’s short film ‘Daadya: The Woodpeckers of Rotha’ received the Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival among other international awards. Their other film ‘The Contagious Aparitions of Dambarey Dendrite’ has also won accolades across various film festivals around the world.
With the movie grants now in place, the movie is all set to kick-start its preparations. Right now, the movie is hoping to begin screening process for actors.
“We want this movie to be a once in a lifetime experience for all those involved, ourselves included. We’re looking for sporty and spontaneous people who are open to new experiences and come with no previous conceptions,” said Gurung.
Calling people from all walks of life, part of the casting call poster reads: ‘We want to meet people doing inspirational work in their own fields’. It calls for various individuals: 13-14 year old boys, 16 to 19 year old men and women with proficiency in dancing and singing, 40 to 45 year old men with great oratory skills and 30 to 35 year old males who have a liking towards literature, history and arts.