March 4th, 2012
We received the message below to transmit to those who are interested in film production. Please help the film maker Bazi Gete to find an actor for the film production described below… The LissanTeam
My name is Bazi Gete, I’m an independent Film producer & director from Israel. In the past 2 years, me and my partner working on a Feature Film about the cultural difference between the generations of the immigrants from Ethiopia to Israel Inspired by the immortal play - “King Lear”.
We are looking for an actor for the main lead character: “Solomon” - a 74 year-old hard, tired and angry not “gentle” and the head of the family. Preferably with experience in Theater & film - age 65 and above. The shooting of the movie will be in Israel and are planned for the end of 2012
We have difficulty finding the actor in the usual ways .If you can recommend on actors / agents we can approach it’ll be much appreciated
Attached a short synopsis of the film.
A short Synopsis for “Tezta – Nostalgia”:
Solomon Tadela, aged 74, is a hard, obstinate, and nervous man. He immigrated to “Eretz Yisrael” (the Land of Israel) from Ethiopia 22 years ago with his family. Solomon has chosen to zealously retain his original culture, talks very little, and hardly speaks Hebrew.
Our story begins with the unveiling of the tombstone of Solomon’s wife, the late Ivtam, after thirty days had passed since she died. At the family meal right after that, a giant quarrel erupts when Solomon wants to divide his estate among his sons and daughters, and a deep rift divides the family.
A month later, Solomon sets out on a journey that leads him through his children’s homes. Solomon comes to realize that he belongs to a rapidly disappearing variety that believes in retaining the Ethiopian culture and values and that he thought that he had managed to pass on to his children. But the harsh reality hits him in the face.
The disappointment and the ensuing waking up are too difficult to bear. Solomon, having come to know some of life’s new realities, tries to survive according to his own ways….
Contact Bazi Gete: firstname.lastname@example.org