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Wanted: actors for short film on North Korean refugee in Britain

Having enjoyed In-Sook Chappell’s two stage plays, I’m delighted to hear that she has a short film planned. She is looking for actors, with or without experience or training, to cast. Here’s the brief. Do please volunteer, because I want to see this film!

KOCHEBI: A short film written and directed by In-Sook Chappell.

In-sook Chappell
In-sook Chappell

It’s a story of Mi Young, a North Korean refugee, and Ted, a Korean War Veteran, who live next door to each other in a very ordinary semi-detached house on a suburban cul-de-sac in Britain. KOCHEBI is about the universal ramifications of war and makes a connection between someone who fought in a war and someone who grew up in the botched mess of that war. It’s about North Korea but from a British angle. Even though Ted and Mi Young are unable to communicate with language they connect emotionally and find redemption and healing in each other.

We are looking for a young girl to play the role of Mi Young. An 11yr old North Korean Refugee. She has been traumatised and has stopped speaking. The impact of the film relies on the strength of the little girl’s performance. We are looking for a young girl who is special and looks truthful on screen. It doesn’t matter if she has had any training or experience. This isn’t important to us. She could be North or South Korean, Chinese, any East Asian race who could pass for North Korean on screen.

We are also looking for three men 20’s – 40’s to play Mi Young’s father and 2 North Korean soldiers. These are smaller parts.

If you have any interest or know of someone suitable please send an email with name, age, telephone number and a photograph (just a simple picture from a phone will do) to [email protected]

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