AMERICAN BODIES

IMAGE CREDIT THE BODIES EXHIBIT

IMAGE CREDIT THE BODIES EXHIBIT

It’s a routine day on the assembly line at the American Bodies Institute & Manufactory in Chengdu, China... until an unexpected delivery reveals a terrible truth. American Bodies is a dark and surreal workplace comedy about our jobs, our bodies, our identities, and who owns what in the larger scheme of things.

American Bodies is a short film developed and produced through Project Involve, Film Independent’s signature diversity program, now in its 26th year. About the writer/director. This film is a reaction to and send up of an actual exhibit. You may have seen ads for it in cities near you for the last ten years.

PHOTO CREDIT MICHAEL WOLF

PHOTO CREDIT MICHAEL WOLF

Current status: Casting

SAG low budget production, English-language short film featuring Asian-American female ensemble cast. Ages 20s-60s. ALL LOOKS AND SIZES. See casting breakdown below. Please submit headshot/links to rpcasting111@gmail.com with heading AMERICAN BODIES followed by the ROLE(S) you are interested in.

Casting Breakdown

LILY

Mid 20s/30s. Asian.
Tough and cynical with a soft spot for her friends, a vengeful spirit for her enemies.

SHINY

Mid 20s/30s. Asian.
Instantly likable. Impossible to forget once you’ve met her. Has that charm, that je ne sais quoi.

MAI WAI

40s/50s. Asian.
Always laughing, always eating. Has the bleakest worldview but the greatest zest for life.

BEEBEE

50s/60s. Asian
Mother hen and elder to them all. A caretaker and proverbial Kool-Aid drinker, through and through.

MISS AI

30s. Asian.
Ambitious. Striver. Friendless at work but no matter—has big dreams for herself and plans to see them through no matter what.