Get Your Act On: "La Petite" Open Casting Call

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

UPDATE: The address has changed for the first casting call address. It is no longer at the Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation but at 1259 Summer Blossom Ave, San Jose, CA 95122.

For all you that want to get into film, check out the information below on the casting call for what looks to be a promising movie that I'm looking foward to seeing when it's done.


In her short story, "At Ma's Salon", Huong Nguyen summarizes, "This shop's four walls endure, preserve and hold in all the emotions of every woman who has ever walked in." Published in August 2003 in the Silicon Valley De-Bug journal, the text and image of the story inspired the director to develop a short screenplay based loosely on the characters and conversations seen and heard in a hair salon.

Immediately, when the director visited La Petite Salon, she was ignited by the surroundings, the wall palette, the furniture materials, and the exclusive location. The remote space shed light on the multitude of Vietnamese images, characters, and dialogue that are evidence of the invisibility of Vietnamese Americans in American media. La Petite Salon is a reflection of her connection with the Vietnamese community. In turn, the project will convey the complexities and the struggles of Vietnamese Americans who are negotiating between two different cultures, sometimes at odds with each other, sometimes opposite, but always challenging.

La Petite Open Casting Call


Saturday, January 10, 2009
from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
1259 Summer Blossom Ave, San Jose, CA 95122

Sunday, January 11, 2009
from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1259 Summer Blossom Ave, San Jose, CA 95122


Saturday, January 17, 2009
from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
1259 Summer Blossom Ave, San Jose, CA 95122

Please submit headshot/photo and résumé via email with subject heading, "La Petite Salon" Audition, to LaPetiteSalon [at] gmail [dot] com.

For more information and descriptions of the roles, check out the film's site here.