Leslie Woo Casting (Silicon Valley, The Farewell) is conducting a talent search for the lead role in the upcoming feature film In the MiddleThis film follows 16 year-old-Adam, sent by Social Services to live with his mother in Las Vegas, after being raised by his recently deceased grandfather. He keeps his distance emotionally, relying on a quiet sarcasm and a detached attitude to protect himself. Even though he seems to find some stability with his new school, new mentor, new football team, and new girlfriend, he ultimately begins to explore his place in the world through an understanding of the Hawaiian Mahu tradition and the balance of a masculine and feminine spirit.

Levantine Films (Beasts of No Nation, Hidden Figures) is producing the feature. In the Middle will shoot in Hawaii and Las Vegas tentatively starting January/February through March/April 2020. Actors will need to be fully available and willing to relocate during these shoot dates.

Casting is seeking male actors, 14 to 23 years old (to play 16) with true and-or partial Polynesian descent (Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan, Maori, etc). Football and/or hula experience is a plus! If submitting a non-binary performer, please include their preferred pronoun. For more information and to submit, click here.


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