'Rising Baller'
Rising Ballers

'Rising Baller'
Rising Ballers

  • Project Details
    Casting actors for a short film pilot for a London-based football series. Synopsis: The plot follows a teenager, Aidan, who was born with a God-given talent for football. When he was a child, he was on track to be playing at the highest level with London’s top clubs vying for his signature. But due to unforeseen personal challenges and tragedies, Aidan finds himself caught up in a life of crime and gang culture that gets increasingly difficult to leave behind. Aidan bumps into one of his former youth coaches, Omari, who makes it his mission to help him. Against all the odds, this serendipitous re-introduction leads to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The story follows Aidan’s attempts to leave behind his past and pursue his dream, but changing one’s life is far from easy, especially when you’re from Aidan’s environment.
  • Production Personnel
    Jamie Pollitt, writer-dir.; Eni Shabani and Brendon Shabani, exec. prods.
  • Production Type
    Short Film
  • Union Status
    N/A
  • Location
    London
  • Dates & Location
    Shoots TBD in April, London.
  • Closing Date
    10th Feb 2023
  • Roles
  • Paid
    21
    16
    Female
    Jasmine
  • Paid
    30
    25
    Male
    Tristan
    Black / African Descent | Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial
  • Paid
    45
    30
    Male
    Chris
    White / European Descent
  • Paid
    11
    7
    Male
    Young Aidan
    Black / African Descent | Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial
  • Paid
    11
    7
    Male
    Young Rhys
    Black / African Descent | Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial
  • Paid
    40
    30
    Male
    Antonio (Aidan’s Father)
    Black / African Descent | Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial