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Casting Call: Blind or Low Vision Performer for Lead Role - Derek

Job Description: We are in search of talented blind or low vision performers to portray the character of Derek in our upcoming project. Our production is committed to diverse and inclusive casting, and we welcome submissions from qualified performers regardless of disability, race, age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category.

Role: Derek

  • Age: 6-9 years old
  • Ethnicity: White (based on a true story)
  • Description: Derek is a remarkable young boy who is blind and autistic. Born prematurely in 1979, he survived a traumatic childbirth. He possesses exceptional musical talent, but he is also known for his temperamental and detached nature. The character of Derek will be at the heart of our story, showcasing his journey to unlock his extraordinary musical abilities with the help of his dedicated piano teacher, Adam.
  • Content: No mature content
  • Role Type: Lead

Storyline: Our project tells the incredible true story of Adam Ockelford, a piano teacher determined to uncover the musical genius within Derek Paravicini, a blind and autistic boy.

Callback Dates: Week of October 16, 2023 (Virtual)

Rehearsal Date: November 2023 (exact date TBD), in person (paid, rate TBD)

  • Possible rehearsal dates: Nov 3, 10, or 17, 2023

Shoot Dates: 2 days, either Nov. 4/5, Nov. 11/12, or Nov. 18/19, 2023


  • Rate of Pay: $300 + 10% (if applicable) per shoot day
  • If talent is not a Los Angeles (LA) local, we will provide talent and talent guardian with flight, housing, and per diem.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Company Details
DPD Casting
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