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Casting Call: Derek - Lead Role (Blind or Low Vision Boy)

Project: Key of Genius - A Short Film (Based on a True Story)

Job Description: We are currently casting for the lead role of Derek in the upcoming short film, Key of Genius. The film is inspired by a true story and aims to capture the resilience and brilliance of a young individual overcoming challenges.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Portray the character of Derek, a 6-10 year-old boy who is blind or has low vision.
  • Work closely with the director and cast to bring the character to life and deliver authentic, heartfelt performances.
  • Collaborate with the production team to create a compelling on-screen presence.


  • Male actors between the ages of 6-10 years old.
  • Must be visually impaired or blind (low vision is also acceptable).
  • Talent of all experience levels are encouraged to submit; no prior acting experience necessary.
  • Comfortable and confident in a collaborative, on-set environment.


  • Competitive compensation commensurate with industry standards.
  • Travel and accommodation expenses (if applicable) will be covered.
  • Meals and refreshments will be provided during filming.

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DPD Casting
New York United States

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