Title: Anuki, My Spirit
Director: Selin Bonfil
Producer: Sofia Dieck
NYU Affiliation: Undergraduate
ANUKI*: Lead. a 18-22 year old young woman. The character is from Native American ancestors. She is incredibly strong and tough in every way; she is a warrior from within and does not fit to the norms of femininity. She must embark on a journey alone, in order to find her mother, that will challenge her strength as a woman. Anuki is a natural tomboy who does not take "no" for an answer. From the begging of her journey until the end she will grow significantly in her understanding of herself as a woman and way stronger towards the obstacles women have to face in life.
*Note: Role requires topless nudity for a shower scene.
Project Description: A short film about a young girl reaching womanhood, a story full of nature, courage, and love. Anuki dives into the dense forest in order to find her long lost mother but on the way discovers forest spirits, a wise old woman buried in the earth, and eventually a small tribe of women that will show her the beauties of life, womanhood and the fertile cycles of nature.
Audition dates: Oct 21 - 22, NYU Campus
Location: Blairstown, NJ, forest Cabin
Dates of Production: Nov 11 - 13
Contact: Sofia Dieck firstname.lastname@example.org