Film Title: Bad English
Type: Short Film
Writer/Director: Joanne Mony Park
Executive Producers: Andrew Ahn, Simone Ling, Damian Bao
Producer: Ina Shin, Discordia Cine
Casting Director: Damian Bao
Shoot Location: Los Angeles, CA
Callback Date with Director: July 20-24 (1 day – TBC in LA or via Zoom)
Rehearsal/Wardrobe Fitting Dates: July 28-August 1 (1-3 days – TBC in LA)
Shoot Dates: August 2-8 (each role shoots 1-5 days)
Contract: SAG-AFTRA / AFI Short-Form Film Participant Agreement
Talent Rate: $216/day for principal roles

A newly single Korean American woman tries to retake her son’s first school picture with her two sisters.

About the Director:
Joanne Mony Park is a Korean- American writer/ director from Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts MFA film program in writing and directing. While there, she received the Clive Davis Award for Excellence in Music, the Tisch Graduate Fellowship, and was a finalist for the ARRI Volker Bahnemann Cinematography Award. Her stories focus on the hyphenated-American experience intersecting with queer storylines. Her films have screened at Slamdance Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Frameline, and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival where she won best director for her first feature film Fish Bones.


NOAH (Korean-American Male, Age 6-10) First grader and only child to a single parent. Sensitive and emotionally mature creative type who can quickly read the room. Infatuated by the ocean and sea creatures. Doesn’t have many friends at school, but it doesn’t bother him. (LEAD ROLE)

JEAN (Korean Female, Age 27-35) The chic and charming youngest sister. Fierce, stubborn and opinionated. Enjoys the finer things in life. Prefers red wine over soju. Likes to go shopping in her free time with her husband’s credit card. *Must be fluent in Korean* (SUPPORTING ROLE)

YUNA (Korean Female, Age 36-40) The reserved and resilient eldest sister. A conservative, proud, and protective over-thinker. Doesn’t want to cause any trouble. Keeps to herself. First to move to the states with her husband. *Must be fluent in Korean* (SUPPORTING ROLE)

MR. PETERS (Caucasian Male, Age 35-45) Noah’s public school first grade teacher. Naturally good with children but has too many students in his class – not good with their names. New to the school and worn out by the end of the day. (DAY PLAYER)


  • All roles are open to union and non union talents.
  • Casting is open to submission from talents based anywhere in the world as long as talent can work as LA local. If you are not based in LA, please only apply if you can provide your own travel to/from LA and hotel/lodging in LA if cast. Please also indicate that you can work LA Local in the “Are you available to rehearse and shoot in Los Angeles, CA from July 28-August 8?” question section.


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