Casting Call (Guest Stars) for the Ambitious Web-series (a Sundance project)
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Project Title: Ambitious
Series Summary: Samara is an impatient, bold Vietnamese-Cambodian-American girl who is determined to show her independence and drive as a college-dropout. On her quest for validation she has to sort out her new lifestyle, relationships, and prove to her immigrant mother she has what it takes to succeed. Pressure makes diamonds. Or crushes them
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Shooting Dates: Starting Mid-February
Episodes: (6) thirty minute episodes.
YOUNG SAMARA NGUYỄN
Description: Timid, shy, quiet.
Ethnicity: Half Vietnamese-Cambodian
Description: Samara’s Dad. As a non-U.S. Citizen, Hung struggles with America’s hustle culture and is always taking jobs under the table. His wife is always challenging his commitment to adjust to the “American Dream” to be with his kids and watch them grow. Despite the love he has for his kids, he left and moved back to Vietnam to rediscover himself.
Description: Samara’s aunt. Hardworking, protector of the family, confident and social. Real Estate agent. Super wealthy. Always checking in on Samara’s mother and helping out in any way she can.
Ethnicity: Vietnamese and/or Cambodian
Description: eccentric, artsy and comforting. Works at a Vietnamese Jewelry shop.