Posted on Sep 4, 2020

 

 

Local production company Drama Camp Productions, in association with Less Bland Productions, is requesting submissions for re-enactment roles in our feature documentary, Tzouhalem.

Supported by Cowichan Tribes, this documentary, through interviews and creative re-enactments, examines the near-mythic figure of Cowichan Chief Tzouhalem, the account of his life from both historians and First Nations Elders, the folkloric tales concerning him, his impact on the modern relationship between the Crown and First Nations, and how his legend remains alive to this day, examining critically how his story has been told and passed down to us.

Re-enactment casting is as follows:

Young Tzouhalem (12 years)

A fierce, determined, unafraid, young Coast Salish teenager with mystical powers and a deformity.

Tzouhalem’s Mom (18-30 years)

Tzouhalem’s brave, strong Coast Salish mother who sacrificed her life to try and save his brother from drowning, and loved Tzouhalem regardless of his deformity when his father rejected him.

Coast Salish Elder Males (50+ years)

Community Leaders who advised, guided, and disciplined Tzouhalem.

Coast Salish Elder Females (50 + years)

Strong-willed, tough, spiritual women who held much knowledge.

Beautiful Coast Salish Women (18-30 years)

Some mystical, some who were Tzouhalem’s wives or objects of his affection, exuding strength of character that rivalled Tzouhalem’s – it was one of these women who eventually killed him.

Coast Salish Warriors Males (20-40 years)

Trained warriors who fought many battles, both protecting their communities and sometimes sniffing out war simply for the sake of fighting.

Coast Salish Boys (7-14 years)

Some of the playful youth on Penelakut island, along with children who Tzouhalem put into a trance of sleep in a Coast Salish village.

Coast Salish Girls (7-14 years)

Some of the playful youth on Penelakut island, along with children who Tzouhalem put into a trance of sleep in a Coast Salish village.

Please email your submissions to bonnie.hughson2@gmail.com.
Submission deadline will be September 14th, 2020

Audition appointments are September 18th and 19th, 2020. Filming will be October 1-4th, 2020.