Casting Call: The Magician

CASTING VIDEO: Looking for the short scene? Read or download it here English or Farsi.

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the short film "The Magician"!

The casting call for all supporting roles is now open! It will close on the 3rd May 2023 at 23:59.

Dari & Farsi Supporting Roles:
  • Salar & Osama (18-25), Afghani/Kurdish man, speak Farsi/Dari
  • Amir (18-25), Iranian man, speaks Farsi
  • Teacher (35-50), any gender, speaks Dari

Flemish Supporting Roles:
  • Arne & Reiner (25-35), man, speak Flemish
  • Rolf (35-45), man, speaks Flemish

Ukrainian Supporting Roles:
  • Ukrainian Boy & Girl (5-10), any gender, speak Ukrainian
  • Ukrainian Man (30-40), speaks Ukrainian 

Other Supporting Roles:
  • Aadan, (18-25), Somalian man, speaks English
  • North-African (28), woman, wearing hijab, speaks French
  • Shopkeeper(35-50), woman, speaks Urdu

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch on Instagram or via e-mail at

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Lead actors:
  • Dara ( 25- 35) Iranian man, fluent in Farsi
  • Jina (25-35) Kurdish-Iranian woman, fluent in Farsi

About the Project

  • This short film is directed by Maryam K. Hedayat, and will provide the basis for a feature later on.
  • Rehearsals start from May 2023 on, shooting will be from July 2023 onwards (for lead actors) and September 2023 onwards (for supporting roles), and will take place in Belgium.
  • This is a paid opportunity, actors need to be based in Europe. Transport and accommodation will be taken care of.

Short description:
The Magician tells the story of Dara,
a young Iranian man, who starts a
theatre company in an asylum centre
in Belgium.

With love from
Brussels, Belgium