We will be casting for our feature film soon. Please stay tuned.
Alyssa Thompson -- Lead Role. A postal worker and mother of two struggling to "come out" to
her homophobic family and children. Alyssa ends up falling for Nia. African American. *CAST*
David -- Male (Age: 40-55) Alyssa's emotionally unavailable and unsupportive husband. African American. *CAST*
Nicole -- Female. Alyssa's oldest daughter (Age 10-12). A diva-in-training who, at first, dislikes her mother's
newfound love interest. African American. Leading role. Click Here for a Character Summary *CAST*
Katera -- Female. Alyssa's youngest daughter (Age 4-6). Very accepting of her mother's newfound love interest.
African American. Natural hair preferred. Not required. Click Here for a Character Summary
Michael -- Male. (Age 12-13). Michael attends the same school as Nicole and plays little
league football. He's handsome and taller than 5 feet. Most of the girls in the school have a crush
on him. Michael comes to Nicole's aid when she is being bullied in school. The Postwoman does
not like Michael because her daughter's grades have dropped because of him. Any ethnicity.
Nia McKenzie --Female. Leading Role. (Age 30-42) A graphic designer who works at Sacred Sistah Bookstore, an
independent women's bookstore which is threatened to close amidst the E-book/Kindle revolution. Nia is our
main character and a recovering player. She falls in love with the postwoman even though she suffers from a
fear of commitment and has ties to Tonisha. We'd like to find a really good Nia; self-determined, self-aware,
with depth, insatiable charm, charisma, and vulnerability.
Catherine Long -- Leading Role. (Age 55-75). She is the owner of Sacred Sistah Books, an independent
women's bookstore which is threatened to close unless she finds funding. Catherine's
bookstore has been in the area for over 25 years but due to complications with her
husband's health, an increase in the rent, the ongoing gentrification of the area, she feels
as though she can't afford to keep the bookstore operating. Her husband, Howard Long, is
battling prostate cancer. We would like to find a really good Catherine. African American.
Cashier -- Female. (Age: 30-45) Sacred Sistah Bookstore employee. Cashier is Catherine's right hand woman and
works behind the register, assisting all customers who walk into the store. African American.
Diane -- Female. (Age: 28--35) A cute, artsy woman who works at Sacred Sistah Bookstore. Her style is preppy and
hippie. Natural hair is ideal but not required. African American.
Tonisha Hightower -- Female. (Age: 35-43) Attractive. Project Director at The Spirit of Hope Group Home, where Nia was
reared. A bit of a temptress who puts the moves on Nia. Very jealous & controlling of
Nia. African American. *CAST
Nana -- Female (Age: 60-80) Reared in the church, Alyssa's mother was married to a preacher. She has her reservations
about those in the LGBT community and forbids her daughter from dating them. Nana is fiercely protective of her
grandkids (the Postwoman's daughters) and only wants the best for them. She is over-protective, loves to give
advice (even if no one is listening) and is quite a comic too. African American.
Grace -- Female (Age: 30-43) Alyssa's athletic, upbeat, and nonjudgmental best-friend. Plays for the WNBA. African
Therapist -- Female. (Age: 45-60) Attentive and compassionate supporter of Alyssa. African American. *CAST
Supervisor -- Female. (Age: 45--65) Alyssa's boss at the post office. A stocky, firm, and no-nonsense woman.
Supervisor often comes across as mean but only because she's trying to keep her post-office
open. African American.
Saxophonist -- Male. (Age: 30-75) We're looking for an outstanding saxophonist who can appear as a homeless
man playing his sax in front of a grocery store Alyssa frequents. Saxophonist plays his horn and appears
throughout the movie. In many ways, he provides the theme song for David, Alyssa's ex-husband.
Although he never speaks, he watches our main character, Alyssa
(a.k.a. the Postwoman) as she comes and goes throughout the neighborhood and plays on stage while
David sits in a bar drinking. African American. *CAST*
EXTRA'S ROLES AVAILABLE (NON-UNION):
Bar Owner-- 40s/50s. African American Motown lovin' male and skeptic who meets David, Alyssa's ex-
husband, one stormy night in Q's Juke Joint, an old school jazz bar.
Landlord-- 40 plus. Female. Nia's unforgiving landlord. VOICE OVER ONLY. Any ethnicity.
Flower Shop Attendant -- Late 20s-30s. Sells Nia a batch of flowers. Any ethnicity or gender.
Vino -- 50s plus. Italian owner of The Farmer's Market next door to Sacred Sistah Books.
Taxi Driver -- 30s. Butch White woman who picks up Alyssa one rainy night.
Project Director -- 30s-40s. White male or female who supervises other employees at The Spirit of Hope Group Home.
Inspiring and committed to the needs of young people.
Postal Worker #1--40s-50s. Asian male. Works at The Postwoman with Alyssa. Greets her when she enters.
Postal Worker #2--Late 30s. Early 40s. Latina Woman. She overhears troubles suffered by the Postwoman.
Talks to Nia briefly in the bookstore. Taller than 5'3.
Newscaster -- 40s-50s. A TV Reporter. Reports a brief segment of the news. Any ethnicity or gender.
Weather Girl -- FEMALE VOICE OVER ONLY. Reports a brief segment of the weather. Lovely voice.
Lesbian Couple -- 40s-50s. A White lesbian couple standing, watching their child swing in the park.
Bookstore Attendees -- Extras reading or browsing books in the bookstore. Any ethnicity.
BART Train Riders -- 40s-50s. White. Professional and Working Class. Standing riding train with lead actress.
Diverse extra's also needed here.
Gay Male -- 30s-40s. White gay male reading a book in the bookstore. Responds to Nia.
Sugah Lounge Attendees -- Single Sistah's and couples who attend an open-mic event at "The Sugah
Lounge," an underground gem (located in the back of the bookstore) where
local poets, musicians, and artists perform.
Sistah Ushers -- 30s. Attractive femmes who pass out donation plates during bookstore fundraiser.
Joggers/Lake Runners -- Diverse folks jogging or walking a lake. Can walk with (1) friend.
Dog --A people-friendly dog (yes, a real animal with four legs) who can "sit" and "go lay down" when told.
(Note: Dog Owner will receive one free Postwoman Movie T-Shirt, plenty of treats
for your dog compliments of the director, and a gift certificate to Petsmart or Petco).
School Children -- We need extras (ages 7-12) to play school children standing in front of Nicole and Katera's
school. We also need children (Age 11-12) to sit in class with the Postwoman's daughter,
Nicole. School children may also be Group Home Children below.
Group Home Children--Ages 7-12. Children who raise their hand to answer a question during Nia's
speech at The Spirit of Hope Group Home. Any ethnicity.