Ilo Ilo Director Anthony Chen Seeks Actors For New Movie, No Experience Needed

Applicants have to go through a series of auditions and workshops before final casting decision is made.

Calling all budding actors! Anthony Chen is looking for actors to be in his next movie, We Are All Strangers.

The Golden Horse Award-winning filmmaker posted a casting notice on his Facebook page Wednesday (Mar 24). He’s looking for students between the ages of 16 and 22 to try out for key and supporting roles. No acting experience required. Applicants under 18 must seek parental/guardian consent.

In a later post, Chen added, that his focus now is "finding a teenage girl in Singapore that can play a JC student." 

The applicants will go through a series of auditions and performance workshops before the actual casting in the second half of this year. Production is slated to commence in 2022. 

If interested, e-mail Chen at with the e-mail header 'AUDITION FOR WAAS' with the following details:

1) Full name

2) Age

3) Height

4) Contact information (Phone/E-mail)

5) Recent unedited selfies/photos

6) A self-recorded video where you talk about a movie you like and why (Video should be less than 60 seconds)

Application closes on Apr 16 (Fri), 6pm.  

We Are All Strangers is the third and final film of Chen’s ‘Growing Up’ trilogy, which also includes 2013’s Ilo Ilo and 2019’s Wet Season.

Per Deadline, the film, which will reunite Chen with actors Yeo Yann Yann and Koh Jia Ler, will “continue the director’s exploration of domestic relations and familial dynamics and touch on themes of privilege, class, and inequality as they are brought into sharper relief by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Click here for more details about the casting. 

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