USC Graduate Thesis Project
Producers: Youngmin Kim, Christie XT Cushing
Associate Producer: Michelle Cushing
Executive Producers: Tim Kang, Anna Liza Recto, Michael Kaleda
Director: Youngmin Kim
Writers: Youngmin Kim & Christie XT Cushing
Casting Director: Jason Duffy
Interview Dates: Auditions Wed 12/11, Thu 12/12
Shoot/Start Date: January 18-26 2014
Pay Rate: Copy, credit, meals
Location: Los Angeles
Based on true events, ROOM 731 takes a bold look at a little known piece of World War II history.
CAST: Tim Kang – Dr. Ken
[WEI] over 18 to play 16, Chinese girl.
[MAI] 19-22, Chinese, Wei’s sister.
STORY LINE: In this mystery/supernatural film, a mix between The Grudge and Saw, an amnesiac girl wakes up in what appears to be an abandoned jail, where she is haunted by spirits who want to torture her. Wei, a teenage Chinese girl, has no memory of where she is. Upon waking in a barred room, she encounters Dr. Ken and a ghostly young woman who both seem to want to help her. Soon, Wei realizes she was a victim of the infamous Unit 731, the Japanese torture camp of World War II, but where is she now…and why?
The film’s director, Youngmin Kim, is an award-winning graduate student at the University of Southern California whose films have played at many festivals worldwide. Kim wrote the film with novelist Christie XT Cushing.
We are accepting submissions on Actors Access, and via email: [email protected]