[x]My Home is my Castle
Year of production: 2020 Casting call for the documentary
My home is my castle
Research will be taking place in London from January to July 2020 for the Swiss documentary My home is my castle, which will look at people of all ages who have spent their lives in the same neighbourhood. People who are affected by the changes in their borough. We are looking for tenants who are standing up to market-oriented gentrification and its effects on their quality of life. Wed like to meet people who dont want to leave their home area to make way for well-heeled incomers. Were interested in local residents who cherish the character of their borough and the daily challenges that come with its unique nature and atmosphere.
The film will accompany the featured local residents in their day-to-day life, aiming to show the marks left by the transformation of their borough. What does it mean when long-term residents move away and the social make-up of the neighbourhood is changed by wealthier new arrivals? What effect does local quality of life have on the social fabric of changing neighbourhoods and a multicultural society? What happens to local residents who are unable or unwilling to leave their borough despite the influx of wealthier property owners and tenants?
I want to cast you
I want to cast you because youre keen to talk about your life in your beloved but constantly changing neighbourhood. I want to cast you because you will be an eloquent and confident protagonist and you want to share your personal story with a wide audience. I want to cast you because youre ready to tell us about how your cherished local area is experiencing social change and becoming less familiar. I want to cast you because you can bring us face to face with serious problems and issues while adding a touch of British humour!
Does that sound like you?
Then sign up to audition! It doesnt matter how old you are or what your background is. I look forward to meeting you. Angelo Alfredo Lüdin