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Actors needed for new B.C. series focused on residential school trauma

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July 30, 2021 - 10:50 AM

A five-part TV drama set to film in B.C. needs Indigenous actors before the project begins in September.

"Bones of Crows", a psychological drama following the intergenerational trauma of Canada's residential school system, will film in Vancouver, the Thompson-Nicola Region and Vancouver Island from September 2021 to January 2022, according to a release from the Thompson Nicola Film Commission.

Screen Siren Pictures is seeking people to audition for roles in the upcoming series, especially Indigenous actors, and including people of all genders and backgrounds.

The company is Indigenous-led and committed to justice, diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring practices, work environment and protocol training, according to the release.

Aline Spears, the protagonist of "Bones of Crows," is a Cree Matriarch and residential school survivor. While she moves on to enter the second world war as a Cree Code Talker, the story encompasses 150 years while it follows Spears and her family as they face racism, sexual abuse and starvation.

Anyone interested in auditioning can send a photo, their height, weight, age and contact info to the casting agent at

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