Casting Call: Looking for actors of Tanzanian heritage for a feature shot in Toronto

“Everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” said Andy Warhol once!

So here is your shot at fifteen minutes of fame fellow Tanzanians!

Hero is a feature film inspired by the life and times of Caribbean war hero, judge and diplomat Ulric Cross, whose amazing life spanned key moments of the 20th Century, including WWII, African independence movements, Black Power, the rise of a new brand of Black leadership around the world, and events that define our present reality.
And a bio for Frances Anne, our director, and producer of Hero

Frances-Anne Solomon is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, producer, curator, and entrepreneur in film, TV, radio, theater, and new media. Born in England of Trinidadian parents, she was raised and educated in the Caribbean and Canada before moving to Great Britain where she built a successful career with the BBC as a TV Drama Producer and Executive Producer

As a director, her credits include A Winter Tale, that received many prestigious international awards; Peggy Su! for BBC Films, Lord Have Mercy! Canada’s first multicultural sitcom, and What My Mother Told Me, for Channel 4 Television.

She is the founder and CEO of the CaribbeanTales Media Group, that creates, produces, markets, and monetizes Caribbean-themed film and television content for global audiences.

It includes CaribbeanTales Inc. (a registered Canadian Charity); the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, that takes place annually in Toronto; the CaribbeanTales Incubator Program, a hub for original content from the Caribbean and its Diaspora; CaribbeanTalesFlix, our production arm; CaribbeanTales-TV, a VOD platform.

She began her television career at Banyan Productions in Trinidad, studied Theatre at the University of Toronto with Steve Martineau and Ken Gass, and poetry with Jay MacPherson.

She completed the BBC Production Training Program and trained as a film director in the UK at Bristol University’s RFT Programme and the prestigious BBC Drama Directors Program.

Here is a list of the roles that they wish to fill:

4 X Tanzanians (Student age – 18-20 years old, men or women)

1 X Tanzanian woman (middle aged) 1 X Tanzanian man (middle-aged)

In addition to this, they have a number of background positions that we wish to fill, men and women of various age groups and with Tanzanian heritage.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact:


Holy Rowden

Post Production Coordinator

Caribbean Tale Inc


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