Casting call for community film making project

Travellers’ Times and Rural Media have launched a new film project exploring health and well-being from the perspectives of young Travellers. Its Kushti to Rokker is a community film project looking to cast young actors and actresses from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds.

Romani Gypsies and Travellers are raising their voices to bring issues facing young people in their communities into the public debate. They’re sharing their personal stories and lived experiences to inspire and co-create five short dramas aimed at breaking down the stigma that surrounds speaking out about mental health.

As part of this project we are now looking for five individuals aged 13 – 25 years old to play lead roles. 

if your interested email for more information.


Auditions: Tuesday 16th July 2019 1:30 – 4pm
(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window)

Shooting Starts: 2nd September 2019
Shooting Ends: 6th September 2019

Production title: Its Kushti to Rokker 
Project length: Short Films (3-5 minutes each)
Posted on: Monday 1st July 2019
Production location: Worcestershire
Production Company: Rural Media/Travellers’ Times 
Company website:
Audition Location:  Rural Media Packers House, West St, Hereford HR4 0BX
Shooting Location: Worcestershire

The films will be submitted to a variety of film festivals and will be part of a national resource for schools and mental health charities designed to highlight some of the challenges that young people experience inside and outside of school. 

We will provide a fee and all travel expenses will be covered.

Project for young Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in London!

Do you want to learn research skills and take part in designing and filming a video about the difficulties London Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people face in education?

Are you 18 – 25 years old? (Or 15 – 17 in which case you will need an adult escort)

You will:

  • Take part in 3 training sessions in Holloway and at City Hall, and receive £20 voucher from every session you take part in, plus travel costs
  • Learn research skills such as designing a questionnaire and interviewing
  • Conduct 3 – 5 interviews, and receive £20 voucher for each completed interview!
  • Help to design a video with a professional film company
  • Act in a video (voluntary)

This project is funded by the Mayor of London as a part of their Citizen Led Engagement program.

The project will document what are the barriers London’s Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people have in relation to education. We will teach you the skills you need to produce the project you want.

The first meeting will take place on:

Wednesday 19th June 10.30am – 2.30pm at
The Traveller Movement
Resource Centre
356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA

If you are interested, please contact Christina by Friday 7thJune

Phone: 020 7607 2002       Mobile: 079 08433413