My friend (@charlitora on Twitter tweeted above) was the one who passed the casting call. It was notified people had safety concerns regarding the casting call for an Asian American trans male youth…
ZAL BATMANGLIJ, creator/director of the Netflix series casting for an Asian American trans boy has CONFIRMED the casting call is legit. As you can take a look, he has a blue verified check. Here are his IMDB credits and his Wikipedia if you wanna take a quick look at who he is. Here are official Hollywood news sites referencing Zal Batmanglij and his new series on Netflix: Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, IndieWire, Collider, and Just Jared. His Twitter is here. Tweet receipts here & here. Feel free to do your own research for your own comfort.
ORIGINAL CASTING CALL:
NEW NETFLIX SERIES SEEKING ASIAN TRANSGENDER 14-15 YEAR OLD ACTOR (TRANSITIONING FROM FEMALE TO MALE)
**OK TO SUBMIT IF YOU LOOK THIS AGE BUT ARE OLDER.
The character will be a series regular on an upcoming Netflix series from filmmakers Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling (The East, Sound of my Voice). Produced by Plan B (12 Years a Slave, The Departed) and Anonymous Content. It will shoot in January 2016 for a few months likely in LA.
**NO ACTING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
**CAN BE FROM / CURRENTLY LIVING ANYWHERE
If you fit this description, please send your name, current picture, age, where you currently live, and contact info to LUNARCASTING@gmail.com.
EDIT- 8/24/2015: Zal Batmanglij, the creator of “The OA” just re-CONFIRMED with the casting agency that email@example.com is SAFE to submit. I’ve added screencaps to the tweets (source here and here.) The casting agency uses a gmail due to the large amount of submission they will receive due to the fact it is an OPEN casting call (though even in the future, do you research to be safe. i.e. If they ask for money, that’s a no!)
The casting director is AVY KAUFMAN. She’s a very big casting director who’s credits include Life of Pi, Salt, Scream 4 and Lincoln among others and has worked in the industry since the 1980′s. See her background via IMDB and Wikipedia.
Now go and submit and good luck!!!