Tempera from Budapest, Hungary realised that, even though there is a need for Roma actors, the roles are usually being played by non-Roma actors, often with stereotypical make-up and accessories. Zusza and team saw an opportunity to change perception of and to create a source of income for Roma, by opening a casting agency specifically for Roma actors. They’ve run five successful pilots, and are working to balance their business model between outright payment and royalties.
They’re looking for a €15.000 investment in the shape of a grant to keep expanding their business. Their first full year of operation is covered currently.