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Actors for Skulduggery Pleasant Fan Short Film 'The Button'

Actors for Skulduggery Pleasant Fan Short Film 'The Button'

Birmingham, UK
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The Button is a short story written by Derek Landy that takes place within the Skulduggery Pleasant universe.

The story is about the two main characters of the series, the titular Skulduggery Pleasant the skeleton detective, and his teenage protégé Valkyrie Cain, on December 21st 2012, trying to prevent the end of the world. The cause of which is predicted to be an Irish boy, named Conor, who has built a doomsday button that will end the world when pressed.

The films will be 10-15 minutes long and be a simple dialogue scene within one location.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

This listing closes on 20th October

Shooting will be between November 20th - December 1st

After you apply for this role we will send you a section of the script for the character that you are playing and ask for a video audition to be sent back by November 1st

We will then conduct in person auditions on November 4th - 5th for the best applicants

This is an unpaid role.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity

Expenses paid - Food

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.

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Skulduggery Pleasant

Skulduggery pleasant is the skeleton detective. The character is very quick witted, sassy, and on occasion can come across as a little bit rude. As the entire film is set in Ireland being able to do an Irish accent for the role would be ideal but not necessary. He is described in the book series as a tall thin man (being a skeleton) with a very classy fashion sense and a smooth voice that one could just sit and listen to all day long.

Male, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 21 October 2019.


Conor is an irish boy who has been haunted with visions telling him to build this button. His mother and other ancestors before her were also haunted by such visions. As such this character is a little bit unhinged. He doesn't believe that what he has made will end the world but is also weary of what Skulduggery and Valkyrie tell him. The role can easily be gender-swapped. This character will need to have an irish accent.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 21 October 2019.

Valkyrie Cain

Valkyrie Cain is Skulduggery's teenage protégé. She is very wise for her age (between 15-17) and has a similar snarkiness and wittiness as Skulduggery. She was raised in a small seafront town near Dublin so an irish accent would be ideal for this character. She is describes in the book as a teenage girl with long dark hair who is tall for her age. She also mostly wears a large black coat which is magically imbued to protect her from harm.

Female, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 21 October 2019.

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Listing created: 2 October 2019
Applications closed: 21 October 2019
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