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Multilingual Actors for Supporting Roles in Short Drama - Melbourne

Multilingual Actors for Supporting Roles in Short Drama - Melbourne

Victoria, Australia
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An experimental drama set around a multiethnic family struggling to connect amidst cultural and linguistic differences along with their own personal baggages. Taking place entirely within a 1990s Melbourne home, the film will be depicted from the childlike perspective of a 6-year-old boy who observes the very real issues that weigh on each member of his family. On the brink of falling apart, the family ultimately find a moment of connection, imparting a positive message about base human commonality between those who at first seem impossibly different.

These supporting roles are for various members of the family, each with their own set of issues that block their connection with eachother. We are employing an experimental approach to realising these characters, with a stronger focus on workshopping with the actors rather than relying on descriptions of dialogue within the script. Our aim is to work with the actor to bring the character to life and form an integral piece of the film and it's message.

For the purposes of this story and its multicultural focus, we are interested in applicants with at least a basic fluency in Serbian or Croatian and applicants with at least a basic fluency in Mandarin or Cantonese.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

The audition will be in December or January, production dates will be from 31/03/2020 to 04/04/2020

Job payment

This job is unpaid

Expenses paid - Travel expenses will be covered / Up to $100


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An overworked father struggling with the pressure of supporting his recently moved in relatives from Europe on top of his own family. He himself is an immigrant who within his decade in Australia, has adjusted to life in the Melbourne suburbs. Nonetheless, Slavko has found himself more frequently indulging in a class of scotch since the arrival of his sister, brother-in-law and their toddler daughter. Basic fluency in Serbian or Croatian required.

Male, aged 26 to 40

Applications closed 22 February 2020.

A Chinese mom - Yumei

A quiet but subtly strong-willed mother who has taken it upon herself to keep her house together after the arrival of her husband's family. Her efforts are made all the more difficult due to their different languages on top of Yumei's uncooperative, aging mother causing friction within the household. Basic fluency in Mandarin or Cantonese required.

Female, aged 25 to 40

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A Serbian/Croatian uncle - Drago

Having been forced to leave his country for one where he feels unwelcome and useless, Drago is confronted with pressures of inadequacy. His pride has kept him from finding a job in Australia but in turn has forced him to endure the humiliation of having his family sleep on his brother-in-law's couch. Basic fluency in Serbian or Croatian required.

Male, aged 26 to 40

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A Serbian/Croatian auntie - Jasna

Like her husband, Drago, Jasna is confronted with a newfound sense of inadequacy since moving into her brother's home in Australia. However, she is also keenly aware of the practical pressures in ensuring the long-term well-being of her family, particularly her 7-year-old daughter. Because if this fact, Jasna is a deeply emotional person who is forced to deal with her suffering on her own. Basic fluency in Serbian or Croatian required.

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Listing created: 12 November 2019
Applications closed: 22 February 2020
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