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Lead Actors for Drama with Sci fi Elements

Lead Actors for Drama with Sci fi Elements

Guildford, UK
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Film Premise: Olivia is trapped in a lifeless room situated in a dying, barren landscape. When Hugh appears one day and starts encouraging her to leave, can she gain the willpower to face her fear of the outside?

This is a short drama/sci-fi hybrid film, similar to the mood and style of a Black Mirror episode.

I am a Digital Media Arts undergraduate with a team of professionals and highly skilled film students behind me. We are looking to create a moving and beautiful piece of filmmaking with high-quality visual effects and content.

The film focuses on a girl's struggle with depression and the loss of her father and so we require actors who will be able to perform raw and emotional scenes. There will also be some visual effects work and so this project will be a great opportunity for anyone looking for experience with on-set effects preparation.

The film consists of 2 locations and so shooting will likely only take place across 2 days, most likely a weekend.

Upon completion the film will be screened at the London BFI during the Digital Arts showcase in Summer 2020. The film will also be entered into film festivals.


Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Rehearsals are currently anticipated for early February, with shooting taking place late February.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student Film

Expenses paid - Travel and food will be provided, including any other additional expenses or costs

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

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Female Lead - Olivia Paice

Liv is expressive and has a talent for art. She can be witty and has a sarcastic sense of humour. However, the life from her has gone since her father died, falling into depression and paranoia.

Female, aged 18 to 28

Applications closed 23 February 2020.

Lead Male - Hugh

Hugh is Olivia's late father, but in this film the Hugh we see is a projection of him formulated by an AI system. Hugh is a family man and tries what he can to ensure his loved ones are happy, usually his go to tool is humour. He can be quite stubborn and will keep pushing his idea. The AI projection is Hugh's copy in every way, but there is something not quite right in the way he speaks. He is too calm.

Male, aged 35 to 60

Applications closed 23 February 2020.

Support role - Cassie Paice

Cassie is Olivia's mum. She is a lovely and kind woman, but can be overly clingy and protective. Since her husband passed she has not known how to handle Olivia. She wants to do what's best but is also trying to distract herself from the reality of Hugh no longer being there. She likes to keep herself busy and always thinks of jobs that need doing. Think along the lines of Winona Ryder's Joyce in Stranger Things.

Female, aged 35 to 60

Applications closed 23 February 2020.

Previous audition:
Manchester Based MUA Required

Next audition:
Female Extras Required for Student Short Film - "Bloom"

Listing created: 29 November 2019
Applications closed: 23 February 2020
Casting #1047530
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