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Back up Actor Needed for Student Short Horror Film 'JAM'

Back up Actor Needed for Student Short Horror Film 'JAM'

Doncaster, UK. Apply from all UK.
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We are a team of four student filmmakers (with industry and freelance experience) at the University of Leeds. For our dissertation, we are creating a 15-minute short horror film called 'JAM' which we are in need of back-up actors due to potential covid issues that we must prepare for.

JAM depicts Mary, a 1950s obsessed single mother who we follow as she prepares her daughter for a patriarchal world through some unpalatable parenting techniques. When an unwelcome visitor graces their tranquil home, Mary must protect her daughter using her maternal instinct and feminine charm.

The film will include a graphic murder scene (adult cast only) and will be distributed online and in film festival circuits.

Look forward to hearing from you all.

The owner of this listing has agreed to abide by local 'working with children' regulations. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Shooting will take place on three days between the dates of 13th February to the 21st February (School Half Term).

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student Dissertation Film

Expenses paid - Travel and Food

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

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Mary

Mary is a modern single mother with a 1950s alter ego. She is an atypical femme-fatal character who uses her sexual charm and dainty housewife persona to seduce men into her old-fashioned home. The actress for Mary needs to be able to speak in a relaxed Queens English accent and also an emphasised 'posh' accent (slightly mimicking 1950s received pronunciation).

Female, aged 25 to 45

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Accents: UK English, UK Posh

Applications closed 21 January 2021.

Richard

Richard is a regular, middle-aged Plumber and Electrician. He is a father to 8-year old Cassie who he brings with him to his weekend work. He has a kind face and a gentle demeanour although is physically well-built. Richard falls victim to Mary's methods of seduction which leads him to his gruesome demise at the climax of the film.

Male, aged 30 to 50

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 21 January 2021.

Cassie

Cassie is the daughter of controlling mother Mary. Growing up, Cassie has been subjected to Mary's tight reigns and odd parenting techniques that she is brainwashed to believing that it is all for her own good, as her mother has told her. She is naive and innocent. The actress of Cassie will need to eat jam and toast in one of the opening scenes, and talk to her mother and 7-year old Maggie throughout the film.

Female, aged 7 to 13

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 21 January 2021.

Maggie

Maggie is a sweet and joyful 7-year old girl, daughter to father Richard. She arrives at Mary's house with her father and is asked to play upstairs with young Cassie whilst her father works downstairs. Maggie starts off as a confident character, however as she is exposed to the strangeness of this family through a chat with Cassie, she retreats further into her shell and becomes more frightened as the film progresses.

Female, aged 7 to 13

Applications closed 21 January 2021.

Previous audition:
Chef Required to Prep Food for Filming £150 p/d

Next audition:
Sound Editor/Engineer Required for Feature Film

Listing created: 21 December 2020
Applications closed: 21 January 2021
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