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Actors Needed for Student Dramedy Short Film

Actors Needed for Student Dramedy Short Film

Queensland, Australia
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This is a preliminary call out for actors to portray an intergenerational friendship linked with struggling family dynamics and the importance of saving our untouched wild areas (environment).

This will be a student graduate short film shot later this year, and we are currently looking to see potential actors/ collaborators to help drive the script.

Our characters come from migrant backgrounds (2nd generation Irish-Australian & post-war migrant Italian respectively), so we are seeking actors who are able to ground themselves with personal links to these cultures & experiences. If not this specific heritage, but you are still eager, please tell us your diverse family history and how it has shaped your life in Australia.

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.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - This is a student film, so we would provide BTS and scenes for your show reel, and can try to cover your expenses where we can.

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


POST WAR MIGRANT

One of our two leads, this character's migrant history in her youth shapes her current elderly life in Australia. She has a passion for the environment as it is how she has tried to reconcile and love this new country as her home, lost her baby to miscarriage and now lives alone. She is currently Italian, but if you have a better personal heritage story please share it with us.

Female, aged 60 and over

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YOUNG GIRL

Facing absent parents struggling with shift work to pay the bills, our young girl (one of two leads) meets an older lady and latches onto her for guidance. Engages more with the environment as a healing space through this friendship. She must learn that her parents and brother are simply struggling more than they let on and that she needs to help them too with as much of an open mind as she has for her new old lady friend.

Female, aged 6 to 14

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BROTHER

Limited by suburban existence, has let down his sister and brought strife to the community and environment.

Male, aged 18 to 24

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PARENTS

Burnt out parents struggling through shift work to pay the bills. Losing track of their children and family dynamics.

Anyone, aged 20 to 70

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ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP MEMBERS

Our lead characters both encounter this environmental group while they are in a nature reserve. Looking for people passionate about the environment, mostly older with practical clothing. They have a few key lines to reveal more about our elderly lead character through their passing dialogue.

Anyone, aged 30 and over

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Listing created: 14 January 2021
Applications accepted for at least another month.
Casting #1106129
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