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Extras Needed for 'Homesick' - 4th Year Graduate Short Drama

Extras Needed for 'Homesick' - 4th Year Graduate Short Drama

Victoria, Australia
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Kate, a soon-to-be-mother, and her partner Charlie, an Iranian refugee, have just moved into a new house, but when Charlie’s visa is cancelled, and he is locked in an Australian Detention Centre, their dream of a home is shattered. Kate now silently suffers as she waits indefinitely for Charlie’s return. But after six years of waiting, the compounding stresses of relational estrangement, emotional isolation, and single parenting have led her hope, mental health and love to wither. Ultimately, in an essential act of endurance and love, Kate proposes to Charlie in detention – promising to wait forever.

This is a story about the silent suffering of refugees and their families affected by Australia's strict immigration system. This is a story about the lengths people will endure to hold onto themselves and those they love.

This is the story of ‘Homesick’ our 4th-year graduate short film at Swinburne University.

This project is an opportunity for collaboration and to build upon your showreel. The final film will be submitted to film festivals both nationally and internationally.

If you are interested, apply via StarNow and we can send you the script. Extras will not be required to do a self-tape or audition.

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: May 7th-12th (role dependent)
Auditions: March - April (TBC on actor availability)
Rehearsal: April (TBC on actor availability)

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student

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


Guard [Extra]

ROLE: Australian Detention Centre Guard ACTIVITY: Patrolling and guarding the visitation room

Anyone, aged 25 to 65

Applications closed 1 April 2021.

Adult and Child Detainees [Extra]

ROLE: Detained Asylum Seeker or Refugee ACTIVITY: Sitting at a table talking with your family

Anyone, aged 10 to 80

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent , Indian, Latinx / Hispanic, Māori, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern , Native American , Pacific Islander , Pakistani, South Asian

Applications closed 1 April 2021.

Adult Visitor [Extra]

ROLE: Family Member of The Detainee (Mother, Father, Brother, Sister Wife, Husband, Son, Daughter) ACTIVITY: Sitting at a visitation table talking with your loved one.

Anyone, aged 18 to 80

Applications closed 1 April 2021.

Child Visitor [Extra]

ROLE: Family Member of The Detainee (Mother, Father, Brother, Sister Wife, Husband, Son, Daughter) ACTIVITY: Sitting at a visitation table talking with your loved one.

Anyone, aged 4 to 17

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent , Indian, Latinx / Hispanic, Māori, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern , Native American , Pacific Islander , Pakistani, South Asian

Applications closed 1 April 2021.

Sebastian [Extra]

ROLE: Kate’s Cousin, 40 ACTIVITY: Playing with Henry (6-10 years) and participating in backyard cricket

Male, aged 30 to 40

Applications closed 1 April 2021.

Elijah/Elise [Extra]

ROLE: Kate’s Cousin ACTIVITY: Participating in backyard cricket

Anyone, aged 6 to 17

Applications closed 1 April 2021.

Jason [Extra]

ROLE: Kate’s Uncle, 60 ACTIVITY: Participating in backyard cricket

Male, aged 50 to 70

Applications closed 1 April 2021.

Luke [Extra]

ROLE: Kate’s Cousin, 66 ACTIVITY: Participating in backyard cricket

Male, aged 50 to 80

Applications closed 1 April 2021.

Lydia

ROLE: Kate’s Step Aunt, 56 ACTIVITY: Participating in backyard cricket

Female, aged 50 to 70

Applications closed 1 April 2021.

Damian/Daniella [Extra]

ROLE: Kate's Cousin, 20. ACTIVITY: Participating in backyard cricket

Anyone, aged 18 to 20

Applications closed 1 April 2021.

Chloe [Bit Part]

ROLE: Kate’s Cousin ARCHETYPE: The Instagram Influencer CHARACTER DESCRIPTION: Chloe is a sickly-sweet and innocent person. She has everything going for her: a job promoting fashion labels, a boyfriend she adores, and a large following on Instagram. Her good fortune radiates from her.

Female, aged 20 to 30

Applications closed 1 April 2021.

Trudy [Bit Part / Voice Only]

ROLE: Kate’s Work Colleague (Nurse) ARCHETYPE: The Laid Back and Friendly Colleague CHARACTER DESCRIPTION: Trudy is a selfless and free-spirited friend. She will often cover for Kate when she is late for work without blinking an eye. But Trudy has become increasingly concerned that her covering for her friend Kate soon won’t be enough.

Female, aged 20 to 40

Applications closed 1 April 2021.

Marion [Bit Part / Voice Only]

ROLE: Charlie’s Lawyer ARCHETYPE: The 'Stick It to the Man' Humanitarian Lawyer CHARACTER DESCRIPTION: Marion is a passionate and steely focused woman. She is stirred to action by injustice and discrimination and works tirelessly to free those caught in the indefinite snares of Australia’s detention centres.

Female, aged 25 to 40

Applications closed 1 April 2021.

Sam [Bit Part]

ROLE: Kate’s Cousin ARCHETYPE: The Upper-Class Rich Mum Sam, particularly in her lifestyle, is a mirrored character to Kate - almost to a satirical degree. She is the embodiment of the upper-class mother of the nuclear family who boasts of her vacations and wears her perfectly happy life on her like a badge. But behind closed doors, her life is not so perfect. Where Kates relationship with Charlie is physically estranged, Sam’s relationship with her husband Sebastian is emotionally estranged.

Female, aged 30 to 40

Applications closed 1 April 2021.

Margret [Bit Part]

ROLE: Kate’s Mum ARCHETYPE: The Tough Loving Parent CHARACTER DESCRIPTION: Immigrated to Australia 35 years ago. Her husband died when their daughter, Kate, was young. Margret's conservative and traditional expectations and ideals seep into her family life. Margaret cares deeply for her daughter, but her concerns and best intentions for Kate can often come across as overbearingly high expectations or tough love, this firmness has always caused tension and coldness between her and Kate.

Female, aged 50 to 80

Applications closed 1 April 2021.

Nicholas [Bit Part]

ROLE: Chloe’s boyfriend ARCHETYPE: The Dreamy Boyfriend CHARACTER DESCRIPTION: Nicholas loves finance, Ralph Lauren, the gym and his new girlfriend.

Male, aged 20 to 30

Applications closed 1 April 2021.

Helen [Bit Part]

ROLE: Kate’s Step Aunt ARCHETYPE: The Respected Elder CHARACTER DESCRIPTION: Helen is a modest, respectable, and calm person. Family means a lot to her and she looks forward to when they are all together. So, keeping the peace and pleasantry amongst family is certainly in her interest, and with her commanding respect, also within her power.

Female, aged 50 to 80

Applications closed 1 April 2021.

Previous audition:
Various Actors Needed for Promotional Shoot

Next audition:
Actors Needed for Online Management Training Videos - $500-1000

Listing created: 15 February 2021
Applications closed: 1 April 2021
Casting #1110408