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4 Actors for "Sweet Synthapella" Original Science-Fiction Short Film

4 Actors for "Sweet Synthapella" Original Science-Fiction Short Film

New South Wales, Australia
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Synopsis: Hundreds of years from now, cryogenic freezing is accessible all over the world. It allows users to suspend their conscience for a matter of days or weeks inside a freezing pod, to awaken in a world having passed them by completely. A fresh caseworker is hired to meet with one sleeper in particular, only to be caught up in one of the most tragic and phenomenal discoveries in the field. A discovery that could change the way we perceive time and even technology.

Brief: Sweet Synthapella is an original science-fiction drama/noir that will be directed, produced, shot, scored, and edited by me, fresh filmmaker Ollie Etheridge, with a budget of absolute zero. The story takes place mostly indoors with dark/gloomy lighting and involves a lot of dialogue.

My Experience: My experience and skills range from directing drama, writing screenplays and stage plays, editing and special effects, storyboarding and conceptual art, and composing original soundtracks with strings, synths, and other cinematic instruments. Check my profile for additional information and the two completed short films preceding this one.

About Me: I operate on my own time, my own dollar, and with my own processes. Most of the work is done at my end, from shot-listing to arranging shoots and editing the final product. All that I require of my actors, especially given it's a zero-budget production, is to learn your lines as much as humanly possible and to simply offer me your most cooperative and enthusiastic attitude. I have a great respect and consideration for my actor's/crew's time and spendage, therefore I spend a great deal of effort and attention to ensuring my collaborator's' time or money isn't wasted.

End Result: The project will be conducted as a means of creating for the sake of passionate creation, to capture great drama for your showreels, and to possibly be entered in a film festival. It should run its course over the next couple of months.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity

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


Female lead

Strong-willed and career-driven, but incredibly vulnerable to the human experience. Keeps her heart on her sleeve, leaving herself open to pain when she's drawn to the weaknesses of others.

Female, aged 20 to 26

  • Height: 166 cm / 5ft 5in - Any
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Hair length: Long
  • Hair type: Straight, Wavy

Applications closed 19 March 2021.

Male supporting

(CIGARETTE SMOKING ROLE) A seasoned cryogenic engineer, weighed down constantly by the lack of intelligence in the room.

Male, aged 38 to 52

  • Height: 183 cm / 6ft 0in - Any
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Hair length: Short

Applications closed 19 March 2021.

Male supporting 2

(CIGARETTE SMOKING ROLE) A clumsy cryogenics engineer with an addiction to cigarettes.

Male, aged 38 to 52

  • Height: 183 cm / 6ft 0in - Any
  • Hair length: Short , Medium
  • Hair type: Straight, Wavy, Curly

Applications closed 19 March 2021.

Male co-lead

A sentimental, optimistic old man, chained to the spot in a state of confusion with nowhere to go.

Male, aged 65 and over

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Hair length: Short , Medium
  • Hair type: Straight, Wavy, Curly

Applications closed 19 March 2021.

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Listing created: 16 February 2021
Applications closed: 19 March 2021
Casting #1110554