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Casting Actors for International Short Film in Wellington, NZ

Casting Actors for International Short Film in Wellington, NZ

Wellington, NZ
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We are Darling Street Pictures, a boutique production company based in San Francisco. We're producing two interconnected short films based in Wellington, New Zealand intended for international film festivals. This posting is for one of the films.

Logline: A family throws a surprise birthday party for their mother, who has a vehement hatred of celebrating her birthday, leading the family to an explosive confrontation. This is a comedy/drama.

We are casting for...
Miranda: The mother
Oliver: The father
Maia: The daughter
Sylvester: The son

We are filmmakers who have specialized in documentaries set in Peru, India, Ethiopia, and the US and are becoming more involved in narrative films.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Shooting is tentatively scheduled for June 4th - June 9th

Job payment

Payment TBC


Miranda is the mother in the Cook family and has a deep disdain for celebrating her birthday. She is a selfless person who loves her family but feels totally incompatible with her easily upset and self-obsessed husband. She is mild mannered on the outside but when pushed can explode with anger.

Female, aged 35 to 60

Applications closed 30 May 2021.


Oliver is the father of the cook family. He is self-obsessed and single minded who completely misunderstands his wife. His lack of self awareness sabotages his attempts to be a supportive husband and father. However he is highly imaginative.

Male, aged 35 to 60

Applications closed 30 May 2021.


Maia is the daughter in the Cook family. She is responsible and thoughtful but constantly struggles to manage the expectations and conflicts of her cantankerous family. She guides the audience through the film.

Female, aged 18 to 28

Applications closed 30 May 2021.


Sylvester is the son of the Cook family. He is an artistic, sweet person but has difficulties being financially independent and lives at home with his parents. He means well but often intensifies family conflicts with his bad advice.

Male, aged 18 to 30

Applications closed 30 May 2021.

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Listing created: 3 May 2021
Applications closed: 30 May 2021
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