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Supporting Actors Required for a Crime/Drama Short Film

Supporting Actors Required for a Crime/Drama Short Film

Victoria, Australia. Apply from all Australia.
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We are in pre-production for a Crime / Drama short film, and aiming for the shoot to be in Autumn/Winter 2022, in Melbourne.

The story revolves around three characters - a crime journalist, an ex-Mafia hitman, and a young lawyer - and chronicles the convergence of multiple warring parties in a desperate attempt to uncover the journalist's secret source.

We are looking for four supporting cast members: the corrupt head of the newspaper, the father of the ex-Mafia hitman, the love interest that pulled the hitman away from the Mafia, and a key gangster involved in the operation to uncover the journalist's secret source.

Payment will be negotiated, and if you are shortlisted, we would love to see a video audition from you based on two scenes from the screenplay.

The final product will either become a short film or TV pilot, and will be sent to international film festivals.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Rehearsals in Summer 2022, and production in Autumn / Winter 2022

Job payment

Payment TBC - We are yet to finalise a budget, but are aiming to pay each supporting actor roles between $300-$500 for the project. We would love to pay more but are working to a tight budget!

Corrupt Head of the Newspaper

He is the corrupt, middle-aged head of the newspaper which the protagonist (the crime journalist) works at. He has been 'bought out' by the Mafia and is paid to clamp down on the information fed to the public. When the protagonist begins to find success in his journalism by using a secret ex-Mafia source, Caine is tasked with executing a desperate operation to prove the identity of the source, and although he is confident, he is aware that if he fails, his life will be forfeit.

Male, aged 40 to 70

Applications closed 1 November 2021.

Environmental Science Research Student

This character is the young woman that the ex-Mafia hitman falls in love with, who shows him a better way of life. It is purely a visual role seen in flashbacks, but it is an important one because she is the film's symbol of 'life' and goodness. Ultimately due to her pull on the hitman, the Mafia kill her, and this evil act is what spurs the hitman to dive into the war with the Mafia. Although her time is cut short, it is not before her life and values have changed the hitman's world for good.

Female, aged 18 to 35

Applications closed 1 November 2021.

Father of the Hitman

In this story, without his father's love and protection, the hitman would be vulnerable. When the Mafia suspect the hitman to be the journalist's secret source of information, it his father that convinces them to prove this suspicion before they harm him.

Male, aged 40 to 65

  • Ethnicity: Mediterranean, Other

Applications closed 1 November 2021.


This character leads the team of gangsters on the ground, as they conduct the operation to prove the identity of the journalist's secret source. He conveys power, strength, and those who are in his presence are fearful. The age bracket is wide open because we may tweak the character according to who we cast.

Male, aged 25 to 55

  • Ethnicity: Mediterranean, Other

Applications closed 1 November 2021.

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Listing created: 22 July 2021
Applications closed: 1 November 2021
Casting #1136603