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Lead & Supporting Actors Required for a Family Drama Short Student Film!

Lead & Supporting Actors Required for a Family Drama Short Student Film!

Queensland, Australia
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Title: Disconnected (Short Film)

Disconnected is a coming of age family drama that explores the struggles of being a first generation immigration in Australia. Exploring identity, culture and what it means to be “Australian”.

The story follows a brown 18 year old Muslim highschooler in Australia, stuck in the middle of familys religious/cultural values and societys differing values, belonging to neither.

This is my graduate film at the New York Film Academy's Advanced Diploma. A lot of talented NYFA Alumni are crew on this project.

The Film will be screened at HOTA in December and will also be sent to Film Festivals. IMDB Credits will also be given!

All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Rehersal will be mid to late August

The shoot dates are September 2nd - 5th , 10-12th
Only the character “Uzair” is required for all days, the rest will be needed for 2-3 days between those dates.

Location - Gold Coast (Possibility of Brisbane)

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - This is my graduate film at the New York Film Academy's Advanced Diploma. This Film will be screened at HOTA in December and will be sent to film festivals.

Expenses paid - Certain Costumes , Catering.

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


Zoya (side character)

Uzairs mother. A brown Muslim in her late 30s. She is a housewife. Must Speak- Urdu/Hindi

Female, aged 30 to 45

  • Ethnicity: Indian
  • Languages: English, Hindi

Applications closed 13 August 2021.

Sara (side character)

Uzair’s close friend in high school. The smarter and more sensible one of the two.

Female, aged 18 to 21

  • Ethnicity: Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander, Black / African descent , Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Latinx / Hispanic, Māori, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern , Native American , Pacific Islander

Applications closed 13 August 2021.

Emma (Main side character)

Uzair's high school crush. She is the president of the poetry club, a smart and ambitious high school student. She doesn’t take anyone’s crap and is strong-willed.

Female, aged 18 to 21

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Languages: English

Applications closed 13 August 2021.

Maryam (side character)

Uzairs teenage sister. Must understand Urdu/Hindi.

Anyone, aged 16 to 21

  • Ethnicity: Indian
  • Languages: English, Hindi

Applications closed 13 August 2021.

Hana (side character)

Uzairs youngest sister.

Anyone, aged 6 to 10

  • Ethnicity: Indian
  • Languages: English

Applications closed 13 August 2021.

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Listing created: 27 July 2021
Applications closed: 13 August 2021
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