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Actors Needed for 'Another Chance' - Swinburne Student Fictional Short Doco

Actors Needed for 'Another Chance' - Swinburne Student Fictional Short Doco

Victoria, Australia
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Another Chance Short Synopsis:

In the small town of Bulawayo our protagonist is under the false pretense that he lives a normal, simple life. Though with the young boy’s Bar-mitzvah approaching, his parents decide to tell him a secret that the whole town had kept for 13 years; His mother didn’t conceive him. The boy, now a man embarks on a journey, seeking out the women who left him.

Stylistic Approach:
My stylistic approach for the film is heavily influenced by silhouetted shorts like ‘A Silent Story’.

We specifically chose silhouettes because we don’t want the viewer to be focusing on faces, the focus should be on the actions taken by each character.

Only at the end of the documentary will the viewer see what the documented subject looks like, for the same reasons stated just before.

What we need from you:
Your role in this docudrama is of our documented protagonist and the recreation of his story. We require actors who are confident in their ability to act through movement - as oppose to vocal performances. You will be in silhouette for the film, this will pose a unique challenge and give you an opportunity to act outside of your traditional range.

Who we need:
Protagonist:
As we are showing the duration of or subjects life, we will need multiple actors of different ages. Specifically:
Male actor who is between 13 - 16.
Male actor who is between 20 - 30.
Male actor between 40 - 60.

Ian is the main focal point of this piece, as we dig deep into his life and the implications of his mother’s departure from his life. Ian is middle to upper class and lives in the town of Bulawayo, Rhodesia (Now known as Zimbabwe). Ian is a man with bubbly sense of humor that is incredibly infectious. He is well educated, creative, humble, kind to others, and has a lot of courage, but it has been shrouded with doubt and distrust that he gained in his earlier years. His main weakness is the fact that he lets emotions get the best of him; inherently making him stubborn about certain topics of his life.

Protagonist's mother:
Our protagonist's mother will also need to be shown throughout different time periods. Specifically:
Female between 20 - 30.
Female between 50 - 60.

Leanora is an elegant woman with a kind heart and an incredibly mysterious past. She always means well in her actions, yet her execution tends to be missed. Resulting in her pushing her past away from her present; struggling to put her self into others shoes due to her history with Ian’s family. Leanora disappeared from Bulawayo without a trace when Ian was only 6 months old; shrouding her as this figure of mystery with no clear justification for her actions to this very day. Despite all this she truly desires the best for her loved ones and if given the chance she tries her hardest to do her best.

Minor Characters:
Male between 20 - 35. (Protagonist father)
Female between 20 - 35. (Protagonist Mother)
Female between 20 - 30. (Protagonist Wife)
Female between 40- 50. (Protagonist Wife)
Male between 40 - 60. (Rufus - Protagonist's friend)
Male between 40 - 50 (Protagonist's half brother)
Female between 40 - 50 (Protagonist's half sister)

For more detail about the minor roles, please don't hesitate to contact us!

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Two day period between 20th of September until the 26th of September. Dates are yet to be finalized.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student Film.

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


Ian (Protaganist) (Middle Aged)

Ian is the main focal point of this piece, as we dig deep into his life and the implications of his mother’s departure from his life. Ian is middle to upper class and lives in the town of Bulawayo, Rhodesia (Now known as Zimbabwe). Ian is a man with bubbly sense of humor that is incredibly infectious. He is well educated, creative, humble, kind to others, and has a lot of courage, but it has been shrouded with doubt and distrust that he gained in his earlier years. His main weakness is the fact

Male, aged 20 to 40

Applications closed 17 August 2021.

Ian (Protaganist) (Old)

Ian is the main focal point of this piece, as we dig deep into his life and the implications of his mother’s departure from his life. Ian is middle to upper class and lives in the town of Bulawayo, Rhodesia (Now known as Zimbabwe). Ian is a man with bubbly sense of humor that is incredibly infectious. He is well educated, creative, humble, kind to others, and has a lot of courage, but it has been shrouded with doubt and distrust that he gained in his earlier years. His main weakness is the fact

Male, aged 50 to 60

Applications closed 17 August 2021.

Leonora (Protaganist Mum) (Young)

Leanora is an elegant woman with a kind heart and an incredibly mysterious past. She always means well in her actions, yet her execution tends to be missed. Resulting in her pushing her past away from her present; struggling to put her self into others shoes due to her history with Ian’s family. Leanora disappeared from Bulawayo without a trace when Ian was only 6 months old; shrouding her as this figure of mystery with no clear justification for her actions to this very day. Despite all this sh

Female, aged 20 to 30

Applications closed 17 August 2021.

Leonora (Protaganist) (Older)

Leanora is an elegant woman with a kind heart and an incredibly mysterious past. She always means well in her actions, yet her execution tends to be missed. Resulting in her pushing her past away from her present; struggling to put her self into others shoes due to her history with Ian’s family. Leanora disappeared from Bulawayo without a trace when Ian was only 6 months old; shrouding her as this figure of mystery with no clear justification for her actions to this very day. Despite all this sh

Female, aged 50 to 60

Applications closed 17 August 2021.

Ian's Father Benny (Minor role)

Benny is a stern, yet a kind-hearted man who simply wants the best for his son Ian. He is very formal/traditional in a sense, but given the correct setting, he can embrace his emotions. For this role we need a male between 20 - 35; As this is a minor role the actor will only need to be on set for 2-3hrs on the soon to be confirmed dates.

Male, aged 20 to 35

Applications closed 17 August 2021.

Ian's Mother Helen (Non biological) (Minor role)

Helen is a kind-hearted woman who inherently has a motherly nature who simply wants the best for her step-son Ian (Despite Ian noting being her actual child she embraces him as one of her own). For this role we need a Female between 20 - 35; As this is a minor role the actor will only need to be on set for 1-2hrs on the soon to be confirmed dates. (Officially has 1 scene)

Female, aged 20 to 35

Applications closed 17 August 2021.

Ian's Wife Sandi (Young) (Minor role)

Sandi is Ian's love of his life, his lightning rod. Without her, our protagonist would have walked a very different path in life; most likely resulting in Ian never rekindling his relationship with his mother 47 years later. For this role we need a Female between 20 - 35; As this is a minor role the actor will only need to be on set for 2-3hrs on the soon to be confirmed dates. (Officially has 2 scene)

Female, aged 20 to 35

Applications closed 17 August 2021.

Ian's Wife Sandi (Older) (Minor role)

Sandi is Ian's love of his life, his lightning rod. Without her, our protagonist would have walked a very different path in life; most likely resulting in Ian never rekindling his relationship with his mother 47 years later. For this role, we need a Female between 40 - 50; As this is a minor role the actor will only need to be on set for 2-3hrs on the soon to be confirmed dates. (Officially has 2 scene)

Female, aged 40 to 50

Applications closed 17 August 2021.

Rufus (Protaganist friend) (Minor role)

Rufus is one of Ian's closest childhood friends who use to live in Bulawayo, though later in their life the two moved to different countries - so they don't see each other all too often. Rufus has a whimsical wow factor to him that makes him very lovable. For this role we need a male between 40 - 60; As this is a minor role the actor will only need to be on set for 1-2hrs on the soon to be confirmed dates. (2 scenes)

Male, aged 40 to 60

Applications closed 17 August 2021.

Ian's Half Brother Mike (Minor role)

Mike is Ian's half-brother through his mum, Leanora. In this story, Ian doesn't know much about him except for the fact they both have a burning passion for squash. Mike is a family man at heart and is quite religious. For this role, we need a male between 40 - 50; As this is a minor role the actor will only need to be on set for 1-2hrs on the soon to be confirmed dates. (3 scenes)

Male, aged 40 to 50

Applications closed 17 August 2021.

Ian's Half Sister Tova (Minor role)

Tova is Ian's half-sister through their mother, Leanora. Tova at her heart is incredibly life-like/childish, she becomes one of Ian's closest friends in later life. For this role, we need a Female between 40 - 50; As this is a minor role the actor will only need to be on set for 2-3hrs on the soon-to-be confirmed dates. (Officially has 2 scene)

Female, aged 40 to 50

Applications closed 17 August 2021.

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Listing created: 6 August 2021
Applications closed: 17 August 2021
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