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Main Actors & Supporting Actor for Student Drama Film

Main Actors & Supporting Actor for Student Drama Film

Queensland, Australia
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Logline - A mother, a riverside drowning, a frantic rescue attempt by her son. When resuscitation fails, everything unravels.

The Student Undergraduate film plays out as a rescue, then twists to reveal a drowning murder.

This 5 minute short film target audience is Short Film Festivals Australia and published on YouTube.

A crew of 5 with proven experience shooting Indy Films at TAFE Coomera. 3 of the crew have extensive experience in filmmaking for corporate and travel films.

Currumbin river location. Actors require very good swimming skills and confidence in the water to act out the drowning, rescue and murder scene, 60% shooting dry and 40% wet/underwater scenes in shallow river water approx 1m depth adjacent to the river (deeper).

2 main actors (mother 40, Son 20) have 2 pages of script dialogue, Supporting actress (off duty paramedic 25) has only a few spoken lines.

Un-paid job for actors seeking portfolio roles.

StarNow note for talent: Please note the Advertiser has indicated this production contains a simulated drowning scene. Applicants may wish to clarify details regarding these themes with the advertiser before attending an audition.

StarNow note for talent: Examples of previous work available on application.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

AUDITIONS - Tuesday 31st August 2021 TAFE Coomera campus, 198 Foxwell Road, Coomera QLD 4209 1st floor (Blackbox).
Rehearsal 7th Sep (Tuesday 6am)
Shooting 8th, 9th,10 September (6-10am). Weather backup dates Tuesday14th-Thursday 16th Sept 3-6pm ; or 2nd backup weather dates Tuesday 21st-Thursday 23rd Sept 6-10am.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student Undergraduate Drama Film - Total shoot time 5-7 hours approx

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


Female lead (mother)

a sophisticated mother, with very good swimming skills and confidence in the water. Able to carry off a narcissistic duplicitous person trying to manipulate her son into a psych-ward to make way for her next husband to be. Required to act out a heated argument, be drowned and lie still as a drowned person being resuscitated (simulated)

Female, aged 38 to 46

  • Height: 164 cm / 5ft 5in - 183 cm / 6ft 0in
  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 6 September 2021.

Son - the killer who will drown his own mother

The son - desperate for his mother's love, who will argue vigorously with his mother - then push her in the river, then drown her in shallow water. Then fake a water rescue scene. Requires very good swimming skills preferably with Surf Life Saving training in rescue swimming. Physically strong build to overcome and hold down the victim in the water.

Male, aged 18 to 24

  • Height: 177 cm / 5ft 10in - 195 cm / 6ft 5in
  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 6 September 2021.

Female support actor, Off duty paramedic role

Strong swimmer, confident in the water, fit and agile and able to assist the killer with the drowned mother's limp body retrieval to the shoreline.

Male, aged 24 to 30

  • Height: 167 cm / 5ft 6in - 187 cm / 6ft 2in

Applications closed 6 September 2021.

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Next audition:
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Listing created: 24 August 2021
Applications closed: 6 September 2021
Casting #1141458