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Actors Required for Remote, Self-Filmed Hybrid Student Documentary

Actors Required for Remote, Self-Filmed Hybrid Student Documentary

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More than ever, we have our choices dictated to us by algorithms. But how might this affect our sense of self? And what are the broader implications of such technology? In this hybrid documentary I will interrogate the YouTube homepage algorithm, to actively embody these questions. I will document myself leaning into a self imposed algorithm, to illustrate the impact they might have on the forming of identity. I will also remediate this algorithm into a screenplay and a video collage, to subvert what I perceive to be a suspect technology operating largely unchecked.

This film will be uploaded to YouTube, to continue the dialogue surrounding algorithms on the same platform it was derived from, completing a cycle of sorts. Pending festival entry, it may also screen elsewhere.

I am a student filmmaker in my final year of a BA in Screen Production at Swinburne University. My latest work 'America Selects' screened at London Experimental (2020).

What I need from you is a short, selfie-style clip (filmed on a camera-phone in LANDSCAPE orientation). You will be acting from a script I have written with the aid of a neural network. I will provide brief direction in writing, however this is really an opportunity for you to interpret what is largely a decentralised and interpretive mode of script writing. The wardrobe and location in which you film this is entirely up to you, all that will be required is that you begin your tape by staring at the ground for five seconds, before addressing the camera. Please ensure your audio is not affected by wind/other environmental factors (lawnmowers etc.) Finished clips to be emailed to me.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

There are no rehearsals for these roles. Tapes should be delivered ASAP.

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.


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The embodiment of someone advertising a product.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

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2

The embodiment of a confession of online obsession.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

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3

The embodiment of a confession of lost love.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

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4

The embodiment of someone talking on the phone to a relationship counsellor.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

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5

The embodiment of someone reminiscing about a particular Summer in their youth.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

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6

The embodiment of someone auditioning for a talent show (singing).

Anyone, aged 18 and over

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7

The embodiment of someone preparing for a court hearing.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

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8

The embodiment of someone's sanctimonious video diary regarding fame.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

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9

The embodiment of someone giving a speech regarding a book launch.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

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10

The embodiment of a slam poet reading a poem about fashion.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

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11

The embodiment of someone wistfully recounting their youth.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

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12

The embodiment of someone responding furiously to an internet troll.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

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Listing created: 18 September 2021
Applications close: 25 October 2021
Casting #1145258