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Three Actors Needed for Short Student Horror Film

Three Actors Needed for Short Student Horror Film

Gloucester, UK. Apply from all UK.
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Three Lead actors needed for short horror drama set around death and grief as a young boy James must make the decision to see the body of his recently deceased mother. Upon seeing her body, he begins to see a strange figure watch him as he sleeps.

The short film is a final project of a third year university film degree and will be submitted to film festivals nationally and online.

The crew working on this project are final year undergraduates and maintain highly professional shoots and sets and aim to produce high quality content.

The owner of this listing has agreed to abide by local 'working with children' regulations. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Shooting mid to late November.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Final Degree Project

Expenses paid - Travel, food and accommodation covered.

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

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James is a young, slim boy who has recently lost his mother and must decide whether he will see her body one last time. James lives alone with his father and enjoys spending time on his own being creative and watching films. James has always struggled sleeping as he feels unsafe and vulnerable in his bed at night and sometimes keeps his bed-side lamp on to keep the darkness away.

Male, aged 13 to 18

  • Height: Any - 174 cm / 5ft 9in

Applications closed 15 November 2021.


Patrick is a single father who has recently lost his wife. Patrick now must be the sole breadwinner and parent of James. Patrick now works part-time as a teacher to ensure that he and James will be okay after the passing of James's mother. Patrick worries for James as he has recently shown signs of anxiety and fear of the dark as he asks for Patrick to come to his room each night. Patrick has also noticed that James has started to keep his bedside lamp on some nights.

Male, aged 30 to 40

  • Height: 174 cm / 5ft 9in - Any

Applications closed 15 November 2021.

The Mother

The Mother is only seen as a corpse within the film. She is seen motionless, gaunt and skeletal in the viewing room within a coffin. When she is seen again, she is a standing pale figure within James's room watching. Still, silent and watching.

Female, aged 32 to 43

  • Height: 168 cm / 5ft 6in - 179 cm / 5ft 10in

Applications closed 15 November 2021.

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Listing created: 15 October 2021
Applications closed: 15 November 2021
Casting #1149588