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Twelve Actors Required for a TV Crime Drama

Twelve Actors Required for a TV Crime Drama

York, UK. Apply from all UK.
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Witness is a TV crime drama set entirely within an interrogation room. A team of detectives follow the investigation from a conversation with an innocent bystander to a meeting with the killer.

The show will be produced by a crew of third year film and TVstudents at The University of York. There will be a screening of the project at the Holbeck Cinema on campus. We are also planning to show the film at the Luma Film Festival.

We will shoot three episodes over 3 days. Each episode is 25 minutes long. The shoot will take place between the 14th-18th of March.

-2 detectives
-1 police officer
-9 witnesses

This is a unique opportunity because you will get to experience shooting live drama in a TV studio! It is also a great chance to expand your acting abilities by working with others to create a dramatic and engaging story within the four walls of the interrogation room.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Rehearsal dates: 7th - 11th March
Shoot dates: 14th - 18th March

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student TV Show

Expenses paid - Acommmodation (if you live outside of York), food and transport

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

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Detective Jean Harrow

As chief detective, Jean is responsible for leading the investigation. She is a maternal figure and uses a gentle but professional approach in the interviews. She tends to enter the interviews without any pre-conceptions, following the evidence provided by the witnesses rather than being led by prejudice. She is disinterested in the ‘glamour’ of her job and the ‘thrills’ of the crimes she encounters. Instead she is down to Earth and focussed on finding the truth.

Female, aged 40 to 55

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
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DC Michael Musa

Michael has just been promoted the DC and this is his first job. He is ambitious and determined to prove himself by solving the case to his boos Jean, but most importantly to himself. His inexperience shows in the interrogation room - he tends to jump the gun and takes a far more accusatory approach in the interviews. He allows himself to be led by his instincts (which are sometimes wrong). He is polite to his colleagues but tends to be single-minded and focussed on his work.

Male, aged 20 to 35

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
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PC Rosa Williams

Rosa is a police officer but is desperate to be promoted to a DC. She is close to Jean and works hard to earn her praise and respect. In her efforts to succeed in her career she has become a workaholic and is always the first person to arrive at the station (and the last person to leave). Whilst observing the interrogation she works hard to research important information to make connections between the different witnesses.

Anyone, aged 20 to 35

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
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Lizzie (witness 1)

A young woman who lives in a flat overlooking the scene of the crime. She gets carried away by the drama of the investigation and is the kind of person who believes everything they read on the news.

Female, aged 18 to 25

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
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Mohammed/ ‘Mo’ (witness 2)

Mo lives in a flat beside the crime scene. He is rather defensive and stubborn about his innocence. He feels that it is unfair that he is being question in relation to the crime. Therefore, he is rather reluctant in answering the detective’s questions.

Male, aged 30 to 55

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Gillian (witness 3)

Gillian has to lie to the police. She was bribed edited CCTV footage. Left penniless after her recent divorce, and fearing losing her home, she accepts the offer.

Female, aged 35 to 55

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Listing created: 11 November 2021
Applications close: 1 February 2022
Casting #1154513