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Actors required for a short Australian family based comedy - Victoria

Actors required for a short Australian family based comedy - Victoria

Victoria, Australia
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"Dysfunctional” is an Australian comedy that explores a family trying to live together, without really understanding each other.

Daniel, an awkward yet sincere father of two teenage daughters, attempts to relate with them by teaching them ‘important’ life lessons, only for them to backfire and teach Daniel a thing or two about practicing what you preach.

"Dysfunctional" is an 8-10 minute Swinburne graduating film that will be filmed in late August.

Having previously made music videos and short films that have gotten into film festivals including St Kilda, we are looking to continue creating cinematic and engaging pieces in a highly professional environment.

"Dysfunctional" needs 4 main actors, and will soon be calling for supporting roles.
All minors must be accompanied by a guardian or parent.

All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Job payment

This job is unpaid


Daniel

Daniel is a 52 year old sincere yet awkward father of two troubling teenage daughters. He was fired from his job 5 years ago and has become a "stay at home dad", with his duties including cooking and cleaning. He struggles to relate with his daughters and attempts to teach them life's most basic yet important lessons so that they grow up to be responsible adults, however his teaching methods are unconventional and end up putting more strain on their relationship.

Male, aged 40 to 60

  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 20 June 2013.

Annabelle

Annabelle,17, is the older sister to Clare. She is sensible, yet forgetful, often leaving her keys at home and is the target of Daniel's life lessons as she is the closest to becoming an adult. Annabelle is aware of the strained relationship in her family but is unable to work out a way to bring them together. She is sympathetic to her dad for Clare's treatment towards him, often getting angry at her selfish ways but also feels guilty for not having a stronger relationship with her sister.

Female, aged 15 to 21

  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 20 June 2013.

Clare

Clare,15, is the antagonist in her family. She is a "typical" angsty teenager who believes the world is against her. She blames her dad for the strained relationship the family has, however doesn't recognize her role in the dysfunction. Even though she can say horrible things to her dad and do horrible things to her sister, deep down she loves them but struggles with the anger she feel towards them. She is the most closed off character, however she feels the most emotion.

Female, aged 14 to 18

  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 20 June 2013.

Ben

Ben, 17, is Annabelle's boyfriend and also her neighbour. He comes from the "perfect" family across the road. Annabelle thinks he has the ideal relationship with his family and often dismisses him when he tries to tell her how unhappy he is with his relationship to his parents. Ben is actually jealous of the care Annabelle's dad has for her as his dad has no real concern for him and unbeknown to Annabelle is often in the shed running a suspicious business.

Male, aged 16 to 22

  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 20 June 2013.

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Listing created: 10 April 2013
Applications closed: 20 June 2013
Casting #448823
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