I'm looking for 3 actors to fill roles in this 8-minute short film, a cerebral family drama, which follows a young man as he's challenged by shifting family dynamics during two periods in his life. The aim of this would be to explore how maturity and empathy develop in difficult circumstances. Age ranges are flexible. I'm hoping to shoot in Canberra and Batemans Bay, and actors would need to provide their own transport. Compensation will be $80 per actor, plus food and water on set.
Production: shooting between Sunday the 24th and Sunday the 31st of January. This can be changed depending on when actors are available, and may be moved to weekends during February if needed (needs to be filmed during summer).
As this is a student film, actors will be credited and paid $80 each. I understand this isn't much, but I appreciate any interest in this project, and I believe it will lead to something the entire cast and crew will be proud of.
Masks, hand sanitiser, and social distancing will be applied on set - the crew consists of only myself and an assistant director. As of the 1st of January, both of these locations are outside of COVID-affected areas, and don't require quarantine.
Actors will need to:
- Be able to transport themselves between Canberra (ACT) and the Batemans Bay area (NSW) for production during the day. The majority of the film takes place in Batemans Bay.
- Be comfortable with performing laid-back dialogue.
- Be able to swim/be fairly comfortable in shallow water.
- Bring their own clothes.
This project would be submitted as a HSC assessment, but would also be submitted to film festivals if successful. You can reach me at the email address and mobile phone number listed below: let me know if you'd like to see the screenplay and other planning material.
Any interest is appreciated, and all levels of experience are welcome! Please send photos/videos and a brief description of your experience/availability to the email below.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesShooting between Sunday the 24th and Sunday the 31st of January, as well weekends during February (flexible, but must be during summer).
Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity
Expenses paid - $80
Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.
Dependent and needy, understands his wife's decision to remove their children from his influence but is unable to accept it.
Male, aged 35 to 45
Applications closed 8 February 2021.