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Dark Origins Casting Call for Short Film - Queensland

Dark Origins Casting Call for Short Film - Queensland

Queensland, Australia
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DARK ORIGINS is a short 10 minute horror film being shot in Brisbane, QLD during May, 2013.

The story follows a wary, by-the-book psychologist named Kay who discovers that her delusional patient Ella's claims of being haunted by malevolent beings may very well be true...but will Kay's realisation come in time to save Ella? Or herself?

The team behind DARK ORIGINS comprises of a mixture of professional and emerging crew based in Brisbane, QLD.

We are currently calling for cast to fill all five roles in the film (2 leads and three minor roles).

Please note that this is a psychological horror film dealing with the supernatural, not a gore film or a splatter film; and as we are also touching on themes of depression and suicide, we must inform everyone that some people may find one or two scenes disturbing.

In addition, we must also stress that due to the contained nature of the story, the weight of this project relies quite heavily on the lead cast as 90% of the film takes place in one room.

Film/TV experience is preferred, and will be required for the lead roles of Kay and Ella.

AUDITION DATE:

Saturday, 6th of April. Brisbane CBD.

Screenplay and audition location details will be given to actors selected for an audition well in advance.

REHEARSAL DATES:

The exact dates for rehearsals are yet to be confirmed, however we foresee the dates to be within the two week period leading up to the shoot dates (between 20th April - 4th May).

SHOOT DATES:

Weekends 4th/5th and 11th/12th of May, 2013.

These dates are firm and will not/can not be changed.

PAYMENT:

All roles at this stage are UNPAID, however each cast member will receive:

- Fuel allowance for travel to/from set (Brisbane/Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast residents only);
- A fully catered shoot based on their dietary requirements;
- A copy of the completed film on DVD;
- Digital clip of their performance, edited specifically for use on their acting showreel/online.

***We thank all who apply, but only those actors selected for an audition will be contacted***

Regards,

THE DARK ORIGINS TEAM.

All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity

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


Kay

Kay is a mature, level headed psychologist in her 40's, dedicating her life to her job helping others. There isn't a lot she can't handle. She is calm, confident and a little old fashioned, sometimes to the point of being cynical. Her star quality though is her positive disposition. - Lead role. - Two day shoot (weekend of 4th/5th May), plus a future date for ADR/voice-over. - Previous Film/TV experience required.

Female, aged 35 to 45

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

Applications closed 14 March 2013.

Ella

Ella suffers from mild symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia. She is head strong and determined to be proven right. A sarcastic smart arse with a fiery temper, she is a perfect opponent for Kay. Beneath the tough exterior though, her vulnerable heart has never healed from a traumatic childhood event that has left her scarred and in fear. - Lead role. - Two day shoot (weekend of 4th/5th May). - Previous Film/TV experience required.

Female, aged 18 to 25

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

Applications closed 14 March 2013.

Young Ella

A younger Ella, who features with her father in a flashback scene and some early voice over. - Featured role. Minimal dialogue. - Half day shoot (weekend day 11th or 12th May) in Brisbane surrounds, plus a future date for ADR/voice-over. - Film/TV experience preferred. - Must be accompanied by parent/s or guardian/s to and from set, as well as during production.

Female, aged 7 to 12

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

Applications closed 14 March 2013.

Ella's Father

A stern, hard man who has seen his fair share of knocks. Will do anything for Young Ella to protect her. - Featured role. Minimal dialogue. - Half day shoot (weekend day 11th or 12th May) in Brisbane surrounds. - Previous Film/TV experience preferred.

Male, aged 35 to 45

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

Applications closed 14 March 2013.

Guard

A lethargic and lazy guard overseeing Kay's visit to Ella at the mental hospital. This character has significant screen time, however no lines of dialogue are spoken. - Featured extra role. - Two day shoot (weekend of 4th/5th May). - Previous Film/TV experience preferred.

Male, aged 25 to 35

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

Applications closed 14 March 2013.

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Listing created: 2 March 2013
Applications closed: 14 March 2013
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