Two actors required for drama/thriller short film - Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

Short film about suicide and the human mental process behind it. Need 1 male & 1 female (20-30 y/o)

Two actors required for drama/thriller short film - Auckland

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Hi all,

The production has been put on hold at this present time due to the script and screenplay being re-written into a longer and possibly a feature length film. I appreciate all your applications and I will be contacting all of you when I'm closer to finishing pre-production. I am unable to confirm shooting dates at the moment but I will let you all know when I plan to hold auditions. In case you are wondering about the finer details of the film I will post information below this text. Thank you very much for your interest, and I hope to be contacting you soon for auditions.

This film explores the raw feelings behind child bereavement and the process of how parents grieve over a lost child. This theme is very intense and the two main characters are absolutely required to express feelings of; loss, confusion, stress, and even anger. More than often a child's death takes a major toll on the parent's marriage and this is key to the film's key concept. The story takes place over one-two nights as the two characters explore their feelings and their relationship. The film also incorporates flashbacks which show their life before their child's death, as well as scenes just after - showing the slow process of their marriage breaking up.

This year I will be studying my second year at University, so I cannot tell you exactly what the shooting dates will be. Again, thank you and I will contact you soon.

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Payment details: no pay

All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Applications to this casting call require:
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Depressed man contemplating suicide

Will be playing the role of a 25-30 year old man who has been divorced by wife as a result of his child's death. The role requires dramatic and emotional connection with the camera and must sustain this impact throughout.

Males, aged 25 to 40 from Auckland, New Zealand

  • Languages: English

The ex-wife

This role will also require similar conditions as the male character. Emotional and dramatic connection must be sustained. Will be various flashbacks throughout short film so will also require a range of emotions.

Females, aged 25 to 40 from Auckland, New Zealand

  • Languages: English

Mother of ex-wife

This character is the mother to Nicole, the ex-wife of the protagonist. The actress must be able to deal and show feelings associated with loss and motherly protection. The character deals with her daughter as she attempts to mourn her son's loss. The mother has resentment towards the protagonist (Michael) for the death of the child and the break up of the marriage. This character will act as a vital anchor of the central relationship between Nicole and Michael

Females, aged 45 to 55 from Auckland, New Zealand

  • Minimum Acting experience: Extra
  • Skin colour: White
  • Languages: English

The son (Jason)

Jason is the recently deceased son of Michael and Nicole. This character will feature in the flashbacks. For this role, the child actor must have supervision from a parent and be able to follow directions.

Males, aged 5 to 11 from Auckland, New Zealand

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience
  • Skin colour: White
  • Languages: English

Best friend (Adam)

This character is the best friend of the lead male and will feature in a key scene. To be considered, you must be able to successfully present a convincing performance with the ability to cover a range of emotions.

Males, aged 20 to 40 from Auckland, New Zealand

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

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Listing created: 3 June 2010

Applications closed: 20 August 2012

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