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10 Actors required for "The Quest" – Proposed television series - Australia

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Political Drama - Filming in Queensland - Paid (deferred)

10 Actors required for "The Quest" – Proposed television series - Australia

Casting complete. Applications are now closed.

The Quest" following A highly respected business leaders team with a leading political strategist to challenge the perceived two party duopoly in Australia’s parliaments. Filmed against a background of a volatile political scene of unrest, these two men come together to change forever the way of politics, and to bring back Government for the people by the people.
THE PILOT LAYS THE FOUNDATIONS FOR, AND INTRODUCES THE MAIN CHARACTERS OF A SERIES DESTINED TO BECOME AUSTRALIA’S WEST WING.

This is an exciting and sometimes heartbreaking story of a group of people who believe in our great country.

At this stage we are still in pre-production and currently getting the main cast together. The producers aim to shoot the pilot for a specific network to suit the nature of the script. The pilot will be filmed on a smaller budget to complete our funding process in order get the funding we need for a television series of this nature.

This will be a great opportunity to work with some fun talented crew as well as working with industry people. Casting will be held on the Gold Coast with a date yet to be confirmed.

Payment: Differed agreement

Applications to this casting call require:
  • A phone number
  • A profile photo

LEADING ROLE David Rhodes – LNP Shadow Minister

David Rhodes – LNP Shadow Minister for Business
& Industry Coalition 50/58 LEADING ROLE
Third generation conservative politician. Twenty Years in federal politics & longest serving member of Federal Parliament.
Strong family values, married to Rebecca for 27 years. 2 adult children Sarah & Todd.
Highly respected by public, party colleagues and media. Excellent speaker, straight shooter who puts his family and his party before himself

Males, aged 45 to 58 from Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: Extra

Rebecca Rhodes – David's wife. Late 40's

Rebecca Rhodes – David's wife. Late 40's

Rebecca is David's sounding board. A qualified barrister she is well versed in politics and provides 100% support to her husband. She feels that David puts his loyalty to the party before his own future too often. She is not afraid to seek help on David's behalf. She has a great respect for and rappot with Bill Lang, David's first political advisor.

Females, aged 35 to 50 from Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: Extra

Jack Simpson – LNP Chief of Staff 55/65

Jack Simpson – LNP Chief of Staff 55/65

Senior LNP organisational member, party head-kicker and numbers man. Strong supporter of new party president Alex Burton. Simpson is an expert manipulator and back room operator.

Males, aged 40 to 68 from Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: Extra

Bob Reardon - Prime Minister ALP 45/55

Bob Reardon - Prime Minister ALP 45/55

*The PM's role increases as the series develops.*

Bill Shorten type. Typical Labor /Trade Union Background arrogant,
not particularly liked publicly seen as weak & under union influence.

Males, aged 40 to 60 from Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

Cathy Marchant – Reporter 25/35

Cathy Marchant – Reporter 25/35

Cathy is young vibrant reporter, taught the tricks of the trade by her father Jack. Conservative thinker, she is a great supporter of David Rhodes and considers him to be the most competent politician in the country and continually pushes him as the best alternative leader of the opposition. Not afraid to attract criticism or controversy Cathy speaks her mind without fear or favour.

Females, aged 22 to 37 from Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: Extra

Alex Burton – Newly elected President LNP 65+

Alex Burton – Newly elected President LNP 65+

Arrogant, overbearing multi millionaire Burton is the typical old Liberal right wing member with a “born to rule” attitude. Head of the family mining business he is used to walking over anyone who stand in his way. He has a history of manipulating the law to achieve his corporate goals and is not particularly liked by parliamentary members of the party. He is determined to direct the political process from outside. He hates David Rhod

Males, aged 60 to 80 from Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

Geoffrey Parker – Opposition Leader LNP 50/60

Geoffrey Parker – Opposition Leader LNP 50/60

Quietly spoken, Parker is well liked by his parliamentary colleagues but fails to secure public support and is constantly under pressure from the media. Elected as a compromise leader Parker is constantly fighting poor personal poll figures, despite the party's lead over the government

Males, aged 43 to 70 from Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

Ray Benjamin – Shadow Attorney General 55/65

Ray Benjamin – Shadow Attorney General 55/65

Ray Benjamin is a senior member of the LNP with 17 years experience. A strong supporter of the right wing, he was a major contributor in the election of Alex Burton to the party presidency. Benjamin's brashness and uncompromising attitude in party room activities has cost him the support of many of his colleagues in the past but with Burton as president he now sees opportunities that had previously been out of reach. He, like Burton, also has a

Males, aged 44 to 75 from Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

Merv Driscoll – Financial backer of People's Party

Merv Driscoll – Financial backer of People's Party 65+

Merv Driscoll is a self made man and head of Driscoll Engineering a company he built from humble beginnings into the largest family engineering business in the country. Merv has no previous history with any political party or organisation but is highly respected in the business sector and as a benefactor of many community and charitable organisations. During the Gillard government's term he became concerned with the country's political

Males, aged 57 to 77 from Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

Jack Marchant – Semi-retired journalist

Jack Marchant – Semi-retired journalist

Jack is Cathy Marchant's father and former senior journalist and member of the Canberra press gallery. A member of the press gallery for over 30 years he is still highly respected as the owner of Action Media, a regional newspaper group and provider of freelance journalists to other media sources. Jack is well versed politically and has a long friendship with bill Lang spanning over 30 years. His personal involvement in political reporting was curtai

Males, aged 53 to 80 from Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

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Listing created: 15 July 2012

Applications closed: 10 August 2012

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