Two Lead Actors for Independent Short Comedy Shot in NSW
The Meeples is a short comedy film that showcases just one of the many dysfunctional moments that plague family life. In an age of self-help books, helicopter and free-range parenting, tabloid media preying on the weak-willed, and unbelievable peer pressure from other families, it’s important to remember that most parents are simply doing the best they can.
In this story, an unexpected power outage gives our neurotic protagonist Elisa an opportunity to force her passive husband Jason, and her aggressive and competitive sons Declan and Callum, into a doomed family game night.
We are looking for two adult actors to fill the roles of Elisa and Jason.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesAudition will be held on Saturday 27th April. Location TBC
*Production will be the 20th and 21st of July
Deadline to send audition tapes 17th/18th April.
Paid - $300 per day
Female Lead (Elisa–the neurotic mother)
- Long straight blond hair
- Petite build
A stay-at-home mother of 2 boys, Elisa is constantly doubting her own parenting abilities. She is easily walked over by her kids, and longs for a greater sense of influence over the family.
Elisa can be quick to anger and swears like a champion, but keeps herself in check around her kids to the best of her abilities. She’s great at keeping her worries to herself, but her anxieties can end up bottling up like a volcano, waiting to burst.
Females, aged 30 to 36 from New South Wales, Australia
Male Lead (Jason – the laid-back father)
- Short length afro
- Teacher & NRL Fan
- Nonchalant and charismatic
Jason certainly takes a hands-off approach to parenting. In fact, he takes a laissez-faire attitude to most things in life. But when the going gets tough he’s ready to tackle the issue at hand. Trained as a school teacher, he knows when and how to exert authority.
Jason also rides off the coattails of ridiculously good luck, which results in him always winning no matter the circumstances.
Males, aged 30 to 37 from New South Wales, Australia
- Located in New South Wales, Australia
- Joined July, 2017