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'The Truth' - A Short Film Based on a True Story

'The Truth' - A Short Film Based on a True Story

New South Wales, Australia

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Before applying to this production, please note that this film is based on a true story.

Before I give you details about this production, you must first understand what the title of this film represents.
'The Truth' is a common saying used by Jehovah's Witnesses to describe their religion. The 'true' religion.
They use it in sentences such as "How are you going in the truth?", "how strong are you in the truth?", "let the truth guide you".

The reason I am telling you this, and the reason I know this is because, when I was 18 years old, I met a boy, I fell in love, and I became a Jehovah's Witness.
I moved out of home, I stopped talking to my family, I left school, and I pursued a life of God in order to be with the person I loved.

However, this film is not about me. I am one of many people that became a Jehovah's Witness as a way to find a purpose, or a meaning in life.
If you do not know the rules or the beliefs that a Jehovah's Witness abides by, please, go and look it up. I am not hear to teach you, I am here wanting to bring on board PASSIONATE, dedicated, and interested actors for this production.

The core of this film is based around a policy within the Jehovah's Witness church.
It is whereby sex abuse cases are only deemed legitimate when two or more individuals experience the same abuse by the abuser.

The policy is called 'the two witness rule'.

Hierarchical members called 'elders' handle all sex abuse cases privately within the church.

Only men are allowed to become elders within the Jehovah's Witness community.

The essence of this film, above everything else, is a film about a mothers love for her son.
It is a film about regret. It is a film about abuse. It is a story that is one of many that has never been brought to light.

I tend to focus on realism in my directing methods. I place my characters in environments and I work with them to create a realistic headspace. My goal is to allow an actor to transform into the person they are acting, and move freely and truthfully in that environment.

Actors who do not like this method need not apply to this production.

This is a broad overview, I understand that. However, this story is personal, important, and truthful in the world.
The way this film will be shot and directed is different.

More information will be given out during auditions. For now, please ask yourself if you are willing to come on a journey, and an important one at that.
Please, I don't want to know the school you went to. I want to know who you are as a person.

Please note: No imagery of abuse will be scene throughout this film, rather voice over will narrate the story.


All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Production Dates: 4th June, 5th June, 6th June, 7th June

Job payment

This job is unpaid


The Mother

You are a single mother from a grief stricken upbringing.
The father of your child is no longer around.
You sought comfort within the Jehovah's Witness community for security, love, and support.
You are kind because the world has been unkind to you. You are strict because you want whats best. You show your son beauty in the world to help you find the beauty in it too.
You are easily influenced.
You describe love as selfless, everlasting, and unconditional.

Females, aged 30 to 40

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Hair color: Brown

The son

You have been brought up in a strict home in order to give you everything.
You are flamboyant. You are interested in the outside world instead of giving your life to God.
You are kind. You act out not because you are rebelling, but because you are eager, hyper, and with the world at your feet.
You did not have a father growing up. Your mother doesn't allow you to show your true colours.
Inside, you know that you are gay. You have a deep love for the world, and it's beauty.

Males, aged 15 to 17

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

The abuser

You have recently moved to a new congregation within the Jehovah's Witness community.
You meet a broken mother and child. A broken family.
You have two personalities. The one you show to the world, and the one you keep close to you.
You have morals, but are sad, and crave affection from less superior individuals.
You become connected to a boy within the congregation. You want him.
Knowing his family home, it is easy for you to become close.
You do not think what you're doing is wrong.

Males, aged 40 to 50

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

30 Jehovah's Witness extras

You may think this role is small, but without you, viewers will never believe they are witnessing a congregation in session.
You are in a Kingdom Hall (the name for a church within the Jehovah's Witness community).
You are wearing formal tire. The women with covered shoulders, long skirts. The men always in a suit and tie.
You know each person in your congregation. They are a family to you.
You yourselves for a few short hours will act, and be Jehovah's Witnesses within a setting.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

About the advertiser
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  • Joined April, 2016
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