Actor and Actress for VCE Media Production
For my SAT, I wish to construct a 3-4 minute music video that explores the themes of family violence, mental health and self expression through the genre of gothic-horror. I would like to focus closely on the topic of male suicide, as I strongly believe that it is an issue that needs more support from society, as current stereotypes continue to suppress males from speaking out and seeking help. The main purpose of this media text is to give this media coverage, and highlight the consequences of harsh societal expectations. I would like the short to shock the audience, sparking social commentary and provoking further thought surrounding the reality of male suicide. I wish to achieve this through the challenging their preconceived expectations after first being introduced to the character. By crafting this piece, I intend to feature technical codes such as lighting and setting. Through the pairing of lighting and setting, I aim to create a dark industrial living situation for the character, hinting to the harsh conditions of urbanized locations. I also wish to embed symbolic codes such as colour to further highlight the industrial setting, full of dull shades with a pop of colour, as influenced by Tim Burton. I would also wish to implement the use of juxtaposition to communicate the themes and how they correlate with one another. I aim to convey and support the ideology that family is essential in developing positive mental and physical health. I want my production to result into a professional product that can inform viewers about how domestic violence not only hurts the victims, but also their loved ones.
After already casting the male lead, I am wishing to cast two experience actors to portray the role of his parents.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesProduction Dates: 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th of July (2019).
NON SPEAKING ROLE:
This character will be participating in staged violent behavior, to communicate the undercurrent of the story, family violence.
Males, aged 40 to 50 from Victoria, Australia
- Height: 175 cm / 5ft 9in - Any
- Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
- Hair color: Brown
- Located in Victoria, Australia
- Joined August, 2018