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Actors Required for Roles in Psychological Drama/Thriller in Sydney

Actors Required for Roles in Psychological Drama/Thriller in Sydney

New South Wales, Australia
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We are casting for our short film!

This is a student production from SAE Institute Sydney called THE PUPPETMASTER. We are very sorry this is an unpaid project but the film will be shot with high-production values and will be great for the showreel.

SYNOPSIS:
Mark Ram, a well-respected and charming office manager is hijacked by a diabolical hacker and forced to cause chaos and commit crimes. When Mark realises his new reality, he struggles to escape the hacker’s control and free himself from a life of crime. But when local authorities name Mark as a lead suspect in a major crime, he now must attempt to prove his innocence before he’s forced to face the consequences.

CASTING DATES:
Wednesday 16th October - 9AM to 4PM at SAE Institute

ACTOR REHEARSAL:
Wednesday 23rd October - 9AM to 4PM at SAE Institute

FILMING DATES AND LOCATIONS:

Sunday 27th - House TBA
Monday 28th - SAE Institute or TBA
Tuesday 29th October - SAE Institute or TBA

MAIN CHARACTERS:

Mark Ram:
Male aged 20-36

Mark Ram is a young, hard-working individual who goes above and beyond to impress his boss and get the job done to the highest standard. He is always striving to climb the ladder and achieve his next career milestone. This results in him prioritising work and becoming a workaholic and therefore neglecting his friends and family. He is tortured, challenged by the hacker’s actions, has to dig deep into his personal resources in this film.
The Hacker: ** Face never seen could be played by a supporting actor?
Male (Preferred) aged 20 - 30s.


The hacker is extremely mysterious. He lives behind a computer screen and enjoys making video games a reality by creating chaos and committing crimes through taking control of other people using the power of hypnosis.

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS:

The Boss - Derrick Jones:
Male aged 30 - 50 (Older than Mark). Derrick Jones is an arrogant and ruthless boss who believes he is superior to everyone else around him. He is known for his irritating smirk and vanity.
Police Officers x 2: **May not show face and therefore could be played by supporting actors.
Male or female aged 20s - 40s.

Both police officers are highly experienced and professional.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

CASTING DATES:
Wednesday 16th October - 9AM to 4PM at SAE Institute

ACTOR REHEARSAL:
Wednesday 23rd October - 9AM to 4PM at SAE Institute

FILMING DATES AND LOCATIONS:

Sunday 27th - House TBA
Monday 28th - SAE Institute or TBA
Tuesday 29th October - SAE Institute or TBA

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.


Protagonist - Mark Ram

Mark Ram is a young, hard-working individual who goes above and beyond to impress his boss and get the job done to the highest standard. He is always striving to climb the ladder and achieve his next career milestone. This results in him prioritising work and becoming a workaholic and therefore neglecting his friends and family. He is tortured, challenged by the hacker’s actions, has to dig deep into his personal resources in this film.

Male, aged 20 to 36

Applications closed 16 October 2019.

Antagonist - The Hacker

The hacker is extremely mysterious. He lives behind a computer screen and enjoys making video games a reality by creating chaos and committing crimes through taking control of other people using the power of hypnosis. Can double up as a background character in the later scenes (please read)

Male, aged 20 to 30

Applications closed 16 October 2019.

Supporting Character - Derrick Jones

Derrick Jones is an arrogant and ruthless boss who believes he is superior to everyone else around him. He is known for his irritating smirk and vanity.

Male, aged 30 to 50

Applications closed 16 October 2019.

Supporting Character - Police Officers 2x

Both police officers are highly experienced and professional.

Male, aged 20 to 40

Applications closed 16 October 2019.

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Listing created: 10 October 2019
Applications closed: 16 October 2019
Casting #1037159