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Three Actors for Main Roles in Short Drama Film

Three Actors for Main Roles in Short Drama Film

Victoria, Australia
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'Cutpurse' is a short petty crime drama with themes of: regret, redemption and identity.

Lewis, A young pickpocket begins to rethink his life choices after stealing from Mackenzie, whom he decides to observe after the robbery.

'Cutpurse' is a short, sombre piece that takes its time. We want understated performances from believable actors.

We will be shooting in the outer city streets of Melbourne and we want actors that fit right in.


Character Profiles:


Lewis is a 26 year old man, who has grown up in poverty. Although he has always had a roof over his head, his single mother has always struggled with money, and on occasion, Lewis had gone without food. Because of this, Lewis turned to the “art” of pickpocketing at a young age, and has been doing it ever since. Lewis is
a smart but uneducated man, more street-smart than book smart. His moral compass has always been a bit skewed, but at the turning point of the short film, it begins to change for the better.


Mackenzie is a middle aged receptionist at a doctors clinic in suburban Melbourne. She is single and without kids, often drinks wine to excess with her close girlfriends, and has been known to turn up to work late. The fact that she lives alone and has no one to take care of, often leads her to lose track of what is really important. During the short, her life seems to be in shambles.


William is the middle man between Lewis and a larger crime organisation. He serves as Lewis’ “Boss”, and is the man Lewis takes the stolen cards to when he pickpockets Mackenzie. He is 46, and works out of an old car where he occasionally sleeps. William is a cigar chain-smoker, and really likes to talk, often taking over the entire conversation. William is a reminder to Lewis of what not to turn into.


Due to COVID 19 we will be shooting our production in the week of December 7th and we will ensure proper COVID guidelines are applied on set while filming we want everyone to feel safe and comfortable when working alongside us.


All production heads of department are students at Swinburne University currently studying Film and Television this is our grad film so we do have experience working with actors and are excited to hear from anyone who is interested in working with us.

We want to flow some cash your way so that you know we appreciate you and your work. You guys are the glue of our production.

Thank you looking forward to hearing from you : ).

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Currently we will be taking video submissions for actors until mid November, once we get a smaller group we will do face to face rehearsals during the final 2 weeks of November.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity

Expenses paid - $50 per day

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


Placid Quiet An observer A thinker

Male, aged 18 to 36

Applications closed 19 November 2020.


Stressed Corporate Strong Relaxed

Female, aged 25 to 50

Applications closed 19 November 2020.


Cheap Sleazy Cheeky Obnoxious (but not overly obnoxious) Witty

Male, aged 26 to 60

Applications closed 19 November 2020.

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Listing created: 23 September 2020
Applications closed: 19 November 2020
Casting #1090525