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Actors Required for Short Student Film About Schizophrenia

Actors Required for Short Student Film About Schizophrenia

Bournemouth, UK
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Voices

After the loss of a close family member, A young woman must deal with threatening voices as they try to navigate getting their life back on track.

Characters

Pity -- One of the voices within Nameless’ head, they always try and defend Nameless’ loser lifestyle and, as the name suggests, feels sorry for Nameless as they go through their tough time.

Disgust -- Opposite to Pity, Disgust constantly reminds Nameless to get their lives together and that this self-destruction is not helpful for them.

Hatred—Hatred towards nameless, keeps telling the protagonist to hurt themselves.

Paranoia – This character is used to demonstrate the paranoid symptoms that come with schizophrenia.

Synopsis:
Act 1: A young woman (Nameless) with mental health issues relapses when someone close to her dies. It has been several years since Nameless’ last mental health episode and since her loss, her mental health is slowly deteriorating. As a result of this, voices begin talking within Nameless’ conscious. The Voices begin interacting with each other and also with Nameless. She gets a call for a dream job offer but is too worried that her mental health won’t allow her to go for it. Nameless needs to get her life back on track.

Act 2: After having a bad moment of psychosis, Nameless is in rock bottom. Her psychosis has never been worse with one of her voices telling her to kill herself. The reason she is reluctant to take the medication is because her psychotic episodes are the only way she can see or listen to her loved one again. Nameless has been ignoring her letters, but she does notice one about therapy, between the bills. As a result, Nameless tries for as long as she can not to take her medication, even with a job interview on the way.

Act 3: The psychosis steps up a notch to the extent where she goes to the edge of a cliff and ready to jump. Her loved one stops her at the last moment and her and Nameless talk it out. The Loved one realizes that she has to go because it’s not healthy for Nameless. Luckily, a by-stander takes her back from the cliff edge as Nameless breaks down. She realizes that she needs help and so goes to therapy and takes the meds she needs too and at the last moment of the piece you see that she goes for the job interview.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Recording will be before the start of the new year.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student film

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Disgust: a 'Voice' in a protagonists head.

Disgust: The Individualist Basic Fear: That they have no identity or personal significance. Basic Desire: To find themselves and their significance (want to create an identity) Healthy Levels: Level 1 (At their best): Highly personal, individualistic, “true to self.” Level 2: Sensitive and intuitive both to self and others. Average Levels: Level 3: Gradually think that they are different from others and feel that they are exempt from living as everyone else does.

Female, aged 18 and over

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Languages: English
  • Accents: UK English

Applications closed 27 November 2020.

Pity: A 'Voice' in the protagonists debt

Pity: The Helper Basic Fear: That the voices will overcome the goodness of Nameless’ conscious Basic Desire: To defend Nameless against the other voices. Healthy Levels Level 1 (At their best): Become deeply unselfish, humble, and altruistic: giving unconditional love to self and others. Feel it is a privilege to be in the lives of others. Level 2: Empathetic, compassionate, feeling for others. Caring and concerned about their needs. Thoughtful, warm-hearted, forgiving, and sincere.

Male, aged 18 and over

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Languages: English
  • Accents: UK English

Applications closed 27 November 2020.

Paranoia: A 'Voice' inside the protagonists

Paranoia: The Enthusiast Basic Fear: Of being deprived and also for Nameless to get in trouble. Basic Desire: To feel safe and content. Healthy Levels: Level 1 (At their best): Highly responsive, inquisitive, enthusiastic about sensation and experience. Level 2: Practical, Productive, usually prolific, cross fertilizing areas of interest. Average Levels: Level 3: As restlessness increases, want to have more options and choices available to them.

Male, aged 18 and over

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Languages: English
  • Accents: UK English

Applications closed 27 November 2020.

Hatred: A 'Voice inside the Protagonists head.

Hatred is a negative voice inside the main protagonists head. He is often negative and will say dark things to the main character. Their mission is for the protagonist to end their life so that the voices stop.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Languages: English
  • Accents: UK English

Applications closed 27 November 2020.

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Listing created: 30 October 2020
Applications closed: 27 November 2020
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