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Lead Actors Needed for Phycological Horror Student Short

Lead Actors Needed for Phycological Horror Student Short

Arkansas, USA
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'In this psychological horror based on a true story; Ricard Saigain is a struggling immigrant living in rural United States with his adolescent son, Palu. After suffering an illness and not having the money for a doctor, Ricard bums a prescription off of his boss; an antibiotic called Ciprofloxacin. The pill works, but with one horrible side effect: he loses the ability to fall asleep. Without sleep he experiences horrible hallucinations as his mind and body deteriorates over time All while his son, Palu, can only watch in terror…'

I am a student filmmaker chasing a passion project that I can show off at various film festivals around the state. The two main leads need to be of either Hispanic or South East Asian descent, and must be able to carry many dramatic and intense moments throughout the film.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Shooting will be every weekend from the 10th to the 31st during the month of July, six shooting days in total.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - This is a student project and thus I do not have a lot of funds.

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


Ricard Saigain

Ricard is a wiry, glasses-wearing immigrant trying to make it big in the United States. He works as an artist at a tattoo parlor, which is how he is barely able to scrape by. He loves his son and works hard to provide for him, but is ultimately frustrated by him. He soon becomes very sick throughout the film; vomiting, night terrors, and even having bizarre and vivid hallucinations. Although he tries not to show it in front of Palu, he is at his core a very nervous and terrified man

Male, aged 40 and over

  • Weight: 83 kg / 182 lbs - Any
  • Ethnicity: Latinx / Hispanic, South Asian, Other
  • Skin color: Brown, Tanned, Other
  • Hair length: Long
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The Silhouette

The Silhouette is the name given to Ricard's delusions. A figure cast in shadow, and who speaks Ricard's native tongue, whose voice sounds like a hundred whispers at once. This character serves as the villain in this story, and must be of similar stature to Ricard.

Male, aged 18 and over

  • Height: 137 cm / 4ft 6in - 170 cm / 5ft 7in
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Listing created: 25 April 2021
Applications close: 24 June 2021
Casting #1122224