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Child Actor and Family Cast Required for a 'Birthday' a Unitec Student Film

Child Actor and Family Cast Required for a 'Birthday' a Unitec Student Film

Auckland, NZ
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SYNOPSIS:
A young boy patiently stays up well past bedtime with his babysitting Aunt so he can celebrate a birthday with his long-overdue parents.

Birthday is a graduate short film based on a true story. It's a passion project tackling an uncommon subject matter from an untold perspective.

Please Advise:
The content and themes of this short film are emotionally confronting and may be upsetting to some people. Further details will be provided before auditions, so this can be taken into consideration.

The owner of this listing has agreed to abide by local 'working with children' regulations. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Shooting will be on Friday 1st Oct, Saturday 2nd Oct, Sunday 3rd of Oct.
Rehearsals TBD.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Payment is open to negotiation.

Expenses paid - TBC + Meals will be provided.

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


Ethan

Ethan is a surprisingly quick-witted charming young boy, filled with energy that he burns through fast. He is overprotective, not too fussy, and still sweetly innocent, and always ready to try and make anyone smile. The parents/caregivers must be open to exposing their child to difficult subject matters related to pregnancy. Further information including the director's treatment and a copy of the script will be provided before auditions.

Male, aged 5 to 11

Applications closed 23 October 2021.

Aunty Liv

The human equivalent of an unstoppable force that has never found its immovable object, Aunty Olivia is a veteran soul who is always there for her friends and family alike. She is charmingly snappy and despite always being overworked, has the patience of a saint.

Female, aged 27 to 55

Applications closed 23 October 2021.

Caroline (Mum)

Grief-stricken almost beyond comprehension. Her normally bubbly and wild spirit has been shattered by stress, pain, and exhaustion, as she goes through the hardest night of her life.

Female, aged 30 to 40

Applications closed 23 October 2021.

Stewart (Father)

Devastated and feeling utterly useless, Stewart’s almost silent sorrow is echoing within himself, he desperately wants to shut down but forces as much of a brave face as he can muster.

Male, aged 30 to 40

Applications closed 23 October 2021.

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Listing created: 18 July 2021
Applications closed: 23 October 2021
Casting #1135988