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Seeking Cast for Short Film 'The Wytches Vendetta' - Collaboration

Seeking Cast for Short Film 'The Wytches Vendetta' - Collaboration

Exeter, UK
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We are a community based film club, Phlixa Productions, soon to become a CIC, looking for actors for a short film drama based in Exeter Devon Uk.

Many of us are retired and work on films because we love the process. However, all our films are professional productions. Our next production is called The Wytches Vendetta. The film starts with a historical enactment of the trial and execution of three women for witchcraft in 1682. It then moves to modern day where the descendants of those involved meet, and the issue of the executions is re-visited.

We need 11 actors for speaking parts and 22 extras, with more required for two crowd scenes. There are 4 main speaking parts.

The film has elements of horror and thriller. We plan to submit the final film to film festivals once complete.

We aim to begin filming in late February. The premier is planned to take place at the Guildhall in Exeter in July. This will be our 3rd drama film production.

Our location is a pub in Exeter - they have given us permission to use the pub in the morning from 7.30 to 12.00. This is when most of the filming will take place.

For those involved in the early scenes, set in 1682, there will be a need to dress in appropriate costume and wear wigs or hats. Later scenes require modern day costume.

The hanging scene will require some engagement with the horror of the event , though it will be filmed with techniques that avoid any danger to cast.

Some explicit scenes involving sexual content are part of the film but do not require any nudity.

The film does seek to challenge the judgement made against these women, and advocates that the women who were killed should now be pardoned.

Details of the script and characters/ parts are contained on our website and there is a link on our Facebook page. We will send the script and details to anyone who leaves a message that they are interested in further information.

StarNow note for talent: Please note the Advertiser has indicated this production contains strong themes including horror and torture. Applicants may wish to clarify details regarding these themes with the advertiser before attending an audition.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Auditions will take place in November and December 2021. Script rehearsals will take place in Late January and early February2022. Filming is planned to begin on 16th February and end on the 1st March 2022.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Details of previous films are on our web site

Expenses paid - Food and travel during the shoot.

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

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Benton Eastchurch

Wealthy American businessman, but not super rich. Married with two sons and a daughter and seven grandchildren. All of them live in America. His wife has more or less turned a blind eye to his philandering. A descendant of the original accuser who brought the case against the women. Confident, arrogant, sexist "alpha" male.

Male, aged 60 and over

Applications closed 28 October 2021.

Georgie Edwards

Bright intelligent and determined, Georgie is the nephew of Temperance LLoyd, one of the women hung for witchcraft. Killed in 1691, He is a ghost and androgynous, with understanding of pagan rituals. He seeks for revenge for the death of his Aunt.

Male, aged 20 and over

Applications closed 28 October 2021.

Jenny LLoyd

Bright, organised and sociable and a member of the local coven, she is the landlady of the pub. A descendant of temperance lloyd, she uses her knowledge and influence for the good of the community. She instigates and organises the scenario that leads to the dénouement.

Female, aged 48 and over

Applications closed 28 October 2021.

Sally Edwards

Sally is an intelligent graduate and member of the local Coven. She is bubbly and personable and has aspirations for greater things. One of her skills is acting, having appeared in local theatre productions, a skill she will use to good effect in this narrative.

Female, aged 31 and over

Applications closed 28 October 2021.

Sir Thomas Raymond

A traditional judge, He is intelligent and aware of the politics of the law. Reluctant to use capital punishment, he finds himself confronted by the mob who demand the women be hung, and bends to their will.

Male, aged 58 and over

Applications closed 28 October 2021.

Thomas Eastchurch

The main accuser. Age 40 ish. A local shopkeeper who told the town constables that he suspected Temperance Lloyd of using witchcraft to cause the illness of a local woman, Grace Thomas. A determined and proud man, bigoted, with a clear belief in his own religious views.

Male, aged 42 and over

Applications closed 28 October 2021.

Women in the pub

There are a number of women who are members of the local coven and have small speaking roles. Generally convinced that the three hung women were in fact murdered by the state, they share feminist views of the world, and are accepting of a wide range of gender and social preferences.

Female, aged 42 and over

Applications closed 28 October 2021.

Extras various

We have a mix of roles from police officers in 1682, to background women in the pub, to members of the mob that call for the hanging of the three women.

Anyone, aged 35 and over

Applications closed 28 October 2021.

The three women who are executed

All three women are from peasant backgrounds, and are terrified by the situation they find themselves in. Under pressured, they are subject to torture to extract confessions. despite strong personal qualities they are destroyed by the process of the law.

Female, aged 65 and over

Applications closed 28 October 2021.

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Listing created: 13 September 2021
Applications closed: 28 October 2021
Casting #1144475