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Various Actors Needed for Period Drama Short Film - Collaboration

Various Actors Needed for Period Drama Short Film - Collaboration

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Casting for several roles in powerful period drama based on a true story.

‘A High Price for Ginger Beer’ follows 17-year-old Clarice Tovey who grapples with guilt when an inquest is held into the death of her baby nephew who was under her watch when he tragically drowned. The screenplay is written by Adam J Morgan and based on his ancestry. This is a story of faith, redemption, and sisterhood at its heart. I want to show that the path of healing can only start when you learn to forgive yourself. In order to accept the past, Clarice must let go of it and the constant “what if’s” that play in her mind.

The film is being produced by Dream Hive Films. A production company I created in 2016 after my debut short film ‘Never Alone’. I look for finding the empathy and humanity in all characters, telling stories with both light and shade. Our previous films were fortunate enough to win and be selected for multiple festivals including the Birmingham Film Festival and the LA Film Awards. I am hoping that ‘A High Price’ will follow a similar path as I believe this is a really important message that needs to be shared.

You can view some of our previous work & shorts via our website (provided upon application).

Unfortunately, the roles are unpaid due to this being a completely self-funded passion project with all profits going to The Good Grief Trust - a charity that supports families and friends after a sudden bereavement. That being said, we have a really talented crew onboard that have kindly donated their services and I really think we can create something very special together. We would hugely appreciate your support in telling this story. All expenses (travel, food & accommodation) will of course be provided. The film should provide really fantastic material that I can edit into a showreel for you and I’m currently working on getting a photographer on set to take headshots for all the cast.

Filming will be taking place from Friday 12th November to Sunday 14th November. Most roles will only be needed for one or two of these dates (see breakdowns). We will be shooting in Petworth, West Sussex at the cottage museum, local church & lake.

Estimated time required: 1-3 days (depending on role, listed below).

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

Fri 12th - Sun 14th November (most roles only needed for one date, see breakdown).
Petworth, West Sussex.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Volunteer passion project.

Expenses paid - Travel, food & accommodation.

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

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Florence Tovey

Florence is Clarice’s older sister. A kind, christian woman happily married and the mother to 9-month-old Freddie. The loss of her son is devastating but so is helplessly watching her sister crumble in court and the inquest. Can Florence reach her before the guilt consumes Clarice completely? Needed for all dates.

Female, aged 23 to 33

Applications closed 29 October 2021.

Henry Robinson

Henry Robinson is the Coroner. He leads the inquest, calling witnesses and asking questions to ascertain what exactly happened. He is not unkind, but firm and straight-talking. He pushes for answers, confused about the inconsistencies of the story. Needed for one date.

Male, aged 30 to 70

Applications closed 29 October 2021.

Jane Crew

First witness to be called. A governess to two young children. She was the first on scene as soon as she heard the sister's cries. Needed for two dates.

Female, aged 25 to 70

Applications closed 29 October 2021.

Albert Dando

Albert is the second witness. He finds the whole case quite troubling and is the one to bring inconsistencies in the sister’s story to light. Needed for two dates.

Male, aged 30 to 60

Applications closed 29 October 2021.

Arthur Roberts

Florence's husband and father of Freddie. Less sympathetic to Clarice's plight. A self-employed farmer. Grieving deeply for his son. Needed for one date.

Male, aged 25 to 35

Applications closed 29 October 2021.

Robert Tovey

Clarice & Florence's father. He is a comfort for both sisters during the troubling ordeal. Needed for one date.

Male, aged 40 to 75

Applications closed 29 October 2021.

Freddie Tovey

Florence's son and Clarice's nephew. Only in one scene, watching and giggling at the rabbits out in the garden. Needed for one date.

Male, aged 2 and under

Applications closed 29 October 2021.

Thomas Wilcock

The Foreman of the Jury. A just man. He is passionate about the cause and a thoughtful man. He is curious and passionate about this case and securing justice for Freddie. As only the ‘Foreman’ is mentioned in the official inquest records, we are more flexible with age. Needed for one date.

Male, aged 20 to 70

Applications closed 29 October 2021.

Alice Dando

7-years-old. The young daughter of Albert Dando. No scripted dialogue, but room for improvisation. Walking home from school with her governess Jane Crew and friend from school, Harriet, when a scream disturbs them. *Please indicate in application if a twin* Needed for one date.

Female, aged 5 to 10

Applications closed 29 October 2021.

Harriet Brown

Alice's friend from school. Walking home from school with Alice and her governess Jane. Frightened when they hear the screams coming from the house opposite. Needed for one date.

Female, aged 5 to 10

Applications closed 29 October 2021.

Jury Members

12 jury members for one date in the church inquest. There is one moment where all jury members turn against Clarice in her mind - shouting and jeering. It should be a really fun day! *Please note in the application if you happen to own/have access to any period/Edwardian clothing*

Male, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 29 October 2021.

Locals

Local members of Frampton village, watching the inquest in the church. It should be a really fun day! Also, a few SA's needed for the flashback scenes. *Please note in the application if you happen to own or have access to any period/Edwardian clothing*

Anyone, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 29 October 2021.

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Listing created: 28 September 2021
Applications closed: 29 October 2021
Casting #1146650