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Actors Needed for Student Short Film: "Junktown Puppets"

Actors Needed for Student Short Film: "Junktown Puppets"

New South Wales, Australia
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Junktown Puppets is a 7 minute arty existential short film written and directed by Michael Mckay- the film is about the teenage viewpoint on life and death.
It explores the good and bad in the act of killing for the salvation of another's love. In Junktown Puppets, we take the perspective of Sarah and her broken relationship with her abusive father, to who she regresses with her daily problem to boyfriend Rhys.

Director- Michael Mckay: This is our director's third student project, he has directed two other films.

Producer - Louis Vanderstappen: This is the producer's second time at the helm of producing a short film with his previous StarNow listing proven to be successful, garnering attraction from a wide set of diverse actors.

Director of Photography - Neal Von Dinklage: Our DP has a background in travel photography and is currently trying to transition into the film industry. Most recently he has worked on the upcoming feature film ‘Memories of Michael’ and the second season of the web-series ‘Measures’ .

Production dates (to be finalised): 24th/25th/26th/27th/28th of November 2014.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity

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


A naturally pretty girl in her late teens, who is innocent in both appearance and personality. She is optimistic, hopeful, and sees the world as a beautiful place. Her mother passed away when she was young and since then her father has taken sole responsibility of her. She has long hair, which she often wears up in a bun. She has a rather sweet, quiet voice and mostly wears casual clothing, i.e. hoodies, track pants, jeans, etc.

Female, aged 18 to 20

Applications closed 19 November 2014.


An innocent looking, but rather cynical guy in his late teens. He comes from a middle-class family, but currently resides in a disadvantaged neighbourhood. He is in love with Sarah and would do almost anything to protect her. He is morally ambiguous and often has difficulty making decisions; hence his indecisive nature. He often wears casual clothing but has a sense of fashion.

Male, aged 18 to 20

Applications closed 19 November 2014.


A man in his mid-40’s who works an office job. She wears a suit most of the time. He is a single parent and lives only with his teenage daughter Sarah. He has a drinking problem and often gets physically violent with his daughter. He doesn’t have very good communication skills.

Male, aged 40 to 50

Applications closed 19 November 2014.

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Listing created: 5 November 2014
Applications closed: 19 November 2014
Casting #623826