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Multiple Roles for Character-Driven Dystopian/Sci-Fi Short Film

Multiple Roles for Character-Driven Dystopian/Sci-Fi Short Film

New South Wales, Australia
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A small group of humans who have made a new life for themselves following a worldwide apocalypse have their new-found normalcy shattered when the outside world intrudes and forces them to face a devastating decision.

Writer/director/cinematographer Nick Payne in collaboration with fellow filmmakers and producers Justine Wahlin and Phil Masteron are making a short film set in the near future in the aftermath of a world-wide apocalypse. This is a character-driven short, about a group of survivors living in an underground bunker. Their relationships become riven and intense conflict ensues when a key hardware failure puts all of their lives at risk.

We are looking for actors who can bring intensity to the conflict, and who can collaborate with each during rehearsals to refine the dialogue and develop the characters -- that is, energetic actors who can contribute to the tone and emotion of the film.

We will be conducting auditions next week during the evenings of Tue 18, Wed 19, and Thu 20.

If any of these roles interest you please apply and we'll send you a copy of the script immediately and organise an audition slot.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Auditions available evenings of Tue 18, Wed 19, and Thu 20 May.
2 rehearsals TBC out of hours weeks of May 24-30, and May 31-Jun 6.
2-4 days of shooting (dependant upon role) out of hours between Jun 14 and Jun 28.

Job payment

Payment TBC


David... reluctant IT geek

David is the reluctant IT geek of the group. Prior to life in the bunker he was studying, but didn't complete an Certificate IV in Industrial Electronics and Control at Tafe. As a result he's become the technical expert who keeps an eye on all the bunkers systems and fixes things when they go awry. Whilst not an expert, he knows his stuff, but lacks confidence within the group. Instead he tends to keep to himself in the control room where he feels at ease. David is the bringer of bad news.

Male, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 10 May 2021.

Jocelyn... resident medico

Jocelyn is married to Gabriel and is the resident medico for the group. She was a GP prior to life in the bunker and knows enough to look after people and deal with most medical emergencies. She's married to Gabriel who is the informal leader of the group. She is thoughtful, quietly spoken, and respected.

Female, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 10 May 2021.

Gabriel... elder statesman

Gabriel is the elder statesman and informal leader of the group. He is well respected and respected within the group. He is calm, methodical, but sometimes lacks empathy, and shies away from hard decisions. As conflict ensues, he is placed in the unenviable position of having to arbitrate between different members of the group.

Male, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 10 May 2021.

Daniel... purveyor of food

Daniel is the group's chef. He's affable and everyone's friend. Always trying to lighten things up and set a positive mood. Apart from David, he's the only single person in the group. This leaves him somewhat disconnected from everyone else despite his upbeat and friendly personality. In lieu of this he sees David as his best friend. His disconnectedness from the rest of the group puts him at personal risk during this time of conflict.

Male, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 10 May 2021.

Roxy... a quiet one

Roxy is married to Mark. She does not like Daniel or David, but she looks up to Gabriel and Jocelyn as the other couple in the group. She contributes very little to the smooth running of the group other than being of child bearing age. She therefore holds the key to the future survival of the human race.

Female, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 10 May 2021.

Mark... the antagonist

Mark is married to Roxy. Prior to living in the bunker they were wealthy, although mostly inherited, family money. Like Roxy he identifies with Gabriel and Jocelyn and looks down on Daniel and David as "hired help". His job in the group is to control the utilisation of supplies. He uses this role to exert power over the group. Mark lacks empathy for others, subconsciously wishes for power over the group, speaks bluntly, and instigates the conflict that occurs within the story.

Male, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 10 May 2021.

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Listing created: 9 May 2021
Applications closed: 10 May 2021
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