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Actors Wanted for Feature Film, Manchester/Wales

Actors Wanted for Feature Film, Manchester/Wales

Manchester, UK
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In September 2015 a team of filmmakers from Manchester and London crossed the Channel from Dover to Calais to create a film that would become one of the most important films they would make to date. The film’s theme is the refugee crisis in Europe, told in a unique way, highlighting the reality of the situation from the refugees’ perspective.

On our return we began a crowd funding campaign to raise funds to shoot the second half of the film.Since the campaign ended we have been busy set building and now we are ready to shoot.

As well as the characters in the breakdown we are looking for a range of supporting Artists so please do get in touch if you would like to be involved that way.

Casting will be held on the 23rd April 2016 in Manchester.

PAYMENT £30 per day for principle roles

We will be filming the first 3 days in Wales not all cast will be needed for this and the rest will be filmed in the Manchester area.

Brief outline

Adnan and Bana flea the war in their home country to try to get to safety. They make the long journey to Calais, they witness the desperation in The Jungle and try to make the crossing alone, to the UK.

Job payment

Paid - £30 a day for principal roles


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Adem

African - preferably Sudanese refugee 20 – 30 Happy go lucky character, carefree, upbeat with strong survival instincts. Warm, humble and polite, Adem is charming and disarming.

Male, aged 20 to 30

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent
  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 26 April 2016.

Ammar

25 -40 Afghanistan – Ammar is a forthright and free thinking male refugee. Educated and opinionated he firm in his views and demeanor. Smooth orator – could have been a politician.

Male, aged 25 to 40

  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Skin color: Olive

Applications closed 26 April 2016.

Elias

Syrian – Aged 30 -45 Arabic speaking helpful not essential. male photographer from Syria - He is a bright and resourceful character with a strong sense of right and wrong. Honorable and righteous.

Male, aged 30 to 45

  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Skin color: Olive

Applications closed 26 April 2016.

French Policeman

FRENCH POLICE MAN – several roles for French Speaking policemen. The police tend to be aggressive on refugee camps. However, giving them a rounded human side would be helpful. 20 - 55

Male, aged 20 to 55

  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 26 April 2016.

Jonas

UK student on a gap year. Amateur photographer comes from a privileged background has gone to the refugee camp on some kind of poverty tour. Self serving, naval gazing and clumsy. A comic character who is unaware of his own ignorance. -18 - 35

Male, aged 18 to 35

  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 26 April 2016.

Bulgarian/Hungarian

BULGARIAN/HUNGARIAN - Bulgarian or Bulgarian speaking Police – Brutal and aggressive, uncompromising and cold. Age 20 -50

Male, aged 20 to 50

  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 26 April 2016.

Salem

35 -60 Syrian male. Avuncular male, strong paternal instinct, gentle and kind. Generous and resourceful.

Male, aged 36 to 60

  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Skin color: Olive

Applications closed 26 April 2016.

Sami

30 – 50 Sami is a gangster and a trafficker. Imposing figure who is aggressive without needing to speak. Middle Eastern, English speaking . Sami is violent, psychopathic, calm, yet menacing and fearless.

Male, aged 30 to 50

  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern

Applications closed 26 April 2016.

Sean

20 -40 Gangster and sexual predator Sean is a trafficker. Ruthless and reckless , low IQ with an aggressive streak. Untrustworthy, immoral and devious.

Male, aged 20 to 40

  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 26 April 2016.

Tarek

20-30 Middle Eastern – Youthful, enthusiastic, loyal and cautious Tarek takes fewer risks than most. Essential part of the group. Solid and dependable. Educated and articulate.

Male, aged 20 to 30

  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern

Applications closed 26 April 2016.

French Waitress

French actress aged 20-40 fluent in French. Arrogant, self righteous and racist.

Female, aged 20 to 40

  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 26 April 2016.

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Listing created: 14 April 2016
Applications closed: 26 April 2016
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