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Actors Wanted for Graduation Film, both Young Actors and Adults

Actors Wanted for Graduation Film, both Young Actors and Adults

Edinburgh, UK
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Synopsis: Martha’s 13th birthday approaches, and her mother wants her to quit playing with toys. Burt her favourite one, a kaleidoscope, is a gift from dad, and dad is coming to visit. When the big day arrives, which parent is on Martha’s side?

Heroes is Vilja Keskimäki’s thesis film for the degree BA (Hons) Film at Screen Academy Scotland. The film will be screened in Filmhouse Edinburgh in May 2018 in a degree show, and after that, it will be submitted to film festivals. The film’s crew consists of film students and young industry professionals. It is likely that the film will be shot on 16mm film. Regarding young actors, we are willing to try to negotiate a shooting schedule that accommodates the actors’ school times.

All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Production takes place late February/ early March 2018, and rehearsals prior to that.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity

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

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Martha MacLeod, protagonist, playing age 13

Martha is an unusual teenager; she is more interested in games and toys than growing up. Her biggest idol is her cool and crazy dad who has moved to Costa Rica. Although Martha is an odd ball within her peers, she is carefree and able to defend herself. She is an energetic character who cannot stand the pressure that her mother implies on her of how to be a ”lady.” From Edinburgh. Martha turns 13 in the film, however actor can be older or younger.

Female, aged 12 to 15

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 5 February 2018.

Annie Wallace, playing age 13

Annie has plenty friends. She follows trends and always has her social media profiles on point. She admires older girls with authority, and sometimes follows her friends a little too far to look cool. Goes to Martha’s class, but does not like her. Around 2 shoot days.

Female, aged 12 to 15

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 5 February 2018.

Sheena, playing age 13

Sheena is Annie’s best friend. She is opinionated, and the boss of her friend group. She has authority and style, and a lot of young boys have a crush on her. Goes to Martha’s class but does not like her. 1 shoot day.

Female, aged 12 to 15

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 5 February 2018.

Calum, playing age 13

Calum, on Martha's class, enjoys being quite snappy. He is not the best in school but popular amongst his classmates. Wants to find out why Martha is so different. 1 shoot day.

Male, aged 12 to 15

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 5 February 2018.

Carla, playing age 15

Martha’s cousin. Used to get along with Martha well when they were kids, but finds her too childish to hang out with anymore. Carla is friendly and independent, and inside her is a young woman who thrives for new exciting experiences. Likes to dress up. 1 shoot day.

Female, aged 13 to 17

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 5 February 2018.

Susan MacLeod, playing age 40, a major role

Martha’s mother. Susan’s life is always under control. She wants to look presentable and demands the same from Martha, which sometimes leads into disagreements. Susan can come across as cold but has a big heart and would do anything to protect her daughter.

Female, aged 35 to 48

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 5 February 2018.

David MacLeod, playing age 38

Martha’s father. David is a carefree photographer who hates boring people. He wants to raise Martha to be a curious and strong woman, but is torn between family-life and his own aspirations to experience the world. 1-2 shoot days.

Male, aged 33 to 48

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 5 February 2018.

Lisa Wallace, playing age 40

Susan’s friend and Annie’s mother. Lisa is trendy, enjoys a good conversation and that always includes some gossip. 1 shoot day.

Female, aged 35 to 47

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 5 February 2018.

Uncle Ally, playing age 50

Martha’s uncle and Carla’s father. Uncle Ally is the heart of a party. He loves to socialise and to be silly, and is a loving father to Carla. 1 shoot day.

Male, aged 45 to 55

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 5 February 2018.

Lucia, playing age 25

An artist, and David’s new lover. A passionate and experience-seeking personality. Actress must be comfortable pronouncing Spanish and being in a bra.

Female, aged 23 to 35

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any
  • Ethnicity: Latinx / Hispanic

Applications closed 5 February 2018.

Kids in school, playing age 13

Kids in a class scene, playing age 13.

Anyone, aged 12 to 15

Applications closed 5 February 2018.

Adult Extras to a birthday party - scene

Extras into a birthday party scene.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 5 February 2018.

Mr. Robinson, playing age 30

Mr. Robinson, playing age 30. Martha’s teacher. Mr. Robinson is well-meaning but sometimes comes across as awkward. Hopes to gain more authority when gets more work experience. Sometimes forgets to wash his hair. One shoot day.

Male, aged 25 to 40

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 5 February 2018.

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Listing created: 9 January 2018
Applications closed: 5 February 2018
Casting #904905