We are City Projections, a group of filmmakers currently studying at the University of Salford. We are producing a short film as part of our course, and are putting out this casting call as early as possible, as we feel that the roles at offer are ones of which somebody can really bed themselves in - and we want to leave enough time for our cast to develop their characters, and for us to develop the film around those characters.
We are filming half of the film within Manchester (this does not concern this casting call), but are travelling to SCARBOROUGH for the scenes of which we are looking to cast here. Due to this, we are casting from Scarborough and surrounding areas as this will help with keeping travelling costs down, but also introduces us into a whole new region of actors! We look forward to your applications!
Here is a brief synopsis of our film, titled 'Lou':
Set both in the 70’s and Present day, ‘Lou’ follows the heartfelt story of one couple’s experience with Dementia and how it can affect some of our most precious memories. It centres around Lou and Lee, a couple in their 70’s as they reminisce in their day to day lives. At its core, the film centers around Memories, and how Lou’s memories change into delusion as the film progresses. What remains though, through thick and thin, is the love Lee feels for his wife of 50 years. Over the course of 5 memories, we learn the inspiring story of how the couple fell in love; but as Lou’s Dementia worsens, what memories are real and which are fiction?
For a further, extensive synopsis, drop us a message and will send it via email where there is no character limit.
Thank you very much.
Tom Doona and the City Projections Team.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesWe are based in Salford, Manchester - and will be travelling for filming in Scarborough. Due to this, we will not be holding in-person auditions for these roles but will be asking for a self-tape audition to be sent (further details upon applying).
Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity
Expenses paid - Travel expenses paid in full.
Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.
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Lou Rushmore (Young)
A 71 year old Lou, suffering with dementia, is looking back at her life and her relationship with her husband - Lee. We look into important chapters of their life; the night they met, their first date, their wedding night. Lou is charismatic, and soon brings Lee out of his shell. Their relationship blossoms; but as the dementia worsens - the memories begin to distort. This casting call is for the role of the young Lou: energetic, open-minded but flawed by her perceived flawlessness.
Female, aged 18 to 21
Applications closed 8 March 2019.
Lee Rushmore (Young)
We look back at Lee and Lou's blossoming relationship through memories: time stamping important moments in the couple's lives. Lou, who is recalling the memories, is suffering from dementia - and as it worsens, the memories become slightly distorted. In the memories Lee is a recluse, but upon meeting Lou he is broken out of his shell, and as their relationship blossoms - so does he. His individuality and confidence grows as he falls more in love with Lou. This casting call is for the young Lee.
Male, aged 18 to 25
Applications closed 8 March 2019.