Four lead roles available for a student short drama based in Derby!

Derby, United Kingdom

From the University of Derby

Four lead roles available for a student short drama based in Derby!

Casting complete. Applications are now closed.

Synopsis:

Following the suicide of Jacob, his family and friends are trapped inside the waiting room of a cremationist for his remains. Their reflection upon Jacob together soon turns into confrontation as every good intention crumbles into heartfelt honesty. ‘Blood Amongst The Ashes’ is a drama analysing the cold truth of the human condition under such tragic circumstances.

Details:

This is a short film I am working on for my final year at Derby University, it will be exhibited at our end of year show 'Transitions' at the Quad cinema in Derby. It will recorded in HD and I believe beneficial to those building a portfolio.

Shooting Date:

The shooting date is still unconfirmed. We are still confirming a date with the location but I am aiming for a date around the 16th - 22nd of April. I will update such details as soon as I receive them. The film will be shot within one location in Derby.

If you respond to this listing, I will send you a copy of the script through Casting Call Pro's messaging system or email if you'd prefer it. The script is in Adobe .PDF format, if there are any problems with this software I can sort out an alternative version. After reading the script if you're still keen to be involved we can set up an audition.

Auditions will be held within the Derby University (Britannia Mill) campus, these will be arranged privately between me and the applicant. It will just be a brief meeting to talk about the project, time scheduling and maybe go through a scene or two.

If you have any further questions by all means feel free to ask me.

Stewart King

Payment details: expenses paid

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Sarah

Having just lost her son Sarah is at an emotional state, in a stage of denial and she is a very stubborn woman who finds it easy to blame others and refuses to accept her responsibility. She is a very feisty character and has a lot of anger pent up towards Carol and Oscar.

Females, aged 35 to 50 from Derby, United Kingdom

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience
  • Languages spoken: English

Paul

Paul is a very arrogant man, he never had an emotional bond with his brother Jacob and feels inclined to join Sarah as a formality. Paul is in a sense the comic relief of the four, but when things become to intense he is willing to create some order to the chaos.

Males, aged 20 to 28 from Derby, United Kingdom

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

Oscar

Having walked out on his family many years ago. Oscar is here to make amends with both his sons Jacob and Paul. However, when stated he is unwelcome and persistently tormented, Oscar can no longer remain patient and brings a few home truths to the table.

Males, aged 30 to 50 from Derby, United Kingdom

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

Carol

Carol was Jacobs girlfriend, before Jacobs suicide Carol broke up with him. Sarah blames Carol for his death and denied Carols access to the waiting room. However, Carol believes she has to be there for Jacob and upon entering the room reveals the truth about Jacob before the incident.

Females, aged 20 to 28 from Derby, United Kingdom

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

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Listing created: 30 March 2012

Applications closed: 11 April 2012

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