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Seven actors wanted for Comedy Pilot Episode - Queensland

Queensland, Australia

'The Kitchen' is a scripted-comedy set in the rude, crude industry of food prep

Seven actors wanted for Comedy Pilot Episode - Queensland

Casting complete. Applications are now closed.

The Kitchen will be filming in July this year. Successful applicants will need to be available prior to the shoot to participate in comedy workshops with other actors and the director from June. We aim to produce a 25 min TV Pilot to pitch to Free-to-air TV stations as well as Pay TV and online platforms. Although this project is unpaid it has the possibility of being furthered into a TV series in 2013. The Kitchen is one of QUT’s largest graduate projects and will set a new precedence in the Qld Film and TV industry.

Interested applicants should apply even if they're unsure about the attributes of certain characters. We are interested in developing the characters around our cast and by work shopping scenes before the shoot.

Any Questions or Concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.

THE KITCHEN | Synopsis |

The pilot episode of "The Kitchen" tells the story of Mickey, a recently divorced Buisness's graduate's first day as a kitchen Manager in a struggling restaurant. When he arrives at the resturant he discovers he has been hired without the knowledge or consent of the resident female chef who leaves for the day in protest. Mickey finds that to survive his first day in this new and hostile environment, not only will he need his management skills but the support of as many of the staff as possible.
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Unpaid

Applications to this casting call require:
  • A phone number
  • A profile photo

Mickey (Michael) Jones | New Kitchen Manager

Not fit but not fat
Well spoken
Problem Solver
Emotionally mature (in comparison to the other staff)

Mickey is a young, recently divorced business graduate who takes a job as Kitchen Manager in a run down restaurant after his old company went bankrupt. He struggles to fit in to the new alien space and the tight nit social clique of the kitchen workplace.

Males, aged 25 to 35 from Queensland, Australia

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

Melinda Roucker | Head Chef/Old Kitchen Manager

Mid 30’s but looks a lot older
Unhinged
Substance abuse
Heavy smoker

Melinda is a hard working head chef with an even harder personality. She learnt to cook in prison and idolizes Gordon Ramsey for his “no shit” approach to cooking. When she finds out that Mickey as been hired as the new Kitchen Manager she is less than impressed.

Females, aged 30 to 50 from Queensland, Australia

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

Ashleigh Been | Floor Manager

Mid 20’s
New Zealander
Pretty
Strong willed
Ambitious

Ashleigh is a young hardworking New Zealand woman who manages the front of house section of the restaurant. She recognises Mickey’s struggle to fit in and the first to offer a helping hand.

Authentic New Zealand accent is preffered but not essential.

Females, aged 18 to 30 from Queensland, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Accents spoken: New Zealand

Paulie Singh | Sous Chef

Indian
Late 20’s
Average height
Handsome
Charming (lady’s man)
A guy’s guy (gloats about his conquests ect)
Drug user/dealer
Shovell’s best friend (and not the other way around)

Paulie is the go to guy in the Steakalicious Kitchen. He is quick at cooking, and even quicker at picking up women. Once a religious man he now devotes himself to himself and does whatever pleases. Shovell considers him a good friend but Pauile does not reciprocate the affection.

Males, aged 20 to 35 from Queensland, Australia (nudity may be required)

  • Ethnicity: East Indian
  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

James “Shovell” Shovelle | Kitchen Hand

Overweight
Loud
Over confident
Compulsive exaggerator
Best friends with Paulie

Shovell is the pretentious arsehole present in every workplace. He thinks that just because he is studying at uni he is better than his colleagues. Shovell is the first to point out flaws in his workmates but is the last to correct his own behaviours.

Males, aged 20 to 40 from Queensland, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

Karly Duncan | Waitress

Early 20’s
Slack
Promiscuous
Self-centered
Vain
Insecure
Naturally pretty but too much makeup makes her looks trashy.
Her sexuality is her power

Karly is the type of waitress that kitchen staff loves to hate. She makes more mistakes than humanly possible and doesn’t care enough to learn from them. She takes what she can get and prefers to gain from flirting than from hard work.

Females, aged 18 to 25 from Queensland, Australia (nudity may be required)

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

Bosley Roderick | Dishy

Mid 30’s
A slob
A secret intellectual
The silent type
Indifferent/Apathetic

Bosley is a constantly stoned apathetic young man that comes from a long and colorful background in hospitality, but for now he is content to hang out and take it easy as a lowly dishy. He keeps to himself but is ever present at the wackier and events of the restaurant.

Males, aged 18 to 99 from Queensland, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

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Listing created: 10 June 2012

Applications closed: 15 June 2012

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Casting #355899