Hello everyone, we’re looking for Make Up Artists to volunteer their time for a three day shoot. Its a short film that is a part of the Think Big program and is funded by O2 and Headstrong in corporation with BeLonG To Youth Services.
Payment/Concessions: Though this is an UNPAID position expenses will be fully paid and food, transport etc. will be provided.
We're looking for people who are very competent and at a high standard. They must be able to style hair and have experience with film make up if possible.
Aim of Project/About the Film:
The aim of the project is to promote positive mental health within in the Transgender youth community by raising awareness of it.
The film will show the life/express the feelings off a member of the transgender youth community by showing the audience his life, his dreams and the world around him.
The first half of the film is a dream where everything is perfect and the second half shows just how awful the reality really is.
Some of you may be aware of the Stand Up Campaign against Homophobic and Transphobic bullying in schools by BeLonG To. This film we’re casting for has been dubbed the “Trans Stand Up”.
Here’s a link to the two Stand Up Campaign videos, to get a feel of the standard of this project though of course we’ll be aiming for much higher! The original stand up is over 950,000 views on YouTube and counting, Ellen DeGeneres even liked it!
Though we’ve gained our inspiration for this project from the Stand Up campaign this film will have its own individuality and is a separate project. It will be more of a short film as opposed to a viral campaign like it will even be longer in length too.
The premiere will be held during the 4th Transgender Europe Council Conference which is being held in Dublin this year in September, where over 200 Trans activists from across Europe will be attending.
The film will be shot on the 26th-28th of July and there will be some costume/hair/make up tests before that.
I am more than willing to accept any questions at all about anything so don’t be afraid to get in contact.