Dual Lead Actress for 1920s Short Film
The film is a fictional short, based loosely on historical characters in the Gold Coast Hinterland during the 1920s. There are two roles for consideration, one draws on the life of Hilda Curtis (1890-1988) who pioneered nature photography in the region at this time. The second is another woman of similar age and background to the photographer character, and accompanies her on a trip into the field to photograph with her sketchbook.
The shoot is slated to take place the week beginning on the 15th of July. The first character will be required for 4-5 days shooting, the second maybe 3-4. There is flexibility in regard to this.
I would also like to be very flexible with the age of the characters so as to get the best available matches to the project, anyone who can play in the ranges of early 20s to mid/late 30s can work.
A film like Robert Altman's '3 Women' (1977) with the interplay between Shelley Duvall and Sissy Spacek is a great reference point in terms of female presences on screen, and dynamics in women's friendships.
As the shoot will be on location in Queensland rainforest, a relatively adept attitude to the outdoors will be required, a basic comfortability in bushwalking will more than suffice. Needless to say a strong phobia of insects, the rain, and any other incidental aspects of the location may make this not the role for you, but beyond this things shouldn't be too wayward.
I think ideally, as the film has few spoken lines, whoever can bring a certain sensitivity to the role coupled with an old world charm is who we are looking for. You may be an actor, a non-actor, coming from the stage, or experienced with the screen- if you are interested in world/art cinema, and slower paced films in general, this may be a project for you.
Being a film put together by Honours/Masters students there is little I can offer you in the way of renumeration, I can of course ensure you are not out of pocket and are fed and accommodated for the shoot. I hope that as a piece of non commercial film, there is a stronger chance that we can find a good festival slot for this film that will make it a mutually beneficial project for everyone involved. Something for the old CV!
If this is peaking your interest please get in touch so we can have a chat.
All the best,
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesWeek of July the 15th
This job is unpaid
Expenses paid - All travel, accomodation, food
Female, aged 18 to 39
Applications closed 4 May 2019.
- Located in Queensland, Australia
- Joined March, 2019