We follow Albert as he is made to witness the 'Rebirth' ceremony - a horrific display of commitment to The Great Albatross (the god of this world) where one must sacrifice their birth-sign, a childhood animal, in order to become an adult.
For Albert however, the thought of doing this ritual seems utterly impossible. He is not ready to sacrifice his beloved pig and the pressure from his father - Glen, to conform to this ritual is proving to be more of an obstacle rather than encouragement.
When Albert finds an ally in the woods - Carol, things look as if they could change for Albert when Carol gives him the impression that Rebirth isn't as significantly hard as it's cracked up to be.
After a final confrontation with the leader of this cult - Mother Moreen, shakes Albert's confidence once more. Albert must choose whether to give up on himself belonging to this world, or vindicate himself through sweet, glorious - Rebirth.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesAuditions will be held from the 13th of May to the 27th, dependant on the scheduling of applicants.
Shooting dates are from the 10th of August to the 16th of August later this year. Rehearsals will take place a couple of weeks prior to filming.
This job is unpaid
Expenses paid - Travel/Accommodation
There will be no animals harmed in the making of Rebirth.
Edited 04 May 2019
Albert is the protagonist of the story. He's an innocent, good hearted kid who loves his childhood pet - Humphrey the pig. However, the cult that he has been raised into demands that he sacrifice his pig in order to become a man or suffer the consequences. He is not ready for this grave task and will need to find the courage to commit himself to his Rebirth ceremony.
Males, aged 10 to 13
Carol is an ally Albert finds on his journey. She's very recently been through the same Rebirth ceremony Albert must do also. Only now as an adult - she is underwhelmed by the whole experience and is beginning to question the ideas of ritualism the cult hold so dearly.
Females, aged 13 to 15
Glen is Albert's father. He is downtrodden by the world of the cult, someone who lives in the shadow of his wife's bad name and wants a different future for Albert. However Albert's actions only prove to be detrimental not only to Albert's future, but to the future of Glen himself.
Males, aged 30 to 50
Mother Moreen is one of the Cult leaders - she is an avid believer in the god of this world and will stop at nothing to ensure her control over her believers is kept steadfast. To her, Albert's nature getting in the way of his ability to perform rebirth would potentially mean breaking this control. She will & cannot let this happen.
Females, aged 50 to 70
Dancer for Rebirth Ceremony.
Dancers needed to deliver a performance of euphoric beauty and mania - that akin to a woman giving birth. The physical embodiment of Rebirth.
Anyone, aged 18 and over
- Located in Victoria, Australia
- Joined April, 2018