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Mature Male Actor for Dark Comedy Thriller

Mature Male Actor for Dark Comedy Thriller

Manchester, UK

About the advertiser
  • Located in Manchester, UK
  • Joined July, 2019
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I'm shooting a dark comedy as a series of separate but interlinked monologues - usually one side of a phone call. Each monologue will be about two minutes long, so if the role suits you, this is perfect show reel material. There will be five monologues all together so the complete film will be ideal for festivals as well as youtube. Naturally you'll get your own edited version for your showreel - and a package of head shots if you want them. Rather than describing the role, here it is -

OPEN ON #THE NEGOTIATOR# HE'S A MATURE MALE DRESSED LIKE A BUSINESSMAN OR LAWYER.

HE'S WALKING THROUGH A FASHIONABLE PART OF TOWN WHEN HIS PHONE RINGS.

HE LOOKS AT THE DISPLAY BEFORE ANSWERING. FROM HIS EXPRESSION WE CAN SEE THAT THE NUMBER IS ONE HIS PHONE IS PROGRAMMED TO RECOGNISE AND THAT THE CALL IS PROBABLY A BUSINESS ONE.

David? Yes, it's me. What's this - what was that noise? Really? Well, it's only what we expected, isn't it?

Yes, I suppose that I do sound very calm. And I can see how that would come over as being unsympathetic. But I wouldn't be much use to you if I was panicking, would I?

Yes, I'm sure you're sorry. No, don't worry about it - No, honestly, most people would react exactly the same way you're doing under these circumstance. The main thing is that you saw this coming and you recognised the value of hiring a professional.

So where are you now? Could you repeat that? In the boot of a Mercedes. What colour? Yes, I know it's dark in there. But what I want to know is whether you saw what colour the #outside# of the car was. No, I'm not going to call the police - Yes, I appreciate that you are open to that now, but you have to appreciate that this is my livelihood. And that I wouldn't keep the live part of that for very long if I people thought I was a grass.

So, David - the car? Blue. Dark or light? Medium teal. Yes, that does sound like the colour you see in a lot of bathrooms. That's very helpful.

Why do I care? Well, unless things go very badly, then you're going to want me to meet you at some point. And I don't want to go to the wrong car with a carrier bag full of used fifty pound notes. It's embarrassing.

Yes, I can understand that doesn't seem like a big deal to you right now. But one of the things we all have to do in a negotiation is to consider everyone else's needs. And I need not to have to knock on the window of every Mercedes in Asda's carpark asking people if they've kidnapped my client. Because I've been there, done that, and frankly, I don't need the funny looks again.

So. What exactly are their demands?

And can you return their merchandise to them..? Not all of it. How much is missing? That much? But you must have been paid for - I see. You hosted a party and gave away free samples. Rather generously, I'd say. No, David, that's not meant as criticism, but you do have to understand that you have gone outside of the expected norms of your new profession. Yes, I understand that you were "Completely off your fucking face" at the time. But I'd strongly suggest that you don't try to use that as a negotiating point with -

What? Yes, hand the phone over. Hello?

(Listens for a considerable time)

I completely understand. Really, I do. And I wouldn't blame you in the least. But it wouldn't help you, would it? Financially, I mean. Tell me, Charlie - May I call you Charlie? Thank you. Do you know the value of a kidney from a young adult male on today's open market? Because I think you're going to be pleasantly surprised...

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Flexible

Job payment

This job is unpaid - You'll get full credit, a showreel edit of your own section as well as the standard version, and head shots if you want them


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The Negotiator

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Males, aged 27 to 70

About the advertiser
  • Located in Manchester, UK
  • Joined July, 2019
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Listing created: 7 July 2019
Applications closed: 2 August 2019
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