Actors & Extras For AFTRS Grad Project 'Bimbalo' - Dark Comedy
After a wave of viral killer clown pranks, a washed-up clown’s business collapses. Left with nothing, Bimbalo makes it his mission to stop these imposters and get his revenge.
After leaving his fame behind in a popular clown duo in the circus, Bimbalo (Ed) resorts to small entertainment gigs for children's parties and nursing homes. Bimbalo tries to pick his career back up again with the dream of running his own circus like his younger and much more charismatic brother, Bam-Bam The Clown (Chad). But Bimbalo has a long way to go – he’s flat broke, on the verge of losing his girlfriend and son, still seeing clown councillors and about to get evicted from his crappy apartment.
On the eve of Halloween, Bimbalo's career and reputation as a clown is at gunpoint as the neighbourhood becomes afraid of clowns. The Clown Purge, a series of attacks from violent pranksters dressed as clowns arises in Sydney. Viral videos of these killer clown incidents spread across the internet and even the news. At first, Bimbalo doesn’t think anything of this but wakes to find that all his customers have cancelled their clown appointments. Fearing these killer clowns, the neighbourhood that once accepted Bimbalo has now turned against him. It is now up to Bimbalo, an average neighbourhood clown, to change his fate, stop an army of killer clowns and regain his dignity… by all means necessary.
Basically, you’re in for a ride.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesAudition Date: Saturday, August 24th, 2019 (10am - 5pm) @ Entertainment Quarter
Production Block: September 25th - 29th (Wednesday - Sunday)
(Specific dates to be decided per character. Please save these dates!)
This job is unpaid
Expenses paid - Transport expenses paid. Catering Provided.
Supporting Actor - Chad (Bam-Bam The Clown)
Chad has the type of aura that fills the atmosphere with fresh air when he arrives. While his older brother, Bimbalo is spiralling to the bottom of the barrel, he remains blissfully unobservant. Chad’s ultimate flaw is his lack of compassion as he will naturally put his own success over the feelings of others… But at least he has a damn good smile while doing so.
Males, aged 35 to 60Apply now
Lead Actress - Jessica
Ed’s girlfriend - In her 40s and already fed up with your bullshit. Unemployed and unmarried to Ed, Jessica is a stay at home mother to her child, Pickles. She stays with Ed based on the constant promise that someday he’s going to become famous. Jessica’s love is dying and she has had enough of living in a dusty, old apartment. Her frustration with Ed becomes a means to cheat on him with his younger brother and arch-nemesis, Chad, a nicer, hotter and more successful clown.
Females, aged 35 to 55Apply now
Supporting Actor - Pickles
Pickles is the aftermath of a failing relationship trying to spice things up with a newborn baby in the mix. Being raised by two parents who both have no clue who they are has caused Pickles to adopt an introverted nature and silently live vicariously through his uncle, Chad, a role model that anyone can look up to. He has a hard time at school because everyone mocks him for having such an embarrassing father. That, and puberty isn’t doing his looks any favours.
Males, aged 13 to 21Apply now
Supporting Actor - Therapist
A community therapist that runs a weekly group therapy service for clowns like Bimbalo. The therapist is soft spoken and gives off a warm, welcoming energy.
Anyone, aged 24 to 65Apply now
Extras + Featured Extras - Clowns In Therapy
Extras dressed in clown costumes needed for a group therapy session scene.
6 Extras + 2 Featured Extras required (Shakes The Clown, Bubbles The Clown)
Anyone, aged 18 and overApply now
Children Needed For Kids Party Scene
Roles for Extras + Featured Extras available. Kids will be entertained by a circus clown performance and playing around in a children's party scene.
Anyone, aged 7 to 13Apply now
- Located in New South Wales, Australia
- Joined August, 2018