Student Short (Child + Adult Roles) - Brisbane
A low-budget dramatic short for a university graduate exhibition. Looking for actors with interest in working for set experience, exposure, love for creative film-making and the willingness to help a burgeoning director. Please note, we do have previous experience working with minors.
Toby dreams of a world of heroes, with his dad being the closest resemblance to such a fantasy. But when the dark forces of reality and expectations loom over him and his family, he must learn that villains aren’t always cloaked figures in some dark castle, and doing the right thing can come at great cost.
StarNow note for talent: Please note the Advertiser has indicated this production contains strong themes including abuse and minors are not involved in shooting these scenes. Applicants may wish to clarify further details with the advertiser before attending an audition.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesAiming for shooting/production in late September
This job is unpaid - Student Film. Food, water, shade will be provided on-set. Will attempt to work around actor availability.
Ben (Young - Middle Aged) - Father Character
A fatherly-looking face and build. (Not too strict otherwise)
- a policeman, so the applicant should be able to personify this.
- develops from a loving father, to an angry, abusive one (one of the film's themes is fighting abuse)
- any level of skill is fine! as long as you can handle some dramatic range and tension, as well as minor physical acting (a small fight scene)
WARNING- The role will include a scene of distress, acting as an abusive male character.
Males, aged 18 and over
Heather (Young - Middle Aged) - Mother Character
A motherly-looking face and build. (Not too strict otherwise)
Any level of skill is fine! As long as you can handle some dramatic range and tension, as well as minor physical acting (running, responding to a physical threat)
WARNING- The role will include a scene of distress, in reaction to an abusive male character. Fake crying or similar levels of reaction are a big advantage!
Females, aged 18 and over
Toby, Comic-Loving Kid (Young Male)
Playing the younger version of the lead character. Ideally should look young enough to pass as a little boy obsessed with comic books.
Required to be fairly mature and well behaved, as we are uni students with less experience and budget.
The scenes require a happy, excitable demeanor, and some physical interaction with the parent characters (embracing etc).
WARNING - Other scenes in the film include darker material, so please be aware the film's final content might distress some viewers
Males, aged 8 to 12
Toby (a troubled soul, a natural hero)
Playing a lead role as a school/college age young man.
Any level of skill is fine! As long as you can handle some dramatic range and tension, as well as minor physical acting (running, a short and low-intensity fight scene).
Preferred: Able to look both younger, and slightly older (perhaps by shaving a beard).
Males, aged 18 to 22
- Located in Queensland, Australia
- Joined August, 2019