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Child Actor Wanted for Student Short Film

Child Actor Wanted for Student Short Film

New South Wales, Australia
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I am a screen and media student from Newcastle Tafe and I am looking for a child actor to be in my major work, a short film titled “Lost and Found”.

Synopsis: While running late for a train, a student (Kieron Ward) cuts through a busy park in an attempt to save time. On his way, he finds a lost little girl (Amberley Matthews) and decides to help her find her mother. However, when he finds the mother she accuses him of kidnapping her daughter and he is arrested.

The police don’t believe Kieron’s version of events and he is charged with attempted kidnapping and a court case is set. During the court case, Kieron tries to defend himself against a bias onslaught from prosecution’s legal team but is removed from the court room by the judge for being too emotional. A short time later Kieron is in a locked cell, he is devastated and rocking uncontrollably, he is alone.

I’m looking for a female child to play one of my main characters. The scene will be shot on one day at one location and will take around 3 – 4 hours to film. The 3 – 4 hours will include rest breaks every hour as required by NSW working with children guidelines and a parent or guardian will be required to be on set at the same time as their child.
Please note that this is a student film and will be unpaid. However everyone involved will be credited and will receive a copy of the finished short film for their show reels.

The film will be shoot on location in the local Newcastle area, during August. Rehearsals and interviews will be conducted via Skype, Zoom or Teams, please include your preference in your application.

There is a costume designer working on the project but his role will be to work with you to find suitable costumes from your own wardrobes. All costuming, hair and makeup should be done yourself, given the Covid19 restrictions.

The owner of this listing has agreed to abide by local 'working with children' regulations. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Job payment

This job is unpaid

The Little Girl – Amberley Matthews

A little girl who loves her favourite stuffed toy, it goes everywhere she goes. She has been attending a local playgroup in the park, where she can learn to play with other children. Her favourite game is hide and seek, but so far she has always been found. Scenes: 5 **This role involves crying and/or visual distress**

Female, aged 3 to 6

Applications closed 15 August 2020.

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Listing created: 17 July 2020
Applications closed: 15 August 2020
Casting #1080552
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