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Casting Call for Auckland Uni Master Student Film Project

Casting Call for Auckland Uni Master Student Film Project

Auckland, NZ. Apply from all NZ.
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We are casting three female actors and one male for a Master student’s short film. Please see below for detailed production info.

Synopsis:
To make herself seen and heard, a Chinese Teen Xaxa comes up with a plan to break her mother's mismatched relationship. Giddy. Scared. Laughing. Triumphant. Empowered. The walk home is a jumble of emotions. However, the excitement continues until she sees the man waiting for her at her mother's place and they are still together. Being cast out by her mother, Xaxa tries her father’s line for the first time but he hangs up on her. Xaxa is unheard, her predicament is unseen. Just like Xaxa herself.

These are paid roles and meals/refreshments will be provided on set.

Applicants must be available for auditions on the evening of August 3rd and for shoot dates between August 26 – Sept 1st. Please register your interest by applying via StarNow.

StarNow note for talent: Please note the Advertiser has indicated this production contains references to sexual assault. This happens off-screen so no nudity or sex scenes are required from the actors. Applicants may wish to clarify details regarding these themes with the advertiser before attending an audition.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Shooting will be 5 days between August 26-Sept. 1

Job payment

This job is unpaid


Xaxa 19 (4 - 5 days, $150/day)

Skinny, Damaged, rebellious, prickly, antisocial and has an eating disorder; With strong makeup and exaggerated outfit, Xaxa makes herself stand out like a sore thumb. But deep inside, she wants to be heard. She longs for emotional connection.

Female, aged 18 to 25

  • Ethnicity: Chinese
  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Languages: English, Mandarin

Applications closed 17 August 2020.

Lee 40 (Less than 1 day, $120)

Dependent, cares about her appearance, idealistic. Longs for love and protection.

Female, aged 36 to 48

  • Ethnicity: Chinese
  • Languages: Mandarin

Applications closed 17 August 2020.

Rob 55 (1.5 days, $180)

Loves stupid jokes, bragging and showing off his young Asian girlfriend to others. He does the same job for decades and there is nothing else in his life that he is more proud of. He is probably not a bad person, but a total coward and a loser.

Male, aged 48 to 61

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 17 August 2020.

Dog-Lady, 40-60 (Half day, $50)

A dog owner who Xaxa encounters on her way home. She reacts to Xaxa’s exaggerated outfit and makeup uncomfortably. But Xaxa reacts back, with one of her antisocial acts. 

Female, aged 40 to 55

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 17 August 2020.

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Listing created: 26 July 2020
Applications closed: 17 August 2020
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