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Lead Actors/Actresses Wanted for Sci-Fi Thriller; UTS Capstone Production

Lead Actors/Actresses Wanted for Sci-Fi Thriller; UTS Capstone Production

New South Wales, Australia
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Ninja is a short-form sci-fi thriller following 4 common people as they partake in a popular televised game-show for the ‘ultimate prize’. When the game begins, however, the true stakes come into question, and the players must decide just how much they are willing to sacrifice to win.

Ninja is a UTS Final Year student production, with a mix of graduate and current Media Arts & Production students acting as crew. Final distribution platforms have not yet been confirmed, though may include Film Festivals and Online Channels.

This production includes choreographed low-intensity fight scenes in a cat-and-mouse style, with no physical contact required. Applicants must be comfortable with basic choreography and mobility, with the ability to depict extreme emotions including pain.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

There will be 2 shoot days between the 31st of August and 13th of September, with a possible 3rd pickup day in the same period.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student film for UTS Media Arts & Production.

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.


For all applicants, contact for shortlisting and auditions will occur from the 17th of August. Thank you for your interest!

Edited 10 August 2020


Male Lead

Empathetic and Quick-thinking, Chris works as a sign spinner in a poor neighbourhood, spending his spare time betting on televised game shows and sports. Character is based on a lower income, urban-based young male. Ability to hold a street-style accent would be ideal.

Male, aged 20 to 32

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles

Applications closed 23 August 2020.

Female Lead

Iva is a driven businesswoman, not afraid to risk it all in order to succeed. She takes martial arts classes as a hobby, and isn't afraid to share her mind.

Anyone, aged 20 to 35

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles

Applications closed 23 August 2020.

Male Supporting Actor

Greg is the office jock, a typical 'blokey bloke' who loves his sports and gambling. Working in a corporate office, he prides himself on his physique and is rarely seen without some form of ball in his hands.

Anyone, aged 25 to 35

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles

Applications closed 23 August 2020.

Female Supporting Actress

A warm soul, Faye works as a Hairdresser in a middle-class suburb. Though caring and comforting, she is not one to be underestimated and despises those that step on others to achieve success.

Female, aged 20 to 35

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles

Applications closed 23 August 2020.

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