Applicants from Sydney, Canberra or surrounding areas will be highly regarded due to current limitations. Applicants from other states are also considered.
ABOUT THE FILM
“THE PROPOSAL” is a romantic comedy genre film. The film revolves around life of Sandra, the lead female character. When Sandra, who is an independent, resilient, modern and intellectual woman, meets Davis, a typical South Indian guy, her outlooks change Davis’ views about life and success.
The film is scheduled to be completely shot in Canberra, Sydney and surrounding areas.
The film will be originally made in Malayalam language with a view to be dubbed to other languages.
ABOUT THE CREW
The crew comprises of highly professional, dedicated and experienced artists. The film also features a group of passionate fresh actors.
ABOUT THE PROJECT AND RELEASE
“THE PROPOSAL” is the third South Indian Film project to be filmed in Australia as part of a major collaborative strategic film production plan established in 2019 in association with local film production companies. “THE PROPOSAL” was scheduled to begin its principal photography in April 2020, in association with major South Indian based production company. Due to the unprecedented pandemic situation, the project had to be cancelled.
In an attempt to make this project happen, Director and crew members planned to film and complete the film with very limited budget while the quality is not compromised.
Given the current situation in India, the film is not scheduled for a theatrical release. It will be aimed for online streaming platforms.
However, if situation permits, the Production will be aiming for a theatrical release in Australia across major cities.
ABOUT THE LEAD ACTRESS ROLE
About Sandra: Sandra is mature in thinking and she is independent. She has clear and modern views about life, marriage and love. Sandra’s identity is evident from the way she walks, talks and looks at someone. She is educated and her education is visible through the way she interacts with people. She is elegant in the way she looks. She is not afraid of what others think about her. Sandra is confident in the way she is. Sandra is extremely friendly and noble.
Preferred age group: 24-27 (or looks like)
Ethnicity: Indian, preferably South Indian (or looks like)
Language: Any. However, ability to speak Malayalam or Tamil is highly desirable. If you are not a native Malayalam speaker, you will still need to memorise the Malayalam dialogues for the scenes. You will give permission to Director and/or Production to use a native Malayalam Speaker to dub for your character.
Other requirements: While previous experience is not necessary, the successful applicant will be highly dedicated, confident and passionate in acting.
Other details: The character does not have nudity, intimate, violence or dangerous action sequences.
Lead actress will be required for a total of up to 14 days between 01 November 2020 and 30 November 2020 for the principal photography/filming. The convenience of successful applicant may also be considered for preparing exact shooting dates during this proposed shooting period.
Will be discussed with shortlisted candidates.
SHORTLISTING AND AUDITION
You will be requested to provide self-recorded audition video if you are unable to travel for audition.
Please include necessary photos, videos and/or links to your previous works if there is any, in your application.
StarNow note for talent: No examples of previous work available.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesAs mentioned in the project detail section
Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Expenses only paid due to limited budget and offered a profit share
Expenses paid - Food, accommodation, travel, costumes and make up
Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.
Anyone, aged 18 and over
Applications closed 1 October 2020.