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Male Actors Required for Supporting Roles in Short Film

Male Actors Required for Supporting Roles in Short Film

Victoria, Australia
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Bowerbird is a short film about a disturbed young man living in a shitty Australian suburb. A dark drama, it explores the dangers of mental illness, social dislocation and media consumption.

The roles are that of Uncle Terry, Sam and Billy - three characters in a fictional Australian 90s sitcom that plays on the TV of a Nursing Home. We intermittently cut back in the sitcom as our lead character watches the show, and is influenced by the characters therein.

Being a 90s sitcom, the characters and story are comical and light. Looking for actors with big personalities and experience in comedy. Please read the character descriptions before applying.

The film is a passion project for a group of professional film-makers working in advertising. The project has been funded by the production team as well as friends and family.

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.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

We're aiming to shoot around Mid-Late August and can discuss rehearsals upon casting.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity

Expenses paid - Set will be catered. If required, we can reimburse for travel.

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


Supporting Role - Billy

14-16 years old Skinny/gangly build Boyish looks Floppy hair Billy is an only child. He has slightly above average intelligence - but knows to keep it to himself. He often spends his alone time reading graphic novels and doodling in his notebook. When he’s not alone with his thoughts he’s often being pestered by his school friend Sam. He tolerates his friend, but quietly finds him annoying and a little too conspicuous.

Male, aged 15 to 19

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: Latinx / Hispanic, Mediterranean, White / Caucasian

Applications closed 2 October 2020.

Supporting Role - Sam

14-16 years Chubby Youthful boyish looks Sam is the youngest of four boys. Being chubby and clumsy, he is no stranger to bullying from his brothers and classmates alike and can often be seen tripping on his laces or running into open lockers. Sam has thick skin and seldom lets the taunts of others penetrate his bubbly demeanour. He doesn’t have a lot of friends, spending most of his time out of school at the home of his neighbour and best friend Billy.

Male, aged 15 to 19

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: Mediterranean, Pacific Islander , White / Caucasian

Applications closed 2 October 2020.

Supporting Role - Uncle Johnny

Late 30s-early 40s Typically handsome Johnny is currently living in Billy’s house, in their converted garage. He’s a big talker with lots of stories. He knows his way around women, however can’t manage to find the right one. Despite his smarmy and superficial charm, Johnny truly is a good egg. He’s great company for Billy - taking it upon himself to find that kid a date for the end of year dance. He’s committed to his family and will always be there whenever called upon.

Male, aged 35 to 47

  • Ethnicity: Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander, Māori, Mediterranean, Pacific Islander , White / Caucasian
  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 2 October 2020.

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Listing created: 1 September 2020
Applications closed: 2 October 2020
Casting #1087116
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