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Lead Male Actor for Lockdown Short

Lead Male Actor for Lockdown Short

Job can be done from home within the UK
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Short Film

'Strings Attached' is a short film which focuses on two young professionals, looking for love, living 'the new normal' in the midst of a pandemic. They date over video conferencing, but things are not as simple as they seem.

Essentially a drama with black comedy overtones and an unexpected twist.

The entire movie takes place via video conferencing on a fictional dating site.

Looking for a guy who could be in his mid 30s, but realistically pass for mid 20s. We need someone naturalistic who can play nerdy, confident yet at times awkward but not unattractive. Will need a fair amount of screen experience. We have already cast and shot the two female roles (but they will be available to read in during the shoot).

Ideally we need to see a Showreel and auditions will be done via self tape.

You will need to be able to shoot from home using a recent iPhone (because they can film at 4k) while acting with scene partner and director via Zoom. Will also need plain (white) walls for the background which posters can be blu-tacked to (we will send you four green A3 sheets so in edit sci-fi posters can be keyed in).

We are actually re-shooting the Josh scenes due to copyright issues (you guessed it, the posters) and the previous actor now being unavailable due to being cast in another project. Shoot to production will be very quick, as the bulk of editing and sfx are already done.

This movie will be doing the festival rounds. We have had good feedback so far and have the unique brag of the entire thing being filmed via iPhone across three different countries.

We will explain more details on application and send sides across.

We are a collective of experienced actors and writers, so this is a zero budget passion project that grew out of the urge to do something creative during lockdown.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Flexible, shooting the scenes will only take around 4 hours at a weekend.

Job payment

Fixed price of £30 - Should be half a day's shoot, remotely in your home.

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Josh has met Marie via a dating site. Unable to meet up for their first date due to the pandemic happening, they are using the dating site's video conferencing to have a virtual first date. Josh has trouble meeting people, and picking up the right 'signals' when someone likes him, so has turned to online dating. He is a self confessed horror movie nerd, has asthma and is charming yet awkward. He has told his date he is 26, but is he though...?

Male, aged 25 to 35

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

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Listing created: 14 September 2020
Applications closed: 23 September 2020
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