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Five Actors Needed for Main Roles in Lovecraft Inspired Short Film

Five Actors Needed for Main Roles in Lovecraft Inspired Short Film

New South Wales, Australia
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The Unknowing - Short film inspired by the writing of HP Lovecraft.

5 women are trapped/isolated in a clinical hospital building, and following the death of one of their members and the discovery of arcane documents in her personal effects, set about uncovering the reasons behind her suicide, and realise that what is learnt cannot be unlearnt.

ALL ROLES WILL BE PAID - I'm looking for high calibre actors to sell the emotional reality of the story, given it will be a very challenging story and I want to have good actors on my side.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

TBC (contingent on location scouting/COVID easing restrictions)

Job payment

$40 per hour - There are a lot of details that I need to think about first (it depends on the location costs and how many days we need to shoot for) but I'm going with MEAA rates which are 40 bucks an hour


Helen

Helen is a pragmatic individual determined to keep the group from fracturing in the midst of eerie events that have the potential to rankle her logic/science based leanings, and make her consider rationality has no place in the discovery of the truth. She has a background in maths/physics & finds it easy to entrench herself in the study of knowledge attained from Emma's personal documents following her suicide. Her taking charge under such circumstances runs counter to her usual introversion.

Female, aged 30 to 40

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Emma

Emma is very shaken and rankled by the wool being torn from her eyes and the reason why the entity that has trapped them. The story begins with her suicide as a result of the above, so the story lives and dies with Emma. It would be nice to have an actor with a gymnastic background, to convey the physicality required. Her body is later used as a puppet by the entity to torment the survivors, hence the need for the sensibilities of a gymnast.

Female, aged 27 to 40

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Clara

Clara is a mortician and has been around death plenty. She has a lot of common sense/practicality around life or death situations, but finds these events very disconcerting as she is stalked by the dead body of Emma brought to life by the entity. She finds the response of delving into reading/analytical studies a bit daunting and against her sensibilities as a practical person, but sees it as a nice reprieve after getting shaken up by the dead coming to life.

Female, aged 30 to 40

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Lois

Lois is the psychologist amongst the group, and her expertise in dealing with mental conditions comes in handy due to the strain of their inexplicable entrapment. She finds it difficult to adapt and apply her own knowledge to prevent her from succumbing to hysteria, and fully retreats into the study of what Emma was reading and her mental condition as second nature, which in turn is what dooms her. She finds herself taking care of Patricia, who is the most susceptible and anxious of the lot.

Female, aged 30 to 40

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Patricia

Patricia is a biologist by trade and doesn't have much in the way of real life experience outside of a lab. She is the most skittish/affected by Emma's death, as she witnessed her death throes without necessarily having the emotional coping tools needed to overcome seeing someone die right in front of them. She is very reluctant about delving into Emma's research and picking up where she left off. Paranoid about her not being able to control her mental state and end up like Emma.

Female, aged 27 to 40

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Listing created: 26 September 2020
Applications close: 26 January 2021
Casting #1091022
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