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Actors required for Sci-fi short, ASTRONAUT - Swinburne Student Short Film

Actors required for Sci-fi short, ASTRONAUT - Swinburne Student Short Film

Victoria, Australia
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We are currently casting for our Swinburne Short Film ‘Astronaut’, a science-fiction set in the late 60s. We will be shooting in late November!

The film follows a single mother who dreams of travelling to space, however she is unfortunately unable to pursue her dreams due to becoming a mother.

We are casting for the following roles:
The Mother (Lead) - Female (age 20 - 35)
The Child (Lead) - Any gender (age 6 - 14)Astronaut 2 (Supporting) -
Male (age 20 and above)

Due to COVID restrictions, we are ideally looking for The Mother and Child actor to be related - however this isn’t a requirement for applying. We are still open to anyone so please do apply!

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.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student film

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


Mother/Astronaut

The Mother loves her child, but feels a calling for something more in her life, which she is unable to achieve, due to being the only carer for her child as a single parent, and the social expectations of women during the time limiting their careers. She faces confliction between her desire to go against these cultural expectations, and a responsibility to look after her child. We’re looking for a woman aged mid 20s to mid 50s.

Female, aged 20 and over

Applications closed 24 November 2020.

Child

The child loves their mother, but can sense the uncertainty in her as she desires more in life than parenthood. The child has little to no dialogue, and needs to be able to express emotions of happiness, love, confusion and sadness clearly. We’re looking for a child aged around 6-10, of any gender. This character and the Mother/Astronaut share intimate moments throughout the script. As such, due to covid restrictions we would proffer the casting of the Mother and Child to be related.

Anyone, aged 6 to 14

Applications closed 24 November 2020.

Astronaut #2

The second Astronaut interacts with the Mother/Astronaut in the space ship, coming off as cold and distant. They represent the father that left the mother and child, and when they die, they represent the perceived consequences the Mother may face for desiring to go against the social norms. We’re looking for a male aged 20 to 50s. The character’s face will not be seen, as they will wear a helmet for their scene.

Male, aged 20 and over

Applications closed 24 November 2020.

Radio Voice

A stern, robotic voice to be heard over the radio in the rocket ship.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 24 November 2020.

Shadowy Figures

Multiple figures chase the Astronaut/Mother through the forest, shouting after her. She does not know, but they mean to return her child to her, however they seem hostile. We’re looking for people who can speak a second language as well as English, as we would like these characters to speak foreign languages.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 24 November 2020.

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Listing created: 11 October 2020
Applications closed: 24 November 2020
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