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2 Male Actors for Leading Roles in Drama/Thriller Student Short Film

2 Male Actors for Leading Roles in Drama/Thriller Student Short Film

Portsmouth, UK
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2 men awake from a dark basement – with only an uncomfortable white light glaring above them, the room is a cold empty pit of shadow with a creaky floorboard and housing only some pipeline above them. They find themselves tied together, both battered and bruised to the point of unrecognizability. (Mark) Is a tall, slim and slightly erratic individual with a degree in civil engineering. He is wearing tight jeans and a shirt that has been scuffed up and splattered with his own blood. (Paul) is recognisably more built-in comparison; a world-weary and pragmatic Scout Leader and overall handyman who is strangely familiar with these sorts of situations. He drapes cargo trousers and a grey top which has, too, been scuffed up. This intimate self-contained story follows the humorously dark and bitter-sweet tale of their escape. Through the combination of ()’s traditional muscle-power and common sense that comically out-performs ()’s supposed wit and cunning, the diegesis slowly peels back the likenesses they both share to their friends from school as they both pick up on signs that the other gives off through their eerily familiar methods of problem-solving. The relationship between them is oddly established in nature given the circumstances, realised with an awkwardly funny mix of Hollywood-style macho-masculinity and innocent school-boy cheekiness through flippant asides and vulnerable confessions. As the audience anticipates for the moment that two old friends recognise each other, the expected outcome is ultimately subverted as it is revealed that they both recognised each other from the very beginning in a fit of rage and seething resentment towards the end as they argue over why () supposedly “left” () alone to achieve his degree, following along the academic footsteps of his father. The two-part ways at the end with a sad yet comforting nod that appreciates the friendship that nurtured them in their formative years and understands that they are now individuals in adulthood who grew apart for a reason and are now living their own lives.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Rehearsals will commence on the 15th of February
Shooting will commence in early March (Subject to change)

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student Film

Expenses paid - Travel, Accomidation, Food, etc.

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

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Mark (Male Lead)

A stuck-up middle-class businessman.

Male, aged 25 to 40

Applications closed 9 February 2021.

Paul (Male Lead)

A Working Class man, with a short temper

Male, aged 25 to 40

Applications closed 9 February 2021.

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Listing created: 15 January 2021
Applications closed: 9 February 2021
Casting #1106324
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