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Actors Wanted for Horror/Comedy Short Student Film About a Cannibal Couch

Actors Wanted for Horror/Comedy Short Student Film About a Cannibal Couch

Manchester, UK
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A short horror/comedy - 13 minutes long about a fashion student discovering the laundry room couch is alive and eating people.

An homage to classic slasher flicks, the story follows our final girl Wendy as she struggles with university work, her manipulative bestfriend, a creepy janitor and the cannibal couch he works for.

We're a crew of experienced final year film students and intend to send this to local film festivals.

What to expect:
- Day and Night shoots
- Rehearsals
- The Wendy character will have her leg bitten off, so will have an application of SFX make-up + will have a fake 'makeshift peg leg'
- Adhering to most recent COVID-19 safety regulations

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Principle Photography: 22nd -29th April
Rehearsals: Mid-April
Pending changes based upon location availability

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity

Expenses paid - Reasonable Travel Expenses + Food & Drink

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

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Female lead - University Fashion Student

Wendy and her fellow fashion student Florence, tackle the stress of Uni together. Unusually though, Wendy is fine for money. A sugar daddy's pays her loans, and Flo takes issue with this. After the worst night of her life Wendy makes a leap of faith to become independent and thrives as a newly confident woman. Her character is similar to Daphne from Scooby-Doo.

Female, aged 18 to 25

  • Hair color: Brown

Applications closed 8 April 2021.

Female Main Cast - University Fashion Student

Florence - Wendy's best friend - appears nurturing to Wendy, but behind the kindness is puppetry. She needs Wendy's reliance to feel useful, so with Wendy being more capable she becomes bitter. This growing jealousy results in Florence patronizing Wendy & sabotaging their friendship. A kind-hearted persona to cover a manipulative core.

Female, aged 18 to 25

Applications closed 8 April 2021.

Male Main Cast - Janitor

Doran - a caretaker - is an off-beat, dimwitted, hopeless-romantic but by no means innocent. Doran is passive, complacent, In highschool he starred in the yearly school production of Little Shop of Horrors. Since graduation he's done the bidding of a cannibalistic couch since he literally has nothing better to do.

Male, aged 20 to 30

Applications closed 8 April 2021.

Female Supporting Cast - Nurse

Role: The Nurse is quite extroverted / chatty with Wendy & Florence when they meet briefly. While a smaller role it comes with the opportunity to stand out. We're looking for an irregular and characterful personality that you can decide for the role.

Female, aged 20 to 30

Applications closed 8 April 2021.

Female Supporting Cast - University Student

This is a non-speaking role but will be featured heavily in the opening sequence of the film. For the scene, Winnie is followed into the university laundry room where they're promptly killed by our antagonist, the cannibal couch, becoming the film's first kill.

Female, aged 18 to 25

Applications closed 8 April 2021.

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Next audition:
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Listing created: 19 March 2021
Applications closed: 8 April 2021
Casting #1116107