Six Weeks in Cairo is a WW1-set drama focused on a young soldier who’s narrowly escaped death. He’s been evacuated to Cairo, and whilst there has discovered he can avoid redeployment by joining the Imperial Camel Corps, but in order to join he must know Arabic. And he’s only got six weeks to learn it. This story focuses on the bond created between a young British soldier and an older Egyptian man who teaches him his language. The film is set at war and won’t shy away from showing the horrors of it, but the relationship the two men form allows for some comedic moments and ends as a heart-warming tale.
The film will be submitted to several film festivals and be shown on streaming services which we have previously worked with.
Although the character of Joseph learns Arabic, it is not needed to know the language, as a language coach will work with the actor.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates4th May - 10th May
Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Paid bonuses. £10 per day of filming.
Expenses paid - Travel and food will be provided
Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.
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Lead Actor for WW1 Short Film
Joseph is a young soldier recovering physically and emotionally from the horrors of war, from his medic bed in Cairo. He’ll do anything to avoid going back to battle, which is why when he finds out a camel division is being set up in Egypt, he does everything he can to try to join. This means learning Arabic. As Joseph is taught Arabic from Asim in the bed next to him, he also learns compassion and what it truly means to be a man.
Male, aged 18 to 25
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
Applications closed 1 May 2021.