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Lead Actors for Student 3rd wave Ska Inspired Detective Noir Short

Lead Actors for Student 3rd wave Ska Inspired Detective Noir Short

Manchester, UK. Apply from all UK.
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A newly recruited P.I and his supervisor investigate a two tone ska band after being hired by their label to steal their independently written new music from them in a camp fantasy noir buddy cop short. The film explores the power struggles between the revolutionist bands of the 80s and their managers; through the eyes of a trainee private investigator who doubles as a fan. The screenplay is set during the early 80's recession in England and poses questions about materialism, artistic integrity and music's importance in activism. This short film has an original OST produced with the help of students from the BIMM institute in Manchester & doubles as a North-West passion project.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

4th May - 9th May

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - This is a student film being made with state of the art equipment from the University of Salford.

Expenses paid - Travel & Food.

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

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Dixon Ford

LEAD ROLE - A lean man with a penchant for not paying attention. Charming yet clumsy, he rules with his heart over his head. Recently taken under Ron's wing as his trainee and is in over his head with this new position. Ron and Dixon are old friends, the pair have bonded over their similar life attitudes & music taste. He has a fond admiration of Billy & The Classics

Male, aged 28 to 35

Applications closed 2 May 2021.

Ron Bytheway

LEAD ROLE - A man with a stocky build and an eternal scowl. He's a private investigator with a keen eye for detail, hiring Dixon as a favour between friends. He hides the pain of his wife leaving him through a guise of sarcasm.

Male, aged 37 to 49

Applications closed 2 May 2021.

Billy

Lead singer of the Classics, slightly naive but with an air of maturity. He and the band have moved on to create their own label much to Miss Rodes' displeasure in order to ensure their music isn't tampered with and censored by execs such as Rodes.

Male, aged 18 to 28

Applications closed 2 May 2021.

Miss Cindy Rodes

The previous manager of the Classics, she's sunk her claws into the band and refuses to go down without a fight. She secretly hires Dixon and Ron to steal the band's new single so she can pawn it off and take all the profit.

Female, aged 27 to 40

Applications closed 2 May 2021.

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Listing created: 1 April 2021
Applications closed: 2 May 2021
Casting #1118211