These fun, pushed comedy spots mocking the bad ‘sales’ type of advertising. Casting wise, there’s two types of cast...
‘A’ Cast, who are the over-the-top, cajole at all costs, hard-sell world with larger-than-life characters who have hijacked our world and made it fake and loud.
And ‘B’ Cast, the real person in their real habitat with their real item, just trying to sell/buy on Gumtree. Our good folks, your mum, dad, aunt or next door neighbor.
The word of selling is full of gimmicks, jazz hands and frills to try to make you buy things. Gum tree on the other hand, is normal people buying and selling stuff they want or no longer need...
This series of 20 second ads celebrates that, by stripping back a variety of recognisable, over the top tropes to reveal a wonderfully frill-less world and the good find.
- Wardrobe: 22nd/23rd April
- Shoot: 27th - 29th April. Shooting for 1 day each with a Zoom recall on the 14th and 15th April
Production location: London, United Kingdom.
Paid - £300 BSF plus up to £4000 buyout. Some roles vary. Full details will be provided
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Hairy Man on Rug
TOM has Beautiful luscious locks and hairy body. Like 80s sexy. Think vintage photographs of your dad in his prime OR Think TOM SELLEK AND TOM JONES .....DAVID CASSIDY OR DARREN DAY they want him to be more on the ‘cheesey sexy’ side of the tracks ...The trope is ‘sex sells’ so we need a bit of old school hunk please.
Male, aged 25 to 50Apply now
Linda .......went a bit 70s shag pile last year in her sitting room and is moving on this season....selling said rug .... she lives on her own and is appalled that some hairy bloke is lying on it topless. Any ethnicity is good. Looking for raw undiscovered talent to set light to the screen.
Female, aged 30 to 50Apply now
Young salesman. Maybe a bit dorky looking with a bumfluff tash. Like they've got their first ever suit and they think they're the business is he a grown up inbetweenter ??? OR hypnotic smiling cool dude who has his eye on the prize as soon as you walk in the door ... and he got ya .....
Male, aged 20 to 40Apply now
Game show Host
Sleazy slicked back and definitely not to be trusted. An older gentleman with an unnaturally perfect smile. He needs to fully embrace the Game show Idium .... A gameshow host wanders in with his lacquered coiffed hair and sparkly costume: “And here she is, the star prize.”
Male, aged 40 to 60Apply now
Glamorous but not a supermodel. Very awkward with an iconic smile
Female, aged 18 and overApply now
Charismatic and over the top QVC style presenter doing everything to sell you their thing.
Male, aged 35 to 45Apply now
As soon as we see barry, we feel his struggle. He is a classic comedy, one sandwich short of a picnic kind of guy. Lovely guy, probably on the slim side who thinks a blender is futuristic. Lived with his mother until recently. And what’s wrong with that. Even if Barry is in his 40s. He’s precise and a little odd but we loved him (or at least his Mum does) but he certainly makes us smile.
Male, aged 39 to 42Apply now
Margaret & Jim.... They may be Swingers. But really that’s none of our business. They brought a lovely crafted oak hot tub recently and are about the enjoy a dip on a lovely star filled sky evening until Tubby the mascot comes into frame. And they chase him out their garden! Must be happy to be in a bikini and chase a mascot down the garden.
Female, aged 35 to 45Apply now
Margaret & Jim.... They may be Swingers. But really that’s none of our business. They brought a lovely crafted oak hot tub recently and are about the enjoy a dip on a lovely star filled sky evening until Tubby the mascot comes into frame. And they chase him out their garden! Must be happy to be in speedos and chase a mascot down the garden.
Male, aged 25 to 55Apply now
Tubby is the hot tub mascot. We need an expressive person who has ideally done mascotting or skin work before. Someone with dramatic movements to convey emotions and comedy. Must be happy to be in a mascot suit including their head. Their face won't be seen. MUST BE UNDER 5FT £750 all in. Their face won't be seen.
Anyone, aged 18 to 45Apply now
A couple of real Cheer Leaders full of annoying cheer and enthusiasm. Ideally they can flip.
Anyone, aged 18 to 30Apply now
The Marching Band
A real marching band (doesn't need to be a big one a small marching band would be great) Again these are the bad guys. They are slimy, smarmy and annoying. Awful lot. They should feel more over the top and a little fantastical. Extreme characterisations of these sales tropes.
Anyone, aged 18 and overApply now
Back in the day she owned a motor bike and leathers. A couple of years ago she tried to relive her youth but long gone are those days and this bike has sat in the garage unused in pristine condition so she's selling it. Any ethnicity is good. Looking for raw undiscovered talent to set light to the screen.
Female, aged 30 to 55Apply now