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Chaplain - Short Film

Chaplain - Short Film

Northampton, UK. Apply from all UK.
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Chaplain is a short drama following the journey of Olivia, a newly starting military death notifier, delivering the news to an elderly couple that their son has passed away.

Accompanied by her two more experienced colleagues, Olivia must overcome the difficulty of the job in order to help the family through the first stage of the grieving process.

We aim to capture the emotion that anybody who has lost a loved one can relate to, and highlight the job of a death notifier, which is commonly overlooked in our modern world.

Note for talent: A Kickstarter link will be provided upon application, which will give you more information around the project, however please rest assured we are not requesting donations.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Casting and shooting will take place during May 2021

Job payment

£10 per hour

Expenses paid - Travel and accommodation to be discussed upon application.

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Olivia is our protagonist and the individual who's eyes we experience the film through. She is new to her job and therefore has to balance professionalism with nervousness in order to help the family who are being delivered the worst possible news.

Female, aged 18 to 35

Applications closed 9 May 2021.


Robert is one of the colleagues accompanying Olivia during her first day on the job. He is experienced and stern in the way he goes about his job, but maybe lacks the compassion due to how many years he as been a part of the industry.

Male, aged 30 to 60

Applications closed 9 May 2021.


Chris is a member of the military who served along with the individual who has passed away. He is attending the notification along with Olivia and Robert in order to try and support the family.

Male, aged 25 to 45

Applications closed 9 May 2021.


June is an elderly woman who lives in a secluded countryside home with her husband David. She has been suffering with dementia for many years and is heavily supported by the family she has around her. Upon receiving the sad news of her son passing away, June's disability prevents her from properly communicating with the notifiers.

Female, aged 55 to 85

Applications closed 9 May 2021.


David lives with his wife June in the secluded countryside. Due to his wife's condition, he must do twice as much work to provide for his family. When he hears the news that his son has passed away within the military, his reaction is one of dispart and anger, causing a difficult scenario for the notifiers.

Male, aged 55 to 85

Applications closed 9 May 2021.

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Listing created: 23 April 2021
Applications closed: 9 May 2021
Casting #1121972