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Actors Required for Roles in Short Psychological Drama Short Film

Actors Required for Roles in Short Psychological Drama Short Film

London, UK. Apply from all UK.
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'Smiley Face' a short, tense piece that psychologically dismembers its main character, whose anxieties and guilt of a childhood encounter boil to the surface as various characters from his life spontaneously appear as he is having dinner. We are producing the film in collaboration with the University College London Film and TV society.

ABOUT THE CREW

Hal Pilkington - Director
Hal Pilkington is a director, cinematographer and editor whose films have been featured in prestigious festivals such as Hollyshorts. He is also currently developing a feature-length documentary with acclaimed photographer and artist Ram Shergill.

Saul Lotzof - Writer and DOP
Saul Lotzof is a London-based screenwriter and director who, after receiving BFI
Future Film Festival’s ‘Best Short Film’ award in 2019, took a year out of further education to pursue the creation of VINCENT. This previous film - The Milk Bottle - was also part of the official selection for Encounters Film Festival and Rhode Island International Film Festival amongst others. From working with noteworthy DOP’s on his other films in the past, such as Angela Zoe Neil (a BAFTA and Warner Brothers scholar at the NFTS), as well as his own history with ca era operation and lighting technique, Saul, in addition, is also a well-rounded cinematographer.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

The film shoot will be late afternoon and evening of 26-27th June. Since it is not far away, rehearsal periods will be organised the week beforehand.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity

Expenses paid - Travel expenses will be covered. food will be provided.

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

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UPDATE: Just to say - we have delayed the shoot until the shoot dates of 26-27th June.

Edited 11 June 2021


Zac - Protagonist

Think of a man, without a wife, without much impetus, without much of a goal, just doing what everyone else does. Then add parental trauma. This is Zac.

Male, aged 35 to 50

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 6 July 2021.

Mum

A manipulative, shallow, commanding mother. She lives off the power she yields, while at the same time taking pleasure in the self-deceit that is the belief that she is a good mother, causing her occasional warm moments. Her focus is always on herself, and her appearance.

Female, aged 25 to 45

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 6 July 2021.

Hopkins

Think of a quiet but stern grandfather or older uncle. This is Hopkins, Zac's science teacher from his primary school.

Male, aged 55 and over

Applications closed 6 July 2021.

Dad

A regular, ineffectual and slightly effeminate Dad. Spineless and insipid.

Male, aged 30 to 50

Applications closed 6 July 2021.

Unknown Man

Sexy, domineering, oily and manipulative. The perfect counterpart for Mum.

Male, aged 25 to 40

Applications closed 6 July 2021.

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Listing created: 5 June 2021
Applications closed: 6 July 2021
Casting #1129236