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Lead Actors Required for a Crime/Drama Short Film

Lead Actors Required for a Crime/Drama Short Film

Victoria, Australia. Apply from all Australia.
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We are in pre-production for a Crime / Drama short film, and aiming for the shoot to be in Autumn 2022, in Melbourne.

The story revolves around three characters - a crime journalist, an ex-Mafia hitman, and a young lawyer - and chronicles the convergence of multiple warring parties in a desperate attempt to uncover the journalist's secret source.

Payment will be negotiated, and if you are shortlisted, we would love to see a video audition from you based on two scenes from the screenplay.

The final product will either become a short film or TV pilot, and will be sent to international film festivals.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Production - Autumn 2022

Job payment

Payment TBC - We are yet to finalise a budget, but are aiming to pay each lead actor between $600-$1000 for the project.

Lead Actor (Crime Journalist)

Norman Harrington is a young crime journalist, who has recently found success due to his partnership with an ex-Mafia member who has become his secret source of information. The newfound success of his published stories has incited a new wave of threat from enemies known and unknown, but Norman continues to persist in his cause, determined to bring down those who are destroying the city he loves.

Male, aged 25 to 40

Applications closed 1 November 2021.

Lead Actor (Ex-Mafia Hitman)

Mick la Rosa is an ex-Mafia hitman, who left his old life behind after a tragic betrayal. Years later, he is unable to let go of the anger and bitterness in his heart, and vows to return and destroy the city's criminal underworld by feeding secrets to the crime journalist Norman Harrington.

Male, aged 25 to 45

Applications closed 1 November 2021.

Lead Actress (Young Lawyer)

Lily is a young lawyer, who is the fiancé of the crime journalist Norman Harrington. For many months, he has kept her from his work, fearful for her safety, but she has finally decided to break free of this suppression, no matter the risk. She feels that her skills can help the work of Norman and Mick, and as multiple threatening parties converge on the two men, it is up to Lily to stop disaster from striking.

Female, aged 21 to 35

Applications closed 1 November 2021.

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Listing created: 9 June 2021
Applications closed: 1 November 2021
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