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Extras Wanted for Refugee Short Film "Asylum"

Extras Wanted for Refugee Short Film "Asylum"

Queensland, Australia
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"Asylum" is a short drama.

In a prison camp on tropical Manus Island, men who have improperly sought asylum in Australia are imprisoned by the Australian Government. There, out of sight and out of mind, prisoners endure regular and calculated debasement at the hands of the guards. When guards attempt to confiscate a guitar from the detainee Kayhan, labeling it a dangerous object, Kayhan can’t suppress his sense of injustice. He takes a stand for his human rights, forcing the guards to respond.

We are seeking extras to play the parts of refugees and staff.

Successful applicants will be willing to travel to the shoot location in Cairns. Cairns locals are preferred.

Unfortunately, as we’re entirely self-funded, we’re unable to provide financial compensation for crew or actors for this project. All roles are unpaid. Our hopes for this film are to use what resources we have to strengthen a platform for refugees and to push for the human rights of the asylum seekers still suffering in detention. We are aiming for international festivals with the hopes of provoking a wider discussion about Australia's policies.

Shoot dates are outlined below, however extras will only be needed for 2 of these days. Please indicate your availability when applying.

StarNow note for talent: website and examples of previous work available on application.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Shoot dates: 9th - 13th August 2021

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Independent short film

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

10 X Refugees (Extras)

The refugees are detainees on Manus, and many have been held there for several years. They are witnesses to the conflict that arises between Kayhan and the guards.

Male, aged 18 to 65

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent , Eurasian / Pan Asian, Indian, Latinx / Hispanic, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern , Pakistani, South Asian

Applications closed 6 August 2021.

Emele - Kitchen Staff (Extra)

Emele is a local who works in the kitchen at the detention centre. She is efficient and confident.

Female, aged 30 to 65

  • Ethnicity: Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander

Applications closed 6 August 2021.

Nelson - Kitchen Staff (Extra)

Nelson works in the kitchen with Emele. He keeps his head down and does his work.

Male, aged 30 to 65

  • Ethnicity: Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander

Applications closed 6 August 2021.

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Listing created: 24 June 2021
Applications closed: 6 August 2021
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