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Diverse Actors Wanted for an Anti-Racism Online Campaign Video

Diverse Actors Wanted for an Anti-Racism Online Campaign Video

Victoria, Australia
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BACKGROUND
Cinespace Inc is an NGO that champions Victorian and Australian screen diversity. It is producing a reducing racism 3-4 minute campaign video for the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) for social media distribution.

Set in a surrealist Anti-Racism game show, characters from different walks of life compete in a series of rounds on their knowledge of racism to be the most Anti-Racist person. Light-hearted with tongue-firmly-in-cheek, the campaign is a blend of the game show-meets-reality TV show format, where the characters are invited to share their dismay and feelings in interviews throughout the progress of the game.

WHAT IS INVOLVED?
As actors are portraying members of the target community, we have allocated a development session to gather your feedback on the script:

Development: All actors are to partake in a 1-2 hour community consultation/brainstorming session as part of our actor/community collaborative process.

Rehearsal: All actors are to attend a 1-2 hour rehearsal before the shoot date.
Campaign shoot: To perform as their characters on the day.

Shooting duration: 1 full day shoot (8 to 10 hours, TBC), on either a Saturday/Sunday of September.

Please note: To keep the set safe, the production will be applying COVID safety protocols to ensure everyone’s safety. You will be required to wear a mask in between takes and on-set. We are looking for cast & crew who have not travelled interstate or internationally for the past 2 months, and do not intend to travel during the period of leading up to the shoot.

PAYMENT
Actors will be paid for the development consultation ($50) and the shoot (MEAA rates). However, our 1-2 hour rehearsal will be unpaid.

ROLES
We are looking for 5 actors to fill in the roles of 4 contestants & 1 Game Show host.
NOTE: The ethnicity/gender/age is just a guide, and non-binary applicants are welcome. The applicants can use the below descriptors as a guide on to how to present, but everything otherwise is their choice.

1) THE HOST
Indigenous - any gender - any age
Flexible so long as their personality is dynamic.

2) THE POLITICIAN
South Asian - male – 50s
Diplomatic, charismatic, and yet smug.

3) THE NERD
African - male - teen to early 20s
Confident, logical, know-it-all.

4) THE ACTIVIST
East Asian - female - early 20s
Passionate, easily riled up, cares about any and every issue.

5) THE KAREN
Caucasian – female – 30s to 40s
Obnoxious, confrontational, agreeable until she’s angered.

AUDITION PROCESS
We are seeking self-taped auditions for the above roles. Once invited to audition, we will send you a script for your self-tape, and further details of the process.

Actors may submit an audition for more than one role.

At the start of each audition, please cite your name and the role you are auditioning.
If auditioning for more than one role, please repeat your name and the role at the beginning of the audition.

Audition deadline: Monday, 16th August. 5pm

Job payment

Paid - 1-2 days. MEAA rates


Game Show Host

The Game Show Host's personality is dynamic and charming. Knows how to work the stage, and engage with contestants. Open to gender and age. First Nations actors preferred.

Anyone, aged 25 to 65

  • Ethnicity: Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander, Māori, Pacific Islander

Applications closed 17 August 2021.

The Politician

The Politician is diplomatic, charismatic, and smug. They are also wary and politically-correct. Open to gender and age. South Asian actors preferred.

Anyone, aged 30 to 65

  • Height: 167 cm / 5ft 6in - 195 cm / 6ft 5in
  • Ethnicity: Indian, Pakistani, South Asian

Applications closed 17 August 2021.

The Nerd

The Nerd is confident, logical, and a know-it-all. Massive trivia nerd. Open to gender. African/youthful looking actors preferred.

Anyone, aged 18 to 25

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent , Latinx / Hispanic, Middle Eastern

Applications closed 17 August 2021.

The Activist

The Activist is passionate, easily riled up, and cares about any and every issue. #woke Open to gender and age. East Asian actors preferred.

Anyone, aged 18 to 35

  • Ethnicity: Chinese, Japanese, Korean

Applications closed 17 August 2021.

The Karen

The Karen/Kieran is obnoxious and confrontational. They are agreeable until they're angered. Open to gender and age. Caucasian actors preferred.

Anyone, aged 25 to 60

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 17 August 2021.

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