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Actors Required for Lead and Supporting Roles in a Dark Dramatic Short Film

Actors Required for Lead and Supporting Roles in a Dark Dramatic Short Film

Queensland, Australia
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We are looking for actors for a dark drama, short film written from the award winning and published writer Les Zig called:

"Once Upon A Dawn".

Warning: this short film deals with graphic and disturbing content comprising domestic abuse, violence, narcotics, narcotic use and supernatural themes.

The film will be sent to Film Festivals and also be sending off as a "proof of concept" to various agents/companies.

This will be a chance for actors to really show what they can bring to the table with the characters.

StarNow note for talent: Please note the Advertiser has indicated this production contains strong themes including drug use and abuse, however the minors are not involved in shooting these scenes. Applicants may wish to clarify further details with the advertiser before attending an audition.

The owner of this listing has agreed to abide by local 'working with children' regulations. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Shooting dates TBA but at this stage looking towards the end of Feb 2022. Rehearsals to be worked out with the actors.

Job payment

Payment TBC - Shooting should be 4 days (2 weekends) or may needed an extra day. Not all actors required this whole period.


Male Lead

A cruel and vicious man who came from an abusive household and is now abusive himself. He is also a career criminal, so intimidation and violence are always his go-to solutions. He is unfailing in believing his choices are just and in the best interests of his partner and his young daughter. His humanity will sometimes flicker when he’s having an exchange with his younger daughter.

Male, aged 35 to 50

Applications closed 14 December 2021.

Female Lead

She has lived the last ten years of her life as a captive of an abusive man. Prior, she was bright, feisty, and idealistic, and believed in a better future. But that has been beaten out of her, and she is now desperate to the point of resignation – a result of a drug habit, her partner’s abuse, and the loss of her true love. Somewhere deep down, there is still a spark of defiance, and it’s just waiting for its chance to burn.

Female, aged 33 to 45

Applications closed 14 December 2021.

Supporting Female

A strong woman with a fighting spirit who doesn’t take a backward step. She now has an unassailable tranquility about her and requires an actor who can portray a wide range of emotions subtly. This is a smaller but pivotal role in the story.

Female, aged 25 to 35

Applications closed 14 December 2021.

Supporting Female

An attractive young woman still finding her way in the world. She’s attracted to bad boy types, and can be overly impulsive, which led to her running away from her family. This is a small role and requires an actress comfortable with scenes involving violence and drug use.

Female, aged 18 to 25

Applications closed 14 December 2021.

Lead Female Child

A girl who has been brought up in captivity. Because of this, she has not had the typical social interaction, e.g., friends, school, or even engagement with things like television and phones. While this short film comprises scenes of violence, abuse, and narcotics, the producers wish to assure you that these scenes will be filmed in a way that they won’t require the child actress present the majority of the time.

Female, aged 9 to 12

Applications closed 14 December 2021.

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Listing created: 1 December 2021
Applications closed: 14 December 2021
Casting #1158024