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Actors Needed for Short Film - 'Climbing Trees'

Actors Needed for Short Film - 'Climbing Trees'

Birmingham, UK

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'Climbing Trees' is the latest short film to be in the latter stages of pre-production by Pretty Hate Productions. Written & to be Directed by Matthew R. Ford, and with long-time collaborator Daniel Alexander attached as Director of Photography, the film follows the story of a tormented father, who 12 years after the shocking murder of a little girl, is struggling to come to terms with the release of the killer and his own feelings of guilt and responsibility.

Twelve years ago, Kris’ son, Toby, who was then 15, murdered and sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl.
Now a 27 year old man, the home office has decided that Toby is to be released and will live out his life under an assumed identity in an undisclosed part of the country.

The news is not revealed to the public until at least 6 months after the fact and the public, especially in Kris’ hometown of Birmingham are outraged and the news brings up all the emotions and memories of that fateful time 12 years earlier.

The film will be shot in various locations in Birmingham (U.K.) and is no budget production with travel, sustenance and fees to be paid where applicable (further details in individual character applications).

Once complete, the film will be entered into various international festivals where it is eligible and will be screened at "premiere/celebration" event in Birmingham for cast, crew, family, friends and networking.

Every member of the cast and crew will receive a digital version of the finished film and full credits and references- including their scenes separated for showreel purposes.

Rehearsal / production dates

Filming will take place between April-March 2018 on specific dates. The dates relating to specific roles are listed in the individual character details. PLEASE READ AND ENSURE YOU CAN COMMIT TO THE DATE/DATES BEFORE APPLYING.
Auditions will be held at a TBC date in Birmingham.

Job compensation

$

Expenses paid


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Kris (Male lead)

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It is obvious that Kris, a 51 year old Male of average height, was once a good looking young man but life has taken its toll on him, he is cynical and tired, worn out by not enough sleep and too many cigarettes and his eyes tell his story. Over time, he has learnt to live with his life as it is now and so despite his obvious lethargy, he remains a functioning human being. He shaves, albeit with an electric r

Males, aged 40 to 50 from Birmingham, United Kingdom

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

Sarah

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Sarah is Kris' ex-wife and mother of Toby.
After the event and subsequent fall-out, their marriage disintegrated and she moved away, back to her home in Wolverhampton but she is still close to the torment.

Recently, she has moved back to Birmingham but she keeps to herself and has very little social life.
It is a fight every day to keep going but she is trying.

The successful applicant will be paid a

Females, aged 37 to 48 from Birmingham, United Kingdom

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

Pub attackers (x2)

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These roles are unnamed in the script (listed as Man 1 and Man 2)
Character names can be discussed/decided with successful applicants for crediting purposes.

Members of the local community who have taken out their hare for Toby and what he did on Kris for the past 12 years. Upon learning of his son's release, they brutally attack him after a drunken night in the local pub, leaving him battered and bleedin

Males, aged 24 to 35 from Birmingham, United Kingdom

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

Prostitute (minor role)

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This is a minor role for a female to play the role of a prostitute that the male lead frequents.
The scenes are short and will be filmed in a close/abstract way.
Although there is no need for nudity, applicants will be required to simulate sex for the short scenes.

For ANY questions or concerns, please contact us.

FILMING DATES:
April 30th (half day. Approx 2 hours)
LOCATIONS: Birmingham. Hall Green

Females, aged 18 to 30 from Birmingham, United Kingdom

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

Dr Jackson

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Kris' counsellor who has been seeing him on and off for a number of years. He is not the first counsellor who Kris has seen and so progress is slow.

One scene, approx half-day filming with important dialogue.

FILMING DATES:
April 20th (Approx 1pm-3pm)
LOCATIONS: Birmingham. Kings Heath

All food and travel (if applicable) will be covered for the day.

Males, aged 40 to 60 from Birmingham, United Kingdom

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

News Reporter

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This role is for the role of News Reporter. A scene that will be filmed as a news broadcast and played in another scene as a late night broadcast.

Succesfull applicants need t be able to to present themselves as a clear and articulate local news presenter.

FILMING DATES:
April 20th (Approx 10am-12pm)
LOCATIONS: Birmingham. Kings Heath (TBC)

Any gender, aged 27 to 37 from Birmingham, United Kingdom

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

Barmaid (minor role)

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This role is a minor role for a BARMAID, to act as an extra behind the bar in a short scene. At one point in the scene, the successful applicant will need to react to somebody throwing a glass across the pub.

FILMING DATES:
May 7th
LOCATIONS: Birmingham. Hall Green (TBC)

Actor's food and travel (if applicable) will be covered.

Females, aged 18 to 25 from Birmingham, United Kingdom

EXTRA'S (Various)

There are a few, various EXTRA roles (without dialogue) for a few short scenes in the production.
If you are interested in getting involved with a short film filmed in Birmingham and would like to find out more, please contact us.

Any gender, aged 25 to 40 from Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Listing created: 1 February 2018
Applications closed: 4 March 2018
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