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Actors required for comedy mockumentary 'Two Little Ducks' - Preston

Actors required for comedy mockumentary 'Two Little Ducks' - Preston

Preston, UK
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Comedy mockumentary created by a third year Uclan student as part of a final degree piece.

Auditions dates beginning Wednesday the 27th of March.

Shooting dates are from Monday the 8th of April through until Wednesday the 10th.

THIS CASTING IS URGENT!

This is unpaid work but a great opportunity to get quality show reel footage! (travel expenses etc. will be paid)

Film intended as a final degree piece and to be shown in festivals around the country so it's a great opportunity to advertise yourself a little!

Story Synopsis:

‘Two Little Ducks’ is a comedy mockumentary based around the story of two characters Denis and Barbara, who run a local bingo game in their small village hall every Friday night. Denis and Barbara think that their bingo night is the talk of the village for only good reasons but they are sadly mistaken as their bingo night is the most unsuccessful thing ever and nobody in the village really much likes them as people. However, Denis and Barbara being in their own little world, fail to notice that there is any form of issue.
We follow Denis and Barbara through the day before their village bingo night and take a look into how they run it, what the local villagers think about them and their event, their work lives and more importantly their love life. Denis and Barbara have been partners for a long time but have never tied the knot as Denis has found commitment hard but after a sudden realisation will Denis ask Barbara to become his other little duck? Will their Bingo night remain unlucky for some?

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Barbra - Lead actress

She isn’t the brightest of sparks and a bit like Denis she is lacking a bit of common sense. Barbara doesn’t much care for bingo however she puts up with Denis’s obsession as her love for him is strong even though she will never admit it. Barbra does everything she possible can to help Denis’s bingo night run smoothly however all she really wants from him is a little more time and recognition from him. Acting style and timings of Caroline Aherne (The Royle Family) Joanna Page (Gavin and Stacey).

Female, aged 45 to 60

Applications closed 30 March 2013.

Interviewer

The character of the interviewer is an intelligent man and is continually correcting and questioning Denis and Barbara on what they do and say. The Character of the interviewer is never seen on camera but is a huge part in the success of the comedy of the film. This character needs to be a quick thinker and witty to keep Denis and Barbara on their toes always trying to prove them wrong.

Male, aged 25 to 40

Applications closed 30 March 2013.

Denis - Lead Actor

Denis is the main male character within the film. He is a man in his 50’s who is a kind hearted man but has the wrong approach on showing it. He has this uncontrollable love for Bingo and bases his life around the game. His village bingo night is his pride and joy and takes a lot of time and care in making sure it’s a success when in reality it’s anything but. Denis’s character has been loosely based around the comedy acting style of Peter Kay and Ricky Tomlinson (The Royle Family).

Male, aged 50 to 60

Applications closed 30 March 2013.

Old Lady

The old lady only has one very short scene in the film and only has one line of dialogue however for the comedy aspect, this role is crucial to be included within the script.

Female, aged 55 and over

Applications closed 30 March 2013.

Barman

The barman role is another small role within the film and only has one very short scene however the role is crucial to the overall story and needs to be played well due to the comedy the short dialogue provides the film.

Male, aged 30 and over

Applications closed 30 March 2013.

Vicar

The vicar plays a huge part in the film when it comes to comedy but on screen time is very short. This role needs to be played by someone who has comedy acting experience as this small role holds a lot of comedy value and needs to be executed perfectly.

Male, aged 40 and over

Applications closed 30 March 2013.

Old Man

The role of the old man is crucial in the film. This role plays one of the largest comedy aspects of the entire film. The role isn’t a dialogue heavy one however the scene is fairly large and needs to be played by someone who has experience in comedy acting, as facial expression and body movement must be impeccable to generate the comical effect desired.

Male, aged 55 and over

Applications closed 30 March 2013.

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Listing created: 20 March 2013
Applications closed: 30 March 2013
Casting #442437