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Five Actors Required for Period Thriller Short Film - London

Five Actors Required for Period Thriller Short Film - London

London, UK
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Witness at Cannon Street is a short film production produced in collaboration between Lock’n’Load productions and evo film. The short is a highly ambitious and high quality no to low budget production with the intention to enter it into many festivals and competitions over the following 12 months. Our production will be utilising the talent of a highly skilled and experienced creative team and will be filmed at Chatham Dockyard in Kent, the amazing location that has been the used as the set of blockbuster movies such as Les Miserables, Sherlock Holmes and The Mummy.

Based upon a poem written by accomplished author and Co-Producer Matt Brown (The Short of It) and narrated by actor and screen legend Nick Brimble (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, A Knights Tale and Loch Ness to name a few), Witness at Cannon Street is a story set in the 1800’s and tells the tale of an innocent citizen who finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Strolling home late one evening he stumbles across the body of a woman left for dead in the corner of a dark quiet street. Going to her aid he instantly notices her horrific injuries, triggering a vision of the brutal circumstances that have led to her fatality. He is soon met by another passer-by who immediately makes the accusation that the man is responsible for the woman’s murder. Rapidly the situation evolves into a tense case of cat and mouse, each accusing the other of the woman’s murder until police arrive at the scene. At this point the story takes another unexpected turn resulting in a spine tingling twist.

This short requires the skills of a small team of talented, dedicated, enthusiastic and highly motivated actors, to bring their artistic flair complimenting the chilling tone that Nick Brimble’s narration brings to the film.

We are holding auditions for the following 5 parts:

Man A – The man that finds the body - age approx. 30-40
Man B – The man that later finds both Man A and the body - age approx. 30-40
The woman – The murdered Victim, to play the part of being murdered age approx. 25-35
Policeman A - Idealy approx. 6ft and slim to medium weight. age approx 35 - 40
Policeman B - age approx. 30

Filming is scheduled for the evenings of Friday 2nd August and Saturday 3rd August.
Both dates will be held at Chatham Dockyard in Kent. The film is set at night so will be shot throughout the evening on both nights.

Auditions are planned to be held in both London and Kent, dates to be confirmed but possibly (London) Tuesday July 9th from 5:30pm and Kent Tuesday 16th July from 6pm.
Please provide detailed application stating any previous experience, a photo and if possible a showreel or links to your video clips.

As mentioned this is a no to low budget production so there is no pay, however a contribution towards expenses will be made as well as food provided and of course a copy of the film for your showreel. This piece ultimately would provide a great experience and credit, and maybe even award winning.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity

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Man A

This Character is possibly a middle class business man, On his way home from a late night at work. He is a professional and has a polite civilised manner. He is approx. 5ft 10inch tall and of medium build.

Male, aged 30 to 40

  • Height: 172 cm / 5ft 8in - 182 cm / 6ft 0in
  • Weight: 73 kg / 160 lbs - 82 kg / 180 lbs
  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White
  • Waist: 76 cm / 30 in - 91 cm / 36 in
  • Hair length: Medium

Applications closed 4 July 2013.

Man B

This Character is possibly a lower class working class man, out late at night possibly been drinking. He has an abrupt quite aggressive manner. He is approx. 5ft 10inch tall and of medium build.

Male, aged 30 to 40

  • Height: 175 cm / 5ft 9in - 182 cm / 6ft 0in
  • Weight: 69 kg / 151 lbs - 80 kg / 176 lbs
  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White
  • Waist: 76 cm / 30 in - 91 cm / 36 in
  • Hair length: Medium

Applications closed 4 July 2013.

Murdered Woman

A working class woman, possibly of lower class and uneducated. She has been out for the evening, likely a regular event of drinking and meeting men. But she is quite a gentle woman, not hard or rowdy. She likely has a an outgoing character and is regularly social because she is lonely and is looking to settle with a man. She is of slender to medium build. Approx. 5ft in height

Female, aged 25 to 35

  • Height: 152 cm / 5ft 0in - 165 cm / 5ft 5in
  • Weight: 55 kg / 121 lbs - 64 kg / 140 lbs
  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White
  • Waist: 66 cm / 26 in - 76 cm / 30 in

Applications closed 4 July 2013.

Policeman A

Policeman A is the kind that takes his job seriously and with authority. He enjoys the power and doesn't mind throwing his weight around. He is tall and quite broad and has features and an attitude that would intimidate.

Male, aged 35 to 45

  • Height: 180 cm / 5ft 11in - 187 cm / 6ft 2in
  • Weight: 73 kg / 160 lbs - 91 kg / 200 lbs
  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White
  • Waist: 81 cm / 32 in - 91 cm / 36 in
  • Hair length: Medium

Applications closed 4 July 2013.

Policeman B

Policeman B is a person that enjoys his job and takes pride in pleasing his superiors. Although a little week in appearance he gains confidence from his authority and knowing he always has back up. He is approx. 5ft 9inches in height and medium build.

Male, aged 25 to 35

  • Height: 170 cm / 5ft 7in - 177 cm / 5ft 10in
  • Weight: 59 kg / 129 lbs - 72 kg / 158 lbs
  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White
  • Waist: 71 cm / 28 in - 83 cm / 33 in
  • Hair length: Medium

Applications closed 4 July 2013.

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Listing created: 25 June 2013
Applications closed: 4 July 2013
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