This concept is currently being pitched as a graduate film for 2020 and as such, a teaser trailer is being made for it.
We are looking for a young actor with a passion for wholesome stories, light-hearted banter, as well as comedic content. The protagonist, George, is 13 in our little narrative but we are interested in anyone who is capable of portraying a 13-year-old convincingly – no matter their actual age!
Please note that the crew members involved in this teaser production have previous experience working with minors as well as blue cards.
CALL THE PAPERBOYS – SYNOPSIS:
In a day and age where paperboys are in decline, George McKay is one out of four members of his local suburb's only remaining paperboy group called 'Bad News'. Best friends since childhood, George, Geoff, Raymond, and Ritchie have spent much of their life in dedication to newspaper delivery. That is until their local newspaper company closes for business.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesShooting will take place on Friday, 4th October.
Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student Production. Catering will be provided!
Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.
George McKay – MALE LEAD
Character details: • Quirky and awkward (especially when smiling or laughing). • Bit of a geek and speaks quite articulately. • Stubborn, close-minded, and has a fear of change. Any level of skill for this role is okay – as long as you can portray an uncomfortable amount of awkwardness through a 13-year-old's body convincingly!
Male, aged 13 and over
Applications closed 5 October 2019.