We’re looking for a male actor who's not afraid to make a fool of himself, high energy, a quirky personality and a strong sense of humour to bring this story to life!
In a world where everything literal literally happens, a 10 year old boy named Russell constantly finds himself struggling with his immense fear of vegetables. After witnessing his father’s explosive death from swallowing a pumpkin seed, Russell refuses to eat his veggies, frightened that it’ll happen to him too. 30 years pass and Russell still hasn’t eaten a vegetable, and he still hasn’t grown up – because if you don’t eat your vegetables, you won’t grow big and strong. Living as a 40 year old trapped in a 10 year old’s body, Russell faces bullying, ridicule and harassment for his size, he just doesn’t fit into society. When Russell finds out the shocking news from his girlfriend that he’s about to become a father, he realises that he needs to let go of his childhood fear in order to support a child of his own.
We're planning on submitting Russell Sprouts to as many film festivals as we can, Australian and international!
Our crew consists of both current 3rd year AFTRS students and external crew members who are actively working in the film industry. We're a diverse and fun loving team with a passion for making our audience laugh!
Please note, this script is dark humoured - caution is advised!
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesSHOOTING DATES: 17th to 21st October
REHEARSAL DATES: TBC
Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student Film
Expenses paid - Unpaid: Food Provided!
Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.
Steven has just swallowed a pumpkin seed causing one to grow inside of him... and there's only one way to get it out! He's the quirky type of dad who consistently embarrasses his son with lame dad jokes. The actor is required to scream/shout, not be afraid of making a fool of themselves and able to make extreme facial expressions and actions that one would make when heavily constipated.
Male, aged 29 to 41
Applications closed 10 October 2019.