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Mature Age Background Extras in Short Film

Mature Age Background Extras in Short Film

Victoria, Australia
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Bowerbird is a short film about a very quirky young man living in a shitty Australian town. A dark comedy/drama, it explores the dangers of mental illness, social dislocation and media consumption.

About the Project
NOT A STUDENT FILM!!!! It's a love job for a group of industry professionals working in the commercial space. We have called in favours and poured countless hours into the project to ensure the production is of a professional standard!! The shoot will be catered and takes place indoors, in a comfortable environment.

Synopsis
It’s 1999 in Glenville, an Australian logging town where the local attractions include the pub, the lake and the pub. Here lives Jo, a 23 year-old man with undiagnosed and moreover untreated afflictions. At this time developmental disorders such as autism and mental illnesses like schizophrenia are poorly understood by the mainstream public, and even more so in remote places such as Glenville. It’s no surprise then, that Jo’s antisocial and obsessive tendencies have been brushed off as nothing more than the proclivities of a “spazz”. His condition is just too complex and difficult for Glenville to tackle, and so Jo lives out his days as a cleaner at the local nursing home.

Like many people, Jo’s existence is defined by a desire for love - to give it and receive it back - but with a troubled family life, no friends or mentors, no guiding moral hand, and having gone years without treatment of his conditions, Jo’s only way of accessing any human connection is through a fantasy world. Alone in the woods, Jo has meaningful, loving relationships with figments of his imagination whose identities and mannerisms, as well as Jo’s own diction, are borrowed from TV, film, commercials and the inhabitants of the nursing home. It’s an exercise in world building and has been insofar a harmless one. But… Is Jo’s entrance into manhood and worsening mental state now pushing his fantasies into a dangerous reality?

Original dates (subject to change due to COVID-19)

Shooting in Warburton, VIC tomorrow between 8:15am-6:00am

Job payment

This job is unpaid - Tea, coffee and snacks provided!

Expenses paid - Fuel


Extra - Nursing Home Tenant

All characters are tenants at a nursing home in the late 1990s.

Anyone, aged 70 and over

Applications closed 22 December 2019.

Extra - Nursing home tenant

All characters are tenants at a nursing home in the late 1990s.

Anyone, aged 70 and over

Applications closed 22 December 2019.

Extra - Nursing home tenant

All characters are tenants at a nursing home in the late 1990s.

Anyone, aged 70 and over

Applications closed 22 December 2019.

Extra - Nursing home tenant

All characters are tenants at a nursing home in the late 1990s.

Anyone, aged 70 and over

Applications closed 22 December 2019.

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Listing created: 19 December 2019
Applications closed: 22 December 2019
Casting #1050994
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