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Two Actors Required for LGBTQ+ Dark Comedy Short Student Film

Two Actors Required for LGBTQ+ Dark Comedy Short Student Film

Manchester, UK
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-This casting call was originally released a couple months ago, but due to COVID and a change in dates we have had to recast-

When mortal man David encounters Death, the two fall in love. However, the romance amongst mortals and the dead cannot last, as David must make a grave decision between living his life or pursue a dead romance.

We are a group of third years creating our final university short film.

The film is a dark comedy following the character of David and Death, and their very out of the ordinary romance.

WE ENCOURAGE ACTORS, THEATRE ACTORS AND DANCERS TO APPLY AS IT IS A FILM WITH NO DIALOGUE. We will be focusing on the use of expression and body language.

Once you have sent an application, I will email you with the audition details.

The actor for David will be required to have fake blood put on him for one scene and Death will be wearing make-up (both done by a make-up artist). There is a scene within the film which is a "love' scene BUT nothing is shown and there is no sound. Only a moving bed.

Stills and BTS will be available for you to keep, and we are happy for you to use this in your CV/Showreel.


Please state your name, age and role that you are auditioning for at the start of the tape. ENSURE THAT WE CAN ACCESS IT. Please also attach a headshot.

There is no dialogue in the film, so we are looking at how you express yourselves through movement/facial expressions rather than words.

Audition Scenario:

Please act out a short monologue of your choosing, and film yourself performing.
Please perform one of the short scenes below through movement and expression only - no dialogue.

“You are walking along the street minding your own business. You hear whimpering from across the road. Behind a chain fence is a puppy. You cross over to investigate, upon further inspection you see the dog has a broken paw. It’s crying out, and limping around. You cannot reach the dog behind the fence. With no owner in sight, you decide you are going to rescue the dog. After rescuing the puppy, you comfort it. Looking into it’s innocent eyes. The start of a new friendship begins.”


“You have just been struck by a vehicle. Waking up in a pool of blood, you cannot move as your body is broken. Suddenly, a stranger is standing over you, someone who you’ve never seen before - though they feel strangely familiar. The stranger inspects your broken body. Moving your limp arms. Feeling your cheek. They feel cold - yet comforting. They wave their hand over you, and you gain feeling in your fingers. Suddenly your mangled arms can lift you up, and your legs wake up. You stand, and look at the stranger. They lead you away.”

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Shooting is currently scheduled for the first two weeks of April, however dates may change due to COVID

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity

Expenses paid - Food and travel (within Manchester)

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.

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An average guy who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. A few friends, a bit of a mundane life; he just needs some poison in his veins to shake things up a bit. A resulting car accident leads to a new (after)life with hopes and consequences. He finds out that falling in love with Death would eventually lead to a devastating decision in the end. “Average looking”. Doesn’t stick out. His clothes and style being simple and easy.

Male, aged 18 to 25

Applications closed 26 March 2021.


A lone wolf who finds himself in quite the supernatural scenario. He’s typically a lonely guy who can’t love anymore, due to the plane of death being a short walk for most. However, a workplace accident leaves Death with a beating heart for mortal love. Stylish, the “cool guy” people aspire to look like. His style is inspired by the 1950’s bad boy e.g. Elvis Presley, Danny Zuko.

Male, aged 18 to 30

Applications closed 26 March 2021.

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Listing created: 4 March 2021
Applications closed: 26 March 2021
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