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Casting Call for AFTRS Proof of Concept Trailer - Sydney (Unpaid)

Casting Call for AFTRS Proof of Concept Trailer - Sydney (Unpaid)

New South Wales, Australia
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After the death of her son, a mother hunts down her son's high school bullies during their end of year retreat. Unknown to all, a creature in the bush is after its own revenge. This will be a trailer (proof of concept) for our AFTRS graduation short film next semester.

ROLES NEEDED:
LUCY (45-50 - female - any ethnicity)
SOPHIE (19 - female - any ethnicity)
LUKE (19 - male - any ethnicity)
JACKSON (19 - male - any ethnicity)

LUCY is tough, the kind of tough you find 500kms inland of Sydney. She’s the kind of woman to refuse your help not out of politeness but out of pride. A mechanic for her own business, she carries herself confidently and takes no bullshit. Lucy is also struggling to get out of bed in the mornings. Her son recently committed suicide and has left her shaken to her core with pain and guilt. As she lives in the aftermath of his death, an opportunity arises to enact revenge against her son’s high school bullies who she blames for his death. Despite the nagging thoughts that may suggest she is partly to blame, Lucy decides it's now or never, and sets off on her mission for revenge. As Lucy travels to the group’s end-of-year getaway, she doesn’t know exactly what her plan is, but knows she wants to make them hurt.

SOPHIE is as kind-hearted as they come. The kind of person to bring you ice cream and flowers after you and your partner break up. Sophie is nervous to meet her boyfriend’s (Luke) friends for the first time, but is shocked to find they are nothing like she expected. They are rude, inconsiderate and always drinking. Sophie gives people a fair chance, but she struggles to fit in with the group and finds Luke turning into a version of himself she’s never seen. Sophie knows her worth, and isn’t afraid to call the people she cares about out for their actions. Sick of the way she is being treated, she debates leaving the getaway and her relationship. Luke is keeping a secret. He and his friends were involved in the bullying of a classmate, who eventually took his own life. As the consequences of her boyfriend’s actions catch up with him, Sophie must stay alive with no one looking out for her except herself.

LUKE is a charismatic young man, he knows how to talk to people, especially if it will get him what he wants. After high school, he’s starting to find his rhythm in life as his girlfriend, Sophie, helps him become a more selfless and kind-hearted person. As Luke catches back up with his school friends and introduces them to Sophie for the first time, he finds himself lapsing back into the impulsive and abrasive person he used to be. Luke and his friends have a shared experience. One he hasn’t disclosed to Sophie. They were involved in the bullying of a classmate named Ryan, who eventually took his own life. As the consequences of Luke’s actions begin to catch up with him, he finds himself stuck at the receiving end of a revenge tale, courtesy of Ryan’s mother.

JACKSON is your classic Aussie bloke. Loves a Bundy and coke after work, and maybe a slap or two at the pokies. Tall and muscular, Jackson takes delight in offending people. Being gross is a sport of his, and he’s damn good at it. He can’t figure out when his friends got so soft, but takes it upon himself to egg them on when he can. As he catches back up with his school friends at their end of year retreat, he meets his best mate Luke’s new girlfriend for the first time. He starts to realise that she’s the reason Luke has gone soft. As the group explores the nearby bushland, they find a nest of peculiar eggs in the bush. For a laugh, Jackson convinces his best mate Luke to destroy the eggs, unknowingly setting off a dangerous creature living in the bush. Jackson and his friends have a shared experience. They were involved in the bullying of a classmate who eventually took their own life. As the consequences of Jackson’s actions begin to catch up with him, he finds himself fighting for his life; with no way out but through the bush.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Shooting will be on the 26th and 27th of May.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student film so unfortunately cannot offer payment

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


Lucy (50)

Character brief is in post description. Applicants will be sent a script to record a self-tape for. If you have a showreel, please attach it in the application, thanks!

Female, aged 45 to 55

Applications closed 13 April 2021.

Sophie (19)

Character brief is in post description. Applicants will be sent a script to record a self-tape for. If you have a showreel, please attach it in the application, thanks!

Female, aged 18 to 23

Applications closed 13 April 2021.

Luke (19)

Character brief is in post description. Applicants will be sent a script to record a self-tape for. If you have a showreel, please attach it in the application, thanks!

Male, aged 18 to 23

Applications closed 13 April 2021.

Jackson (19)

Character brief is in post description. Applicants will be sent a script to record a self-tape for. If you have a showreel, please attach it in the application, thanks!

Male, aged 18 to 23

Applications closed 13 April 2021.

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Listing created: 2 April 2021
Applications closed: 13 April 2021
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