Christmas Campaign Overview:
"Christmas is the most important fundraising time of the year. Every year, we ask supporters to donate to help us fund a Christmas care box full of thoughtful and practical gifts for each of the torture survivors in our care, and their families. Photographs and videos play a really vital role in creating an emotional link between survivors and our supporters, ultimately encouraging them to donate. However, due to the sensitive nature of the work that we do, many of our clients are not comfortable with sharing their real identity with the general public, as this puts them at risk of not being granted asylum, or worse, further persecution should they be returned to their country of origin."
"We are looking for actors to play the roles of real people in our care and we will be running small ads on Facebook and Instagram with the videos and using some stills from the shoot too."
Online ads only (no TV ads)
Likely to be just modeling/acting and no lines to camera.
Further details will be provided upon successful audition.
Location: Central London (TBC)
Shoot Day 1: September 21st 2021
Shoot Day 2: Early October (TBC)
Actors will need to be available for a casting zoom session the week first week of September and commit to both shoot dates.
***To qualify for zoom auditions please send a short pre-recorded tape telling us a little about yourself, your experience, why you think you would be a good fit for the part and how you might interpret the role, and please make sure to act out the short scene listed in the ‘Key Scene Direction’ section below in your tape.***
Roles We’re Auditioning For:
Mother: Latina woman from Central-America, 21 -35 yrs old.
Man: 18 - 27 yrs old from Afghanistan.
What to Expect in the Audition:
A short audition lasting 20-30 mins via Zoom.
The roles will be non-speaking so we will just be asking you a couple of questions about yourself, your past work and to role play a couple of short scenarios on the call to see how you come across on camera.
There will likely be 1-2 of us on the call.
When the casting begins it will be recorded so we can share it later with colleagues and the client.
The video recording will be deleted from our systems within 21 days from the date of recording to protect your data and privacy.
Key Scene Direction:
Care package opening: You are a refugee living in the UK and you’ve been given a Christmas present from the charity. Expressions; Sad/lonely/isolated/someone struggling, showing ‘need’, surprise, hope. Background: You are living on £10 per day this winter. You are isolated and struggling.
Please apply through the platform or send tapes via email (provided upon application) with the subject line ‘Charity Christmas Campaign - Actor Tape’.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR STARNOW TALENT RE SELF-TAPE REQUEST:
This advertiser has requested a self-tape with your application. You will need to prepare this tape before you click apply.
• Follow the advertisers instructions to create your video (using a smart phone is fine)
• Upload your video to a hosting service like YouTube or Vimeo
• Click apply to this listing, and when asked ‘Add a note for the advertiser’ select ‘Yes – I need to add extra info relevant to the casting’
• Enter the URL link to your video into the space provided – feel free to type an application message too.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesZoom auditions will be held on the week starting the 6th of September.
£600 per day - Flat Rate - Total buy out
Expenses paid - Lunch
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Afghan Male Lead
Young male actor or model from Afghanistan. You are playing a man that has survived torture and is living in the UK under refugee status.
Male, aged 18 to 27
Applications closed 12 September 2021.
Central-American (Latina) Female Lead
You are playing a woman who has survived torture and is living in the UK under refugee status. You are a mother and there will be short scenes with a child between the ages of 2 and 6 years old.
Female, aged 18 to 35
Applications closed 12 September 2021.