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Various Roles for Short 2min 'Sizzle Reel' - Student Project

Various Roles for Short 2min 'Sizzle Reel' - Student Project

Queensland, Australia
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This project is to produce a 2 minute excerpt/'sizzle reel' for a 10 minute short story pitch, 'This is Trying'.

'This is Trying' is a short drama/comedy about a young couple that go to desperate measures to try for a child.

This is an unpaid role and this project is undertaken as part of a Film/TV degree at QUT.

This sizzle reel and accompanying pitch document will be pitched to an industry panel, with the possibility of production next semester.

STORY SYNOPSIS: At her sister’s baby shower, Maie finds out that her husband, Jack, is infertile. Unable to bear the thought of never having children, she starts looking at other ways to fall pregnant, including ‘the turkey baster method’ and adoption.
When each option falls through in increasingly heartbreaking ways, Jack makes the ultimate sacrifice. Will Maie have to follow through with it, or will there be a knight in shining armour?

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Sunday 4th October, 10am-5pm

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student Film

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


Jack Johnson is a corporate lawyer, and Maie’s husband. He is almost always cool, calm and collected, and is the realist in their relationship. He loves his wife more than anything, and supports her as much as he can, but is also the one to think practically and logically. When Maie and Jack start trying for a baby, they soon find out that Jack is infertile. It breaks his heart that he can’t give Maie a baby, so he offers to divorce Maie so that she can be happy.

Male, aged 25 to 35

Applications closed 3 October 2021.


Eileen is Maie’s younger sister and Matt’s wife. She is excitable and compassionate, however she doesn’t know about Maie and Jack’s fertility struggles. Eileen is expecting her first child. It is at her baby shower that Maie and Jack receive the terrible news that Jack is infertile.

Female, aged 20 to 35

Applications closed 3 October 2021.


Extras for a short baby shower scene.

Anyone, aged 18 to 60

Applications closed 3 October 2021.

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Listing created: 27 September 2021
Applications closed: 3 October 2021
Casting #1146513