Sydney Film School

Kronan - Actors Wanted for Short Film

New South Wales, Australia

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A boy from Afghanistan who's been running from war tries to set up a new life in a new country, with his pregnant and hard working mother, but ends up dead in a school attack.

The film is highly focused on the love between mother and son, regardless of background or ethnicity.

The script is based on an actual event and I hope to tell a lot of things that can't be explained in words.

Thank you for your time.


All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Rehearsal / production dates

Potential shooting dates: 28th, 29th and 30th April

Job compensation

$

Unpaid


Amin

Amin is a young boy who escaped the war in Afghanistan together with his mother. Right before they left he saw his father and older sister burn to death. Amin and his mother Nura never talk about what happened back in Afghanistan, but they both know how terrible things were.

Amin knows how hard his mother is working everyday, just to be able to feed him and bring a roof over his head. Amin tries to do good in school because he wants his mother to feel like she’s a successful mother.

It’s h

Males, aged 10 to 18 from New South Wales, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience
  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
  • Hair color: Black

Nura

Nura means light. Nura is a 32 year old woman who just escaped the war in Afghanistan with her son Amin. Their only option was to leave everything behind when the rest of the family (husband and daughter) didn’t make it out alive from their burning house.

Nura tries to set up a new life in a new country and wants to raise a good kid that understands that things in life doesn’t come for free, or as fast as you snap your fingers.

It’s really hard for her to get a job, but she’s really tryin

Females, aged 28 to 36 from New South Wales, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience
  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
  • Hair color: Black

Lisa

Lisa is a 45 year old white woman. She is a really patient and caring person who works as a nurse, and is at the moment very dedicated in helping all the refugees that are escaping from wars in their home countries.

Lisa’s very wealthy husband died of a heart attack 5 years ago, and that’s the reason she decided to go back nursing again after many years of just taking care of her son Marcus and the house.

Her husband’s death has also affected her son Marcus. He’s not much of a people per

Females, aged 35 to 47 from New South Wales, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience
  • Skin color: White

Chipo

Chipo is a young boy. Everything has been really easy for Chipo his entire life because of his wealthy parents. His family have a middle eastern background.

Chipo is very insecure, which makes him act like he’s the most confident guy in the city. For him friends is hard to find, rather than money.

When he was younger it always worked for him to buy people things in order to make them his friends. Nowadays people just want a friend they can be themselves with, where money isn’t a tool to f

Males, aged 10 to 18 from New South Wales, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience
  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern

Sarah

Sarah is a very smart girl who's very annoyed by all the boys in her age. They are loud and they don't contribute to any good things in school.

Sarah always knows all the answers to all the questions in school, but keeps quiet most of the times, because she doesn't want people to think all she does on her spare time is study.

She want to find someone like her, someone who doesn't judge people by appearance, someone who's nice and kind, and just appreciates a good friend.

Females, aged 10 to 16 from New South Wales, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience
  • Skin color: White

Lucy

Lucy is the popular girl in school. The leader of the friends. She's got a lot of friends but sometimes she's very mean to them, just because she knows that they need her in order to be popular.

Lucy's situation at home is not that good. Her parent's fight a lot, but in school Lucy puts on a mask and pretends that everything is alright.

Females, aged 10 to 16 from New South Wales, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience
  • Skin color: White
Applications closed: 28 April 2017

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