Sydney Film School

Cast Wanted for Short Film with LGBTQIA Themes

New South Wales, Australia

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Synopsis: A flamboyant effeminate boy comes home from overseas to work on his parents film set. When he dresses up for the first day of work his mother laughs at him.

Stephanie (10-12):

Stephanie is a young girl, who is old for her age. She has a gay big brother and comes from a middle class family. She is a girl who may be a bit of a tom boy and already has a knowledge of the social world. She might have red hair, or something unique about her that gives her more outsider insights then your average 10 year old.
NOTE: looking for someone who is 12 years old + to play younger.

Stephanie's Mother (35):

This is a small but very important role. She looks like she would be high-maintence and should be like a soccer mum; superficial and pre-occupied with herself. She is the kind of woman who might be having an affair with a younger man.

Jace (25) Son:

An effeminate male who dresses up in female clothes. He has recently come back from living overseas. He is worried that his parents will not accept him for his true self.

The protagonist of the film; Jace is a boy who has recently come out as gay and genderqueer. He is a free spirit and hates to be put in boxes. He has had a turbulent time for a year in London really coming to terms with him self and seeing how strange the world really is. He has returned to Sydney on the request of his father so he can work on his father's film set. His skin has thickened in the time he has been away. He is ready to take on his background and come be brave with his parents.

He aspires to be an actor performer and has a good knowledge of the great plays. Having tried out for parts in several of them. He is not someone who has been very personal with many people rather he gets his freedom from his acting and creating artwork. He is afraid of not being accepted also by his family. Throughout the film he comes to terms with the fact that they are not going to be able to really understand him and that all that matters is he is happy with his own self.

Susan (50) Mother:

She has an air of an aged beauty along with a lifetime of emotional repression. Not a confident person but intelligent and a hard worker.

A woman in her 50s who comes from an upperclass family. She has always been one to hide her true feelings and can't really deal with or express her emotions. Her lack of life experience and the fact that she has been kept in a bubble her whole life have now effected her relationship to her son. She is a very superficially caring but has no sense of self which makes her emotionally like a child. She keeps herself busy with house work and community work.

David (60) Father:

Worn old with a face that has seen a lot. A Film-maker and some what of a ego maniac who is obsessed by his work.

A man in his 60s who has spent a long time in the film industry in which he has crash and burned and it shows. This has given him a badly damaged ego so there is something emotional and tragic about him. He is totally pre-occupied with making, what he sees as his last chance in film. So he doesn't allow himself to give Jace any time or personal care even though he can understand what Jace is going through. He is a sobering reminder Jace's tough situation in a world that is too preoccupied with other things. His relationship with his wife is more about convenience and a working relationship then love.


All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Rehearsal / production dates

Rehearsals and shooting will take place over a few days with the next month and a half.

Job compensation

$

Unpaid


Actors will be paid; amount tbd.

Edited 18 September 2017


Stephanie

Stephanie is a young girl, who is old for her age. She has a gay big brother and comes from a middle class family. She is a girl who may be a bit of a tom boy and already has a knowledge of the social world. She might have red hair, or something unique about her that gives her more outsider insights then your average 10 year old.
NOTE: looking for someone who is 12 years old + to play younger.

Females, aged 10 to 12 from New South Wales, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

Stephanie's Mother

This is a small but very important role. She looks like she would be maintenance and should be like a soccer mum; superficial and pre-occupied with herself. She is the kind of woman who might be having an affair with a younger man.

Females, aged 30 to 40 from New South Wales, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

Jace

An effeminate male who dresses up in female clothes. He has recently come back from living overseas. He is worried that his parents will not accept him for his true self.

The protagonist of the film; Jace is a boy who has recently come out as gay and genderqueer. He is a free spirit and hates to be put in boxes. He has had a turbulent time for a year in London really coming to terms with him self and seeing how strange both he and the world really is. He has returned to Sydney on the request

Males, aged 22 to 26 from New South Wales, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

Susan

She has an air of an aged beauty along with a lifetime of emotional repression. Not a confident person but intelligent and a hard worker.

A woman in her 50s who comes from an upperclass family. She has always been one to hide her true feelings and can't really deal with or express her emotions. Her lack of life experience and the fact that she has been kept in a bubble her whole life have now effected her relationship to her son. She is a very superficially caring but has no sense of self whi

Females, aged 40 to 50 from New South Wales, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

David

Worn old with a face that has seen a lot. Film-director and some what of a ego maniac who is obsessed by his work.

A man in his 60s who has spent a long time in the film industry in which he has crash and burned and it shows. This has given him a badly damaged ego so there is something emotional and tragic about him.He is totally pre-occupied with making what he sees as his last chance in film. So he doesn't allow himself to give Jace any time or personal care even though he can understand w

Males, aged 50 to 60 from New South Wales, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience
Applications closed: 18 October 2017

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