AUDITION INFO & DATES FOR STUDENT SHORT FILM “CURRENCY”
The film is montage based with little dialogue. It is heavily visual and sound/musically driven. The film will be shot over four days give or take and dates and times will need to be negotiated. The film will be approximately 7 – 10 mins in length.
Auditions will be held at CDU in the performance studio on the ground floor of the Orange 6 building at Casuarina campus on Friday the 8th of April @4:30 PM and Sat 9th of April @ 2:30 PM.
PRINCIPLE – MALE, aged 20 – 30, MUSCULAR/ ATHLETIC BUILD ·
SUPPORTING MALE, aged 20 – 30
SUPPORTING FEMALE, aged 20 – 30 SLIM/AVERAGE
INDIGENOUS MALE, aged 20 – 40
CHECKOUT CHICK, aged 20 – 30 ATTRACTIVE
8 MALE aged20+
8 FEMALE aged 20+
2 BOYS 6+ MUST BE FLEXIBLE WITH AVAILABILITY.
PRINCIPLE AND SUPPORTING ACTORS WILL BE PAID $100 FOR THEIR PERFORMANCES ALONG WITH BEING FED AND WATERED.
EXTRAS – WILL BE FED AND WATERED
GO TO THE CURRENCY SHORT FILM FACEBOOK PAGE TO LIKE THE PAGE AND ATTEND THE EVENT Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/pages/Currency-short-film/421476461269699
PLEASE BRING TO YOUR AUDITION :
AN A4 PAGE WITH NAME, AGE, EMAIL, MOBILE NUMBER AND A HEADSHOT
PLEASE READ THE SCRIPT (10 PAGES) AND PREPARE YOUR FAVOURITE NON-DIALOGUE SCENE. (please e-mail Brad for a copy of the script – firstname.lastname@example.org)
YOU WILL ALSO BE ASKED TO PERFORM ANOTHER SCENE OF MY CHOICE
THERE WILL BE A THEATRE SPORTS/METHOD ACTING WARM UP
Shooting will be ASAP in March and into early April if necessary.
Please find a copy of the script and character dossiers attached.
A young successful North Australian marketing executive struggles to survive and keep his grip on reality, and romance when he is rendered powerless in a post technology landscape. Currency Synopsis Paul Whitewood is a young, successful marketing executive who has it all; beautiful girlfriend, material goods, good looks and charms. But when an unexplained event renders most technology useless, his reality is turned on its head. Paul, his girlfriend Lucy and her long-time friend Sam leave town for the weekend in Sam’s old diesel four-wheel drive, but upon their return they find things are a mess and the city is in chaos and disarray, still without power or modern technology. Following a close call, the trio decide to return to Sam’s shack to sit things out. What ensues in this back to basics living is a radical power shift, leaving Paul struggling to maintain his sanity, romance, sense of purpose and hope.
Main (Paul Whitewood) aged 25 – 30.Paul is a corporate advertising executive. He travels extensively for work and appears to have it all: great job, success, young, handsome, athletic, material goods, luxury apartment, sports car, charisma. Paul and Sam play on the same inner city footy team. He is from a southern city, where he and Lucy met.
Paul’s Girlfriend (Lucy Johnson) aged 25 – 30. Lucy is a beautiful, loving, compassionate school teacher. She is deeply in love with Paul, but they share their differences. His narrow view of life and primarily financial and career focussed outlook is at odds to her more nurturing and compassionate nature. She is originally from Darwin, but moved away for university, her family also moved south in this time. She returned with Paul later.
Mate (Sam Gibson – Gibbo) aged25 – 30. Sam is a fisherman, furniture maker and amateur muso. He lives in the family home and works the family businesses of fishing and furniture making. He makes a living, but is by no means wealthy. Sam and Lucy grew up together and used to live next door to each other. Sam’s parents both died in the last 5 years in a car accident. There is an unspoken romantic desire between Sam and Lucy.
Characters Personality Traits
Ethical Perspective (personality type)
Hedonism: The Character primarily wants fun and pleasure. But has no aversion to hard work.
Dominated by (emotion or logic) logic
Greatest Strength – Ruthlessness, highly motivated
Flaw – Self-absorption, technology focussed
How they see themselves – Successful and charismatic
How they are seen by others – Egotistical, charismatic, driven
Their Biggest Secret – Infidelity
What they want – A good life, power
How far they will go to get it – Very far
What the character needs to learn – Humility and respect
Ethical Perspective (personality type).
Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you: empathy and compassion.
Dominated by (emotion or logic) emotion
Greatest Strength – Compassion
Flaw- She is afraid to act on her true emotions
How they see themselves – Good fun & considerate
How they are seen by others – Fun loving, compassionate, hard working
Their Biggest Secret – Having romantic feelings for Sam
What they want – Stability, protection, affection
How far they will go to get it – Not far enough
What the character needs to learn – Strength
Ethical Perspective (personality type)
Categorical Imperative: Character has a strong sense of Justice: right is right, wrong is wrong.
Dominated by (emotion or logic) – Logic
Greatest Strength – Ability to adapt
Flaw – Not acting on emotions
How they see themselves – As an average Joe, peace keeper
How they are seen by others – As a genuine, laughable, quintessential Aussie bloke
Their Biggest Secret – His unspoken love for Lucy and his disapproval of Paul as her partner
What they want – Love
How far they will go to get it – As far as required if it benefits others
What the character needs to learn – To be true to his emotions