Casting Call for Liverpool Feature Film

Payment Details:

Expenses Only

Location:

Gender:

Male, Female

Age Range:

16 to 70

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CASTING CALL

Company First TakeProduction
Name Big Society The Musical
Production Type Film (Feature)
Location Liverpool
Salary Deferred Payment/ Expences
Duration-Closing Date 09/09/11

Film Description

A a stark piece of social realism that is set in Liverpool against the backdrop of the cuts. The story is centred on Linda, a sympathetic woman in her late 40s who works with young offenders. After losing her job because of the pending closure of the centre where she works, Linda tries desperately to help Connor, the 13-year-old boy she has been mentoring, risking her relationship, her home and her reputation in the process. But will she be able to save him before it's too late?

Auditions for Connor, Jack and Duncan will take place on September 13th in Liverpool. We will also be looking to audition for supporting characters as detailed below.
Production will take place from September-December 2011.

Please note that this is a low budget film and expenses will only be paid for local travel. If actors are interested in working with us on this film and live outside of the Merseyside area we will not be able to pay for these expenses.

Jack
Male 75-79
Empathetic nature,
Father to Linda
Accent - Farnworth/ MCR,

Duncan
Male 54
Liverpudlian policeman, born and bred,
Has children from previous marriage
Is in a relationship with Linda

Connor
Male playing age 13-14
Young insitutionalised reoffender,
Liverpudlian,
legitimate anger from mothers death, arson, asbo,
Singing required.

Additional cast required for supporting roles:

Adoption Worker
Female 30
Social Worker Type, plays by the rules.

Emma Peters
Youth Support Worker
Female 28
Bright, ambitious.

Bully Character
Male playing age 13-14
Picks on Connor, a thug of the Youth Offenders unit.

Weak Character
Male playing age 13-14
Runt of the young offenders litter - used as the butt of Connors jokes.

Bill Harris
Male 50
Social worker with 15 years employment at the Centre.
His job’s all he’s got.

Noel Harrington
Male 28
Job title: Counsellor – Psychologist – published
Confident he wont be the first to lose his job at the Centre.

Larry Wilkes
Male 40
Larry loves the relationships he has with the offenders he mentors.
His job is more than a pay cheque –
he’s a people person and a bit of a chameleon.

1 x Male and 1 x Female adult Foster Carers.

Were also looking for Buskers, Street Singers and dancers to perform ad hoc throughout the film - please get in touch to find out more.



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