"Be My Guest" Casting Rob

Payment Details:

Unpaid

Location:

UK Wide

Gender:

Male

Age Range:

30 to 45

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We are a group of Film and Moving Image Production students in our 2nd year at Norwich University of the Arts. This is a casting call for an original short film for our school project

Audition location: NUA (Boardman House, Redwell St, Norwich NR2 4SL)/ via Skype
Shooting location: TBC
Audition dates: 6 dec - 22 dec (specific date to be agreed with actor)
Deadline for applications: 15 dec
Shooting dates: Two evenings between 9 dec - 18 dec, two evenings between 29 dec - 2 jan (for pickups)
Payment details: Expenses only- Food, travel expenses and/or accommodation will provided
Production title: Be My Guest
Production type: University project
Length: 7 minute short film

A man finds himself at the mercy of a robber, threatening harm if he does not comply. Just one word can end this nightmare.

Character: Robber of a sex shop
Name: Rob
Gender: Male
Sexuality: Homosexual
Playing age: 35 - 40 years old
Other physical characteristics: Any ethnicity, large frame (at least 6 ft. tall)
Personality traits(outside of scenario): Open minded, passive in his relationship, patient, giving
Personality traits(in scenario): Volatile and unpredictable, aggressive/impulsive, inexperienced, commanding
Wants: spend more time with his partner, a more active sex life, try new things, be in control
Needs: to get in touch on a more intimate level with his partner, to get outside his comfort zone

Rob is 10 years into a loving relationship with his partner, Owen. On the night of their anniversary, he has the owner of a local sex shop at knifepoint. When he tries to make his escape, it is revealed that the silent alarm has been triggered, the shop owner seems to have regained control of the situation. This pushes Rob off the edge and causes things to get physical. We see that he has hands his around the shop owner's throat, when a safe word is uttered. It is then both Rob and the shop owner, Owen, plop to the ground and exchange notes about their performance. This was role-play all along, their romantic way of celebrating a milestone together.

*Actor must be comfortable with the use of sex toys as props


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