BAME Actor Wanted for Significant Role in Feature Film
Gh0sts is the first in an ambitious trilogy of films, exploring mental health and the stress of inner city life for thousands young people in the UK. Covering themes such as homelessness, broken family units, knife crimes, acid attacks, Brexit, played out through two individual stories which crash together, forming one profoundly statement.
Synopsis: Jake, a young teenager from south east London - runaway’s after a near fatal drunken attack by his father. Taking lodging at his best friends house Suhait, Jake prepares to become his own man. With no idea of who or what he wants to become, Jake sets out to find a job and muster up the courage to ask out Lika, a young Muslim girl from his estate. Jasmine, a daddy’s girl from Bath - is leaving home to study nursing at University in London.
Having never been away from home, she struggles to fit in with her new lifestyle. After witnessing a standoff at freshers fair, she befriends a young feminist Janise. With a student loan in the bank and her new found friendship flourishing, Jasmine transforms into a complete different person. After several months on living life to the max, Jasmine’s luck runs out as she becomes bankrupt.
After being kicked out by Suhait’s mother, who sees him as a negative influence on her son, Jake finds luck by being taken under the wing of Tyrone, an ex-offender that runs a garage. He also manages the courage to go on a first date with Lika. Unbeknownst to Jake, Lika is already married. Her spouse Saeed violently assaults Jake and his wife, in an act of violence that will change the course of everyone involved.
With the stress of balancing her studies, balancing several jobs and worrying that she could become homeless at any point, Jade and Jake’s fragile paths are about to cross. One is out for revenge at any costs. The other is trying to survive but at what price?
This film has the makings of forcing change for the better in the UK. It's rich content for an actor and includes a breakout role for an aspiring or experienced actor.
This film is being crowdfunded but will offer BECTU rates for actors. This would be around £1,000, based on a four day week. Filming will not go ahead without budget being in place.
A full script will be sent to all candidates. It's required that self-tapes are submitted at this early stage.
We aim to have locked cast by the end of August 2019.
Tyrone - is an ex-offender, who escaped a life of crime and now runs a successful auto shop. Raised by a single mother, Tyrone never had a father figure in his life. He turned to an older boy on his estate, Kieron, who took him under his wings. He eventually got caught up in a violence alteration that led to an opposing gang member being killed. He was sentenced to ten years in Prison, but managed to get out in eight. While inside, he kept his head down and found solstice in the library, where he undertook guidance to learn new skills. The prison took notice of this and managed to put him on a programme, with the help of a charity to prepare him for the outside work. He has counselling and regularly catches up with people he met inside, but in many ways in a lone wolf. He is lonely but much prefers his own company. That’s how he coped inside and that has become a principle he now lives by. When Jake enters, almost begging for help - he recognises a lot of himself in his plea.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesNovember 2019 - February 2020
Payment TBC - Current equity rates will be issued on success of crowdfund campaign. Filming won't go ahead without budget in place.
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Anyone, aged 25 to 45
- Height: 165 cm / 5ft 5in - Any
- Ethnicity: Black / African descent
- Located in London, UK
- Joined August, 2019