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"Hide and Seek" - Gay Coming-of-age Short Student Film

"Hide and Seek" - Gay Coming-of-age Short Student Film

London, UK
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Logline
A teenage boy, riddled with anxiety after his first sexual experience, struggles to keep his secrets from being unveiled.

Synopsis
Hide and Seek is a story about Samson, a closeted gay teenager whose biggest fear is people finding out about his secret.
After his horrifying first sexual experience Samson finds himself at a crossroads. As he’s not ready to come out as gay to his best friend, Eleanor, he keeps lying to her potentially ruining their friendship.
As we get to see him try to mend his friendship with Eleanor, we start to see the reasons behind his sexually confused state of mind: coming from a Catholic church-going family, having an absent father, the social pressure from his friends to lose his virginity, the shame from having lied to everyone he knows for years and even attraction towards his step-father.

Please note, while this project will contain sexual themes, no nudity or sex scenes are depicted. Applicants may wish to clarify details regarding these themes with the advertiser before attending an audition.

The owner of this listing has agreed to abide by local 'working with children' regulations. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Production days: February 25 up until March 1 2021

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student graduation film to be screened at the BFI in the process of raising funds.

Expenses paid - Travel expenses will be reimbursed and catering will be provided on all shooting days.

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.

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Samson - Male lead

Quiet. Sensitive. A nervous gay wreck. Filled with so much anxiety, he’s now less of a person and more of the result of a series of bad choices. He has to focus on presenting himself straight constantly resulting in him being incredibly self-centered. A little too comfortable with lying. He loves his family and friends, his biggest regret is not having been honest with them. He just wants everyone to love him.

Male, aged 18 to 21

Applications closed 5 February 2021.

Eleanor - Best friend of lead

Honest. Short-tempered. Loud. On the surface she seems tough, but secretly she’s very insecure. She’s got a good heart. Will call you out on your bullshit. Rarely lets her guard down, and when she does it’s mostly with Samson. Loves her friends more than her family.

Female, aged 18 to 21

Applications closed 5 February 2021.

Agnes - Mother of lead

Loving. Controlling. A little stuck in her ways. Was a single mother for many years, she’s sacrificed a lot for her children. It makes her sad how distant Samson is to her. She tries to get closer to her children but a lot of the times she lacks the time to do so.

Female, aged 35 to 55

Applications closed 5 February 2021.

Isaac - Stepfather of lead

Charming. Smiley. Goofy. Not the sharpest tool in the shed. Tries very hard to get along with his stepson.

Male, aged 35 to 55

Applications closed 5 February 2021.

Rob - Friend of lead

Friendly. Touchy. Sophie’s boyfriend.

Male, aged 15 to 21

Applications closed 5 February 2021.

Sophie - Friend of lead

Sarcastic. Smart. Rob’s girlfriend.

Female, aged 15 to 21

Applications closed 5 February 2021.

Miles - Friend of lead

Funny. Camp. Talks too much. Very comfortable with himself.

Male, aged 15 to 21

Applications closed 5 February 2021.

Priest

Priest saying a sermon in a Catholic church service.

Male, aged 35 and over

Applications closed 5 February 2021.

Dad

Dad laughing while filming young Samson and young Eleanor playing hide and seek.

Male, aged 35 and over

Applications closed 5 February 2021.

Mother, Dad and brother/sister of Eleanor

Eleanor is sitting with her family in the church benches.

Anyone, aged 15 to 55

Applications closed 5 February 2021.

Church visitors

People sitting in the church benches.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 5 February 2021.

Young Samson

Young Samson is playing hide and seek with young Eleanor in the living room.

Male, aged 7 to 11

Applications closed 5 February 2021.

Young Eleanor

Young Eleanor is playing hide and seek with young Samson.

Female, aged 7 to 11

Applications closed 5 February 2021.

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Listing created: 26 November 2020
Applications closed: 5 February 2021
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