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Actors Wanted for Student Short Film 'Pocket Money'

Actors Wanted for Student Short Film 'Pocket Money'

Manchester, UK. Apply from all UK.
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We are a crew of second-year students at the University of Salford trying to raise funds and awareness for our latest short film: ‘Pocket Money.’

This project centres around Jesse and Jonas, two brothers who were coerced into working for an illicit debt-collecting firm from an early age. Now in their mid-20s, the brothers have come to deeply resent their shared lives of crime, but they fear their chances of fleeing the firm and starting anew elsewhere are quickly diminishing. To fund their last-ditch escape from the UK’s seamy criminal underworld, they start pocketing the money they’ve been instructed to collect. However, one final obstacle stands between them and freedom: a sit-down meeting with their psychotic boss, who suspects she’s being deceived.

Due to the current government guidelines surrounding Covid-19 and lockdown, casting for the film will be conducted online, either via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Subsequently, we plan to begin filming within the month of May; however, this is subject to change depending on the latest governmental guidelines and advice. Once we are given the requisite clearance to shoot, all Covid-safety protocols will be followed.

If any actors are interested in our project, feel free to get in touch. With regards to what we’re looking for, there’ll be no extreme needs from you. Overall, we hope to create a productive on set environment that allows every member of the cast and crew to deliver their best work and feel valued.

We believe our idea has a lot of dramatic potential and have ample faith that, with the collective talent of our crew and the high-grade equipment available to us at The University of Salford, we’ll be able to fulfil said potential to construct an engaging and gripping story with a memorable, vibrant visual style. Additionally, upon completion, we are keen to submit the film into several festivals.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Shooting will be in the month of May, we are yet to decide specific dates due to government guidelines.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student Film

Expenses paid - Travel Costs, Food & Drink while on Set, any needs from the actors on the day

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

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Male Lead - Younger Brother - Jonas

The youngest brother, Jonas is a thoughtful, sentimental and shrewd thinker. Although, he is also a highly risk-averse and occasionally overanxious individual. His persuasive nature and pragmatism has enabled him to succeed in his mother’s debt-collecting firm. Despite this, he resents his indentured life of crime, and as a result, is extremely reluctant to ‘get his hands dirty’ when doing business; often leaving that side of the job to his brother.

Male, aged 21 to 28

Applications closed 14 April 2021.

Male Lead - Older Brother - Jesse

As the older sibling, Jesse possesses poise, confidence and a devil-may-care attitude. He is much more proactive and headstrong than his brother, however this sometimes leads to him being overly impulsive. Compared to Jonas, he doesn’t resent their shared lives of crime as much and he’s always more willing to do the dirty work if that’s what’s needed to get the job done.

Male, aged 21 to 28

Applications closed 14 April 2021.

Female Lead - Mother

An authoritative, domineering and manipulative matriarchal figure whose patience is not to be tested with in the slightest. She is utterly unafraid of using the immense wealth, power and influence she has in the criminal underworld to decimate and humiliate anyone who stands in the way of her or whatever she wants.

Female, aged 40 to 65

Applications closed 14 April 2021.

Pascal - Henchman

Pascal is physically imposing. Bodyguard/bouncer build. This will be a non-speaking support role.

Male, aged 25 to 66

Applications closed 14 April 2021.

Pedro - Mob Accountant

Pedro is the skinny accountant to Mother. This will be a non-speaking support role.

Male, aged 20 to 50

Applications closed 14 April 2021.

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Listing created: 30 March 2021
Applications closed: 14 April 2021
Casting #1117876