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Actors Needed for Short Film (Student), Psych-Thriller/Horror

Actors Needed for Short Film (Student), Psych-Thriller/Horror

New South Wales, Australia
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"The Void" is a psychological Thriller / Horror Student Film (10-15 mins). Think Groundhog Day, but scary.

Film to be shown at the University of Newcastle's end-of-year screening at Festival X. Other Film Festivals are possible, and eventually will be available online.

The crew consists of mostly student film-makers with varying experience, but also of some people who have worked in the film industry previously.

No grahpic content to film and no special requirements needed at this time.



Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Shoot Dates TBA
(Between 10 SEP - 03 OCT, 3-5 days during this time - end of week & weekends)

Rehearsals/Table Reads also TBA (Between Mid August & Early September)

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student Film

Expenses paid - Personal expenses for production (hair, props), a certain amount of travel expenses (depending on distance) and food provided (ofcourse).

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


Female Lead - Lyla

Lyla is a 25-year-old who is studying her Doctorate in Anthropology. She is soft spoken and quiet; this often makes people think she is meek or weak willed, but she has a spark within her, a will to learn and to observe. She is passionate about human thought and philosophy. She is a free spirit when it comes to the future and is fully focused on the present. Throughout the film she is stuck in a loop, ignored and confused, scared and alone.

Female, aged 18 to 28

Applications closed 19 August 2021.

James - Main Support Role

James is a 27-year-old, a former medical student who dropped out in his final year. He is quite intelligent but mild mannered. He is standoffish with his girlfriend Lyla and is jealous of his friend's Conrad's life, and his girlfriend, Ava. "Perfect house, perfect girlfriend, perfect life". James often takes out his resentful feelings on Lyla.

Male, aged 21 to 32

Applications closed 19 August 2021.

Conrad - Supporting Role

Conrad is 27, a recently graduated medical student who is working as a doctor’s assistant. He has a self-assured energy and is quite charismatic but can come off to some as arrogant. He has been with his long-time girlfriend, Ava, since high school. He sees his friend, James, as a younger brother, and does not like James's girlfriend Lyla.

Male, aged 21 to 35

Applications closed 19 August 2021.

Ava - Supporting Role

Ava is 27, an associate solicitor. She attended high school with James and Conrad. She is quite conventionally attractive and believes herself to be in a loving relationship with Conrad. She comes from a wealthy family. She was forced into law by her family as they had worked their way up from being lower class, they wanted their daughter to get the best start in life. She values people who work for what they want and looks down on academic study.

Female, aged 20 to 30

Applications closed 19 August 2021.

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Listing created: 30 July 2021
Applications closed: 19 August 2021
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