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Actors/Actresses Wanted for Sniper Short Film Collaboration

Actors/Actresses Wanted for Sniper Short Film Collaboration

Victoria, Australia
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I am creating a short film portfolio and this will be my first attempt at directing and starring in my own creation. For this film I am seeking actors to play, MERCENARIES (Male and Female) and THE TARGET, and his BODYGUARDS.

The film itself focuses around a group of 5 mercenaries on an assassination job, focusing mainly around the sniper and his perspective and banter of/about the job.

The roles will be based in action more than dramatic ability so if you are just starting out, this job will be great for experience on set and in front of the camera.


All scenes will be filmed in the Melbourne West suburb of Werribee after lockdowns and travel restrictions are complete.

All talent must undergo weapons training with myself in the days leading up to the shoot. (You will be handling replica firearms and not firing any form of blank ammunition but will be taught how to handle a weapon safely- treating it as if it were a real firearm- and authentically playing off recoil for screen.)

During this time, rehearsals (blocking/dialogue/weapons training) and costume tests will also take place.

Everything will take place in accordance with Covid safety guidelines and all talent will be required to have proof of a negative Covid test before rehearsal and production.


Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates


Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - 2 days rehearsal, 1-2 eight hour days, filming. Will be usable for showreels, along with behind the scenes footage and interviews. All catering will be handled by the director.

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

The role of the female Mercenary will also have use of dark make-up, very similar in style to goth

Edited 22 August 2021

Mercenary Team Leader

Character is, abrupt, rude, commanding. He tries to maintain control over every aspect of a job. A former army captain with a dishonorable discharge (not crucial to the story but a helpful hint for what he's like). He constantly butts heads with the sniper throughout the job, culminating in a physical altercation with the sniper after the job.

Male, aged 20 to 40

Applications closed 1 November 2021.

Female Mercenary

A former gymnast, turned former operative. She is incredibly intelligent, analytical, confident and good with a knife. Her natural athletic ability helps her kick ass. Timid to the naked eye but unpredictably insane when backed into a corner, hence the "former operative" part.

Female, aged 18 to 35

Applications closed 1 November 2021.


The final 2 mercenaries. Both former soldiers who decided that they weren't getting paid enough or being put into "fun" combat situations as often as they'd like in the military. Still pretty new to the Merc world and on their third job with this crew, they still get stuck in a corner on occasion and need bailing out. But they are still quick to follow orders and prove themselves as good long as they get paid.

Male, aged 18 to 37

Applications closed 1 November 2021.

The Target

A powerful arms dealer and crime family head. This man has had his hands in so many pockets it is impossible to count them on your digits. A lover of money, guns and anything explosive, he sells anything to the highest bidder. He is targeted due to his ties to corrupt police and politicians who would allow him to get away with murder if it means lining their own pockets. THIS ROLE WILL REQUIRE LIGHT STUNT WORK - FALLING

Male, aged 27 to 44

Applications closed 1 November 2021.

Target's Bodyguards (x 3)

The bodyguards are well built, serious and devoted to their boss. They are rushing to get him out of the building and away from danger and kill the mercenaries. THESE ROLES WILL REQUIRE STUNT WORK - BASIC FALLS and STAIR FALL or ELEVATED FALL. CLOSE COMBAT FIGHT.

Male, aged 18 to 32

Applications closed 1 November 2021.

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Listing created: 22 August 2021
Applications closed: 1 November 2021
Casting #1141206