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Actors Required for Murder Mystery Student Short Film

Actors Required for Murder Mystery Student Short Film

Queensland, Australia
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The Blue Moon Motel is a student short film set in Ipswich, QLD. It is a Murder Mystery surrounding the elements of homicide, lies and hope.


The Blue Moon Motel follows Detective Jones who is a failing detective who gets assigned the homicide case of Miles Flynn. Upon her arrival she meets the strange and eccentric residences and guests of The Blue Moon Motel. As she begins to interrogate each suspect with a lie detector test, she quickly learns who is lying and who is truthful. If Detective Jones fails to solve the case, she will lose her job but may become the next victim in the process.

Upon getting a Call, you will receive the full casting brief and offered an audition time.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Tuesday November 9th - Thursday November 11th

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student Film. 3 days for lead, 1-2 days for supporting

Expenses paid - Each role will be paid which is specified on the official casting brief. It is between $70.00 and $150.00 depending on the role. Catering will also be provided.

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

Female Lead 'Detective Jones'

Detective Jones is a middle-aged woman who is assigned the homicide case of Miles Flynn, the motel owner of the Blue Moon Motel. She has been unsuccessful on many homicide cases in the past and this is her last chance before she gets demoted. Jones loves being a detective, so she wants to prove she means business. To succeed Jones becomes a Chameleon and puts on a new mask whilst talking to each suspect. She solves the crime after the suspect tries to kill her too.

Female, aged 25 to 50

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 27 October 2021.

Male Support 'John Wild'

The quirky and eccentric hotel receptionist who is middle aged. He prefers to go by his nickname of Snowdrop which is what his friends call him. He has a love for tea and brings a cup into his test with Detective Jones. He at first doesn’t trust Detective Jones and won’t let her into Motel Room 6. But realises she is trustworthy and agrees with what she asks of him. He passes his test with ease. He often comes in and out of the motel room between guests to ask Jones questions.

Male, aged 30 to 55

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 27 October 2021.

Female Support 'Madelyn Pratt'

Madelyn is a 23-year-old who lives at the Blue Moon Motel. She is sarcastic and rebellious who challenges Detective Jones in her lie detector test by attempting to outsmart her. Madelyn wears dark makeup and cheap knockoff silver jewellery. In her test she keeps it cool the whole way through until the end where Detective Jones asks her a very personal question about her past. This makes Madelyn fail the test, leaving her as a suspect. She also has an obsessive need to be chewing bubble gum.

Anyone, aged 18 to 27

Applications closed 27 October 2021.

Male Support 'Jordan Flynn'

Jordan is the 17-year-old son of the murder victim Miles. Jordan has panic disorder and suffers from intense panic attacks. He has a very basic wardrobe and never goes out of his comfort zone. He has an obsession with eating Nutri-Grain which he claims calms his nerves. During his test Jordan begins to have a panic attack and fails immediately. This leaves him as a suspect.

Anyone, aged 18 to 23

Applications closed 27 October 2021.

Female Support 'Loretta Weaving'

Loretta is the oldest suspect and the film one to get interviewed. She is in her mid 60’s. Loretta is a hippie who wears heaps of odd jewellery and wants to remain zen at all times. She believes she is a psychic who reveals that Detective Jones is going to be killed next. She also reveals that the killer has already been interviewed. Loretta passes her test easily and decides when the test is over.

Female, aged 55 to 75

Applications closed 27 October 2021.

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Listing created: 18 October 2021
Applications closed: 27 October 2021
Casting #1149934