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Casting Call - TAPESTRY - A Short Film Spanning 1940-2012

Casting Call - TAPESTRY - A Short Film Spanning 1940-2012

Birmingham, UK

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TAPESTRY
Commissioned by Bond Worth Carpets and Worcester Council. This short film is highly ambitious and tells the story of George and his life across the decades from 1940-2012.
Our budget is focused on production value, securing accurate locations and costume; so unfortunately cast and crew are not paid.

This film is being made to target major festivals and highlight the history of the carpet industry in Kidderminster. As such this film has a massive appeal and a ready made audience.

The script is written by Mark Anthony Games, a specialist in weaving human emotion into strong and well defined characters. The producers, Sachia Money and Coralie Hudson, have vast experience in producing and marketing award winning short films. Mark Anthony Games & Coralie Hudson will be co-directing, they have collectively over 40 films credits to their name.

This is a Community Broadcast Company production in association with Human Voice Productions. All roles are UNPAID but we are covering travel and accommodation costs where necessary during filming.

If you attach your talent to this highly ambitious production, you will be rewarded with high quality footage, abundant connections to the industry, and a whole lot of love. Plus you will be a part of a film that we think could be pretty special.

Auditions will be held in Birmingham and actors will be invited to a time slot upon submission of CV, showreel, and Head-Shot. Expenses are not covered for auditions.

Both the Community Broadcast Company and Human Voice Productions are working towards bigger budgeted films, that will allow us to eventually be able to pay cast and crew. Join us now as we continue to develop mutual opportunities in the future that benefit us all. This film is a calling card and each attached member of crew is professional, experienced, passionate, and dedicated.

We look forward to your submissions.


All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Auditions.
Birmingham 24th August
Wyre Forrest 25th August
Wyre Forrest 26th August
Exact Location will be emailed.

Filming 25th - 1st October ( Schedule Released Upon Casting)

Job payment

This job is unpaid


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Charlie

Charlie is one of our lead characters, the grandson of our protagonist George. This role has major dialogue and requires an emotional range. The actor will be required for the majority of days. Involved in 15 scenes out of 30. Charlie is excited about his family history in the carpet industry. Robert, his father, moved them to China in the 1990's looking for work. Charlie is thrilled to come back to England and be with his Granddad, George.

Male, aged 13 to 15

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White
  • Hair length: Short

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Robert (AGE 20 / 1977)

The character of Robert will be played by 3 actors, comprising of age ranges 6, 20 and 55. This age range (20) has significant dialogue and the character is in 2 important scenes set in 1977. Must have emotional range. Robert followed his father into the carpet trade, but the industry is stalling and workers are being laid off. Robert fears for his future and thinks about leaving the UK.

Male, aged 18 to 25

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Robert (age 55)

Robert will be played by three actors, comprising the age range of 6,20, and 55. This age range (55) has major dialogue and requires strong emotional portrayal. Robert is the son of George, our protagonist. The character is involved in 7 major scenes. Robert has come back from China for an interview and also to attend the opening of the museum. There is still an emotional rift between Robert and his father George. Regret for leaving England and not being their when his mother died.

Male, aged 45 to 60

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

George (Age 14-15 / 1947/8)

George will be played by four actors, comprising the age range of 14-15, 19-22, 31-44 and 62-79. This age range (13-15) is a featured role and has significant dialogue. The character is involved in 3 major scenes set in 1947 George is eager and happy to be starting his first day as an apprentice at Jellyman's Carpets, a real business that existed until 1964. George meets his future wife Rose.

Male, aged 13 to 16

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

George (19-24 / 1952/7)

George will be played by four actors, comprising the age range of 14-15, 19-22, 31-44 and 62-79. This age range (19-24) is a Principle role and has major dialogue. The character is involved in 4 major scenes set in 1952 ad 1957 George gets married and begins to form life long friends at the factory. A great game of cricket seals his promotion to Engineer at Jellymans Carpets.

Male, aged 17 to 25

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

George (31-44 - 1964 / 77)

George will be played by four actors, comprising the age range of 14-15, 19-22, 31-44 and 62-79. This age range (31-44) is a Principle role and has major dialogue. The character is involved in 4 major scenes set in 1964 and 1977 George has risen to chief engineer, has a son and is happily married to Rose. Fears of the future emerge as Jellyman sells his factory to Bond Worth.

Male, aged 27 to 50

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

George (Age 62-79 - 1995/2012)

George will be played by four actors, comprising the age range of 14-15, 19-22, 31-44 and 62-79. This age range (62-79) is a Principle role and has major dialogue. Ability to portray emotional range vital. The character is involved in 16 major scenes set between 1995 and 2012 George is struggling emotionally, It is time to retire and life at the factory is all he has known. Robert, has moved to China leaving George disillusioned. A few years later Rose dies and George is lost and numb.

Male, aged 58 to 75

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Henry

Henry is the Grandfather of George, a proud man with strong traditions. Henry is a featured character, involved in 3 scenes set in 1947 and 1952 . Henry raised his grandson Charlie after his father died at war. Henry is a stoic man that is focused on giving Charlie the same life that he had enjoyed at Jellyman's carpets. Henry wants the best for Charlie and to see him happy and successful.

Male, aged 60 to 75

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Mr Jellyman

Mr Jellyman is a real life character that owned Jellymans Carpets in 1942. He is a wealthy factory owner and a kind, loyal and generous boss to all his workers. The character is in two scenes set in 1947 and 1952.

Male, aged 40 to 50

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Rose (age 13-14 / 1947/48)

Rose will be played by four actors, comprising the age range of 13-14, 18-23, 30-43 and 61-64. This age range (13-14) is a supporting role with no dialogue. The character is involved in 2 scenes set in 1947 ad 1948 Rose is walking past the factory when a young man catches her eye. Over the next year they double date and grow closer. During Sunday Service they cannot keep their eyes of each other, they start to go steady.

Female, aged 13 to 16

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Rose (Age 18-23 / 1952/57)

Rose will be played by four actors, comprising the age range of 13-14, 18-23, 30-43 and 61-64. This age range (18-23) is a featured role with significant dialogue. The character is involved in 3 scenes set in 1952 and 1957 Rose is a proud wife and very much a part of the carpet industry. She gives birth to Robert and is happily married to George. They are both very happy and looking forward to building their futures together

Female, aged 17 to 25

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Rose (Age 30-43 -1964/77)

Rose will be played by four actors, comprising the age range of 13-14, 18-23, 30-43 and 61-64. This age range (30-43) is a featured role with Strong dialogue. The actor must have an emotional range. The character is involved in 3 scenes set in 1964 and 1977 Rose is trying to keep the family together. The industry is unstable and workers abeing laid off. Robert is getting married and moving abroad for work. George does not want his son to leave, Rose must work to keep their happiness intact.

Female, aged 26 to 40

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Rose (Age 61-64 - 1995/8

Rose will be played by four actors, comprising the age range of 13-14, 18-23, 30-43 and 61-64. This age range (61-64) is a featured role with major dialogue. Must have emotional range. The character is involved in 2 scenes set in 1995 and 1998 Rose battles to keep George happy. He has lost his passion and interest in life. He misses his son, grandson and his working life. Rose is struggling to handle the sadness engulfing her husband.

Female, aged 55 to 66

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Mary - 1948/64

Mary is the fun aunt to George, she is feisty and smart. Mary is involved in two significant scenes set in 1948 and 1952. The actor will then be aged up for a scene in 1964.

Female, aged 30 to 45

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Susan - 1948/52/64

Susan is the stern, yet loving, mother of George. This character has good dialogue in one scene and is featured in two more. Her character timeline is 1948, 1952 and 1964

Female, aged 30 to 45

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Harry (Aged 22-27 - 1952/7)

Harry will be played by three actors, comprising the age range of 22-27, 33-47, and 66-68. This age range (22-27 ) is a featured role with significant dialogue. The character is involved in 2 scenes set in 1952 ad 1957 Harry is your typical 'lovable rouge'. A ladies man with a sharp wit and buckets of charm.

Male, aged 20 to 30

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Harry (Aged 33-47 - 1964/77)

Harry will be played by three actors, comprising the age range of 22-27, 33-47, and 66-68. This age range (33-47 ) is a featured role with strong dialogue. The character is involved in 3 scenes set in 1964 ad 1977 Harry is your typical 'lovable rouge'. A ladies man with a sharp wit and buckets of charm.

Male, aged 30 to 45

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Harry (Aged 66-68 - 1998/2012)

Harry will be played by three actors, comprising the age range of 22-27, 33-47, and 66-68. This age range (66-68 ) is a featured role with significant dialogue. The actor must have an emotional range. The character is involved in 7 scenes set in 1998 and 2012 Harry is your typical 'lovable rouge'. A ladies man with a sharp wit and buckets of charm.

Male, aged 60 to 75

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Frank (Aged 23-28 - 1952/7)

Frank will be played by three actors, comprising the age range of 3-28, 34-48, and 67-69. This age range (23-28 ) is a minor non-speaking role. The character is involved in 2 scenes set in 1952 ad 1957

Male, aged 20 to 30

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Frank (Aged 34-48 - 1964/77)

Frank will be played by three actors, comprising the age range of 3-28, 34-48, and 67-69. This age range (34-48 ) is a featured role. The character is involved in 3 scenes with strong dialogue set in 1964 ad 1977 Frank is the best friend and work colleague of George and Harry.

Male, aged 30 to 45

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Frank (Aged 67-69 - 1998/2012

Frank will be played by three actors, comprising the age range of 3-28, 34-48, and 67-69. This age range (67-69) is a supporting role with 1 line of dialogue. The character is involved in 6 scenes set in 1998 and 2012

Male, aged 60 to 75

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Kelly

Kelly is Charlie's mother, and Roberts Wife. A supporting role with some dialogue.

Female, aged 45 to 55

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

Charles Talbot

Charles is real life character, who set up Kidderminster Carpet Museum in 2001. This character is featured in one scene and has significant dialogue. He is happy, bouncy and excitable.

Male, aged 25 to 35

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

EXTRAS - With potential for dialogue.

This is a period film stretching from 1940-2012 We need lots of extras for each decade i a variety of settings. You could be drinking in a social club in 1977, playing cricket in 1957 and working in a carpet factory in 1947. A few characters exist with single lines of dialogue, these will be handed out on production day.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 24 August 2017.

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