ENGLAND: actors (m/f) 16-50, for paid film in London shooting in October [P]

ref # 165757

closing date: This casting is now closed

project title: Ill Fares The Land
production type: short film
pay: paid

looking for: ////
based in/around: London, England

about the project

Ill Fares The Land is a short drama film to be shot over 6 days across 2 weeks in London and Dungeness in early October 2022.

The logline is: A young boy finds a mermaid washed up on the shores of his seaside home while his older brother is swept up in the rising tide of anti-migrant, far-right nationalism.


Looking to fill the following roles:
role 1 | actors | male
playing age: 17 - 21
role languages: English
role ethnicities: White
TREY BAKER

Trey Baker lives with his drunk, single father and younger brother in a small, rundown seaside community. Forced to grow up quickly, Trey is the de-facto 'bread winner' of the family and takes on much of the caring responsibility when it comes to his young brother, George. However, in spite of his good heart, he has been corrupted by far-right nationalism and is part of an anti-migrant, neo-fascist militia.

I'm searching for a London-based actor to embody this role, ideally someone with some experience in stage combat.

The draft production dates are as follows: Wednesday 5th of October (Filming, London) / Thursday 6th of October (Filming, London) / Friday 7th of October (Filming, London) / Tuesday 11th of October (Travel to Dungeness) / Wednesday 12th of October (Filming, Dungeness) / Thursday 13th of October (Night Filming, Dungeness) / Friday 14th of October (Travel back to London)

The actor will need to have some availability in August and September 2022 for at least 3 rehearsals, paid at £50 per rehearsal. Please apply with your CV and a showreel and/or recorded dramatic monologue reading of your own choice.

Payment: £140 per filming day
role 2 | actors | female
playing age: 19 - 30
role languages: English
MERMAID

She is Middle Eastern or Ethnically Ambiguous.

I am looking for an actress or model to play a Mermaid. In the film, the Mermaid is a metaphor for a migrant who has attempted to cross the English channel -- seen through the eyes of a young, autistic boy whose brother has been swept up in far-right nationalism.

**Please note that partial nudity is required for this role** I envision the Mermaid to be topless on the beach, wearing a practical Mermaid tail. Totally (and always) open to private conversations about this with said actress regarding any fears, feelings of discomfort, etc.

The draft production dates are as follows: Monday 10th of October (Travel to Dungeness) / Tuesday 11th of October (Filming, Dungeness)

The actor will need to have some availability in August and September 2022 for at least 1 rehearsal and costume fitting, paid at £50. Please apply with your CV and a showreel and/or recorded dramatic monologue reading of your own choice.

Payment: £200 per filming day
Please note, there may be some nudity/intimacy in this role. For more on what this means, please see here.
role 3 | actors | male
playing age: 18 - 25
role languages: English
role ethnicities: White
STEWY

Stewy is the thuggish, but charismatic leader of an anti-migrant, neo-fascist militia in a small, rundown seaside community. Intimidating, brutish and borderline sociopathic.

I'm searching for a London-based actor to embody this role, ideally someone with some experience in stage combat.

The draft production dates are as follows: Wednesday 5th of October (Filming, London) / Thursday 6th of October (Filming, London) / Friday 7th of October (Filming, London)

The actor will need to have some availability in August and September 2022 for at least 2 rehearsals, paid at £50 per rehearsal. Please apply with your CV and a showreel and/or recorded dramatic monologue reading of your own choice.

Payment: £140 per filming day
role 4 | actors | male
playing age: 16 - 18
role languages: English
role ethnicities: White
CHAR

Char is part of an anti-migrant, neo-fascist militia in a small, rundown seaside community. Outgoing and cheeky.

I'm searching for a London-based actor to embody this role.

The draft production dates are as follows: Wednesday 5th of October (Filming, London) / Thursday 6th of October (Filming, London)

The actor will need to have some availability in August and September 2022 for at least 1 rehearsal, paid at £50 per rehearsal. Please apply with your CV and a showreel and/or recorded dramatic monologue reading of your own choice.

Payment: £140 per filming day
role 5 | actors | m/f
playing age: 30 - 50
role languages: English
MIGRANT MAN & WOMAN

Both roles are Middle Eastern or Ethnically Ambiguous

Looking for actors to portray a migrant man & woman who are attacked by some far-right thugs. Ideally actors with some stage combat experience.

We plan to film this sequence on Friday 7th of October in London at night. The actor will need to have some availability in August and September 2022 for at least 1 rehearsal, paid at £50 per rehearsal. Please apply with your CV and a showreel and/or recorded dramatic monologue reading of your own choice.

Payment: £120 per filming day

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