ENGLAND: actors (m/f) 17-70 English (Irish accent) spkrs, for BFI short film [P]

ref # 164505

closing date: This casting is now closed

project title: ‘Fairview Park’
production type: short film
pay: paid

looking for:
based in/around: England

about the project

For a BFI funded short film, titled ‘Fairview Park’, to be shot in Leeds, September 2022.

Synopsis: Declan Flynn, a man struggling for self-acceptance, is prayed upon by a gang of self-described ‘Queer-bashers’ in Dublin, 1982. Based on the true story seen as a major catalyst for Ireland’s gay rights movement.

Due to the nature of the production we will be prioritising the casting of individuals from the LQBTQ community and of Irish Heritage.

Our deadline for self tapes is the 13th May and auditions will be held in Central London on the 21st May, 2022.


Looking to fill the following roles:
role 1 | actors | male
playing age: 60 - 70
role languages: English
CHRISTY 66 years old, Male, Caucasian. Irish, Dublin accent. DecIan's father and a family man with a kind demeanour.
role 2 | actors | male
playing age: 20 - 25
role languages: English
GREG Early 20s, Male, Caucasian. Preferred Irish Heritage and accent. A family man with a big heart who looks up to his older siblings. He has a love of movies of all kinds. Greg also has Down Syndrome.
role 3 | actors | female
playing age: 20 - 25
role languages: English
LORRAINE Early 20s, female, Caucasian. Preferred Irish Heritage and accent. Sister to Declan.
role 4 | actors | male
playing age: 20 - 25
role languages: English
FREDDIE Early 20s, Male. Preferred Irish Heritage and accent. An outgoing gay man and volunteer at the Heirshfield centre for the queer community.
role 5 | actors | female
playing age: 20 - 30
role languages: English
CARA - Mid 20's, Female. Irish, Dublin accent. A joyful people-person, who leaves personal judgement behind her. Somebody you could trust with a secret.
role 6 | actors | female
playing age: 20 - 30
role languages: English
FEMALE VOLUNTEER Female, mid 20s. Preferred Irish Heritage.
role 7 | actors | male
playing age: 19 - 20
role languages: English
GANG MEMBER 1 / LEAD GANG MEMBER 19, Male, Caucasian. Preferred Irish Heritage and accent. Rough and ready looking.
role 8 | actors | male
playing age: 17 - 18
role languages: English
GANG MEMBER 17, Male, Caucasian. Preferred Irish Heritage and accent .Rough and ready looking.
role 9 | actors | male
playing age: 18 - 19
role languages: English
GANG MEMBER YOUNG MAN 18, Male, Caucasian. Preferred Irish Heritage and accent. Rough and ready looking.
role 10 | actors | male
playing age: 20 - 30
role languages: English
MAN ONE and TWO - Preferred Irish and queer. Mid 20s. Comfortable with gay kissing scene.
Please note, there may be some nudity/intimacy in this role. For more on what this means, please see here.

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