Casting Notice

EUROPE: male actors, 38-42, English spkrs, for a film [P]

This is a Casting Call for:

  • male actor as WAYNE
  • playing age: 38-42
  • based in EUROPE
  • speaking fluent ENGLISH – British English accent

Role: WAYNE came to Australia to join the army & become an officer. He has never seen action, but thinks of himself as a tough soldier. He thinks status is everything and who will stop at nothing to succeed. He is unpleasant and untrustworthy, self-righteous and power-hungry. He is at his worst when he has been humiliated. Despite an outward appearance of strength, he is uneasy and even terrified inside but hides this with arrogance and bullishness.

Production Details:

  • type: a film
  • title: Turkish Ice-Cream
  • directed by Can Ulkay
  • shooting in Turkey & Australia from mid-June to September
  • payment: well paid
  • approx 20 days’ work but will need to be onset for most of the shoot due to non-consecutive shooting days

Synopsis: The lives of 2 Turkish men who live in Australia before and during World War 1. One sells ice-cream and the other provides and rents camels in Australia. The story looks at their struggle in Australia and their efforts to return to Turkey after the war begins.

SELF-TAPE: Firstly read this article on how to make a self-tape and follow the guidelines there (please note, any tape which does not follow these basic guidelines cannot be accepted – we will ask you to retape). Then make a short (max 2 minutes) self-tape where you:

  • introduce yourself
  • in the character of Wayne, explain to a Turkish man that he must renounce his country now the war has begun and support the Empire; back off when he threatens you

Please send your application in ENGLISH only and include a link to your showreel and also a link to your self-tape. Make the subject of the email: WAYNE-ICE CREAM.

Casting Location(s):Europe
Language(s) Needed:English
Actor Gender:Male
Playing Age:38 - 42
Closing Date:Mon 30th April, 2018
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