Casting Notice

GB: male/female actors, over 70, for e-learning video [P]

For a series of videos on dementia being produced by a leading charity, we are looking for the following:

  • 3 actors
  • male and/or female
  • over 70

Actors will play care home residents suffering from dementia. The ‘resident’ characters will have different types/stages of dementia and will be involved in a variety of right-way/wrong way care simulations and other scripted sequences within a care home setting.  We are specifically looking for actors who can show the behaviour of somebody with dementia sympathetically, despite some of the behaviours being ‘challenging’. Please note: Some stills will be taken on the day and some sequences may be audio only.

Audition dates: final week of March. Shooting 10th April.

£250.00 + reasonable expenses (agreed in advance) for a 10-hour day. This will be for a complete buy out of the performance (non-broadcast).

Casting Location(s):Lewes, East Sussex, GB
Language(s) Needed:English
Actor Gender:Male/Female
Playing Age:70 - 99
Closing Date:Thu 31st March, 2016
Application:You must log in to apply for this casting.

1. Where a language is described as 'MOTHER TONGUE' or 'NATIVE SPEAKER' this is taken to mean that an actor speaking this language, regardless of their origins or nationality, will not be linguistically distinguishable from someone brought up and schooled in this language.
2. Unless otherwise stated, jobs are open to any ethnicity.
3. If the casting says an actor should be resident in a certain location, this means that NO TRAVEL OR ACCOMMODATION will be paid. As per European employment law, any suitable actor can still apply for this role however they will have to be prepared to pay for their own travel and accommodation for this job.
4. In some cases unsuitable candidates may be filtered out as per the production needs.
Finally, if you have any comments on the casting, then please open a ticket and let us know privately.