SWITZERLAND: actors (m/f) 18-40 English/German spkrs, for short film in Zürich and Bern [E]

ref # 184769

closing date: This casting is now closed

project title: The Parallax World
production type: short film
pay: paid

looking for:
based in/around: Zürich, Switzerland

about the project

For a No-Budget student short film.

Story: an action / adventure, desire and lust, emotional drama rollercoaster about the past of an elderly man named Jamie, who a young urban couple, Mazie and Jamie run into. His world is turned upside-down when his dark past catches up with him. Mazie eventually gets pulled into a hologram, where she tries to contact Jamie inside her parallax world.

Shooting to take place over 2 days (max. 3) on 11th, 12th and 13th of November in Zürich and Bern.

This is a non-paid job as it is a student production, but  any travel expenses with a receipt will be covered, and food/drinks will be provided on set.


Looking to fill the following roles:
role 1 | actors | m/f
playing age: 18 - 25
role languages: English/German
Young Mazie (protagonist) (18-25): a young, innocent, emotional, and carefree urban girl.
The guy you loved has betrayed you, and you have every right to show your anger, despair, hysteria, passion, love, kissing, desire, obsession, immense loathing, and broken trust, the freedom of expression through physical movement, such as when one dances alone to release riled-up emotions, and yelling at the top of your lungs.

You should love being in front of the camera and feel at ease, in addition to having good gesture and facial expression abilities.

A few dialogue scenes will be in English, but you will be encouraged to improvise the lines anyway you see suitable for your character.
role 2 | actors | m/f
playing age: 25 - 40
role languages: English/German
Adult Mazie (protagonist) (25-40): a fully grown adult woman.
Mazie has reached mature adulthood and must deal with the harsh truths of life.
You are skilled at articulating emotions, such as coming to terms with the fact that the man you once loved is a murderer who was hired to kill someone, and your decision to leave him because you can't bear the weight of this realization that he is no longer the man you once knew.

You should love being in front of the camera and feel at ease, in addition to having good gesture and facial expression abilities.

A few dialogue scenes will be in English, but you will be encouraged to improvise the lines anyway you see suitable for your character.
role 3 | actors | m/f
playing age: 18 - 25
role languages: German/English
Young Jamie (protagonist) (18-25): a young adolescent urban lad.
You are skilled at expressing emotions such as crime, adrenaline, fury, madness, profound love, tenderness, passion, kissing, romance, jealousy, possessive nature, and obsession.

You should love being in front of the camera and feel at ease, in addition to having good gesture and facial expression abilities.

A few dialogue scenes will be in English, but you will be encouraged to improvise the lines anyway you see suitable for your character.
role 4 | actors | m/f
playing age: 25 - 40
role languages: German/English
Adult Jamie (protagonist) (25-40): now that jamie is a fully grown adult, he must face the harsh realities of life.
You are skilled at expressing emotions, such as life, death, losing someone you love, fury, madness, and, finally, a mental collapse, as well as dealing with the emotional torment of having killed the one you love.

You should love being in front of the camera and feel at ease, in addition to having good gesture and facial expression abilities.

A few dialogue scenes will be in English, but you will be encouraged to improvise the lines anyway you see suitable for your character.
role 5 | actors | m/f
playing age: 25 - 40
role languages: German/English
Marco (third protagonist( (25-40): an adult-grown villain.
You're intense, you have an affair behind your partner's back, and you're skilled at manipulating a woman's emotions, as well as lying and having dark empathy towards the other characters.
A gangster who has killed before, your grave, malevolent manner strikes fear and intimidation into the hearts of the audience.

You should love being in front of the camera and feel at ease, in addition to having good gesture and facial expression abilities.

A few dialogue scenes will be in English, but you will be encouraged to improvise the lines anyway you see suitable for your character.