This is an official casting call for the first round of recreation (re-enactment) filming for the feature documentary “A Life Unexpected: The Man Behind The Miracle Mile”.

The actors selected will be playing athletes from the 1950’s, from both the UK and Australia.

As these roles do not have dialogue, and we won’t see your face clearly, we are not asking people into audition – the actors selected will be done so purely by headshot, CV and showreel.

That said, we do need people to resemble the actual people you will be playing in regards to hair colour, build and to a degree, facial features, as best as possible.

Although there is no dialogue, all actors selected will be provided with links to archive footage of the person they are representing, just to help them inhabit the character and the era we will be filming in. Also all actors will be credited with a character name (of the person they represent) in the film’s credits, which they can also use for their CV.

The actors selected may also be called back for future filming, as we’re only shooting a small segment of what’s needed on this shoot day.

The details of the shoot are:

Title of Project: A Life Unexpected: The Man Behind The Miracle Mile
Company: Finish Line Films Pty Ltd
Director: Sally McLean
Producers: Sally McLean & Ben Steel
Shoot Date: Friday, February 19th
Shoot Time: Morning up to 1.30pm (exact times tbc)
Shoot Location: TBC (north of Melbourne – within 15kms of CBD)

Full professional crew, fully insured (public liability + workers comp), contracts and deal memos, etc.

So, if you think you could pass for the next Roger Bannister, Chris Chataway, Chris Brasher, Merv Lincoln, Marg Woodlock or Lois Jackman, then please respond with a headshot, CV and contact information by Tuesday, February 16th.


Please only respond if you are available on Feb 19th and are in Melbourne (Australia).
Please DO NOT send huge files of your headshot and/or CV to us via email – if you do, it will bounce back.
Please DO make sure you send us a link to your showreel in your cover letter (any of the casting services are fine to use, or Youtube or Vimeo or your own website)


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