Title: Multiple Actors Required For VCA Short film

Joan’s car has been stolen. Or so she thinks. Her daughter, Alison, knows where it is….at the supermarket; where Joan left it.

When Joan calls the police to report her car stolen for a record sixth time, Alison knows it is time to act. But what does she do; sell the car against Joan’s wishes, or actually steal the car without her knowledge?

‘Thief’ is a dramatic short that focusses on Alison and her family as she struggles to decide what to do about her mother’s worsening dementia amid pressure from the police, her husband, Steven, and even her own young children. The film will deal with the way in which the parent-child relationship changes later in life.

A two-day shoot, “Thief” will be filming in central Melbourne and the Western Suburbs on Sunday 21 and Monday 22 of August.

Auditions are still being held at the VCA on the 6/7th of August and by arrangement over the coming week. If you get in touch it is more that likely we can arrange a time that suits you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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A copy of the script can be sent through on request.

The director holds a Working With Children Check and the VCA complies with the Victorian Mandatory Code of Practice for the Employment of Children in Entertainment.

All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Alison

Alison, a doctor, is a grounded, empathetic woman. Alison is already afraid she losing her mum; now if she takes Joan’s car away she feels is also taking away her independence. This changes everything; for Alison it would finally be a sign that their roles have reversed, and Joan is no longer the woman she knew her to be. Alison lives with her partner, Steven, and their two young children.

Females, aged 30 to 44 from Victoria, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience

Joan

Joan is a capable and intelligent person yet slightly confused due to the onset of dementia.
Joan is aware of what is happening to her but unfortunately in many cases is ignorant when something has gone ‘wrong’. She is hurt, almost sheepish, when Alison confronts her about her car and takes refuge in memories of times long gone. Although she struggles to recognise her grandchildren she still remembers Alison’s childhood like it was yesterday.

Females, aged 60 to 99 from Victoria, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience

Steven

Steven, Alison’s husband, is a businessman. He is direct and straight to the point. While supportive of Alison and appreciative of the difficulty of Joan’s situation, he still doesn’t censor the hard truths he believes Alison is trying to avoid facing, possibly to the point of insensitivity.

Males, aged 30 to 45 from Victoria, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience

Police Officers

Two police officers are required for Thief. A personable and effective team, the police officers respond to Joan’s call about her supposedly stolen car. They are good natured and sensitive about the situation, but press Alison into finding a solution as they note that the car has reported stolen six times; a state record.

Any gender, aged 25 to 55 from Victoria, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience

Alison’s Children

Alison’s children are disappointed their trip to the pool has been interrupted by an emergency excursion to grandma’s place. They are intrigued by the police and ask some hard questions. They tear about the house playing some silly games, scoff grandmas short bread and give their best fish imitation. We are looking for two children aged a couple of years apart of any gender combination, hence the lack of character names. Both roles have multiple lines and are integral to the story.

Any gender, aged 3 to 7 from Victoria, Australia

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience

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