Title: Actors Required for Multiple Roles in Experimental Short Film
In Fashion, the ability to forecast the next big trend is everything. In the wild site that is the internet, companies harvest social networks for valuable patterns to predict and manipulate your buying preferences. As trends spread like viruses through dataspace, they provoke planetary scale shifts in production infrastructures; translating dreams into economies that reach from sweatshops in the third-world to windows on the high street.
It is 2020 and Desire Atlas, a ‘click-farm’ in India is running a devious operation to manufacture trends through the strategic placement of fake content and viral followings in social media. Its aim – to set in motion desire for a new production line; one that values dying traditions of craftsmanship and resists the environmental destruction caused by fast-fashion. An operation that begins as a small IT venture soon goes on to involve some of fashion’s largest players in a secret battle to command consumer likes, shares and views.
The film cuts a slice through this industry, questioning contemporary ideas around supply-chains, social networks, and the power relationship between East and West.
Informal auditions will take place over the next two weeks.
If you have one, a show-reel would be helpful.
Shooting will take place between mid-April and mid-May with dates to be confirmed with successful applicants based on their roles. The film is in the ‘hyperlink-cinema’ style (hence the large number of characters) and will therefore be shot in a variety of locations specific to each of the roles.
The Lead role would be expected to be free for a 1 day shoot, and a half day workshop/rehearsal.
Supporting roles must be available for a half day shoot.
Voice-only roles will be recorded in a half-day session in a studio, with the Vox Pop characters only needed for 1-2 hours.
As this is an independent production I can only pay expenses, but all cast members will receive full credits.
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Weaver (Voice-over only)
A respected master-craftsman from a weaving village in Gujarat India. His dialogue is a voiceover in Gujarati. Despite being voice-only, the role is one of the more significant ones in the film. The role would also involve workshopping the dialogue to ensure authentic translation. (Voice should sound mature, even elderly).
Males, aged 18 to 99 from London, United Kingdom
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