Title: Ensemble Cast Wanted for 'What You Don't Say”

Seeking a cast of 11 actors for a documentary style dramatic narrative film.

“What You Don’t Say” is a documentary style narrative drama that provides social commentary on what it means to be free.

The premise is that a focus group of 10 people are selected from hundreds of applications to take part in a Q&A round table session discussing/debating freedom. The discussion is “recorded live” with a real audience (of course all scripted in reality though) with a “special guest presenter/moderator” hosting the session. Each character answers questions posed to them. Discussion and debate ensues. In the midst of this, we meet each person through a series of monologues that are cut to and from at different points of the discussion. These monologues reveal a lot about each person and what they don’t say.

Casting will take place over three rounds. The first will require a provided short monologue to be self taped, the second will be a face to face casting with a cold read of relevant monologues for the roles you are shortlisted for, and the third round will be a callback session.

This production does not have a budget, as it’s being created to help not for profit organisations. Actors will receive IMDB credits for their work along with the opportunity to work with an experienced crew all focused on making this film all it can be.

This is an opportunity for actors to be involved in a project that will speak up and give a voice to many who feel they cannot speak or will never be heard. It is a chance to push yourself to do justice to the stories being told. I’m looking for actors who can move audiences to action through their honesty and vulnerability.

If this sounds like something you want to be part of, and you’re located in or willing to travel to the Sydney metro area for casting, rehearsals and filming, please submit for any roles you meet the requirements of below. Please note, applications without an application message addressing the details in this casting will automatically be deemed unsuccessful.

About the writer/director: Trained industry professional currently contracted to write & direct for funded screen productions including commercials & corporate videos, shorts & features, with additional experience writing & directing for stage & screen in most genres. Passionate about telling stories; Giving a voice to the voiceless & challenging the status quo.

Self tape submissions due ASAP (piece will be supplied to shortlisted applicants)
Face to face castings week beginning 25 April
Callbacks 1 May
Rehearsals between 8 and 21 May
Filming 29 May – 5 June (Actors will be required for 2 full days and 1 half day)

The film will premiere in late August with a screening in Sydney CBD area that local politicians, not-for-profit representatives and personalities will be invited to.

Initial communication will be done via starnow messages so please ensure you check your starnow regularly.

If you have already applied, please do not reapply. We will advise if we require anything further from you. This casting call has been re-listed as we want to ensure we cast the right people in the right roles.

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