I am looking to cast three male actors to play young boys in an upcoming short student production for Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh.
Working title: Three Brothers

Synopsis: In a time when Scotland was a vast and dangerous wilderness, three Gaelic brothers from a small farming community flee their home to escape their brutal and barbaric father, forcing them to live off the land deep in the forest. The eldest brother takes regular trips back to check on their mother, but when her death comes they are forced to make a choice about what to do next.

Shooting Locations: Kirkcaldy, Fife. Innerwick. Surrounding areas of Edinburgh & potential travel to shoot in the Highlands.

Roles available: Ruairidh (roughly 10-13), Tamhas (14-17) & Callan (18-20). Ages given are rough estimates of the ages we want you to play, ideally actors are 18 or over but can play younger boys.

Test shoot to take place in November, with main filming scheduled for early 2017.
The role will involve some scripted sequences as well as some improvisational and experimental workshops to take place beforehand.

If at all interested in taking part in the project, and to read full CHARACTER BIO’s, please apply, preferably with past work experience and headshot.

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Callan (Eldest Brother)

Callan is the oldest of the three. His main task is looking after his younger brothers, always keeping an eye on them in the forest, as if he has some expectation to live up to from their mother. He is playful and rough with his youngest brother, Ruairidh, but can sometimes be insensitive to the middle brother, Tamhas. Not because Tamhas is weak, but because they aren’t brothers by blood, and that has always caused a wedge in their relationship. He is loving to both, and fears for their future.

Males, aged 18 to 25 from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience
  • Languages:
    English
  • Accents:
    UK Scottish


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Tamhas (Middle Brother)

Tamhas (14-17) is the middle child, not only with middle child syndrome but made even worse by the fact he’s an orphan in the family. He has always felt slightly out of place and guilty for the burden this put on them. He would always do his best to prove he can be strong, brave and responsible, but most of the time he was just trying to prove it to himself. He always saw himself as weak and cowardly, but in fact he is highly intelligent, smart and incredibly loving.

Males, aged 18 to 18 from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience


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Ruairidh (Youngest Brother)

Ruairidh (10-13) is still young and innocent as he has ever been. He adores both his older brothers, and does not know the truth that Tamhas is not really their brother. He prefers the company of Callan (the eldest) as he would wrestle with him when Tamhas would usually hold back. Ruairidh is obsessed with his pet rabbit, who he carries with him always in a small wooden cage. It was the first thing Tamhas taught him to catch, and he was never able to let it go.

Males, aged 18 to 18 from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience


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