Casting short film “the birdcage” UK

02/21/2010

Synopsis: “The Birdcage” is a story of familial discontent set against a rural landscape. Situated within the genre of an internal family drama, the film depicts a breakdown of a marriage through the eyes of a young boy.

“The Birdcage” is one of the few selected projects given a green light as a final graduation film at the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham. A subtly beautiful and poignant nature of the story brought together a crew of likeminded and talented individuals who have every intention of not only bringing the project to life but also succeeding on both their course and short film festival circuits.

Casting following roles:

Male 31-40 yrs. Caucasian
Name: Father Body Type: Average Build Hair Type: Short, Dark Info: After the exposure of his infidelity, the father attempts to salvage what’s left of his marriage by taking his wife and his son to a remote familial cottage in the depths of the countryside, set in his mind to do whatever it takes in order to redeem himself in the eyes of his spouse.

Female 31-40 yrs. Caucasian
Name: Mother Body Type: Slim/Average Build Hair Type: Long/Medium, Light Info: After the discovery of her husband’s betrayal, the mother is left distraught and humiliated, growing increasingly cold not only towards her spouse but to her only child.

Male 6-10 yrs. Caucasian
Name: Boy Body Type: Average Build Hair Type: Medium, Light Info: Largely oblivious to the growing tensions between his parents, the boy spends majority of what he believes is a holiday exploring the rural landscape of the countryside, unknowingly enjoying what’s soon to become the last moments of his innocence.

Additional Information: Travel and expenses are covered. A DVD copy of the film is provided upon completion. To apply please either reply to this post with a link to your profile or e-mail your CV and a headshot to the producer, Georgia Csapo, at georgia@switchmanproductions.com

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