Auditions in London UK for Short Film “Birthday Bash” in Marlow



Location: Marlow, Greater London

Type: Film

Birthday Bash, Independent Short Film.

Birthday Bash – Divorced parents lose their son as well as their minds on his birthday.
Deadline for applications: 13th February 2017
Auditions: 15th of February 10:30am – 5pm (If successful in your application you will be given an audition time)
Shoot Day: 23rd of Feb 2017


LAURA – FEMALE – AGE: 35 – 45
Laura is the main character of the film, she is clever, a nurturer and organised although when behind closed doors she barely makes an effort. Jackson is her son and her life and she gave up her dream career to look after him. She dislikes Gary her ex-husband who is Jacksons father, they had a messy breakup 2 years ago and have never seen eye to eye since. Gary is always late to pick up Jackson and today of all days this leads to awful circumstances, Jackson goes missing and they viciously blame each other with an explosive outcome. This is the biggest argument they have ever had, their worry for their son goes into overdrive and they are at each others throats.

GARY – MALE – AGE: 35 – 45
Gary is the protagonist in the film, due to his tardiness Jackson goes missing.
Gary is a recovering alcoholic and is resentful to his ex wife for keeping the family home, being the bread winner and for having an affair which was the catalyst for their breakup. The highlight of his week is having Jackson, but he despises having to interact with his ex wife Laura; they argue every time they see each other. He misses her but they hurt she caused him is too much for there ever to be a reconciliation. This is the biggest argument they have ever had, their worry for their son goes into overdrive and they are at each others throats.

Jackson is a young boy who’s sometimes naughty and doesn’t listen to his parent’s instructions, he’s witty and loves gadgets and today is his birthday. He’s extremely excited to see his Dad because he gets to spend the whole weekend with him and he gets another gift. He is unaware of the distaste his parents feel for each other but feels loved by both of them and misses them each time his apart from either. He is enthused when the doorbell goes while his Mum Laura is out of the room and presumes it’s his Dad Gary, but it’s even better than that.

The postman an integral part of the story due to being the only person present when Jackson goes missing, but has no speaking lines. The perfect candidate would be a postman who has their own Royal Mail uniform/similar.

Shoot date: 23rd of Feb
Shooting location: Marlow
Audition Date: Wed 15th of Feb
Audition location: London

Please send us an email with your C.V, links to you reel/things you have done before and head shots, in the subject line please put the role you want to audition for (A parent will have to accompany the role of Jackson to the shoot and the audition.)

This short it is a self funded film by a TV Director, it will be made by a crew of industry professionals. We are only able to offer the finished film for your showreel as payment.

Many thanks
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All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Payment: Other
Credit, finished film made by industry professionals for your showreel

City or Location of call: Marlow, Greater London
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This casting notice was posted by: The Make

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