UK Casting Call for Short Film “Persuasive”



Location: UK

Type: Film

Casting for the roles of leads Ferguson and Plato in the UK shoot of ‘Persuasive’ short film.

Persuasive is an examination of the ways people get what they want. Ferguson can read minds, which renders him exceptionally charismatic and persuasive, as he can project exactly what he knows people want to see. On this occasion, however, he needs help from Plato, whose mind-reading abilities are on a higher level. Plato will consequently be able to read Ferguson’s thoughts, while Ferguson will be unable to read his.

[FERGUSON] (Male, 20-30) A Northern Irish ex-grad student who can read people’s thoughts. Highly intelligent, perceptive, and persuasive. While usually charming and charismatic, he’s having a personal crisis about an impending interaction with someone who has superior mind-reading abilities. Belfast accent, fair/ginger/blonde hair, 6ft or over.

[PLATO] (Male, 20-40). An extremely powerful superhuman, yet displays little interest in gaining power over human affairs. Intimidating. Indifferent to the fact that he’s the smartest person in the room. Exudes an aura of authority despite being highly introverted. Prefers thinking to speaking. Mediterranean/Middle Eastern and dark hair preferred, baritone speaking voice essential, 6ft or over.

Minimum $35 CAD per hour, rates negotiable, paid by standing order within one week after shoot. All expenses paid, meals provided, accommodation will be provided if at all possible considering Covid-19 restrictions.

Rehearsals online 3-5 July, 2 hours, flexible times (paid).
Production date 7th July (all day). If accommodation is possible, we will put you up the night of 6th July. Location: Braunston, Northamptonshire. The shoot has been structured to allow for the Covid-19 restrictions. It takes place outdoors, all persons 1m apart, with hygiene and sanitation protocols in place.

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Nationwide, UK
Please submit to:
Deadline 8am, July 1st (BST). Please include a video of yourself reading one of the character sides with your submission. Don’t worry about memorizing the script completely, or the background of the video, just make sure your head to waist is in frame and that your voice can be heard clearly. Please also specify your height and your formal training in your submission.

This casting notice was posted by: Gallaher Media Ltd.

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