A Sci-Fi Short Film by Daniel Alexander
Sylvester is a theoretical scientist on the verge of a mind-numbing discovery, however unbeknown to him, the consequences of such encounters hold grave consequences, which will change his perception of reality forever. This 15 minute short Sci-Fi film will challenge your notions on what the human mind is truly capable of with a little helping hand from science.
SYLVESTER - A dedicated scientist, in the latter years of his career but energised by feeling like he is always on the verge of a major breakthrough, which fuels his almost obsessive but focused personality. Work is his life, his meticulous attention to detail is not reflected in his somewhat dated taste is fashion. A man who comes alive when allowed to converse about his latest research, but very calm and collected outside of that.
LISA - A young attractive apprentice to Sylvester. She too is a keen scientist but is often playing catch up to Sylvester’s level of enthusiasm. They have an almost father/daughter relationship which allows Lisa to freely express her humour and poke fun at Sylvester for not getting to the point quickly enough and constantly over explaining things. She is very outgoing and her eagerness and carefree attitude could potentially put her at risk.
AGE: Early 20’s
MR NIELSEN - The CEO of the scientific organisation in which Sylvester works for. A very professional and well seasoned man. He listens more than he talks, which makes his choice of words feel all the more powerful when he delivers them. He is responsible for the sensitive work people are doing and tasked with the hard decision of deciding when science goes to far.
MISS LYNAM - A woman who has lived most of her life outdoors in the name of scientific exploration. She commands a team who are in the pursuit of something very important. The gravity of the job in which she is involved with has almost removed all sense of compassion and humanism from her. She is solely dedicated to her work, she has dedicated her life to search for answers.
SOLDIERS (x2) - Under the command of Miss Lynam, these women/men are armed with semi-automatic rifles and aid in the protection of Lynam’s important work. Unlike trained solders, these women/men look like civilians and resemble hunters more so than soldiers. They have been forced by necessity to take up these positions. Very serious, very focused and used to hunting.
The film will be directed by multi-award winning director Daniel Alexander. The short film will be part of a series of shorts that will be released periodically throughout the year and will be approximately 15 minutes in length.
The shoot will be very efficient and take place over 2 days, with the majority of cast members being required for no more than a single day. Filming will take place in February 2018.
Filming will take place in Birmingham, and all food and travel expenses will be covered.
Because the film is an ‘expenses only’ production, we are only going to audition through self-tape submissions, in the hope this will be more respectful of people’s time. We will only be asking for self tapes at the point we have made our short list, so please don’t submit any auditions until you have been contacted to do so.
If you would like to audition for one of the roles, then please send us an email outlining the following:
ROLE APPLIED FOR
CITY OF RESIDENCE
LINK TO EXISTING WORK OR TALENT PAGE (WITH HEADSHOTS)
Please address applications to our Casting Director
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We look forward to hearing from you soon, and thank you for your interest in our project. It is always humbling to know you would graciously donate your valuable time and skillset to join us in our mission of creating great films.
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