Like the Sea (1F, 1M)

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Smoke & Mirror Theatre explore the idea of life and loss, light and dark and the people that pop up to save you when you feel like you’re drowning. David begins a painful journey and starts to realise that people are not really lost – like the sea they come back to you everyday.

Cast – one male, one female actor. The female actor will play multiple female parts of differing ages.

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Open casting for short films (age ranges apply)

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Final year media production students at the University of Sussex are producing a 4-5 short films between February – April. These range in genre and include thriller, comedy and drama. Most films will be shot in Brighton and surrounds.

We are undertaking an open casting and welcome actors with various training, backgrounds, and experiences.

We are particularly interested in the following:
– Females between 20 – 40
– Males between 20 – 30

Production dates (rehearsals, shoots etc.)
¥ The dates will be negotiated between actors and each production
¥ Travel expenses will be covered for Brighton and surrounds and subsistence will be provided over the shooting days
¥ Depending upon funding raised from each production, some fees may be offered however this is not guaranteed
¥ You will be provided a copy of the film for your show reels

¥ Casting will take place on Monday 18 February from 1230 – 330 at the Marlborough Pub and Theatre.
¥ Please indicate your preferred slot: 12.30, 13.00, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.00
¥ You will be asked to prepare a short text that will be sent to you along with an improvisation exercise given to you on the day
Please send an email and links to previous work to the address below and we will provide the exact location of the casting, the short text and confirm the time slot.

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Whitewater (1F, 2M)

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The film follows Dennis, a widower in his 60’s who must confront his grief when his wife emerges from the sea on the anniversary of her death. As Dennis tries to escape into the comfort of his drab reality, it becomes clear that he cannot escape his past pain, leading to a dramatic conclusion.

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