Auditions for Torquay -a coming of age film set in Torquay -will be taking place at the Exeter Phoenix on March 12.
The film, which will be shot poetically with sparse dialogue, follows 21-year-old Elliot as he explores the town he once called his home. He talks to four main characters, his best friend William, father David, sister Samantha and first love Sophie.
The shoot will take place over four days between Thursday, April 15 and Sunday, April 18, in Torquay, Devon. And ideally you’ll based nearby. Accommodation is available in Torquay as there will be a couple of late nights, and there will be a fee of £30 for each day. Food will be provided.
The crew is a ‘friendly and hard-working collection of third year students studying in London, Ealing. Nick Cooke the writer and director has been working as a camera assistant for almost five years now and his credits include, BBC’s Little Dorrit and Survivors Series 2’.
If you’re interested get in touch with the director (see below) who will send you a section of the script. For the audition you will be asked to memorize a section of dialogue; you will then also be required to perform a cold reading on the day. You’ll be given five minutes to review the scene before this.
To get a feel for the style and subtlety of the natural performances take a gander at these three trailers.
The Exploding Girl (2009)
CafÃ© Lumiere (2003)
Old Joy (2006)
(It’ll help with all roles to just be your self).
Elliott: 21 – Elliott is a quiet thoughtful guy, who bottles a lot up inside. He looks on the Brightside of life and approaches most things with a smile. You’ll also need a driver’s license for this role.
William: 21 – Elliott’s best friend, his mother is very ill and his friendship with Elliott is not what it used to be. William attempts to find out what’s bugging Elliott and unveils some truths.
Samantha: 18 – Elliott’s sister, basically fends for herself due to her parents break up. She is polite and thoughtful, old beyond her years.
John: 40-50 -Elliott’s father is angry with his sons, selfishness regarding his need to escape his hometown and his past.
Sophie: 24 – She has grown up a lot, very mature for her age unstoppable, intelligent and happy go lucky. She used to be in a ‘kind of’ relationship with Elliott but nothing ever came of it.
â€¢ If you’re interested, contact email@example.com with your CV, photo location, exact age (purely for the younger roles regarding permissions and working hours). If you are applying for Elliott you will require a driving license.
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