#CastingCall: Two leads sought for new LGBT short Tuesday Night
Pondering Media are looking to cast the lead roles in their new short film Tuesday Night, a comedy about the sensationalised media representation of trans people, and the burdens of local planning regulation.
Frank is a bored, small-town police detective who‚Äôs been raised on too much TV. His only frame of reference for the trans community is what he‚Äôs seen on CSI, Law and Order, and big Hollywood movies like Silence of the Lambs. Then one day, Lynne walks in. She‚Äôs a sharp, no BS, middle class stockbroker who just happens to be trans. She‚Äôs got a bland complaint out her neighbour‚Äôs backyard (something to do with a shed) but all Frank sees an opportunity to unearth a daft transphobic conspiracy just like he‚Äôs seen on TV. So now Lynne‚Äôs got to try and cope with this idiot and steer him toward what‚Äôs really important – getting that shed removed before the long weekend
The producers ask applicants to send on any showreels or footage of previous work.
The shoot will be over two days on the 10th and 11th of December. Actors will also need to be available for rehearsal at some point in the previous week.
This is Pondering’s second short with their first,¬†Would You Like Some Toast, recently being selected and screened at the BAFTA affiliated, London Short Film Festival.
Food and drinks will be provided throughout the shoot. With payment of ‚Ç¨160 for the two days.
Role profiles are as follows:
Frank is a lonely, small-town detective who‚Äôs been watching too much TV. He has a fantasy about what a detective ought to be doing (hunting down bad guys and uncovering conspiracies) whereas he spends most of his time dealing with littering and parking tickets. We need a strong comedy performer who can be both overbearing and pathetic.
Lynne is a no-nonsense, somewhat irritable professional with a hell of a lot more going on in her life than Frank. We‚Äôre looking for a performance that‚Äôs confident, sarcastic and a little mischievous ‚Äì as a trans person, Lynne refuses to be a victim and places an emphasis on getting what she wants out of the circumstances she finds herself in.
Pondering want to cast a member of the trans community in the role of Lynne ‚Äì we‚Äôre looking for somebody who can bring their own life experiences to the fore.
Females, aged 28 to 50 from Dublin Region, Ireland
Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience