LUNCHTIME - CASTING

short film

Below you will find the script, production info and character breakdowns for the roles we are casting for. The plan is to film the scenes over several days, helping to establish the timeframe of the story, but the 'secondary' roles will only be needed for 1 of those days.

 

Pay is £10 an hour as standard for all cast & crew, as well as providing food & drink on the day of filming, and travel expenses will be covered (but must be agreed upon beforehand).

 

Casting is now closed. Please do not apply.

SCRIPT

To read the script click here 

LUNCHTIME

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short film

October 5th, 6th, 7th 2020

Brighton

£10 per hour

Lunchtime is an independently self funded, short comedy film, written & directed by Daniel Harding. The intention is to enter it into a select few UK based film festivals with a view to releasing it online sometime in 2021 

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ALICE / lead character

27-33 years old 

Female

Any

October 5th, 6th, 7th (2-5 hours per day)

Alice is a somewhat aware of wider social issues, but she is also quite naive. She listens to the people offering advice, but gradually her frustration builds - which I think is where the comedy is going to come from, especially when she explodes at the kid. I would like the performance style to be quite natural

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TOM / the runner

40s

Male

Any

October 5th (2/3 hours)

Tom is enjoying a leisurely run through the park - he just can't help himself but tell Alice what they've got to say about the sandwich she is eating. Whilst he's wearing all the running gear, he doesn't have to be noticeably fit - if he isn't, the better!

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CANDICE / the pushchair mum 

22-28 years old 

Female

Any

October 6th (2/3 hours)

A young mum who ignores her crying baby because she is too concerned with telling Alice what they think gives you cancer. She is slightly aggressive in tone and comes across as quite intimidating

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MARIE / the work colleague 

32-38 years old 

Female

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October 5th (2/3 hours)

Marie works in the same building as Alice, and it's clear they know each other well. She gets her information on social and political issues from Netflix, and would be quick to change her eating habits based on a tweet or new 'in' blog she's glanced at

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ASHLEY

8-10 years old 

Any

Any

October 6th (2/3 hours)

Ashley is young and innocent, with a charming smile - the young actor must break our hearts when Alice shouts at them. 

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ASHLEY's MUM or DAD

35-45 years old 

Any

Any

October 6th (2/3 hours)

Ashley's mum or dad is clearly disgusted by Alice's behaviour and abrupt outburst. The character would be well spoken, and an example of a productive and thoughtful parent  

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TED / the guy who doesn't care 

35-45 years old 

Male

Any

October 7th (2/3 hours)

Ted couldn't care less by what they have to say. The actor must be comfortable eating and drinking fatty, salty and sugary foods :)

Founded in 2011 by award-winning filmmaker Daniel Harding, 23½ Films is a South East, UK based creative film production company striving to make unique and  original  stories