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Young Actors for Post Apocalyptic/Fantasy Film - AFTRS Graduation Project

Young Actors for Post Apocalyptic/Fantasy Film - AFTRS Graduation Project

New South Wales, Australia
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Title: Real world

Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy Dramedy set in a post-apocalyptic world.

Logline: Jules a young boy lives alone with his toy teddy in an abandoned wasteland, he seeks to rebuild a society destroyed by climate change, but that all changes when he crosses paths with Valerie, who lives in a virtual fantasy world called UTOPIA.

The concept of Real World is to create a comedic yet heartfelt short film that will surely inspire young Australians to see the world through the eyes of a charming, sweet young boy who is adventurous and whose goal is to rebuild society with his Teddy. This short film is a POC for a feature which is currently in the works.

Real World is an AFTRS graduation project that is being produced by some talented AFTRS student and being looked over by professional lectures that will ensure the safety onset is met. All crew has working with children check.

This is also a COVID safe production. Masks will be required on set.

Dates: Between the end of October but due to the age and requirements of school for the talent. 3 weekends will most likely be the case.

Locations: Cockatoo Island, Centennial Park, and Sutherland Shire.

This will be a fun, safe production and we're super excited to start filming. This is a great way for starting actors to be in a leading role or actors who wants to try a new genre and have fun.

I am more then happy to send pitch decks, script drafts, POC trailers, and more for you to have a better understanding of the story.

Hope to hear from you soon.
Mathew Panayiotou

The owner of this listing has agreed to abide by local 'working with children' regulations. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

3 Weekends or 6 days End of October.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity

Expenses paid - Food, Travel, COVID kit, and more

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.


Jules the survivor - is a young determined boy who has used his survival skills that he learnt from his grandfather to escape the apocalypse. He is a strong-willed, kind-hearted, and independent boy who lives alone with his tiny Teddy. From a young age, he has played an endless amount of hide and seek which has given him the skills to run, hide, and survive in the current circumstances. He is fixing the streets, planting seeds, cleaning the planet, and watering the plants.

Male, aged 9 to 16

Applications closed 6 October 2020.


Valerie the oblivious soul (16): From a young age, Valarie has always been the forgotten child as her parents live a life of wealth and greed. However, she was given a Virtual Reality headset which allows her to live in the perfect world called “Utopia. Valarie has always been a bubbly, polite and honest, person and feels happy and safe as she has been living in Utopia for so long but has an ignorance and doesn’t questions things in her life.

Female, aged 10 to 19

Applications closed 6 October 2020.

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Listing created: 6 August 2020
Applications closed: 6 October 2020
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