This film is inspired by true and imagined experiences. The director's approach for this story is to shed light on the shared vulnerability of intergenerational trauma from a 12 year-olds perspective. This light hearted, kiwi humoured short will not leave you feeling heavy. We hope this story will ignite conversations in the audience around the systemic and cultural ideology towards masculine vulnerability as well as a curiosity towards our local communities and their practices.
Who are we looking for?
If you are a keen actor that thinks you have what it takes to play and strong and yet vulnerable 'Step-dad' then please apply.
We are shooting this short up in the Hokianga, about 5 hours out of Auckland. Our funding is limited so we are offering accomodation, transport and meals as well as a small Koha to all our crew and cast (the same rate for all).
This film will be screened in Auckland, the Hokianga and then later available to view everywhere online from September 2021. We are getting incredible interest from NZ media platforms (radio, magazines) and will be looking to start interviews and social media marketing on the campaign launch in mid-March.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesShooting between April 20-23rd in Hokianga with a travel day on either end.
Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity
Expenses paid - Transport, accomodation and meals covered by production + koha for performance
Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.
Step-dad is a strong yet vulnerable character. He has experienced a trauma in his past that is triggered by his step-daughter receiving a gift from one of her teachers. Step-dad is caring and loves his daughter more than anything but is struggling with his internalised trauma and the vulnerability around sharing his experience with his family.
Male, aged 36 to 55
- Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
- Ethnicity: Māori, Pacific Islander
Applications closed 26 March 2021.