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Male Actor Required for 10-15 min Graduation Film, RHUL - London

Male Actor Required for 10-15 min Graduation Film, RHUL - London

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The production is a 10-15 minute graduation film shooting from 3rd - 5th April 2013. The story is set in a run-down bookshop in which the proprietor keeps his books hidden from all customers in fear of them abusing the knowledge they hold. Throughout the story, a selection of customers enter the shop and test the Bookseller's patience. If they displease him, then the Bookseller has some rather sinister plans for the customers in his back room. A story primarily about the conflicts facing a man who has become blind to his own ideals but also with touches of black humour. Script available on request.

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The Bookseller

The Bookseller has run his shop for an age, perhaps he's been there for hundreds of years. He appears ancient, stern and tired, stooped by the ignorance of endless customers. He speaks in a typically English manner, as if a Professor lecturing the world. The Bookseller shows an utter love of books and knowledge but also a disgust at those who wish to abuse his love and an endless exhaustion with his chosen role in the world. His disgust at the ignorant customers should be humorous.

Male, aged 60 and over

  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 3 April 2013.

The Assistant

The Assistant is Igor to the Bookseller's Frankenstein. Once a customer to the shop, The Bookseller conducted a few experiments on his brain, rendering him lobotomised, mute and loyal. A hulking mass, the Assistant is a mute character but nonetheless crucial to the comedy of the film.

Male, aged 18 to 30

  • Height: 182 cm / 6ft 0in - Any
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 3 April 2013.

Mr. Vanity

Mr. Vanity is a supporting character in the film, a customer in the bookshop, requiring two metres of red books to fill up a shelf on his yacht: cue Bookseller's anger. Mr. Vanity dons the classic navy blazer, white cotton trousers, cravat, tan, slick-backed hair and shiny rings look. Brash and obnoxious.

Male, aged 30 to 65

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 3 April 2013.

Mr. Conceit

Mr. Conceit is the second customer to enter the shop, a larger role than Mr. Vanity. He seeks a manuscript written by Freud himself, much to the Bookseller's annoyance though finds himself unable to read the German and is thus tortured by the Bookseller. An irritating lecturer type, difficult for him to accept any opinion other than his own.

Male, aged 30 to 65

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 3 April 2013.

Man

The second biggest role in the film. The Man enters the bookshop looking for information to help him write his book. He puts into question everything the Bookseller stands for, making him have a moment of realisation. The dynamic between the Bookseller and the Man is a major aspect of the film.

Male, aged 20 to 30

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 3 April 2013.

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Listing created: 9 March 2013
Applications closed: 3 April 2013
Casting #438249
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