U.K. Casting: Play the Lead in Experimental Short Film ‘Mother’

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Hello and welcome to one of our shoutouts for projects casting around the U.K. As always, there’s a mix of opportunities for all ages, abilities, and locations, but do remember to check if you fit the bill before applying. Although we make every attempt to verify castings before we hit publish, please ensure that you do your own research before firing off those headshots and Backstage links.

University of South Wales student film Mother is an experimental short exploring perpetration-induced traumatic stress (PITS) in a young slaughterhouse worker. The story follows the character as guilt slowly consumes her, creating an audiovisual journey through a broken mind.

The team are casting for the leading role: a female aged 18­–30 of any ethnicity. She’s having nightmares about the animals she killed while working at a slaughterhouse; no dialogue is required. Please note that the shoot includes nudity and being covered in fake blood. Nude scenes are shot on a closed set with only the director and cinematographer present (both female).

Mother shoots 2­–3 November in Cardiff and the team are seeking local talent. The role pays £35 per day, with food provided and travel expenses.

Think you’ve got what it takes for this role? Head over to the casting notice for more information and to apply now.

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