Posted on 23 June 2011

Actors and extras required for a short film to be made in September 2011 by Chicago based artist William Pope.L :

‘Child’ is a story about a small family who live in a large city and who are unhappy in
their own special way. The story takes place over several years. The father, Jebediah,
who abandoned the family years before, at the beginning of the film, returns looking for

The film will be produced in Birmingham in Eastside Projects gallery and the surrounding
area and will be shown in an exhibition here. The roles are voluntary, but this will be a
great chance to gain experience and be involved in a local film and project with the artist.

You will need to be available for an audition on 18th or 19th July and for filming between 12th15th September.

The following characters are needed:

Father: This character is late 30s-40s, 6 foot or taller

Child: 18-20 boyish girl or androgynous boy, sense of athleticism, taller than SP, thin,
wiry, moody 5’5” and taller

Special Friend: A young looking 18-20 year old, 5’1” – 5’5” opinionated, bubbly but still
capable of stillness

Mother: 35- 40, round build

Peggy: 30-40, live in lover of father character and nurse at birthing scene

Business Man: late 40s to early fifties, a sense of white collar him, it s not a speaking

Man 1: 25+, large build either thick set or tall or both – imposing size. This actor will be
playing multiple roles: bouncer in sick room, priest at wedding, doctor at delivery,
workman/businessman at setting up new bar

Extras: “Business People”

Deadline 31st June: Please apply with a short statement, a C.V. (including photo
and details of height/ build) and if you have it, a show reel or recorded material to

Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AR
Tel: 0121 7711 778

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