Actors for Auckland Short FIlm

Job details

Lucas Sachs
12 Feb 2013
Work type
Work classification
Screen & Sound


A park bench, a wounded man, and a young boy converge in this currently untitled (aproximately 5 minute long) dramatic short film.

Our production is currently looking to fill the roles of the cast, a total of four characters. The largest role being that of the unnammed male lead. Other roles include a younger boy/girl, young man and woman.

This production is being lead by myself, Lucas Sachs. I am a young filmmaker with much experience in short films and video production, I aim to offer an oppertunity for actors looking to gain more experience and some great material for their reel.

This film features very little dialogue, so actors must know how to perform and at least have minimal acting experience.

Shooting should take 1-2 days and 1 night. Exact dates and scripts will be given to actors upon finalisation, but most likely towards the end of February - Early March.

Here are a few examples of my previous work:

"The Night of Their Lives" (2012)

Winner of Best Film, Peoples Choice and Best Actor at Student Film Awards.

"The Decision" (2011)

Winner Best Film, Best Director, Best Editing at 2011 Cut! National Secoundary Schools Video Competition.


The Wounded Man:

The lead of the film. Looking for males aged 18-30. Of average height and build, acting experience required. Some dialogue. Required all shooting days.

The Boy/Girl

An important role, this young child encounters our lead at a park bench and becomes an integral part of his situation. Perhaps you have a younger brother or sister interested in performing? Looking for girls/boys aged 5-10. Onscreen most of the running time. Required most shooting days.

The Woman

This is a fairly small role, we are looking for an attractive female of average build to be our leads partner. Age 18-30. Required for one shooting day.

The Assailant

A small role. This character is a young attacker who ambushes our lead actor in the night. Minimal dialogue, required for one night of shooting. Age 18-30.

Please keep in mind this is a micro/no budget short film so the roles are unpaid.

Actors need to be from Auckland and have their own transport, shooting will take place mostly around Kohimarama. Shooting is primarilly in one location. This will be a very simple shoot.

Please email me your resume, headshot and previous work. Hope to hear from all who are keen and ready to put their talents to use!

Key skills

Ability and passion for acting. A strong work ethic. A desire to hone and expand their craft.

How to apply

Email headshots, resumes and previous work to

Written by

Lucas Sachs

23 Jan 2013