‘LILY’ is a short film that centres on bullying of LGBT teens in a school environment. It will be directed by award winning director Graham Cantwell (Anton, The Callback Queen, A Dublin Story). Filming will take place over 4 days in mid February.
As it will be made as part of the Filmbase Masters course, it will have a micro budget, so only expenses will be covered.
There are 4 parts being cast. If you are interested in being seen please email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which part you would like to read for by Friday 29 January 2016 midnight. Also include a recent photograph (doesn’t need to be professionally taken).
We will be asking actors to self tape a scene to be uploaded, following which we will invite selected actors to audition in person.
LILY – Lead (18-20 to play 17)
Schoolgirl in her final year of secondary school. Lily is a young gay girl who has not yet come out to her friends or family. She is sensitive and vulnerable, with a hidden strength that only manifests after she is confronted by bullies. Pretty in a subtle, natural way, she is confident in her looks but doesn’t like to show it. As there is a scene involving simulated violence we will only accept submissions from actors 18 or over.
SIMON – Principal (17 years old)
Schoolboy in his final year of secondary school. Simon has been out for a while and revels in his sexual identity. He enjoys confronting people’s prejudices in an “in your face” way and is constantly in trouble with the teachers at school. He is a fiercely loyal friend, and will go out of his way to help someone in trouble.
VIOLET – Principal (18-20 to play 17)
Schoolgirl in her final year of secondary school. Very beautiful, Violet is used to being the centre of attention. She comes across a little crass and vulgar, but this is an attempt to cover her underlying insecurities. She has a reputation for being loose, and encourages male attention, but in fact she is not as experienced as she likes people to think. As there is a scene involving simulated violence we will only accept submissions from actors 18 or over.
EMER – Support (18-20 to play 17)
Schoolgirl in her final year of secondary school. A big girl, with an imposing presence, Emer has been made to feel unattractive by the skinnier girls in her class throughout her school years. This has led to her becoming cold and at times cruel. The girls who hang around with her are terrified of her mood swings, and live in constant fear of abuse from her, verbal and physical, but she has a charisma that draws people to her. As there is a scene involving simulated violence we will only accept submissions from actors 18 or over.