Casting Supporting Role

We are casting a supporting role in A Coincidental Engagement, a supernatural short written by Kal Sabir.


After years of dealing with the dead, Jack and Maddy discover their relationship is one foot in the grave.


A pivotal supporting role, we are seeking an actor to play an alternate version of the lead character of JACK (played by Kal Sabir).

Kal Sabir
Kal Sabir

We are looking for someone of similar appearance to Kal:

  • Height: minimum 6 feet or above
  • Build: medium/athletic
  • Ethnicity: South Asian, Indian, Pakistani, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Playing age is not a major issue as the actor will have make-up and some prosthetics to alter his appearance.

The character appears in one important scene involving a physical struggle – a fight director will be on hand to supervise the session.

Ideally, we would prefer someone who has stage combat experience.

There are no lines for the character, everything he does is conveyed through physical characterisation.

We must emphasise this is not a ‘stand-in’ or ‘double’ job. You will be playing a character in the story.


As the story is set outdoors and at night, filming is planned for early May to allow the weather to improve. The actor would only be required for one day (including a rehearsal).


This is a self-funded project and pay will be below Equity minimum. Travel expenses will be covered, food and drinks included on set, plus IMDB credit.


In the first instance, please complete the form below including a link to your CV (ideally Spotlight), showreel, headshots, and full body shot. Remember to include a covering letter introducing yourself.

Shortlisted actors will be asked to meet via Zoom for an audition – we need to see how you portray character through body and no words.

Looking forward to receiving your application.

A Coincidental Engagement

A Coincidental Engagement is the next short film by Restless Chimp Films, currently in pre-production and scheduled to film over three days between April and June 2023.

A supernatural short set in an alternate reality, it tells the story of Jack and Maddy who, after years of dealing with the dead, discover there relationship is one foot in the grave.

Writer and Producer Kal Sabir, who will also be acting in and directing the film, will be working with Associate Producer Martin Smith of Blackdust Films, along with the core production team from Inner Devils including Director of Photography Michael Westcott.

Set completely outdoors in the Scottish woodlands, an ideal location has been earmarked. The main challenge will be lighting the night scenes on a low-to-no budget – being out in the middle of nowhere the location is normally pitch black.

Watch this space, or follow our social media links, for further updates.

Inner Devils Premiere

Inner Devils will premiere on YouTube on October 31st at Devil’s Hour (0300hours GMT).

It’s completely free to watch and will remain on YouTube until further notice.

It has been quite a journey from script to screen. Director Martin Smith and Producer Kal Sabir would like to thank all cast, crew, and everyone who made the film possible.

‘Inner Devils’ directed by Martin Smith | Blackdust Films

‘Inner Devils’ Screening

Inner Devils received a cast and crew screening earlier this month.

Written and directed by Martin Smith of Black Dust Films, Inner Devils is a supernatural drama about the secrets we keep and the demons we hold close.

It has been quite a journey from script to screen, from finding the right locations to securing cast and crew.

It was produced in association with Restless Chimp Films.

The film is being submitted to festivals, news of which will be shared in due course.

View trailer and cast/crew interviews:

‘Inner Devils’ Trailer

Inner Devils, a Black Dust Films production in association with Restless Chimp Films, is complete.

The battle for Ryan’s soul is fought by Father Luca, a newly ordained priest with a dark past.

Filmed in Glasgow, the supernatural short will be submitted to film festivals over the next few months.

Starring: Chris Dennis, Natalia Gonchar, Saffron J Mullen, Kal Sabir, and Sylas Szabolcs.

View the trailer below.