We’re searching for a grey van for our supernatural short, A Coincidental Engagement, which is pencilled for filming in May 2023.
It’s an outdoor night shoot in a location which is normally pitch black. To avoid white (a standard colour for rental vans) being too dominant for the palette, we need a small to medium sized grey van (without logos).
If you or someone you know has such a vehicle and would be happy for us to borrow it for three nights (with appropriate compensation), it would be a great help.
It would be driven to/from location which is 40 minutes from Glasgow, and features in a stationary position for most of the 10 minute film.
There is one scene where it is driven off into the distance, all within the confines of the location which is on private land.
Please get in touch via our Contact Form. Any questions, please ask.
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).
We are looking for someone of similar appearance to Kal:
Height: minimum 6 feet or above
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.
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.