Casting Call for short film ‘Killing Time’
Killing Time is a steam punk, sci-fi comedy romance about obsession and time. Auditions for our three main characters are being held in Edinburgh 10th & 11th August. We’re looking for the following actors of any ethnicity or accent:
Professor Theophilus Carter (30s):
Theo is a gangly, good-looking science geek who is obsessed with making his beautiful time machine work. He’s socially inept, nervous around women, yet a genius in his field. Think Richard Ayoade in the ‘IT Crowd’ or Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Sherlock’. If you’ve stand-up comedy or comedy acting experience and know how to work an audience with your own natural charisma, apply now!
Doctor Nick Goody (30s):
Nick is Theo’s best friend, colleague and side-kick, as well as his only remaining link to the big wide world outside the lab. The world with girls in and dates and socialising. That’s not to say Nick is a success in any of these fields, he’s just as much a loser as Theo in that respect. The difference is, he tries. Often with frightening consequences. If you’re a comedy actor who can play Watson to Theo’s Sherlock with a liberal dash of Stephen Mangan in Green Wing, apply now!
Doctor Michael Kepler (30s):
Michael is the new girl in the lab. She is hip and sardonic with lashings of brains and beauty. And confusingly a boys name. Her pretty head containing clever things, stuck on a woman’s body, a single woman’s body, causes quite a stir, which is not limited to the living occupants of the lab – Nick and Theo. The time machine has a few opinions of her own on the subject. If you’ve great comic timing and the wit and wherewithal to make time itself jealous, apply now!
7th-11th September 2011
Edinburgh, city centre. Applicants should be Scotland/North England based, ideally in Edinburgh, Glasgow or the surrounding areas.
Unpaid, travel expenses and all meals covered.
An MFA graduation project, Killing Time is produced in association with Skillset Screen and Media Academy.
Please apply via email with your bio, head shot and link to show reel to:
We will endeavour to reply to everyone. Those we’d like to invite for audition will be emailed a map and directions to the city centre location where auditions are being held, along with a script, audition time and details of what we’d like you to perform during the audition. Many thanks in advance for your time and interest.