Looking for Male Melanesian Actors

Barefoot Casting is casting a short film entitled HUNTERS which is in production MID AUGUST – MID OCTOBER 2024 in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland.

The story is set in a mountainous jungle in the Pacific during a hunter-gather, pre-European contact time period. ALL MALE characters are MELANESIAN or of MIXED MELANESIAN ethnicity (PNG, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, West Papua & New Caledonia)

Looking for Male Melanesian Actors

Barefoot Casting is casting a short film entitled HUNTERS which is in production MID AUGUST – MID OCTOBER 2024 in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland.

The story is set in a mountainous jungle in the Pacific during a hunter-gather, pre-European contact time period. ALL MALE characters are MELANESIAN or of MIXED MELANESIAN ethnicity (PNG, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, West Papua & New Caledonia)

About the roles

1 x YOUNG MALE ROLE
We are looking for a YOUNG MALE – aged 13 – 16 yrs old – in good physical condition, who’s body-type is on the slighter side, having yet to develop physically.

4 x ADULT MALE ROLES
We are looking for FIT, MUSCULAR MEN – ages 20’s – 40’s – all in good physical condition, so sports or gym backgrounds would be a plus.

The short film is non-dialogue and action-heavy so we are looking for actors who fit the description of proficient hunters and warriors and would enjoy stunt fighting and acting.

The whole film will be shot on location in forest and bush locations around the Greater Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau region.

If you fit these descriptions and have a desire to enter the world of acting, we’d love to hear from you.

If you are a successful applicant, you will be given professional stunt training to bring you up to the level required for the short film.

Dates & location

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Your application to audition must be in by MONDAY 22ND JULY 2024 – so hurry – as you only have 2 weekends before we close the deadline!

AUDITION DATES & LOCATION
MONDAY 29TH JULY 2024 – AUCKLAND

SHOOT LOCATION
For the purposes of filming you must live in the Greater Auckland area.

SHOOT DATES
If successfully cast, you must be available for 7 x rehearsal dates – evenings or weekends – and 4 x shoot dates – weekends only – across MID AUGUST – MID OCTOBER 2024 – you won’t be required for all days in this period.

What to do next

Application deadline Monday 22 July 2024

1. Submit video & photos

VIDEO

Film a short video (on your phone – in landscape mode – no longer than 2 minutes) of you having a chat directly to camera.

Hold a piece of paper with your name, age, location and contact phone number and,

1. Please state:
Your name
Your age
Your location

2. Tell us a little about yourself, your passions and why you think you would be perfect for this role.

3. Film 30 seconds of you walking in a park or bush undergrowth. Also film 30 seconds of you running towards camera from a distance so we can see the level of fitness. Please shoot a wide shot to best show all your physical movements.

Please name the video file: Firstname_Lastname_video

PHOTOS

Please take 2 photos of yourself:

1. Head and shoulders.
Please name the file : Firstname_Lastname_HS

2. Full length shot of you.
Please name the file: Firstname_Lastname_FS

If you have any issues uploading files, get in touch with us.

2. Fill out the form

After you’ve submitted your video and photos, fill out the form below.

Please confirm *