We are casting for our short film 'Concrete Jungle' which is part of the BFI Net.work/Ffilm Cymru Short film scheme.
We welcome applications from BAME actors, both professional, amateur and unexperienced. We intend for a diverse cast.
The casting call is attached but the character breakdown is also below. Please email submissions including CV or expression of interest, headshot and a showreel (or a 1 minute video clip of you reading in your natural voice) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa, 18-24yrs, Any Ethnicity.
Lisa hides her fragile vulnerability with a hard-faced and manic front
that’s fuelled by cheap drugs. She’s the mother of 5 year old Candice
but her heart and thoughts are completely consumed by her unrequited
love for Carl.
Carl, 18-34yrs, Any Ethnicity.
Born and raised by his mother, Carl leads his pack with a cool, calm and
focussed attitude. But when it comes to fighting for pride and respect,
his violence knows no limits. He is a devoted and caring father to 6
year old Daniel and always has his loyal dog, Killer, by his side. He’s
single but fancied by most. He’s also the father of Candice.
Gail, 18-24yrs, Any Ethnicity
Born and raised by caring and respectful older parents, upbeat Gail
loves it here. Since a tragic accident with her toddler falling from the
balcony, Gail now devotes her time to planning fun events for the local
kids- she calls them her “babies”. Always smiling, always observing and
always helping her best friend Lisa.
Candice, 4-8yrs, Any Ethnicity
Candice has a physical disability that means she can’t climb, run or
dance as well as the other kids. But it doesn’t stop her from giving it
a go. Candice loves escaping into her imagination as she plays on the
concrete square outside her house. Her favourite thing is when her mum
puts make-up on her and tries to teach her to dance.
Daniel, 5-11yrs, Any Ethnicity
Cocky and streetwise Daniel is the fastest runner in his school. He
loves his dad and loves to tell people who his dad is because everyone’s
scared of him. He can do what he likes, say what he likes and even swear
if he wants to- as long as his mother doesn’t catch him! His favourite
things are playing football with his dad and hot chocolate cuddles with
Shelley, 18-24yrs, Any Ethnicity
Shelley moved here when she started dating Carl and fell pregnant with
Daniel. Although the relationship ended many years ago she just can’t be
bothered to move anywhere else. Her house is always clean, Daniel is al-
ways loved and cared for and she loves watching television and talking
about how bored she is. Other than that, very little happens in her
It’s fireworks night on the concrete estate where unloved Lisa, (20s), lives with daughter Candice, (5). Lisa desperately loves Carl. Carl loves his son Daniel. High on bubble tonight, Lisa’s jealousy for Daniel knows no limits.
Concrete Jungle is a short narrative film based on an African Fairy Tale about a Leopard and a Goat. The tale deals with themes of jealousy and motherhood. The film, however, is set in a close community in South Wales, where people are literally living on top of each other, in a concrete block of flats.
The Film is part of the BFI/Ffilm Cymru Beacons Scheme.