Casting “The Firebrand of Fenton.” Note: The Firebrand will be the second major Aoxomedia production of 2021, a short film period drama designed entirely for realization in a COVID environment (just as well!). There are three major roles and a number of smaller roles, and principle photography should take no longer than a week. Applicants who have already applied for roles in Patterns and lies, and who are following our audition and selection process need not apply again separately.
Dr Whitstable (Lead): Male, 40-60. Dr. Godfrey is a kind upstanding gentleman much troubled by his niece’s determination to pave her way as a novelist; this is a period drama so we are specifically looking at physical traits that will make this role credible, for instance, beard, moustache, bearing; suitable wardrobe will be a large asset. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, Video Reel, Cover Letter
Emma Wrestlingworth (Lead): Female, 30-50. The niece of Dr. Whitstable and is strong-minded, and determined to carve a career for herself as a romantic novelist in a time when gentlewomen didn’t do that sort of thing; nevertheless Emma has a large cloud of self-doubt that manifests itself in self harm, and even more destructive consequences. Ethnicity: White / European Descent. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, Video Reel, Cover Letter
Hermione Wrestlingworth (Supporting): 25-32. Emma’s younger sibling; she awaits the arrival in her life of a suitable, dashing young man; this is an important supporting role to the three lead characters; would potential applicants please note that if you are already part of the casting process for our other major 2021 production, a separate application will not be required. Ethnicity: White / European Descent. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, Video Reel, Cover Letter
Shoots May in Biggleswade and Cambridge.
Professional Pay – All travel and subsistence expenses paid.
Seeking talent from: Biggleswade, England, United Kingdom