Naracoorte Caves film production: casting call

Are you a young aspiring actor who wants to feature in a locally filmed production?

A Melbourne-based student director is seeking four local children to star in a production filmed at the Naracoorte Caves.

Desa Acaster has written a screenplay for a short film assignment about four children (two boys and two girls) aged between 11 and 14 who happen upon some underground caves and waterways.

They discover a prehistoric creature living there, befriend the creature and go about saving it from being captured or killed by authorities.

Desa said: “It would be great to have children from Naracoorte participate in the film.

“Some acting experience would be great and also the ability to express emotions.”

Children would have to be available on April 16-17 for filming, with final casting will be on the Sunday morning, April 15.

The children chosen will receive a copy of the book from which the scene is taken from, a gift and copy of the short film once edited.  Children who are interested can contact Desa via email desa.a@bigpond.com or phone 0418 513 652.

Applicants should send a photo of themselves, along with their age, height, and details of acting experience if any.

Children will have to have parental permission and parents will be invited to be on set. Once contacted, Desa will be able to give further information about the script, dialogue, clothing and more.       

Four other students from the film school will be part of the crew – camera, sound recordist, lighting and production manager/gaffer - with Desa taking the role of director.