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Bradford Short Film Casting

We are casting for our next short film as part of Bradford City Council's Make:Film scheme. We have a fantastic script written by Kat Martin & the project will be directed by Keeley Lane. It is in the form of a spoken-word poem and tells the story of a papergirl on her regular route around Bradford as she interacts with neighbours and passersby who tell her about their life.

Filming will take place in Bradford over 2 days in the middle of June. It is a low-budget paid project with a fee of £100 per day + catering + travel.

Please get in touch to with the subject header: Bradford Short Film Casting. Include the character you would like to be considered for, details of yourself and your previous film/TV/theatre work with links if you have them. If you are also willing to film a short self-tape of some of the lines, we can send over a script.

Character Breakdowns

All characters are based in Bradford and all actors should be profiencent in Spoken Word

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PAPERGIRL [playing age 15-18/actual age 18+] – a street smart, sassy lass with a big heart. She’s done this paper-round since she was 14 and knows the route like the back of her hand. Older than her years, Papergirl really cares for the people in her patch. Wears a non-descript hoody probably from Primark and Timberland style boots.

KAMAL [playing age 15-18/actual age 18+] – a bright lad with ambition. Bradford City Supporter. Muslim, born in Bradford, of Pakistani, Bangladeshi or Afghani origin. Good with a football, better at Maths. Looks on the positive side. Youngest of three brothers, by a few years. Bit of loner but a big dreamer.

MARY [over 60+] – a green-fingered older lady. Single and happy about it. Queen of Bradford, but whilst her plants might be immaculate, her hair and outfit isn’t. She lived a wilder life in her

youth and though she’s settled now, still has her secrets. Loves a charity shop bargain and

would gladly accept an invite to anyone’s wedding.

ROBERT [over 50+] – a man of few words. Was granted asylum in the UK when he was 20 after fleeing his home country. He made Bradford his home. Gentle and warm. His eyes tell of past troubles, but his smile suggests he’s not a care in the world. From Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Nigeria or Somalian descent.



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