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Based on the short story by Edgar Allen Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart is a modern day re-imagining that explores the journey that someone takes as they descend into a guilt-induced madness. After an awkward dinner date, Terry takes Louise back to her house where he forces himself into her house and upon her. In retaliation she accidentally kills him. The film then explores the consequences of these actions, with Louise struggling to deal with the guilt. But when police turn up on her doorstep asking questions, can she handle it all?
This is a short film that is to be filmed in and around the town of Byron Bay, so we ask that applicants to please be able to get to Byron. Also, we will be filming from around 9th of January to the 22nd of January, so please be flexible to film around these dates.
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|Lead Female Role - \"Louise Patricks\"||Female||Any Ethnicity||18-24||Louise Patricks is a mild mannered female in her mid twenties. She supports herself working a quiet job at the local library. With a degree in Bachelor of Writing, she aspires to become a published romance novelist, working on her first novel in her spare time. Louise is shy and uncomfortable in social situations, as such she is very self conscious; she feels much happier dressed in conservative, dull clothes so as not to bring attention to herself and hides behind her oversized spectacles.|
|Lead Male Role - \"Terry-Roy Philipps\"||Male||Any Ethnicity||25-30||Terry-Roy Philipps is a smooth-talking car salesman in his mid twenties. He has a tall, wide frame and greasy hair that is slicked back with what seems to be his own secretions. Outside of work, most of his time is spent at the gym, attempting to sculpt a perfect physique. Terry places a lot of importance on appearance, as is shown through his snappy, pristine suits and polished man-jewelry.|
|Supporting Male Role - \"Colin Pennyfarthing\"||Male||Any Ethnicity||31-40||Colin Pennyfarthing is Colleen Pennyfarthing's twin sister. Colin is stereotypical police officer; he is in his mid 40's, he's slightly balding and his once athletic frame is starting to go to seed. He is a straight officer, who does things 'by the book'. He works with his sister in the police force.|
|Supporting Female Role - \"Colleen Pennyfarthing\"||Female||Any Ethnicity||31-40||Colleen Pennyfarthing is Colin Pennyfarthing's twin sister. She is like a feminine version of Colin, however, she is generally more uptight. She has seen many disturbing things over the years and now takes everything extremely seriously and is severely suspicious of all possible suspects, sometimes to such a degree that she is perceived as being merciless.|