CASTING CALL! Michael Auditions.

June 6th, 2014 by


We are casting for our next short film, Michael.

The project is being made for entry into a charity filmmaking competition, called ‘Unchosen’. The film will be judged by Ken Loach and Nick Broomfield, amongst others. Winning films will embark on a road show tour of the UK & Ireland, taking in film festivals and multiple other venues nationwide, starting in October 2014.

The film is based on real events and tells the story of Michael, a homeless man, who is tricked into forced labour in the UK.

For more info about the production of the film, please see this previous post:

Auditions will take place on Saturday 21st June in the function room upstairs at Gillespies, on Topping Street in Blackpool. We’d love to hear from you if you think you can materialise the following characters.


Male: playing age 30

Life has not been easy for Michael growing up. He struggled at school, missing lessons and leaving before he competed his GCSEs. Getting into drink and drugs, he eventually ended up living on the streets. Here, he was found by Liam and given a job labouring, which is hasn’t been paid for and can’t leave. He is physically and psychologically trapped in a very unpleasant situation.


Male: playing age 40

Liam runs a building business and a pig farm. He also uses vulnerable people as labourers and prevents them from leaving. He is a psychological manipulator and a violent bully. He knows when to be nice and when to be nasty.


Female: playing age 40

Coleen is Liam’s wife and is complicit in the illegal trade of forced labour. Like her husband she is also a clever manipulator and enjoys the good life provided by their lucrative enterprise.


Male: playing age 55

Lop has been working for Liam’s family for 10 years, also coming from the streets. He has been institutionalised and wouldn’t know where to go if he could. He has been conditioned to look up to Liam as a father, despite being 15 years older.

Gang Members

Various ages

We also need a small group of tough looking men to play as extended members of Liam’s family.

Please get in touch if you would like to know more about the film by contacting Jon on 07704568083 or emailing

Expenses will be covered. Pay is negotiable depending on experience.

Michael Poster PHIL