Casting Call: ERIS
13th September 2011

Picture This is looking for actors to feature in our upcoming project 'Eris'

Production title: ERIS Production Type: Artists film commission Project length: Short Film (20 minutes) Project format: 16:9 HD Production location: Bristol / London Production Company: Picture This / Film London (FLAMIN) / Lighthouse Director: Claire Hooper

KEY DATES late September – early October 2011

Casting info:

Social worker – A scripted role to be played by a female of any ethnicity, aged from 35 – 55yrs. The role explores notions of power structures and state hierarchy versus the individual. Actress should preferably live in Bristol/Bath or the surrounding areas.

“Tony” – A non-verbal role to be played by a muscular white male, over 6ft, aged 24-35. Tattoos preferential. Tony is the wild lover and violent partner of Danielle (protagonist), who is herself wild and violent. The role will involve nude or partially nude sex scenes and violence. Preferably live in, or with easy access to, London (or Bristol).

Police officers – Adult male. Preferably live in, or with easy access to, Bristol.

Security Guard – Adult male. Preferably live in, or with easy access to, Bristol.

Project details:

Eris will look at the ancient Greek goddess of Strife, exploring what we understand Eris to signify, evidenced in the names of her children; Murder, Ruin, Hunger and Misery. Eris, like NYX, is a film about a family of words, and how their lexical organisation addresses a system of experience. Based on a real life story of a close friend and influenced by the R&B music video 'epic' genre, Eris will use a narrative basis to challenge the limits and connections wrought by the Greek's in their theogony.

Eris, a sequel to Claire Hooper's 2010 film NYX, is being produced in collaboration with FLAMIN (London) and Lighthouse (Brighton), at Picture This.

Claire Hooper is an award winning artist working predominantly with film and video. Her latest film Eris will debut at the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna. Eris will have it’s UK debut at Picture This Bristol in early 2012 and is intended to be screened internationally at film festivals and galleries.


DEADLINE: 01 October


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