Losing My Best Friend

On his niece’s wedding day, a devoted uncle confronts the arrival of his life’s purpose - losing his best friend to a new life.

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The Synopsis

Suresh, a devoted uncle, menacing, covered in tattoos and brimming with affection, has always envisioned placing traditional bangles on his niece, Devi, during her Chura Ceremony - a rite traditionally reserved for maternal uncles. When his step-sister-in-law Kamala asserts that only her husband is suited for this honour, familial tensions flare.

Despite not being blood-related, Suresh and Devi share a profound connection that began the day she was born. Together, they navigated childhood with ancient Mahabharata stories of Savitri & Satyavan, where they playfully challenged gender roles, fostering Devi’s resilience and self-worth. This bond, crafted from respect and dignity, becomes a standard for Devi's expectations in life and love.

As the Chura Ceremony nears, Suresh in a desperate move to shield Devi from Kamala’s interference, unwittingly mirrors the toxic behaviours he once taught Devi to reject. As Devi steps into a new chapter, Suresh confronts his deepest fears - losing Devi not just to a new chapter in her life but losing her trust and friendship forever.

Ancient Mahabharata stories

Suresh Mama (uncle)

Actor Casting Call

Important: Please ensure you read all information.

When you send your details, please ensure:

- If you have an acting showreel, send the link do not attach any video files. 
- When attaching a photo, keep it under 500kb. Large files will not be accepted.
- All roles are for Melbourne only actors.
- Include your age and height (cms).

We start reviewing applications as soon as they are submitted. Due to the number of applications we receive, we will only contact shortlisted applicants. 

This is a Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne Uni) Masters project. As such all roles are unpaid. 

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Deadline 8 July 2024

Character: KAMALA PRAKASH
Age: 40-55
Indian or Sri Lankan, female

Kamala masterfully wields tradition as a veil to assert her husband's dominance in family affairs. Her warm family gestures mask ambitions to subtly marginalise Suresh. Her words, though seemingly devoted to custom, cleverly fortify her own perceived self-worth within the family dynamics.

Acting experience preferred but not necessary. Unpaid.

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Deadline 8 July 2024

Character: DEVI SHARMA (lead)
Age: 22-28
Indian or Sri Lankan, female

Devi, embodies a radiant fusion of tradition and modernity. With a spirited resilience and a quiet humility, she's deeply loved within the family. Devi is intellectually curious and fiercely independent, cultivated through a unique bond with her uncle Suresh, who nurtured her with stories that challenged patriarchal norms.

Acting experience preferred but not necessary. Unpaid.

Character: RANI SHARMA
Age: 45-55
Indian or Sri Lankan, female

Rani, a dynamic Indian woman that embodies strength and warmth. As Devi’s mother and Suresh’s step-sister, she juggles familial tensions. Her presence is both commanding and nurturing.

Acting experience preferred but not necessary. Unpaid.

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Deadline 8 July 2024

Character: AUNTY PREMA
Age: 45-65
Indian or Sri Lankan, female

Aunty Prema has a sharp-tongue matriarch with zero filter. Beneath her stern exterior lies a deep-seated loyalty and protective warmth.

Acting experience preferred but not necessary. Unpaid.

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Deadline 8 July 2024

Character: INDIAN WOMEN X 3 (extras)
Age: 25 - 65
Indian or Sri Lankan, females

Embodying the festive spirit of an Indian wedding. Energetic, expressive faces that reflect a spectrum of generational wisdom and joy.

No acting experience required. Unpaid.

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Deadline 8 July 2024

Application deadline
8 July 2024

Crew Roles

Important: Please ensure you read all information.

When you send your details, please ensure:

- You put in the subject heading "CREW Call & Name of Role".
- Please include your IMDB link if you have one and / or link to your work.
- When attaching a CV, keep it under 200kb. Large files will not be accepted.
- All roles are Melbourne only

We start reviewing applications as soon as they are submitted. Due to the number of applications we receive, we will only contact shortlisted applicants. 

This is a Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne Uni) Masters project. As such all roles are unpaid.

Crew Role: Hair & Make Up

Work with support from the Indian & Sri Lankan Communities. Story features Indian bridal wedding hair and make up, tattoos, heena design and general film hair and make up.

Will provide professional photos for portfolio.
Budget for general materials covered.

Heena artist and tattoos decals will be supplied.

Unpaid.

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Deadline 26 July 2024

Application deadline
26 July 2024