Two-time Academy Award winning producer Eric Abraham and Cannes award winning film maker, Oliver Hermanus, are on a nation-wide hunt for a young star to play the lead in their upcoming film production.
The film is set in 1981 and tells the story of a teenage boy conscripted into the South African defence force. This defiant coming of age story spans his two years in the army, culminating in a tour to the border, and explores the generation of white South African men who were forced into military service.
The film is produced by Portobello Productions, the London-based Production Company owned by Eric Abraham, a successful international film and theatre producer, and owner of The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town. His film credits include the Oscar winning films Ida and Kolya. This is Oliver Hermanus’ fourth fiction feature film, his most recent work The Endless River (2015) was the first ever South African film to premier in competition at the Venice Film Festival. Skoonheid (2011) Hermanus’ second feature film, won the Queer Palm at the Cannes Film Festival and was South Africa’s 2012 submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
“We are very excited to be looking for undiscovered new talent in our country. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who is interested in pursuing an acting career,” says Hermanus.
Abraham and Hermanus are embarking on a national hunt to find a young white leading man between the ages of 16yrs – 20yrs old. Auditions will be held nation-wide and the producers are appealing to the public to contact them at the details below, if they fit this description and are interested in auditioning for their new film.
Please contact the casting director on the details below:
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