Production title: Shades You Were
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent  / student
Project length: Short Film (10 minutes)
Posted on: Monday, April 16th, 2018
Production location: Bristol
Production Company: Bristol University
Audition Location: City Centre, Bristol
Shooting Location: Bristol
Email: hdowning@live.co.uk
Compensation: Travel expenses and food during shoots



April 21st, 2018 1:00 – 5 PM

April 22nd, 2018 1:00 – 5 PM

(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window)
If you are successful in securing a role you will be notified by email/facebook the Monday 23rd following the audition, as shooting starts soon after.

Shooting Starts: April 27th 2018

Shooting Ends: May 6th 2018

“Shades you were” is a film about two girls and their love for one another. Pastel and Neon are two very different people whose personalities complement each other to form an exciting and harmonious relationship. But how will Pastel cope when Neon is suddenly taken from her life?

Character Bios


Pastel has been in a relationship for Neon for a few years when we first meet her in the film. The film documents her love and loss over a 6 year period, dipping into her life before and after Neon’s disappearance. Pastel is a self-assured yet shy person who Neon helps to bring out of her shell, she embodies the “pastel aesthetic” and therefore should not have brightly dyed hair or too many visible tattoos or piercings that cannot be removed.


Neon is a quirky twenty something with an outspoken and fun-loving personality. She is fiercely loyal to Pastel and loves her for her despite their lives and personalities being quite different. She is present throughout the film as we see the positive influence she has on Pastel by bringing her vibrancy and lust for life to their relationship. Neon embodies a punk, “neon aesthetic” which will be contrasted with Pastel’s much paler aesthetic, and so her style is much more eye-catching, with a distinctive hairstyle that sets her apart visually from Pastel.


Small role for a male actor who goes on a date with Pastel where she is not particularly interested in him. Speaking role but focus mainly won’t be on this character, they should be fairly plain looking with no overly distinguishing features.

If you are interested email hdowning@live.co.uk or contact me on facebook with the role you’d like to play, a headshot (a selfie will do) and any past experience you have.

If you are interested but cannot make the auditions, then send over a video monologue or any prior films you have been in.

Deadline for applications is 20th April 2018 and all applicants will receive a time and date for their audition by the evening of 20th April 2018.



Contact Details

Harriet Downing

Opportunity title: URGENT CASTING CALL
Expiry Date: 2018-04-21T00:00:00+01:00